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Nanotechweb.org: best of 2014

Nanotechweb - December 29, 2014 - 4:19am
We look at some of the highlights from the past 12 months.
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Nanotechnology Increases Durability, Performance of Asphalt

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers proposed the simultaneous use of nanoparticles and nanofibers to increase the resistance and lifetime of asphalt.
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How electrons split: New evidence of exotic behaviors

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2014 - 7:45am
Electrons may be seen as small magnets that also carry a negative electrical charge. On a fundamental level, these two properties are indivisible. However, in certain materials where the electrons are...
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Getting into your head: Gelatin nanoparticles could deliver drugs to the brain

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2014 - 7:45am
Stroke victims could have more time to seek treatment that could reduce harmful effects on the brain, thanks to tiny blobs of gelatin that could deliver the medication to the brain noninvasively.
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Production of Special Nanocomposite in Iran with Application in Railways

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Sharif University of Technology succeeded in the production of a nanocomposite with appropriate mechanical properties and resistance against various environmental conditions.
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'Mind the gap' between atomically thin materials

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2014 - 7:45am
When it comes to engineering single-layer atomic structures, "minding the gap" will help researchers create artificial electronic materials one atomic layer at a time, according to a team of materials...
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Mysteries of ‘Molecular Machines’ Revealed: Phenix software uses X-ray diffraction spots to produce 3-D image

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists are making it easier for pharmaceutical companies and researchers to see the detailed inner workings of molecular machines.
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Harris & Harris Group Notes Publicly Traded Portfolio Company Enumeral Biomedical's Collaboration With Merck

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that its publicly traded portfolio company, Enumeral Biomedical Holdings, Inc.,...
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New non-invasive method can detect Alzheimer's disease early: MRI probe technology shows brain toxins in living animals for first time

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2014 - 7:45am
No methods currently exist for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease, which affects one out of nine people over the age of 65. Now, an interdisciplinary team of Northwestern University scientists...
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Piezoelectricity in a 2-D semiconductor: Berkeley Lab researchers discovery of piezoelectricty in molybdenum disulfide holds promise for future MEMS

Nanotech-Now - December 25, 2014 - 7:45am
A door has been opened to low-power off/on switches in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoelectronic devices, as well as ultrasensitive bio-sensors, with the first observation of piezoele...
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MoS2 goes piezoelectric

Nanotechweb - December 24, 2014 - 4:17am
Result will be important for designing atomically thin devices, low-power on/off switches in MEMS, ultrasensitive biosensors and even valleytronics.
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Quantum physics just got less complicated

Nanotech-Now - December 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Here's a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought. An international team of researchers has proved that two peculiar features of the quantum world previously considered disti...
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Enzyme Biosensor Used for Rapid Measurement of Drug

Nanotech-Now - December 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers produced a new type of enzyme biosensor to increase the speed of clinical diagnosis.
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Universality of charge order in cuprate superconductors: Charge order has been established in another class of cuprate superconductors, highlighting the importance of the phenomenon as a general property of these high-Tc materials

Nanotech-Now - December 23, 2014 - 7:45am
The discovery of superconductivity in cuprates, a class of ceramic materials, in 1986 has boosted an impressive effort of research all around the world. These materials still hold the record for the t...
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Scientists reveal breakthrough in optical fiber communications

Nanotech-Now - December 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Southampton have revealed a breakthrough in optical fibre communications.
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Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Rice University scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material

Nanotech-Now - December 23, 2014 - 7:45am
An atomically thin material developed at Rice University may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform.
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Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots

Nanotech-Now - December 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity.
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Phospherene shows viability for devices

Nanotechweb - December 23, 2014 - 6:36am
Sandwiching phosphorene between boron nitride sheets makes it stable as well as demonstrating high electron mobility.
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IR microscope images ambipolar transistor

Nanotechweb - December 22, 2014 - 6:33am
Technique will help to improve real working devices made from semiconducting polymers.
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Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2014 - 7:45am
To encode data, today's computer memory technology uses electric currents - a major limiting factor for reliability and shrinkability, and the source of significant power consumption. If data could in...
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