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A team of researchers headed by Prof. Silke Christiansen from the Institute of Nanoarchitectures for Energy Conversion at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has created a novel transparent electrode...
Wrinkling and buckling can occur at all length scales in materials composed of a stiff thin film on a strained supporting layer. When the strain is removed, either by thermal or mechanical stimuli, different surface patterns can form. This phenomenon - now starting to be realized at nanometer length scales - is emerging as a powerful bottom-up nanopatterning method to program surfaces with unique properties. It has many applications in the design and fabrication of flexible electronics and devices, micro-cell arrays, optical gratings, and so on.
Solvent-free transfer printing by a pick-and place-technique patterns and multi-stacks quantum dots on various substrates, enabling high-definition full-color displays and flexible optoelectronics.
The Seattle TimesUW receives $37M for nanofabrication lab expansionThe Seattle TimesThe Washington Nanofabrication Facility, taken over by UW in 2011, is home to more than 140 scientists and engineers every month and is used by researchers and businesses alike. It is the closest and most affordable facility for dozens of startups in ...
Loads of cosmetics like sunscreen lotions contain titanium dioxide. These nanoparticles are contentious. But it is difficult to prove that the particles are in the lotions. Using a newly developed method, the particles can now be calculated.
European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine and ENATRANS European Consortium Launch the 2nd edition of the Nanomedicine Award: The Award to be presented at BIO-Europe conference in Munich, November 2015
The European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine (ETPN) and the EU-funded consortium, ENATRANS, have launched the second edition of the Nanomedicine Award to honor the best international nanomedicine...
Gold nanorods can be used as remote controlled nanoheaters delivering the right amount of thermal treatment to cancer cells, thanks to diamond nanocrystals used as temperature sensors.
Commercializing plasmonicsNature.comAccording to Stefan Maier from Imperial College London, who is the co-chair of the project, large-scale nanofabrication of plasmonic devices and the ability to scale up play a crucial role in the commercialization process. “Also, some common plasmonic ...
Researchers report that they have developed a simple electrochemical approach which allows defects to intentionally be created in the graphene, altering its electrical and mechanical properties.
Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a high energy density and high power density.
Meet the high-performance single-molecule diode: Major milestone in molecular electronics scored by Berkeley Lab and Columbia University team
A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab and Columbia University has passed a major milestone in molecular electronics with the creation of the world's highest-performance single-molecule diode. Workin...
Skin thermal burns are a complex and major source of morbidity, mortality and healthcare expenditure. Given the range of causes, from fire associated injury to water scalding, patients often present with multiple and complex burns - wounds that often worsen and expand over the first few days do to the associated underlying inflammation and injury. To facilitate better wound healing, researchers have developed nanoparticles that can both release the potent biomolecule nitric oxide (NO) over time, as well as facilitate nitrosation, the addition of an NO group to a biological molecule, which is central many of NO's activity.
Researchers at the Univ. of Maryland (UMD) recently discovered that paper made of cellulose fibers is tougher and stronger the smaller the fibers get. For a long time, engineers have sought a material that is both strong (resistant to non-recoverable deformation) and tough (tolerant of damage). Read more about Could stronger, tougher paper replace metal?Comments
Israeli technology company Nano Dimension announced Monday that Nano Dimension Technologies, a fully owned subsidiary of Nano Dimension, has signed a marketing and distribution agreement with AVCO...
High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Helps Visualize Organic Molecular Interaction at the Atomic Level
Organic materials are increasingly being applied in cutting-edge technologies. Organic semiconductors, for example, are being used to develop paper-thin, plastic LED screens. Materials scientists...
Gallium nitride electronics could drastically cut energy usage in data centers, consumer devices.
Short wavelength plasmons observed in nanotubes: Berkeley Lab researchers create Ludinger liquid plasmons in metallic SWNTs
The term "plasmons" might sound like something from the soon-to-be-released new Star Wars movie, but the effects of plasmons have been known about for centuries. Plasmons are collective oscillations o...
Coating the inside of glass microtubes with a polymer hydrogel material dramatically alters the way capillary forces draw water into the tiny structures, researchers have found. The discovery could provide a new way to control microfluidic systems, including popular lab-on-a-chip devices.
Scientists have introduced a two-step, one-pot conversion of CO2 and epoxides to polycarbonate block copolymers that contain both water-soluble and hydrophobic regions and can aggregate into nanoparticles or micelles.