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Collaboration yields discovery of 12-sided silica cages

June 22, 2018 - 7:45am
What do you call a materials science discovery that was given a major boost by a lecture from a Nobel laureate in chemistry, used cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM), and was pushed further along...

JPK talks with Dr Frank Lafont, Director of the BioImaging Center Lille (BICeL) about the use of the NanoWizard® AFM together with fluorescence microscopy in the study of living cells

June 22, 2018 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the biomedical studies on living cells at the BioImaging Center...

Powering the 21st Century with Integrated Photonics: UCSB-Led Team Selected for Demonstration of a Novel Waveguide Platform Which is Transparent Throughout the MWIR and LWIR Spectral Bands

June 22, 2018 - 7:45am
Program will develop a CMOS-compatible waveguide platform for integrating MWIR and LWIR laser sources into the offering of AIM Photonics.

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing: Researchers are exploring enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes for unique applications

June 22, 2018 - 7:45am
Researchers at Los Alamos and partners in France and Germany are exploring the enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes as single-photon emitters for quantum information processing. Their analysis of pr...

Camouflaged nanoparticles used to deliver killer protein to cancer

June 22, 2018 - 7:45am
A biomimetic nanosystem can deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors, according to a team of Penn State researchers. Using a protein toxin called gelonin from a plant found...

Squeezing light at the nanoscale: Ultra-confined light could detect harmful molecules

June 22, 2018 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new technique to squeeze infrared light into ultra-confined spaces, generating an intense,...

Physicists devise method to reveal how light affects materials: The new method adds to the understanding of the fundamental laws governing the interaction of electrons and light

June 22, 2018 - 7:45am
Physicists developed a way to determine the electronic properties of thin gold films after they interact with light. Nature Communications published the new method, which adds to the understanding of...

Tripling the Energy Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries: Scientists have synthesized a new cathode material from iron fluoride that surpasses the capacity limits of traditional lithium-ion batteries

June 22, 2018 - 7:45am
As the demand for smartphones, electric vehicles, and renewable energy continues to rise, scientists are searching for ways to improve lithium-ion batteries—the most common type of battery found in ho...

Making quantum puddles: Physicists discover how to create the thinnest liquid films ever

June 22, 2018 - 7:45am
A team of physicists at the University of Vermont have discovered a fundamentally new way surfaces can get wet. Their study may allow scientists to create the thinnest films of liquid ever made--and e...

Graphene carpets: So neurons communicate better: Research by SISSA reveals that graphene can strengthen neuronal activity, confirming the unique properties of this nanomaterial. The study has been published on Nature Nanotechnology

June 20, 2018 - 7:45am
A work led by SISSA and published on Nature Nanotechnology reports for the first time experimentally the phenomenon of ion 'trapping' by graphene carpets and its effect on the communication between ne...

SUNY Poly Professor Eric Lifshin Selected for ‘Fellow of the Microanalysis Society’ Position for Significant Contributions to Microanalysis

June 18, 2018 - 7:45am
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) announced that Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Eric Lifshin has been selected as a Fellow of the Microanalysis Society (MAS), an honor given to the society’s most...

New optical sensor can determine if molecules are left or right 'handed'

June 18, 2018 - 7:45am
A University of Central Florida team has designed a nanostructured optical sensor that for the first time can efficiently detect molecular chirality - a property of molecular spatial twist that define...

Nickel ferrite promotes capacity and cycle stability of lithium-sulfur battery

June 18, 2018 - 7:45am
Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery can be put into practice, if 20% of theoretical energy densities (2600 Wh/kg or 2800 Wh/L) can be achieved. Investigators have the ambition to reach the energy density of...

Leti Presenting Strategic Vision and Hosting a Workshop at SEMICON West: “From Electrons to Photons” Leti Workshop and CEO Media Briefing Set for Tuesday, July 10 in W Hotel, San Francisco

June 18, 2018 - 7:45am
Leti, a technology research institute of CEA Tech, will present a strategic paper and host a booth during SEMICON West, July 10-12. It also will host a workshop designed to generate a stimulating disc...

180 Degree Capital Corp. to Provide Live Remote Access to Its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on June 12, 2018

June 16, 2018 - 7:45am
180 Degree Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:TURN) today announced that it will provide live remote access to its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, June 12, 201...

Nanometrics Updates Time of Webcast at Stifel 2018 Cross Sector Insight Conference

June 16, 2018 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced a change in the company’s presentation time at the Stifel 2018 Cross Sector Insight Conf...

Evidence for a new property of quantum matter revealed: Electrical dipole activity detected in a quantum material unlike any other tested

June 15, 2018 - 7:45am
A theorized but never-before detected property of quantum matter has now been spotted in the lab, a team of scientists reports.

Nano-saturn: Supramolecular complex formation: Anthracene macrocycle and C60 fullerene

June 13, 2018 - 7:45am
Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system and has a characteristic ring. Japanese researchers have now synthesized a molecular "nano-Saturn". As the scientists report in the journal Ange...

FEFU scientists have created a new type of optical ceramic material

June 13, 2018 - 7:45am
Multilayer YAG/Nd3+:YAG/YAG composite laser ceramics with a high concentration of active additive outclassed the commercial glass and single crystals used in laser technologies by it's physical and me...

Does nanoconfinement affect the interaction between two materials placed in contact? It ispossible to estimate how nanoconfinement affects the number of contacts formed by two materials placed in intimate contact and, hence, the interfacial interactions

June 13, 2018 - 7:45am
Now writing in ACS Central Science, Simavilla et al., show that is it possible to estimate how nanoconfinement affects the number of contacts formed by two materials placed in intimate contact and, he...