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Multistep self-assembly opens door to new reconfigurable materials

April 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Self-assembling synthetic materials come together when tiny, uniform building blocks interact and form a structure. However, nature lets materials like proteins of varying size and shape assemble, al...

A hole in one for holographic display: Tiny pinholes in a thin film could pave the way for more widespread applications for 3D holographic displays

April 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers in Korea have designed an ultrathin display that can project dynamic, multi-colored, 3D holographic images, according to a study published in Nature Communications.

New fiber-shaped supercapacitor for wearable electronics

April 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Fiber electrodes, as the key part of fiber-shaped supercapacitors for wearable electronics, are widely explored on the basis of carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene fibers...

From 2D to 1D: Atomically quasi '1D' wires using a carbon nanotube template: New bulk synthesis method for nanowires of molybdenum telluride for nanoelectronics

April 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used carbon nanotube templates to produce nanowires of transition metal monochalcogenide (TMM), which are only 3 atoms wide in diameter. These are 5...

Improving quantum computers

April 20, 2019 - 7:45am
For decades, experts have predicted that quantum computers will someday perform difficult tasks, such as simulating complex chemical systems, that can't be done by conventional computers. But so far,...

Electric skyrmions charge ahead for next-generation data storage: Berkeley Lab-led research team makes a chiral skyrmion crystal with electric properties; puts new spin on future information storage applications

April 20, 2019 - 7:45am
When you toss a ball, what hand do you use? Left-handed people naturally throw with their left hand, and right-handed people with their right. This natural preference for one side versus the other is...

A light-activated remote control for cells

April 20, 2019 - 7:45am
What if doctors had a remote control that they could use to steer a patient's own cells to a wound to speed up the healing process? Although such a device is still far from reality, researchers report...

NEXUS 2019: Global Summit on Energy Materials and Green Nanotechnology

April 20, 2019 - 7:45am
"Lexis is very delighted to Organize the NEXUS 2019: Global Summit on Energy Materials and Green Nanotechnology during July 17-18, 2019 Zurich, Switzerland which includes prompt keynote presentations,...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Clearance to Begin Phase 2/3 Study of ARO-AAT for Treatment of Alpha-1 Liver Disease

April 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to proceed with an adaptive Phase 2/3 trial with the potential t...

Arrowhead Presents Clinical Data on JNJ-3989 (ARO-HBV) at The International Liver Congress™

April 18, 2019 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced the presentation of clinical data from an ongoing Phase 1/2 study (AROHBV1001) of JNJ-3989 (formerly ARO-HBV), a third-generation subcuta...

New microscopy method provides more details about nanocomposites

April 18, 2019 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have developed a new microscopy approach for imaging gel nanocomposites in their natural state, which will reveal more useful information...

Oregon scientists drill into white graphene to create artificial atoms: Patterned on a microchip and working in ambient conditions, the atoms could lead to rapid advancements in new quantum-based technology

April 18, 2019 - 7:45am
By drilling holes into a thin two-dimensional sheet of hexagonal boron nitride with a gallium-focused ion beam, University of Oregon scientists have created artificial atoms that generate single photo...

2D gold quantum dots are atomically tunable with nanotubes

April 18, 2019 - 7:45am
Two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors are promising for quantum computing and future electronics. Now, researchers can convert metallic gold into semiconductor and customize the material atom-by-atom on...

'Nanobodies' from alpacas could help bring CAR T-cell therapy to solid tumors: Unusually small antibodies, targeted to the tumor micro-environment, curb melanoma and colon cancer in mouse models

April 18, 2019 - 7:45am
In 1989, two undergraduate students at the Free University of Brussels were asked to test frozen blood serum from camels, and stumbled on a previously unknown kind of antibody. It was a miniaturized v...

2D borophene gets a closer look: Rice, Northwestern find new ways to image, characterize unique material

April 18, 2019 - 7:45am
Graphene can come from graphite. But borophene? There's no such thing as borite.

'Deep learning' casts wide net for novel 2D materials: Rice U. engineers show faster techniques to model atom-flat materials for bottom-up design

April 18, 2019 - 7:45am
Scientists are discovering new two-dimensional materials at a rapid pace, but they don't always immediately know what those materials can do.

Nanometrics to Announce First Quarter Financial Results on April 30, 2019

April 16, 2019 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq: NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its first quarter financial results after market close on April 30, 2019. A conference cal...

New hybrid energy method could fuel the future of rockets, spacecraft for exploration: Nontraditional route shown to increase performance, burn rate

April 16, 2019 - 7:45am
Graphene, a new material with applications in biomedical technology, electronics, composites, energy and sensors, may soon help send rockets to space.

Magnetic nanoparticles can 'burn' cancer cells: Magnetic hyperthermia is still a highly experimental cancer treatment, but new research shows that the therapy is tunable

April 13, 2019 - 7:45am
Unfortunately, cancer isn't simply a single disease, and some types, like pancreas, brain or liver tumours, are still difficult to treat with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery, leading to low...

Mystery of negative capacitance in perovskite solar cells solved

April 11, 2019 - 7:45am
On the verge of outcompeting current thin-film solar cells, perovskite solar cells seem to embody an ideal solar cell: highly efficient and low-cost - if there was not the issue of a weak long-term st...