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Making two out of one: FAU researchers have explained the mechanism behind a process that can increase the efficiency of organic solar cells

July 16, 2017 - 7:45am
In view of climate change and the needs of the energy reform, it has become particularly important to significantly increase the efficiency of organic solar cells. In a process known as 'singlet fissi...

Nanomedicine opens door to precision medicine for brain tumors

July 16, 2017 - 7:45am
-Proof-of-concept study demonstrates potential therapy for incurable glioblastoma brain tumors -Involves injecting nanoparticles into tumors to shut down the cells driving the cancer -Nanoparticle p...

Thinking thin brings new layering and thermal abilities to the semiconductor industry: In a breakthrough for the semiconductor industry, researchers demonstrate a new layer transfer technique called "controlled spalling" that creates many thin layers from

July 14, 2017 - 7:45am
What would a simple technique to remove thin layers from otherwise thick, rigid semiconductor crystals mean for the semiconductor industry? This concept has been actively explored for years, as integr...

News laser design offers more inexpensive multi-color output: Design can control color, intensity of light by varying cavity architecture

July 14, 2017 - 7:45am
From checkout counters at supermarkets to light shows at concerts, lasers are everywhere, and they're a much more efficient light source than incandescent bulbs. But they're not cheap to produce.

Nature-inspired material uses liquid reinforcement: Rice U. nanoengineers create liquid-solid composites using clues from nature

July 14, 2017 - 7:45am
Materials scientists at Rice University are looking to nature -- at the discs in human spines and the skin in ocean-diving fish, for example -- for clues about designing materials with seemingly contr...

Nanometrics Releases NanoDiffract 4: Latest software extends process control capabilities for advanced 3D devices

July 12, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced the release of NanoDiffract® 4, the latest version of its industry-leading optical criti...

Nanometrics Expands Position in Advanced Memory Devices with Atlas for Thin Film Process Control: Atlas Films Systems Adopted by Multiple Customers for Advanced Memory Volume Manufacturing

July 12, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced that its Atlas® systems have been adopted by multiple leading memory manufacturers for p...

Killing cancer in the heat of the moment: A new method efficiently transfers genes into cells, then activates them with light. This could lead to gene therapies for cancers

July 12, 2017 - 7:45am
Mineko Kengaku, Tatsuya Murakami, and their colleagues from Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) have developed a new method that modifies the surface of nanorods...

Giant enhancement of electromagnetic waves revealed within small dielectric particles: Scientists have done for the first time direct measurements of giant electromagnetic fields

July 12, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University together with their Russian and foreign colleagues have done for the first time direct measurements of giant electromagnetic fields, emerging in d...

Iron secrets behind superconductors unlocked

July 12, 2017 - 7:45am
Superconductors: Due to magnetism iron should - theoretically - be a poor superconductor. Nevertheless certain ironbased materials possess fine superconducting properties. Why? Because the five unboun...

Meniscus-assisted technique produces high efficiency perovskite PV films

July 12, 2017 - 7:45am
A new low-temperature solution printing technique allows fabrication of high-efficiency perovskite solar cells with large crystals intended to minimize current-robbing grain boundaries. The meniscus-a...

Argonne National Laboratory’s Continuous ALD Technology Licensed Exclusively to Forge Nano

July 12, 2017 - 7:45am
Method and System for Continuous Atomic Layer Deposition on Powders and Moving Beds Strengthens Forge Nano’s Intellectual Property Rights Portfolio for their High Throughput Atomic Layer Deposition Te...

Into the quantum world with a tennis racket: Classical mechanics helps control quantum computers

July 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Quantum technology is seen as an important future-oriented technology: smaller, faster and with higher performance than conventional electronics. However, exploiting quantum effects is difficult becau...

Advanced Nanomechanical Characterization Centre Open in India: Nanomechanics, Inc. announces the establishment of the joint technology development center in Hyderabad, India

July 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanomechanics Inc., the world’s leading provider of nano-mechanical testing equipment, announced the establishment of the Advanced Nanomechanical Characterization Centre (ANCC) in Hyderabad, India. Th...

Nanotech Advances Future Mobile Devices and Wearable Technology

July 10, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading.

Molecular electronics scientists shatter 'impossible' record

July 10, 2017 - 7:45am
An international research team that includes University of Central Florida Professor Enrique del Barco, Damien Thompson of the University of Limerick and Christian A. Nijhuis of the National Universit...

ANU invention may help to protect astronauts from radiation in space

July 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have designed a new nano material that can reflect or transmit light on demand with temperature control, opening the door to technology that prot...

Brookhaven Scientists Study Role of 'Electrolyte Gating' in Functional Oxide Materials

July 8, 2017 - 7:45am
Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have broken new ground in the study of functional oxide materials. The researchers discovered a previously unknown mechanis...

Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes clean pollutants in wastewater

July 8, 2017 - 7:45am
Cornell University materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater.

Nanostructures taste the rainbow: Combining nanophotonics and thermoelectrics, engineers at Caltech generate materials capable of distinguishing between tiny differences in wavelengths of light

July 6, 2017 - 7:45am
Engineers at Caltech have for the first time developed a light detector that combines two disparate technologies -- nanophotonics, which manipulates light at the nanoscale, and thermoelectrics, which...