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Scientists shrink electron gun to matchbox size: Terahertz technology has the potential to enable new applications

November 29, 2016 - 7:45am
In a multi-national effort, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from DESY and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has built a new kind of electron gun that is just about the size of a...

Micro-bubbles make big impact: Research team develops new ultrasound-powered actuator to develop micro robot

November 29, 2016 - 7:45am
The quest to develop a wireless micro-robot for biomedical applications requires a small-scale "motor" that can be wirelessly powered through biological media. While magnetic fields can be used to pow...

From champagne bubbles, dance parties and disease to new nanomaterials: Understanding nucleation of protein filaments might help with Alzheimer's Disease and type 2 Diabetes

November 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Whether it is clouds or champagne bubbles forming, or the early onset of Alzheimer's disease or Type 2 diabetes, a common mechanism is at work: nucleation processes.

Uncovering the secrets of friction on graphene: Sliding on flexible graphene surfaces has been uncharted territory until now

November 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon in sheets just one atom in thick, has been the subject of widespread research, in large part because of its unique combination of strength, electrical conduc...

Supersonic spray yields new nanomaterial for bendable, wearable electronics: Film of self-fused nanowires clear as glass, conducts like metal

November 29, 2016 - 7:45am
A new, ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly conductive to electric current has been produced by a cheap and simple method devised by an international team of nanomaterials researchers fr...

News from Quorum: The Agricultural Research Service of the USDA uses a Quorum Cryo-SEM preparation system for the study of mites, ticks and other soft bodied organisms

November 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on the work of the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Ag...

Oxford Nanoimaging report on how the Nanoimager, a desktop microscope delivering single molecule, super-resolution performance, is being applied at the MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology & Infection

November 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Oxford Nanoimaging Limited manufacture and sell microscopes offering super-resolution and single-molecule performance to research users. Today, the company reports on the work of early-adopters for th...

A Phone That Charges in Seconds? UCF Scientists Bring it Closer to Reality

November 27, 2016 - 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.

What a twist: Silicon nanoantennas turn light around: The theoretical results will allow scientists to design nanodevices with extraordinary features for use in optoelectronics

November 27, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of physicists from ITMO University, MIPT, and The University of Texas at Austin have developed an unconventional nanoantenna that scatters light in a particular direction depending on the inten...

New records set up with 'Screws of Light'

November 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Twisted light Time and again, properties of the light surprise the research world. For example, light can be brought into a corkscrew-like form in order to produce so-called "screws of light", as A...

An Archimedes' screw for groups of quantum particles

November 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Anyone who has tried to lead a group of tourists through a busy city knows the problem. How do you keep the group together when they are constantly jostled, held up and distracted by the hubbub around...

Making spintronic neurons sing in unison

November 25, 2016 - 7:45am
What do fireflies, Huygens's wall clocks, and even the heart of choir singers, have in common? They can all synchronize their respective individual signals into one single unison tone or rhythm.

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

November 23, 2016 - 7:45am
The first-ever Industry Summit in the rapidly developing and expanding field of nanoaugmented materials was held on 14–16 November at the birthplace of the world’s largest production facility for sing...

IEDM: CEO Marie Semeria to Deliver Opening Day Keynote at IEDM 2016; Institute to Present 13 Papers

November 23, 2016 - 7:45am
On Sunday, Dec. 4, Institute also Will Lead Short Course On ‘Design/Technology Enablers for Computing Applications’ and Host Workshop for Invited Guests on ‘Disrupting the Computing Paradigm’

Nanopolymer-modified protein array can pinpoint hard-to-find cancer biomarker

November 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Three-dimensionally Functionalized Reverse Phase Glycoprotein Array for Cancer Biomarker Discovery and Validation Li Pan1, Hillary Andaluz Aguilar2, Linna Wang3, Anton Iliuk3,4, and W. Andy Tao1,2,3...

World's fastest quantum simulator operating at the atomic level

November 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Kenji Ohmori (Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan) has collaborated with Matthias Weidemüller (University of Heidelberg), Guido Pupillo (University of Stras...

Tip-assisted chemistry enables chemical reactions at femtoliter scale

November 21, 2016 - 7:45am
The Chemical Communications journal reviews the advances made towards the confinement of chemical reactions within small droplets. The focus of the article falls to the tip-assisted chemistry, a techn...

Cetim Facility Receives Bruker Contour CMM Dimensional Analysis System: New Optical Coordinate Measurement Technology Enables High-Precision 3D Scanning

November 21, 2016 - 7:45am
– Bruker’s Nano Surfaces Division and Cetim today announced that Bruker has delivered its Contour CMM™ Dimensional Analysis System to the Cetim Carnot Institute in France. In a collaborative agreement...

Nanotechnology Treatment Found to Inhibit Mesothelioma Tumor Growth

November 21, 2016 - 7:45am
The search for a cure for mesothelioma is in no way limited to the shores of the United States. The toxic impact of asbestos is felt internationally, with the highest incidence of malignant mesothelio...

Researchers use acoustic waves to move fluids at the nanoscale

November 19, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of mechanical engineers at the University of California San Diego has successfully used acoustic waves to move fluids through small channels at the nanoscale. The breakthrough is a first step t...