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Superfast light source made from artificial atom

May 1, 2016 - 7:45am
All light sources work by absorbing energy - for example, from an electric current - and emit energy as light. But the energy can also be lost as heat and it is therefore important that the light sour...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Files for Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1/2 Study of ARC-521

May 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR), recently filed a regulatory submission in New Zealand to begin a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of ARC-521, its RNAi-based therapeutic candidate for the treat...

The Translational Research Center at the University Hospital of Erlangen in Germany uses the ZetaView from Particle Metrix to quantify extracellular vesicles such as exosomes

May 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Particle Metrix, developers of versatile particle characterization solutions for the life sciences, report on the work of the Baur Laboratory in the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospita...

JPK reports on the use of a NanoWizard AFM system at the University of Kaiserslautern to study the interaction of bacteria with microstructured surfaces

May 1, 2016 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the research into the interaction of bacteria with microstructur...

Searching for a nanotech self-organizing principle

May 1, 2016 - 7:09am
One of the frustrations of nanotechnology is that we generally can’t make nano materials in large quantities or at low cost, much less both. For the last five years a friend of mine has been telling m...

University of Illinois researchers create 1-step graphene patterning method

April 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a one-step, facile method to pattern graphene by using stencil mask and oxygen plasma reactive-ion etching, and subsequen...

Nanograft seeded with 3 cell types promotes blood vessel formation to speed wound healing

April 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Large or slow-healing wounds that do not receive adequate blood flow could benefit from a novel approach that combines a nanoscale graft onto which three different cell types are layered. Proper cell...

NREL finds nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems

April 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can...

Bruker Introduces First of Its Kind Dimensional Analysis System: The Novel Contour CMM™ System Fully Integrates 3D Coordinate Measurements with Nanoscale Surface Height, Texture, Waviness and Form Characterization

April 27, 2016 - 7:45am
At the 30th Control International (www.control-messe.de) trade fair for quality assurance, Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced the release of the innovative and unique Contour CMM™ dimensional anal...

Bruker Introduces Dimension FastScan Pro Industrial AFM: Providing Nanometer-Resolution at High Scan Rates for up to 300-mm Samples

April 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Bruker today announced the release of the Dimension FastScan Pro™ Automated AFM Nano-Metrology System for high-volume measurement environments. FastScan Pro renders performance previously achievable o...

Flipping a chemical switch helps perovskite solar cells beat the heat

April 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Thin films of crystalline materials called perovskites provide a promising new way of making inexpensive and efficient solar cells. Now, an international team of researchers has shown a way of flippi...

The reliability of material simulations put to test

April 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Several international scientists from over 30 universities and institutes teamed to investigate to what extent quantum simulations of material properties agree when they are performed by different res...

Scientists propose non-animal tools for assessing the toxicity of nanomaterials: Particle and Fibre Toxicology publishes recommendations from expert group meeting

April 27, 2016 - 7:45am
A workshop organized last year by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd has resulted in an article published today in the journal Particle and Fibre Toxicology. It describes aerosol generation...

New spin Seebeck thermoelectric device with higher conversion efficiency created

April 27, 2016 - 7:45am
A thermoelectric (TE) device*1 using cutting edge thermoelectric conversion technology has been created by a team comprising NEC Corporation, NEC TOKIN Corporation and Tohoku University.

Physicists detect the enigmatic spin momentum of light

April 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Ever since Kepler's observation in the 17th century that sunlight is one of the reasons that the tails of comets to always face away from the sun, it has been understood that light exerts pressure in...

The light stuff: A brand-new way to produce electron spin currents - Colorado State University physicists are the first to demonstrate using non-polarized light to produce a spin voltage in a metal

April 27, 2016 - 7:45am
With apologies to Isaac Asimov, the most exciting phase to hear in science isn't "Eureka," but "That's funny..." A "that's funny" moment in a Colorado State University physics lab has led to a fund...

XEI Scientific and the University of Southern California collaborate on the use of downstream plasma cleaning in sample preparation and publish a paper in ACS Photonics

April 27, 2016 - 7:45am
XEI Scientific Inc. reports on the latest publication from their user group at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. The paper rele...

Rare Earth atoms see the light: Physicist Dirk Bouwmeester discovers a promising route for combined optical and solid state-based quantum information processing

April 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Tiny units of matter and chemistry that they are, atoms constitute the entire universe. Some rare atoms can store quantum information, an important phenomenon for scientists in their ongoing quest for...

Atoms placed precisely in silicon can act as quantum simulator

April 25, 2016 - 7:45am
In a proof-of-principle experiment, researchers at UNSW Australia have demonstrated that a small group of individual atoms placed very precisely in silicon can act as a quantum simulator, mimicking na...

Manipulating light inside opaque layers

April 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Light propagating in a layer of scattering nanoparticles, shows the principle of diffusion - like tea particles in hot water. The deeper light is penetrating into the layer, the lower the energy densi...