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Nagoya physicists resolve long-standing mystery of structure-less transition: Nagoya University-led team of physicists use a synchrotron radiation X-ray source to probe a so-called 'structure-less' transition and develop a new understanding of molecular c

August 28, 2017 - 7:45am
We normally associate conduction of electricity with metals. However, some of the high measured conductivities are found in certain organic molecular crystals. Metallic, semiconducting and even superc...

Tokai University research: Nanomaterial wrap for improved tissue imaging

August 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at Tokai University describe in Advanced Materials how wrapping biological tissue in a nanosheet of a particular organic material results in high-quality microscopy images. Application of...

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors

August 24, 2017 - 7:45am
Title Processing of silkworm silk for applications in flexible electronics Abstract Silkworm silk, with five thousand years' usage history, is a popular natural material for clothes or wearing...

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications

August 24, 2017 - 7:45am
Originally a mineral, the perovskite used in today's technology is quite different from the rock found in the Earth mantle. A "perovskite structure" uses a different combination of atoms but keep the...

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study

August 24, 2017 - 7:45am
By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, Duke University researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using...