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New thin film transistor may lead to flexible devices: Researchers engineer an electronics first, opening door to flexible electronics

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
An engineering research team at the University of Alberta has invented a new transistor that could revolutionize thin-film electronic devices.

Superconductivity: Footballs with no resistance - Indications of light-induced lossless electricity transmission in fullerenes contribute to the search for superconducting materials for practical applications

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Superconductors have long been confined to niche applications, due to the fact that the highest temperature at which even the best of these materials becomes resistance-free is minus 70 degrees Celsiu...

SUNY Poly and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announce New $500M R&D Program in Albany To Accelerate Next Generation Chip Technology: Arrival of Second Cutting Edge EUV Lithography Tool Launches New Patterning Center That Will Generate Over 100 New High Tech Jobs at SUNY

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
In support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s commitment to maintaining New York State’s global leadership in nanotechnology research and development, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) and GLOBALFOUND...

Making sense of metallic glass

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
If you freeze any liquid fast enough, even liquid metal, it becomes a glass. Vitrified metals, or metallic glasses, are at the frontier of materials science research. They have been made by rapidly co...

Electron's 1-D metallic surface state observed: A step for the prediction of electronic properties of extremely-fine metal nanowires in next-generation semiconductors

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
In the one-dimensional (1D), various exotic phenomena are predicted that are totally different from those in the 3D world in which we live. One of the reasons of this is that particles cannot pass eac...

Nanoparticle therapy that uses LDL and fish oil kills liver cancer cells

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
An experimental nanoparticle therapy that combines low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and fish oil preferentially kills primary liver cancer cells without harming healthy cells, UT Southwestern Medical Ce...

Scientists create laser-activated superconductor

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Shining lasers at superconductors can make them work at higher temperatures, suggests new findings from an international team of scientists including the University of Bath.

Graphene decharging and molecular shielding

February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Joint theoretical and experimental study suggested that graphene sheets efficiently shield chemical interactions. One of the promising applications of this phenomenon is associated with im-proving qua...

Nanoscale cavity strongly links quantum particles: Single photons can quickly modify individual electrons embedded in a semiconductor chip and vice versa

February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have created a crystal structure that boosts the interaction between tiny bursts of light and individual electrons, an advance that could be a significant step toward establishing quantum n...

Chiral magnetic effect generates quantum current: Separating left- and right-handed particles in a semi-metallic material produces anomalously high conductivity

February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have discovered a new way to generate very low-resistance electric current in a new class o...

A fast solidification process makes material crackle

February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
What does it sound like when liquids solidify very fast? Researchers from the Centre of Excellence in Computational Nanoscience at Aalto University and their colleagues at Brown University and the...

Metal oxide sandwiches: New option to manipulate properties of interfaces

February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Sandwich systems of thin film transition metal oxides display surprising properties at their interfaces. In case of the paradigmatic example of Lanthan-Aluminate ( LaAlO3) and Strontium-Titanate (SrTi...

Canadian physicists discover new properties of superconductivity

February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
New findings from an international collaboration led by Canadian scientists may eventually lead to a theory of how superconductivity initiates at the atomic level, a key step in understanding how to h...

Leading bugs to the death chamber: A kinder face of cholesterol

February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Cells of our immune system kill pathogens by enclosing them in a compartment called the phagosome. The phagosome undergoes programmed maturation, where the pathogen is degraded. Intimately linked to t...

From allergens to anodes: Pollen derived battery electrodes

February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
From Allergens to Battery Anodes: Nature-Inspired, Pollen Derived Carbon Architectures for Room-and Elevated-Temperature Li-ion Storage Jialiang Tang & Vilas G. Pol * School of Chemical Engineer...

The iron stepping stones to better wearable tech without semiconductors

February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
The road to more versatile wearable technology is dotted with iron. Specifically, quantum dots of iron arranged on boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs). The new material is the subject of a study to be pub...

Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories: Berkeley Lab researchers part of team that creates new function in tiny protein shell structures

February 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have for the first time reengineered a building block of a geometric nanocompartment that occurs naturally in bacteria. They introduced a metal binding site to its shell that will allow ele...

Discovery of the specific properties of graphite-based carbon materials

February 7, 2016 - 7:45am
University of Tsukuba Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Associate Professor Takahiro Kondo and Professor Junji Nakamura, in cooperation with Researcher Donghui Guo and Professor Susumu Okada of the...

Study reveals how herpes virus tricks the immune system

February 7, 2016 - 7:45am
With over half the U.S. population infected, most people are familiar with the pesky cold sore outbreaks caused by the herpes virus. The virus outsmarts the immune system by interfering with the proce...

Hepatitis virus-like particles as potential cancer treatment

February 7, 2016 - 7:45am
UC Davis researchers have developed a way to use the empty shell of a Hepatitis E virus to carry vaccines or drugs into the body. The technique has been tested in rodents as a way to target breast can...