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The dispute about the origins of terahertz photoresponse in graphene results in a draw

May 2, 2018 - 7:45am
Physicists at MIPT and their British and Russian colleagues revealed the mechanisms leading to photocurrent in graphene under terahertz radiation. The paper published in Applied Physics Letters not on...

Getting a better look at living cells

May 2, 2018 - 7:45am
Nanoscale-level imaging of living cells has become a reality in the past few years using transmission electron microscopy and sealed sample holders that keep cells alive in a liquid environment. But d...

Graphene origami as a mechanically tunable plasmonic structure for infrared detection

May 2, 2018 - 7:45am
Soldiers often need to see through smoke, fog, dust or any other airborne obscurant and detect the presence of toxins or other chemicals in the field or on the front lines. To identify those chemicals...


May 1, 2018 - 7:05pm
She wasn’t aiming to make history. But in the late 1990s, when Sumita Mitra, a chemist at 3M, began to use nanotechnology to improve dental fillings, that’s exactly what happened. Now found in denta...

Nuclear radiation detecting device could lead to new homeland security tool: New device can detect gamma rays and identify radioactive isotopes

April 29, 2018 - 7:45am
It has been more than 30 years since a material with this performance has been developed Material is inexpensive to produce, an advantage over material currently used Other applications include biom...

Biophysics -- lighting up DNA-based nanostructures

April 29, 2018 - 7:45am
The term 'DNA origami' refers to a method for the design and self-assembly of complex molecular structures with nanometer precision. The technique exploits the base-pairing interactions between single...

Getting electrons to move in a semiconductor: Gallium oxide shows high electron mobility, making it promising for better and cheaper devices

April 29, 2018 - 7:45am
The next generation of energy-efficient power electronics, high-frequency communication systems, and solid-state lighting rely on materials known as wide bandgap semiconductors. Circuits based on thes...

JPK reports on research of the Mestroni Lab at the University of Colorado Denver which use the JPK NanoWizard® AFM to help in the characterization of cardiomyopathies

April 27, 2018 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the research of Professor Luisa Mestroni's research laboratory w...

Organic solar cells reach record efficiency, benchmark for commercialization

April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
In an advance that makes a more flexible, inexpensive type of solar cell commercially viable, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated organic solar cells that can achieve 15 percent effic...

Remote-control shoots laser at nano-gold to turn on cancer-killing immune cells

April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
A remote command could one day send immune cells on a rampage against a malignant tumor. The ability to mobilize, from outside the body, targeted cancer immunotherapy inside the body has taken a step...

New qubit now works without breaks: A universal design for superconducting qubits has been created

April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
An international group of scientists from Russia, the United Kingdom, and Germany have presented an alternative qubit design which can be used to build a quantum computer. Nano-wires made of supercond...

Observing biological nanotransporters: Chemistry

April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
The researchers within the groups of Prof Dr Lars Schäfer and Prof Dr Enrica Bordignon, who work together in the Excellence Cluster Ruhr explores Solvation, Resolv in short, report in the Journal of t...

Grand Opening of UC Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) to Spotlight JEOL Center for Nanoscale Solutions: Renowned Materials Scientists to Present at the 1st International Symposium on Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy (ISAMS)

April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
World-renowned electron microscopists will join Dr. Xiaoqing Pan, Director of the University of California Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI), for the Grand Opening of the JEOL Center for Nan...

Salt boosts creation of 2-D materials: Rice University scientists show how salt lowers reaction temperatures to make novel materials

April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
A dash of salt can simplify the creation of two-dimensional materials, and thanks to Rice University scientists, the reason is becoming clear.

Individual impurity atoms detectable in graphene

April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
A team including physicists from the University of Basel has succeeded in using atomic force microscopy to clearly obtain images of individual impurity atoms in graphene ribbons. Thanks to the forces...

Nanobiotix Shows NBTXR3 Nanoparticles Can Stoke Anti-Tumor Immune Response

April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering new approaches to the local treatment of cancer, today announced that preclinical data evaluati...

HTA to Present European Strategy for Competitive Micro- and Nanotechnologies & Smart Systems: Special Event in Brussels on April 24 Gathers Research Institutes’ CEOs, European Commissioners and Key European Industrials

April 21, 2018 - 7:45am
The Heterogeneous Technology Alliance (HTA), an association of four major European research institutes in micro- and nanotechnologies – Leti (France), Fraunhofer (Germany), CSEM (Switzerland), and VTT...

One string to rule them all

April 21, 2018 - 7:45am
Extreme stresses can be produced in nanoscale structures, a feature which has been used to realize enhanced materials properties, such as the high mobility of silicon in modern transistors. Here we sh...

Quantum shift shows itself in coupled light and matter: Rice University scientists corral, quantify subtle movement in condensed matter system

April 21, 2018 - 7:45am
A team led by Rice University scientists used a unique combination of techniques to observe, for the first time, a condensed matter phenomenon about which others have only speculated. The research cou...

When superconductivity disappears in the core of a quantum tube: By replacing the electrons with ultra-cold atoms, a group of physicists has created a perfectly clean material, unveiling new states of matter at the quantum level

April 19, 2018 - 7:45am
Predicting the behaviour of electrons in a material is not easily done. Physicists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), ETH Zurich and EPFL replaced the electrons with ultra-cold neutral lithium ato...