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Lonely atoms, happily reunited

August 1, 2016 - 7:45am
At first glance, magnetite appears to be a rather inconspicuous grey mineral. But on an atomic scale, it has remarkable properties: on magnetite, single metal atoms are held in place, or they can be m...

Pixel-array quantum cascade detector paves the way for portable thermal imaging devices: Research team from TU-Wien Center for Micro- and Nanostructures have developed a new 'cooler' sensing instrument thereby increasing energy-efficiency and enhancing mo

August 1, 2016 - 7:45am
The primary source of infrared radiation is heat -- the radiation produced by the thermal motion of charged particles in matter, including the motion of the atoms and molecules in an object. The highe...

Dirty to drinkable: Engineers develop novel hybrid nanomaterials to transform water

July 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene oxide has been hailed as a veritable wonder material; when incorporated into nanocellulose foam, the lab-created substance is light, strong and flexible, conducting heat and electricity quick...

Thomas Swan and NGI announce unique partnership

July 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Thomas Swan the UK’s leading 2D materials supplier agrees to provide development materials to the National Graphene Institute to boost UK research and commercialisation.

Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities

July 30, 2016 - 7:45am
The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can "hide" within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold...

Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale: Rice University scientists detect thermal boundary that hinders ultracold experiments

July 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists who analyze the properties of materials as small as a single molecule have encountered a challenge that appears at very low temperatures.

Starpharma initiates new DEP™ drug delivery program with AstraZeneca

July 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Starpharma Holdings Ltd (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced the initiation a new DEP™ drug delivery program with AstraZeneca. The new agreement will see the application of Starpharma’s DEP™ platf...

Ageing can drive progress: Population ageing is likely to boost medicine, nanotechnology and robotics, but increase political risks

July 28, 2016 - 7:45am
The UN estimates that the number of people aged 65 and older will have reached almost a billion by 2030. The proportion of those aged over 80 will grow at particularly high rates, and their numbers ar...

WSU researchers 'watch' crystal structure change in real time: Breakthrough made possible by new Argonne facility

July 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Washington State University researchers have met the long-standing scientific challenge of watching a material change its crystal structure in real time.

Enhancing molecular imaging with light: New technology platform increases spectroscopic resolution by 4 fold

July 28, 2016 - 7:45am
In 2014, an international trio won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, a technique that made it possible to study molecular processes in living cells.

New nontoxic process promises larger ultrathin sheets of 2-D nanomaterials

July 28, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid n...

New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency, longevity: New chemistry could overcome key drawbacks of lithium-air batteries

July 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Lithium-air batteries are considered highly promising technologies for electric cars and portable electronic devices because of their potential for delivering a high energy output in proportion to the...

Scientists test nanoparticle drug delivery in dogs with osteosarcoma

July 28, 2016 - 7:45am
At the University of Illinois, an engineer teamed up with a veterinarian to test a bone cancer drug delivery system in animals bigger than the standard animal model, the mouse. They chose dogs - mamma...

Nanometrics Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

July 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended June 25, 2016.

Ultrasensitive sensor using N-doped graphene

July 28, 2016 - 7:45am
A highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy and using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate was developed by an international team of researchers working at Penn State. In this cas...

The NanoWizard® AFM from JPK is applied for interdisciplinary research at the University of South Australia for applications including smart wound healing and how plants can protect themselves from toxins

July 28, 2016 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their NanoWizard® AFM system at the University of Sou...

Designing climate-friendly concrete, from the nanoscale up: New understanding of concrete’s properties could increase lifetime of the building material, decrease emissions

July 26, 2016 - 7:45am
An MIT-led team has defined the nanoscale forces that control how particles pack together during the formation of cement “paste,” the material that holds together concrete and causes that ubiquitous c...

Ultra-flat circuits will have unique properties: Rice University lab studies 2-D hybrids to see how they differ from common electronics

July 26, 2016 - 7:45am
The old rules don't necessarily apply when building electronic components out of two-dimensional materials, according to scientists at Rice University. The Rice lab of theoretical physicist Boris Y...

Attosecond physics: Mapping electromagnetic waveforms

July 26, 2016 - 7:45am
Munich physicists have developed a novel electron microscope that can visualize electromagnetic fields oscillating at frequencies of billions of cycles per second.

Borrowing from pastry chefs, engineers create nanolayered composites: Method to stack hundreds of nanoscale layers could open new vistas in materials science

July 26, 2016 - 7:45am
Adapting an old trick used for centuries by both metalsmiths and pastry makers, a team of researchers at MIT has found a way to efficiently create composite materials containing hundreds of layers tha...