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Soft decoupling of organic molecules on metal

June 26, 2016 - 7:45am
An international team has discovered an elegant way to decouple organic nanosheets grown on metal surfaces. After iodine intercalation, measurements at the synchrotron source BESSY II of Helmholtz-Zen...

Particle zoo in a quantum computer: First experimental quantum simulation of particle physics phenomena

June 26, 2016 - 7:45am
Elementary particles are the fundamental buildings blocks of matter, and their properties are described by the Standard Model of particle physics. The discovery of the Higgs boson at the CERN in 2012...

Nanometrics to Participate in the 8th Annual CEO Investor Summit: Investor Event Held Concurrently with SEMICON West 2016 in San Francisco

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announces that company management is scheduled to participate in the 8th Annual CEO Summit, a pree...

FEI and University of Liverpool Announce QEMSCAN Research Initiative: University of Liverpool will utilize FEI’s QEMSCAN technology to gain a better insight into oil and gas reserves & potentially change the approach to evaluating them

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) and the University of Liverpool announced today that they have entered into an agreement to enable Liverpool to undertake novel research in the field of petroleum reservoir geoscien...

New electron microscope method detects atomic-scale magnetism

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists can now detect magnetic behavior at the atomic level with a new electron microscopy technique developed by a team from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Uppsala U...

Tailored DNA shifts electrons into the 'fast lane': DNA nanowire improved by altering sequences

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
DNA molecules don't just code our genetic instructions. They can also conduct electricity and self-assemble into well-defined shapes, making them potential candidates for building low-cost nanoelectro...

Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts: Quantum mechanics and a supercomputer help scientists to identify the position of atoms on the surface of rutile

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Using numerical modelling, researchers from Russia, the US, and China have discovered previously unknown features of rutile TiO2, which is a promising photocatalyst. The calculations were performed at...

Titan shines light on high-temperature superconductor pathway: Simulation demonstrates how superconductivity arises in cuprates' pseudogap phase

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
When physicists Georg Bednorz and K. Alex Muller discovered the first high-temperature superconductors in 1986, it didn't take much imagination to envision the potential technological benefits of harn...

Scientists engineer tunable DNA for electronics applications

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
DNA may be the blueprint of life, but it's also a molecule made from just a few simple chemical building blocks. Among its properties is the ability to conduct an electrical charge, making one of the...

New nanoparticle technology developed to treat aggressive thyroid cancer: Platform designed to deliver nanotherapy effective in preclinical models of metastatic anaplastic thyroid cancer

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), the most aggressive form of thyroid cancer, has a mortality rate of nearly 100 percent and a median survival time of three to five months. One promising strategy for t...

French Research Team Helps Extend MRI Detection of Diseases & Lower Health-Care Costs: CEA, INSERM and G2ELab Brings Grenoble Region’s Expertise In Advanced Medicine & Magnetism Applications to H2020 IDentIFY Project

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Three Grenoble-based research and medical partners have been selected to join the European Union-funded IDentIFY project to significantly extend the capability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in...

Artificial synapse rivals biological ones in energy consumption

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
POSTECH researchers develop an organic nanofiber based artificial synapse that emulates both important functions and energy consumption of biological ones: Implication of potential use in artificial i...

CWRU physicists deploy magnetic vortex to control electron spin: Potential technology for quantum computing, keener sensors

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to swiftly and precisely control electron spins at room temperature.

JPK’s NanoWizard® AFM and ForceRobot® systems are being used in the field of medical diagnostics in the Supersensitive Molecular Layer Laboratory of POSTECH in Korea

June 22, 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 and ForceRobot® systems at the...

Weizmann Institute of Science Presents: Weizmann Wonder Wander - 4G - is Online

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Want to know what scientists are doing in their labs at this moment? How the effort to expand human knowledge is progressing? The Weizmann Institute of Science's popular science site, Weizmann Wonder...

Droplets finally all the same size -- in a nanodroplet library

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
A single drop with the volume of a millionth of a litre is really not very large and certainly does not look like something you can do a lot with. However, a simple device, constructed at the Institut...

New generation of high-efficiency solar thermal absorbers developed

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter are one step closer to developing a new generation of low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells. The structure is one of the world's first examples...

Marrying superconductors, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates: Chapman University Institute for Quantum Studies (IQS) member Yutaka Shikano, Ph.D., recently had research published in Scientific Reports

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Chapman University Institute for Quantum Studies (IQS) member Yutaka Shikano, Ph.D., recently had research published in Scientific Reports. Superconductors are one of the most remarkable phenomena in...

Discovery of gold nanocluster 'double' hints at other shape-changing particles: New analysis approach brings two unique atomic structures into focus

June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Chemically the same, graphite and diamonds are as physically distinct as two minerals can be, one opaque and soft, the other translucent and hard. What makes them unique is their differing arrangement...

A new form of hybrid photodetectors with quantum dots and graphene

June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
The development of photodetectors has been a matter of considerable interest in the past decades since their applications are essential to many different fields including cameras, medical devices, saf...