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Researchers from TU Delft combine spintronics and nanophotonics in 2-D material

January 30, 2018 - 7:47am
Spintronics in materials of just a few atoms thick is an emerging field in which the 'spin' of electrons is used to process data, rather than the charge. Unfortunately, the spin only lasts for a very...

Scientists reveal the fundamental limitation in the key material for solid-state lighting

January 30, 2018 - 7:47am
For the first time an international research group has revealed the core mechanism that limits the indium (In) content in indium gallium nitride ((In, Ga)N) thin films - the key material for blue ligh...

Engineers develop flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics

January 30, 2018 - 7:47am
New graphene printing technology can produce electronic circuits that are low-cost, flexible, highly conductive and water repellent.

Nanoparticle vaccine offers universal protection against influenza A viruses, study finds

January 29, 2018 - 7:47am
Researchers have developed a universal vaccine to combat influenza A viruses that produces long-lasting immunity in mice and protects them against the limitations of seasonal flu vaccines, according t...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Delivering 45nm RF SOI Customer Prototypes for 5G Applications: Company’s advanced 300mm RF SOI offering is ready for volume production

January 29, 2018 - 7:47am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that its 45nm RF SOI (45RFSOI) technology platform has been qualified and is ready for volume production. Several customers are currently engaged for this advanced RF S...

Nature paper by Schlumberger researchers used photothermal based nanoscale IR spectroscopy to analyze heterogeneous process of petroleum generation

January 28, 2018 - 7:45am
Anasys Instruments’ nanoIR2™, AFM based nanoscale IR spectroscopy system, researchers at the Schlumberger-Doll Research Center and US Geological Survey provided for the first time the simultaneous geo...

New filters could enable manufacturers to perform highly-selective chemical separation

January 26, 2018 - 7:47am
A team of chemical and biological engineers has developed highly selective membrane filters that could enable manufacturers to separate and purify chemicals in ways that are currently impossible, allo...

Researchers use sound waves to advance optical communication

January 26, 2018 - 7:47am
Illinois researchers have demonstrated that sound waves can be used to produce ultraminiature optical diodes that are tiny enough to fit onto a computer chip. These devices, called optical isolators,...

Piecework at the nano assembly line: Electric fields drive nano-motors a 100,000 times faster than previous methods

January 25, 2018 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular machines to move a hundred thousand times faster than w...

Thanks for the memory: NIST takes a deep look at memristors

January 25, 2018 - 7:45am
n the race to build a computer that mimics the massive computational power of the human brain, researchers are increasingly turning to memristors, which can vary their electrical resistance based on t...

New Method Uses DNA, Nanoparticles and Top-Down Lithography to Make Optically Active Structures: Technique could lead to new classes of materials that can bend light, such as for those used in cloaking devices

January 25, 2018 - 7:45am
•DNA -- nature’s blueprint -- is a key tool in new method •‘Architecture is everything when designing new materials,’ scientist says •The structures cannot be made using any other known technique •...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock

January 25, 2018 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its common stock, offered at a price of $5.25 per share, before und...

Leti to Demo New Curving Technology at Photonics West that Improves Performance of Optical Components

January 23, 2018 - 7:47am
•Researchers Will Present 20 Papers, Including Three Invited Papers •Leti Workshop Will Feature Keynote by Head of Optics Research at Oculus VR, the Facebook Subsidiary that Focuses on Virtual Realit...

Nanowrinkles could save billions in shipping and aquaculture Surfaces inspired by carnivorous plants delay degradation by marine fouling

January 23, 2018 - 7:47am
A team of chemistry researchers from the University of Sydney Nano Institute has developed nanostructured surface coatings that have anti-fouling properties without using any toxic components.

Ultrathin black phosphorus for solar-driven hydrogen economy: Osaka University researchers use sunlight to make hydrogen with a new nanostructured catalyst based on nanosheets of black phosphorus and bismuth vanadate

January 23, 2018 - 7:47am
Hydrogen as a fuel source, rather than hydrocarbons like oil and coal, offers many benefits. Burning hydrogen produces harmless water with the potential to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions and their...

Ultra-thin optical fibers offer new way to 3-D print microstructures: Novel approach lays groundwork for using 3-D printing to repair tissue in the body

January 23, 2018 - 7:47am
For the first time, researchers have shown that an optical fiber as thin as a human hair can be used to create microscopic structures with laser-based 3D printing. The innovative approach might one da...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Announces Proposed Underwritten Offering of Common Stock

January 23, 2018 - 7:47am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced its intention to offer and sell shares of its common stock in an underwritten offering pursuant to its existing shelf registration stateme...

Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computing

January 22, 2018 - 7:45am
Engineers worldwide have been developing alternative ways to provide greater memory storage capacity on even smaller computer chips. Previous research into two-dimensional atomic sheets for memory sto...

Scientists synthesize nanoparticle-antioxidants to treat strokes and spinal cord injuries

January 22, 2018 - 7:45am
An international science team has developed an innovative therapeutic complex based on multi-layer polymer nano-structures of superoxide dismutase (SOD). The new substance can be used to effectively r...

New catalyst for hydrogen production is a step toward clean fuel: Carbon-based nanocomposite with embedded metal ions yields impressive performance as catalyst for electrolysis of water to generate hydrogen

January 20, 2018 - 7:47am
A nanostructured composite material developed at UC Santa Cruz has shown impressive performance as a catalyst for the electrochemical splitting of water to produce hydrogen. An efficient, low-cost cat...