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Major leap towards data storage at the molecular level

August 30, 2017 - 7:45am
From smartphones to supercomputers, the growing need for smaller and more energy efficient devices has made higher density data storage one of the most important technological quests.

What the world's tiniest 'monster truck' reveals

August 30, 2017 - 7:45am
Title Frame suspended into four Cucurbituril wheels: Meet the Ohio Bobcat Nanowagon Abstract We present the design, synthesis and characterization of the Ohio Bobcat Nanowagon, a [5]pseudorotax...

A more complete picture of the nano world

August 30, 2017 - 7:45am
They may be tiny and invisible, says Xiaoji Xu, but the aerosol particles suspended in gases play a role in cloud formation and environmental pollution and can be detrimental to human health.

'Nano-hashtags' could provide definite proof of Majorana particles: Eindhoven network of nanowires gives particles the space to exchange places

August 30, 2017 - 7:45am
In Nature today an international team of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and the University of California - Santa Barbara presents an advanced quant...

DNA sensor system developed for specific and sensitive measurement of cancer-relevant enzyme activity

August 30, 2017 - 7:45am
The development of DNA sensor systems is of great importance for advances in medical science. Now another piece of the puzzle for the development of personalized medicine has been found with the resul...

Lego proteins revealed: Self-assembling protein complexes based on a single mutation could provide scaffolding for nanostructures

August 30, 2017 - 7:45am
When hemoglobin undergoes just one mutation, these protein complexes stick to one another, stacking like Lego blocks to form long, stiff filaments. These filaments, in turn, elongate the red blood cel...

Heating quantum matter: A novel view on topology: Physicists demonstrate how heating up a quantum system can be used as a universal probe for exotic states of matter

August 28, 2017 - 7:45am
In physical sciences, certain quantities appear as integer multiples of fundamental and indivisible elements. This quantization of physical quantities, which is at the heart of our description of Natu...

A Tougher Tooth: A new dental restoration composite developed by UCSB scientists proves more durable than the conventional material

August 28, 2017 - 7:45am
Fewer trips to the dentist may be in your future, and you have mussels to thank. Inspired by the mechanisms mussels use to adhere to inhospitable surfaces, UC Santa Barbara researchers have develop...

Nagoya physicists resolve long-standing mystery of structure-less transition: Nagoya University-led team of physicists use a synchrotron radiation X-ray source to probe a so-called 'structure-less' transition and develop a new understanding of molecular c

August 28, 2017 - 7:45am
We normally associate conduction of electricity with metals. However, some of the high measured conductivities are found in certain organic molecular crystals. Metallic, semiconducting and even superc...

Tokai University research: Nanomaterial wrap for improved tissue imaging

August 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at Tokai University describe in Advanced Materials how wrapping biological tissue in a nanosheet of a particular organic material results in high-quality microscopy images. Application of...

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors

August 24, 2017 - 7:45am
Title Processing of silkworm silk for applications in flexible electronics Abstract Silkworm silk, with five thousand years' usage history, is a popular natural material for clothes or wearing...

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications

August 24, 2017 - 7:45am
Originally a mineral, the perovskite used in today's technology is quite different from the rock found in the Earth mantle. A "perovskite structure" uses a different combination of atoms but keep the...

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study

August 24, 2017 - 7:45am
By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, Duke University researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using...

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet

August 22, 2017 - 7:45am
An international research team has developed inks made of graphene-like materials for inkjet printing. New black phosphorous inks are compatible with conventional inkjet printing techniques for optoel...

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

August 22, 2017 - 7:45am
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities...

Freeze-dried foam soaks up carbon dioxide: Rice University scientists lead effort to make novel 3-D material

August 22, 2017 - 7:45am
Rice University materials scientists have created a light foam from two-dimensional sheets of hexagonal-boron nitride (h-BN) that absorbs carbon dioxide.

Gold shines through properties of nano biosensors: Researchers discover that fluorescence in ligand-protected gold nanoclusters is an intrinsic property of the gold particles themselves

August 22, 2017 - 7:45am
With their remarkable electrical and optical properties, along with biocompatibility, photostability and chemical stability, gold nanoclusters are gaining a foothold in a number of research areas, par...

Two Scientists Receive Grants to Develop New Materials: Chad Mirkin and Monica Olvera de la Cruz recognized by Sherman Fairchild Foundation

August 22, 2017 - 7:45am
Mirkin will develop a materials design method called ‘nanocombinatorics’ Olvera de la Cruz will focus on structures that mimic protein membranes, cells

Fewer defects from a 2-D approach

August 20, 2017 - 7:45am
Improving the efficiency of solar cells requires materials free from impurities and structural defects. Scientists across many disciplines at KAUST have shown that 2D organic-inorganic hybrid material...

Scientists from the University of Manchester and Diamond Light Source work with Deben to develop and test a new compression stage to study irradiated graphite at elevated temperatures

August 20, 2017 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on the results of a new paper presented at the 2016 X-Ray Micro...