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Speedy ion conduction in solid electrolytes clears road for advanced energy devices

May 9, 2016 - 7:45am
In a rechargeable battery, the electrolyte transports lithium ions from the negative to the positive electrode during discharging. The path of ionic flow reverses during recharging. The organic liquid...

Engineers create a better way to boil water -- with industrial, electronics applications

May 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Engineers at Oregon State University have found a new way to induce and control boiling bubble formation, that may allow everything from industrial-sized boilers to advanced electronics to work better...

Clues on the path to a new lithium battery technology: Charging produces highly reactive singlet oxygen in lithium air batteries

May 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Rechargeable lithium air batteries are a next-generation technology: Theoretically they might be much lighter and offer better performance than current lithium ion batteries. However, currently they r...

Unique nano-capsules promise the targeted drug delivery: Russian scientists created unique nano-capsules for the targeted drug delivery

May 9, 2016 - 7:45am
By now, the research is quite fundamental. However, one of the authors, Igor Potemkin (Professor of the Chair of Polymer and Crystal Physics, Physics Department, the Lomonosov Moscow State University)...

Molybdenum disulfide holds promise for light absorption: Rice researchers probe light-capturing properties of atomically thin MoS2

May 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Mechanics know molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) as a useful lubricant in aircraft and motorcycle engines and in the CV and universal joints of trucks and automobiles. Rice University engineering researcher...

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research and McGill University Announce the McGill AFM Summer School and Workshop, May 12-13, 2016

May 7, 2016 - 7:45am
McGill University Department of Physics and Oxford Instruments Asylum Research are pleased to announce the McGill AFM Summer School and Workshop, May 12-13, 2016. The Workshop focuses on nanoelectrica...

The intermediates in a chemical reaction photographed 'red-handed' Researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country have for the first time succeeded in imaging all the steps in a complex organic reaction and have resolved the mechanisms that e

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
One of the long-standing goals being pursued by chemists has been to succeed in following and directly visualising how the structures of molecules change when they undergo complex chemical transformat...

New tool allows scientists to visualize 'nanoscale' processes

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
E-MAIL Chemists at UC San Diego have developed a new tool that allows scientists for the first time to see, at the scale of five billionths of a meter, "nanoscale" mixing processes occurring in liq...

FEI Launches Apreo – Industry-Leading Versatile, High-Performance SEM: The Apreo SEM provides high-resolution surface information with excellent contrast, and the flexibility to accommodate a large range of samples, applications and conditions

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) today announced the new Apreo™ scanning electron microscope (SEM), offering an industry-leading range of applications. In fields ranging from materials and life sciences, to researc...

A compact, efficient single photon source that operates at ambient temperatures on a chip: Highly directional single photon source concept is expected to lead to a significant progress in producing compact, cheap, and efficient sources of quantum informat

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum information science and technology has emerged as a new paradigm for dramatically faster computation and secure communication in the 21st century. At the heart of any quantum system is the mos...

Nuclear pores captured on film: Using an ultra fast-scanning atomic force microscope, researchers from the University of Basel have filmed 'living' nuclear pore complexes at work for the first time

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Using an ultra fast-scanning atomic force microscope, a team of researchers from the University of Basel has filmed "living" nuclear pore complexes at work for the first time. Nuclear pores are molecu...

Little ANTs: Researchers build the world's tiniest engine

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed the world's tiniest engine - just a few billionths of a metre in size - which uses light to power itself. The nanoscale engine, developed by researchers at the University of...

An Experiment Seeks to Make Quantum Physics Visible to the Naked Eye

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Predictions from quantum physics have been confirmed by countless experiments, but no one has yet detected the quantum physical effect of entanglement directly with the naked eye. This should now be p...

Quantum sensors for high-precision magnetometry of superconductors

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have developed a new method that has enabled them to image magnetic fields on the nanometer scale...

Non-animal approach to predict impact of nanomaterials on human lung published Archives of Toxicology publishes workshop recommendations

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
A compilation of recommendations from a 2015 workshop organized by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. appears in a report in Archives of Toxicology.

Making invisible physics visible: The Jayich Lab has created a new sensor technology that captures nanoscale images with high spatial resolution and sensitivity

May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
If using a single atom to capture high-resolution images of nanoscale material sounds like science fiction, think again. That's exactly what the Quantum Sensing and Imaging Group at UC Santa Barbar...

New drug-delivery approach holds potential for treating obesity

May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed nanoparticles that can deliver antiobesity drugs directly to fat tissue. Overweight mice treated with these nanoparticles lost 10 per...

Spintronics for future information technologies: Spin currents in topological insulators controlled

May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
They thereby demonstrated that this class of materials is suitable for data processing based on spin. The work has been published in the renowned periodical Physical Review B and was selected as "Edit...

Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops

May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists are working diligently to prepare for the expected increase in global population -- and therefore an increased need for food production-- in the coming decades. A team of engineers at Washi...

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering

May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
The fabrication of a prototype tissue having functional properties close to the natural ones is crucial for effective transplantation. Tissue engineering scaffolds are typically used as supports which...