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A nanotech sensor that turns molecular fingerprints into bar codes

Nanotech-Now - June 13, 2018 - 7:45am
Infrared spectroscopy is the benchmark method for detecting and analyzing organic compounds. But it requires complicated procedures and large, expensive instruments, making device miniaturization chal...

Detecting the birth and death of a phonon

Nanotech-Now - June 13, 2018 - 7:45am
Phonons are discrete units of vibrational energy predicted by quantum mechanics that correspond to collective oscillations of atoms inside a molecule or a crystal. When such vibrations are produced by...

Scientists use photonic chip to make virtual movies of molecular motion

Nanotech-Now - June 13, 2018 - 7:45am
Scientists from IUPUI, MIT, Nokia Bell Labs, NTT and the University of Bristol in England, which led the study, have shown how an optical chip can simulate the motion of atoms within molecules at the...

Unzipping graphene nanotubes into nanoribbons: New study shows elegant mathematical solution to understand how the flow of electrons changes when carbon nanotubes turn into zigzag nanoribbons

Nanotech-Now - June 9, 2018 - 7:45am
In a new study published in EPJ B, Basant Lal Sharma from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur provides a detailed analysis of how the flow of heat and electrons is affected at the interface betw...

Quantum Interference May Be Key to Smaller Insulators: Breakthrough could jumpstart further miniaturization of transistors

Nanotech-Now - June 9, 2018 - 7:45am
Ever shrinking transistors are the key to faster and more efficient computer processing. Since the 1970s, advancements in electronics have largely been driven by the steady pace with which these tiny...

Density gradient ultracentrifugation for colloidal nanostructures separation and investigation

Nanotech-Now - June 9, 2018 - 7:45am
Density gradient ultracentrifugation (DGUC), as an effective method for the purification of nanomaterials, has attracted tremendou attentions of researchers. A recent review was reported by Science Bu...

Promising news from biomedicine: DNA origami more resilient than previously understood

Nanotech-Now - June 9, 2018 - 7:45am
The DNA origami technique is a widely used method for making complex, yet well-defined nanostructures, with applications in biophysics, molecular biology, as well as drug and enzyme delivery. A major...

Building nanomaterials for next-generation computing: Scientists recently developed a blueprint to fabricate new nanoheterostructures using 2D materials

Nanotech-Now - June 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Nanoscientists at Northwestern University have developed a blueprint to fabricate new heterostructures from different types of 2-D materials. 2-D materials are single atom layers that can be stacked t...

Science of Star Creation, Neuroscience of Hearing and Tool to Edit DNA Win Kavli Prizes: 7 scientists from 5 countries share USD $1 million prizes in fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience

Nanotech-Now - June 7, 2018 - 7:45am
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters today announced the winners of the 2018 Kavli Prizes. Given in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, this year’s prizes honor scientis...

Arrowhead Completes Enrollment in Single Dose Portion of Phase 1/2 Study of ARO-HBV

Nanotech-Now - June 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it has completed enrollment and dosing of all 5 planned cohorts of healthy adult volunteers in the single-ascending dose portion of i...

Arrowhead Completes Enrollment in Single Dose Portion of Phase 1/2 Study of ARO-HBV

Nanotech-Now - June 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it has completed enrollment and dosing of all 5 planned cohorts of healthy adult volunteers in the single-ascending dose portion of i...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming June 2018 Conferences

Nanotech-Now - June 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it is scheduled to make presentations at the following upcoming events: Jefferies 2018 Global Healthcare Conference – New York , June...

Tiny particles could help fight brain cancer: Nanoparticles carrying two drugs can cross the blood-brain barrier and shrink glioblastoma tumors

Nanotech-Now - June 5, 2018 - 7:45am
Glioblastoma multiforme, a type of brain tumor, is one of the most difficult-to-treat cancers. Only a handful of drugs are approved to treat glioblastoma, and the median life expectancy for patients d...

Rare element to provide better material for high-speed electronics

Nanotech-Now - June 5, 2018 - 7:45am
urdue researchers have discovered a new two-dimensional material, derived from the rare element tellurium, to make transistors that carry a current better throughout a computer chip.

Northwestern researchers predict materials to stabilize record-high capacity lithium-ion battery: Advancement could pave the way for less expensive, longer-lasting batteries for electric vehicles

Nanotech-Now - June 5, 2018 - 7:45am
•Lithium-manganese-oxide compound forces oxygen to participate in the reaction process, which more than doubles the capacity •Researchers use computation to predict chromium and vanadium could stab...

Novel method to fabricate nanoribbons from speeding nano droplets

Nanotech-Now - June 3, 2018 - 7:45am
An international team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has discovered a novel method for the synthesis of ultrathin semiconductors. This is a unique growth mechanism, which yielded nanoscopic sem...

Graphene-based desiccant offers super dry solution to moisture control

Nanotech-Now - June 1, 2018 - 10:23am
A new graphene-based desiccant could one day eliminate footwear odours and control moisture in applications ranging from electronics, packaging and air conditioning.

Theory gives free rein to superconductivity at room temperature

Nanotech-Now - June 1, 2018 - 7:45am
Development of superconductors which can operate at room temperature has been a major focus of interest of physicists all over the world. At times news come out about the discovery of new high-tempera...

Switching with molecules: Molecular switch will facilitate the development of pioneering electro-optical devices

Nanotech-Now - May 30, 2018 - 7:45am
A research team led by physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed molecular nanoswitches that can be toggled between two structurally different states using an applied voltag...

Tunable diamond string may hold key to quantum memory: A process similar to guitar tuning improves storage time of quantum memory

Nanotech-Now - May 30, 2018 - 7:45am
A quantum internet promises completely secure communication. But using quantum bits or qubits to carry information requires a radically new piece of hardware - a quantum memory. This atomic-scale devi...