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Advanced Manufacturing Lab to Build New Collaborative Hub for Next-Gen Materials

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 15, 2016 - 1:15pm
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) officials, along with representat Jeremy Thomas, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory News

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Two electrons go on a quantum walk and end up in a qudit: Russian scientists find a way to reliably connect quantum elements

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists from the Institute of Physics and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have let two electrons loose in a system of quantum dots to create a quantum computer memory cell of...

It's basic: Alternative fuel cell technology reduces cost: Study sets performance targets for metal-free fuel cell membrane

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2016 - 7:45am
The pathway to zero-emission vehicles has taken two forks, one toward battery electric cars like the Tesla and the other toward fuel-cell-powered automobiles like the Toyota Mirai.

Leti demonstrates world’s first alpha-wave measuring system for consumers at CES Unveiled and at its booth: RELAX Headgear Provides New Dimension to Wellness Management In Every Area of Life, From Working to Studying to Exercising or Just Sitting

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, will demonstrate at CES 2017 a wearable device that takes measurement of brain-activity – alpha waves – out of the clinic and puts it into the hands of consumers.

Electron highway inside crystal

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists of the University of Würzburg have made an astonishing discovery in a specific type of topological insulators. The effect is due to the structure of the materials used. The researchers have...

A nano-roundabout for light

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Just like in normal road traffic, crossings are indispensable in optical signal processing. In order to avoid collisions, a clear traffic rule is required. A new method has now been developed at TU Wi...

Keeping electric car design on the right road: A closer look at the life-cycle impacts of lithium-ion batteries and proton exchange membrane fuel cells

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Does it really help to drive an electric car if the electricity you use to charge the batteries come from a coal mine in Germany, or if the batteries were manufactured in China using coal?

MoS2-pentacene heterojunctions help make better photovoltaics

Nanotechweb - December 15, 2016 - 4:47am
The lifetime of charge carriers in hybrid material can be increased by roughly a factor of 10 from those in van der Waals heterojunctions based on 2D materials alone.

Nanoelectrodes reveal the role of controversial neuron features

Nanotechweb - December 14, 2016 - 5:42am
Voltage measurements of dendritic spines using a nanopipette suggest their electrical role in shaping the synaptic transmission of signals through the nervous system.

Hydroxyapatite nanowires for fireproof textiles

Nanotechweb - December 14, 2016 - 4:04am
Other applications include fire shielding and heat insulation, but also wound dressings and bone fracture repair.

Further improvement of qubit lifetime for quantum computers: New technique removes quasiparticles from superconducting quantum circuits

Nanotech-Now - December 13, 2016 - 7:45am
An international team of scientists has succeeded in making further improvements to the lifetime of superconducting quantum circuits. An important prerequisite for the realization of high-performance...

Chemical trickery corrals 'hyperactive' metal-oxide cluster

Nanotech-Now - December 13, 2016 - 7:45am
After decades of eluding researchers because of chemical instability, key metal-oxide clusters have been isolated in water, a significant advance for growing the clusters with the impeccable control o...

Researchers peer into atom-sized tunnels in hunt for better battery: May improve lithium ion for larger devices, like cars

Nanotech-Now - December 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Battery researchers seeking improved electrode materials have focused on "tunneled" structures that make it easier for charge-carrying ions to move in and out of the electrode. Now a team led by a res...

Scientists track chemical and structural evolution of catalytic nanoparticles in 3-D: Up-close, real-time, chemical-sensitive 3-D imaging offers clues for reducing cost/improving performance of catalysts for fuel-cell-powered vehicles and other applicatio

Nanotech-Now - December 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Catalysts are at the heart of fuel cells-devices that convert hydrogen and oxygen to water and enough electricity to power vehicles for hundreds of miles. But finding effective, inexpensive catalysts...

Exotic insulator may hold clue to key mystery of modern physics: Johns Hopkins-led research shows material living between classical and quantum worlds

Nanotech-Now - December 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Experiments using laser light and pieces of gray material the size of fingernail clippings may offer clues to a fundamental scientific riddle: What is the relationship between the everyday world of cl...

ANU invention to inspire new night-vision specs

Nanotech-Now - December 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have designed a nano crystal around 500 times smaller than a human hair that turns darkness into visible light and can be used to create light-we...