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Nanosheet actuators lift 150 times their own weight

Nanotechweb - October 13, 2017 - 6:24am
Lifting devices based on molybdenum disulphide nanosheets are powerful, fast and robust.

Liquid metal-organic frameworks remain porous

Nanotechweb - October 13, 2017 - 5:41am
MOFs retain their exceptional porosity even when melted, a surprising finding that could lead to many new industrial applications.

Light travels freely in new zero-index silicon waveguide

Nanotechweb - October 13, 2017 - 5:36am
Structure might come in useful for a host of applications in nonlinear optics, quantum optics and waveguide coupling.

A dash of gold improves microlasers: The precious metal provides a 'nano' solution for improving disease detection, defense and cybersecurity applications

Nanotech-Now - October 12, 2017 - 7:45am
Gold. The word brings to mind wedding rings, buried treasure and California in the 1840's. But when gold is reduced to 1/100,000 the size of a human hair, it takes on an entirely new personality. ...

What can be discovered at the junction of physics and chemistry

Nanotech-Now - October 12, 2017 - 7:45am
TSU scientist Rashid Valiev and colleagues from the universities of Helsinki and Oslo have discovered a new type of rare molecules whose properties can be controlled by changing the induction of an ex...

Columbia engineers invent breakthrough millimeter-wave circulator IC

Nanotech-Now - October 12, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers are first to demonstrate a circulator on a silicon chip at mm-wave frequencies that enables nonreciprocal transmission of waves: device could enable two-way radios and transform 5g network...

New nanomaterial can extract hydrogen fuel from seawater: Hybrid material converts more sunlight and can weather seawater's harsh conditions

Nanotech-Now - October 12, 2017 - 7:45am
It's possible to produce hydrogen to power fuel cells by extracting the gas from seawater, but the electricity required to do it makes the process costly. UCF researcher Yang Yang has come up with a n...

Double-walled carbon nanotubes get sorted

Nanotechweb - October 12, 2017 - 6:28am
Technique separates DWCNTs according to both their inner- and outer-wall electronic types for the first time.

Tungsten offers nano-interconnects a path of least resistance: Crystalline tungsten shows insight and promise in addressing the challenges of electrical interconnects that have high resistivity at the nanoscale

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2017 - 7:46am
As microchips become ever smaller and therefore faster, the shrinking size of their copper interconnects leads to increased electrical resistivity at the nanoscale. Finding a solution to this impendin...

Arrowhead to Present at Chardan Gene Therapy Conference

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2017 - 7:46am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that the company will make a presentation at the following upcoming event:

'CRISPR-Gold' fixes Duchenne muscular dystrophy mutation in mice

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2017 - 7:46am
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have engineered a new way to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology inside cells and have demonstrated in mice that the technology can repair...

Fast-moving magnetic particles could enable new form of data storage: Recently discovered phenomenon could provide a way to bypass the limits to Moore's Law

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2017 - 7:46am
New research has shown that an exotic kind of magnetic behavior discovered just a few years ago holds great promise as a way of storing data -- one that could overcome fundamental limits that might ot...

Nacre-like graphene composite is stronger and tougher

Nanotechweb - October 9, 2017 - 3:14am
Brick-and-mortar architecture leads to much improved mechanical properties.

Thermoresponsive polymer helps graphene fold into 3D shapes

Nanotechweb - October 9, 2017 - 3:08am
Origami-inspired technique could be used to make new types of devices from carbon sheet.

Light polarization modulated rapidly by gold nanorods

Nanotechweb - October 9, 2017 - 2:51am
Effect could be used to make better pharmaceuticals.

Scanning tunnelling microscope creates all-graphene p–n junctions

Nanotechweb - October 9, 2017 - 1:44am
Varying the tip voltage produces either electron traps or waveguides, integrating electronics and photonics on the same device.

A Sea of Spinning Electrons: Rutgers-led discovery could spawn a wave of new electronic devices

Nanotech-Now - October 7, 2017 - 7:46am
Picture two schools of fish swimming in clockwise and counterclockwise circles. It’s enough to make your head spin, and now scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the University of Florida...

A flexible new platform for high-performance electronics

Nanotech-Now - October 7, 2017 - 7:46am
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has created the most functional flexible transistor in the world -- and with it, a fast, simple and inexpensive fabrication process that's easily sc...

International team reconstructs nanoscale virus features from correlations of scattered X-rays: Team uses Berkeley Lab CAMERA's M-TIP algorithm to enable visualization

Nanotech-Now - October 6, 2017 - 7:46am
As part of an international research team, Jeff Donatelli, Peter Zwart and Kanupriya Pande of the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) at Lawrence Berkeley Nationa...