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Rice University chemists make laser-induced graphene from wood

Nanotech-Now - August 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have made wood into an electrical conductor by turning its surface into graphene.

Scientists discover new magnet with nearly massless charge carriers

Nanotech-Now - August 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Advances in modern electronics has demanded the requisite hardware, transistors, to be smaller in each new iteration. Recent progress in nanotechnology has reduced the size of silicon transistors down...

High-speed FM-AFM and simulation reveal atomistic dissolution processes of calcite in water

Nanotech-Now - August 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Calcite is one of the most abundant components of the Earth crust, the outer-most layer of the Earth, constituting as the largest carbon reservoir in the global carbon cycle in nature. Thus, large-sca...

Research team bends individual tetrapod nanostructures

Nanotech-Now - August 2, 2017 - 5:29pm
Since a research group at Kiel University (CAU) and the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) in Hamburg-Harburg has developed aerographite – one of the most light weight materials in the world – in...

Magnetic freestyle nanoswimmer could make biomedical nanobot

Nanotechweb - August 2, 2017 - 7:18am
Two-arm device can quickly propagate through viscous fluids like those found in the human body.

Atomic movies may help explain why perovskite solar cells are more efficient: SLAC's ultrafast 'electron camera' captures surprising atomic motions in these next-generation materials

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2017 - 7:45am
In recent years, perovskites have taken the solar cell industry by storm. They are cheap, easy to produce and very flexible in their applications. Their efficiency at converting light into electricity...

Triple-layer catalyst does double duty: Rice, University of Houston produce robust catalyst to split water into hydrogen, oxygen

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2017 - 7:45am
Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen to produce clean energy can be simplified with a single catalyst developed by scientists at Rice University and the University of Houston.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2017 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will host a webcast and conference call on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss its financial results for the fi...

Rice U. scientists map ways forward for lithium-ion batteries for extreme environments: Paper details developments toward high-temperature batteries

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2017 - 7:45am
Lithium-ion batteries are popular power sources for cellphones and other electronics, but problematic in extreme heat or cold. A Rice University laboratory has suggested ways to extend their range.

Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing: New approach yields long-lasting configurations that could provide long-sought “qubit” material

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers have taken an important step toward the long-sought goal of a quantum computer, which in theory should be capable of vastly faster computations than conventional computers, for certain kin...

Atomic discovery opens door to greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry: Scientists find way to correct communication pathways in silicon chips, making them perfect

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2017 - 7:45am
A key step in unlocking the potential for greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry was taken recently by a group of researchers led by UAlberta physicist Robert Wolkow.

Designing highly reversible aluminum-ion batteries with graphene

Nanotechweb - August 1, 2017 - 5:10am
The safe alternative to lithium-ion chemistries can be cycled thousands of times, but graphene must be pure and defect-free for the best performance.

Moiré metamaterial distinguishes between safe and harmful enantiomers

Nanotechweb - July 31, 2017 - 1:44am
New chiral plasmonic nanostructure could come in useful for differentiating right- and left-handed drug molecules.

Physicists gain new insights into nanosystems with spherical confinement: Enormous potential for the targeted delivery of pharmaceutical agents and the creation of tailored nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2017 - 7:45am
Theoretical physicists led by Professor Kurt Binder and Dr. Arash Nikoubashman at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have used computer simulations to study the arrangement of stiff...

Strange electrons break the crystal symmetry of high-temperature superconductors: Brookhaven Lab scientists discover spontaneous voltage perpendicular to applied current that may help unravel the mystery of high-temperature superconductors

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2017 - 7:45am
The perfect performance of superconductors could revolutionize everything from grid-scale power infrastructure to consumer electronics, if only they could be coerced into operating above frigid temper...

Getting closer to porous, light-responsive materials: A new flexible material changes its porous nature when exposed to light

Nanotech-Now - July 28, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) and the University of Tokyo have developed a light-responsive crystalline material that overcomes challenges f...

First Capacitive Transducer with 13nm Gap

Nanotech-Now - July 28, 2017 - 7:45am
Fabrication of sub-30nm gap for capacitive transducers seemed impossible, until recently. Researchers at UC Berkeley successfully demonstrated a 13nm-gap capacitive resonator, which will improve senso...

Living computers: RNA circuits transform cells into nanodevices

Nanotech-Now - July 28, 2017 - 7:45am
The interdisciplinary nexus of biology and engineering, known as synthetic biology, is growing at a rapid pace, opening new vistas that could scarcely be imagined a short time ago.

Regulation of two-dimensional nanomaterials: New driving force for lithium-ion batteries

Nanotech-Now - July 28, 2017 - 7:45am
Li-ion batteries (LIBs) are attractive as the major energy storage devices due to their higher specific energy density, lower self-discharge, and lower memory effect. Among the components of batteries...

Optical lithography goes photoresist-free

Nanotechweb - July 28, 2017 - 5:21am
"DOLFIN" can directly pattern nanomaterials such as quantum dots using photoactive ligands alone.