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Students learn precision measurement techniques at first NanoCamp

Nanotechweb - July 27, 2017 - 9:24am
Flash: A select group was hosted by Nanomechanics, Inc. for the week-long educational event.

Graphene bubbles measure shear forces

Nanotechweb - July 27, 2017 - 7:38am
Flash: Characterizing the stickiness of graphene and other 2D materials will help inform the design of future devices.

UK commits £246m to developing battery technology

Nanotechweb - July 27, 2017 - 7:23am
Flash: Initiative will encourage collaboration between academia and industry to commercialize promising research.

Spintronic oscillators for neuromorphic computing

Nanotechweb - July 27, 2017 - 7:06am
'Nano-neuron' can recognize audio signals.

The School of Materials at the University of Manchester utilise Deben’s mechanical stages to characterise structure and behaviour at the micro- and nano- scale

Nanotech-Now - July 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on how the School of Materials at the University of Manchester...

Shining rings: A new material emits white light when exposed to electricity: New synthetic approach could spark development of other dynamic materials

Nanotech-Now - July 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists at Nagoya University have developed a new way to make stimuli-responsive materials in a predictable manner. They used this method to design a new material, a mixture of carbon nanorings and...

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Nanotech-Now - July 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Imagine slipping into a jacket, shirt or skirt that powers your cell phone, fitness tracker and other personal electronic devices as you walk, wave and even when you are sitting.

The July 23 close fly-by of asteroid 2017 BS5 is explored in a Q&A with Dr. John S. Lewis, chief scientist at Deep Space Industries

Nanotech-Now - July 26, 2017 - 7:45am
An asteroid the size of a football field is headed straight towards us. And it will be here within days. But not to worry because 2017 BS5 will pass by Earth at a safe yet cosmically-snug gap of just...

Scientists announce the quest for high-index materials: All-dielectric nanophotonics: The quest for better materials and fabrication techniques

Nanotech-Now - July 26, 2017 - 7:45am
In order to send, receive, and process electromagnetic signals, antennas are used. An antenna is a device capable of effectively transmitting, picking up, and redirecting electromagnetic radiation. Ty...

Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store information: Scientists use electron pulses to create and manipulate nanoscale magnetic excitations that can store data

Nanotech-Now - July 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Magnets and magnetic phenomena underpin the vast majority of modern data storage, and the measurement scales for research focused on magnetic behaviors continue to shrink with the rest of digital tec...

Probiotics: Novel biosynthetic tool to develop metallic nanoparticles: This research article by Dr. Nida Akhtar et al has been published in Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2017

Nanotech-Now - July 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Probiotics, being live microbes, exert numerous beneficial health effects on the host cells. Such probiotics are commercially available as dietary supplements, foods, pharmaceutical formulations. Yaku...

The first light atomic nucleus with a second face

Nanotech-Now - July 26, 2017 - 7:45am
To some degree of approximation, atomic nuclei look like spheres which in most cases are distorted to a greater or lesser extent. When the nucleus is excited, its shape may change, but only for an ext...

Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticles

Nanotech-Now - July 26, 2017 - 7:45am
An electrode brought to the surface of a liquid that contains microparticles can be used to pull out surprisingly long chains of particles. Curiously enough, the particles in the chains are held toget...

Here's a tip: Indented cement shows unique properties: Rice University models reveal nanoindentation can benefit crystals in concrete

Nanotech-Now - July 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have determined that no matter how large or small a piece of tobermorite is, it will respond to loading forces in precisely the same way. But poking it with a sharp point w...

Perovskites promise cheaper X-ray detectors

Nanotechweb - July 25, 2017 - 3:52am
New sintering technique offers a simpler way to produce large-area detectors that perform comparably to state-of-the-art cadmium telluride devices.

Tokyo Institute of Technology research: Antiaromatic molecule displays record electrical conductance

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers demonstrate high electrical conductance for an antiaromatic nickel complex — an order of magnitude higher than for a similar aromatic complex. Since the conductance is also tunable by ele...

Harnessing light to drive chemical reactions

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2017 - 7:45am
An exotic interaction between light and metal can be harnessed to make chemical reactions more sustainable, but the physics behind it has been widely debated in the field.

X-ray nanotomography reveals 3D magnetization structures

Nanotechweb - July 24, 2017 - 7:14am
Technique picks up “Bloch points”.

Nanomesh makes breathable on-skin sensor

Nanotechweb - July 24, 2017 - 7:04am
Device does not cause any inflammation or discomfort and so could be used for continuous long-term monitoring of bio-signals.

Chiral metamaterial enables scatter-free propagation

Nanotechweb - July 24, 2017 - 5:17am
Novel design enables first experimental observation of topological behaviour in a microwave metamaterial.