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Quantum detectives in the hunt for the world's first quantum computer

Nanotech-Now - September 15, 2017 - 7:45am
A new paper in Nature Communications is the latest confirmation of Majorana fermions -- a strange quasiparticle at the heart of the next generation of quantum machines being pursued by University of S...

Interlayer-expanded nanosheets could make good battery electrode materials

Nanotechweb - September 15, 2017 - 5:18am
2D vanadyl phosphate intercalated with organic molecules improves sodium-ion devices.

Dichalcogenides offer atomically thin alternatives to silicon

Nanotechweb - September 14, 2017 - 3:28am
Hafnium and zirconium selenides form "native" high-k dielectrics, allowing atomically thin transistors with low-defect interfaces.

Fast magnetic writing of data

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2017 - 7:45am
For almost seventy years now, magnetic tapes and hard disks have been used for data storage in computers. In spite of many new technologies that have been developed in the meantime, the controlled mag...

Chemical hot spots: Scanning tunneling microscopy measurements identify active sites on catalyst surfaces

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2017 - 7:45am
Chemistry live: Using a scanning tunneling microscope, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) were able for the very first time to witness in detail the activity of catalysts during a...

Nanoparticles limit damage in spinal cord injury: Injection after an injury reduces inflammation and scarring

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2017 - 7:45am
After a spinal cord injury, a significant amount of secondary nerve damage is caused by inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the ability of the nervous system to repair itself.

More durable, less expensive fuel cells: University of Delaware researchers have developed a new technology that could speed up the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of engineers at the University of Delaware has developed a technology that could make fuel cells cheaper and more durable, a breakthrough that could speed up the commercialization of fuel cell...

A revolution in lithium-ion batteries is becoming more realistic

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2017 - 7:45am
The modern world relies on portable electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras or camcorders. Many of these devices are powered by lithium-ion batteries, which could be smaller,...

Opto-thermophoretic technique assembles colloidal nanoparticles

Nanotechweb - September 13, 2017 - 4:16am
New approach overcomes the limitations of existing methods and works for a wide range of different materials.

Centrifugal spinning yields industrial quantities of nanofibres

Nanotechweb - September 13, 2017 - 12:51am
Cheap alternative to electrospinning could deliver nanofibrous battery electrodes to the market in the next few years.

Solar collectors work better with nanofluids

Nanotechweb - September 12, 2017 - 1:35pm
Adding graphene to the working fluid improves the efficiency of heat transfer.

Research shows how DNA molecules cross nanopores: Study could inform biosensors, manufacturing, and more

Nanotech-Now - September 11, 2017 - 7:45am
Research presented in a new paper co-authored by Northwestern University associate professor of mechanical engineering Sandip Ghosal sheds new light on how polymers cross tiny pores ten thousand times...

Leti and Partners in PiezoMAT Project Develop New Fingerprint Technology for Highly Reliable Security and ID Applications: Ultra-high Resolution Pressure Sensing Uses Matrices of Vertical Piezoelectric Nanowire To Reconstruct the Smallest Features of Huma

Nanotech-Now - September 11, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti today announced that the European R&D project known as PiezoMAT has developed a pressure-based fingerprint sensor that enables resolution more than twice as high as currently required by the U.S...

Bit data goes anti-skyrmions

Nanotech-Now - September 11, 2017 - 7:45am
Today's world, rapidly changing because of "big data", is encapsulated in trillions of tiny magnetic objects - magnetic bits - each of which stores one bit of data in magnetic disk drives. A group of...

Enzymes could compete with platinum in new fuel cell

Nanotechweb - September 11, 2017 - 2:12am
Device produces almost 16 mWh of energy after 17 hours of continuous operation.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Host R&D Day on RNAi-Based Therapies

Nanotech-Now - September 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will host a Research & Development Day to discuss its pipeline of RNAi-based therapies on September 14 in New York City.

FET-based biosensor directly detects molecules in whole serum

Nanotechweb - September 8, 2017 - 8:52am
Device could be used in point-of-care diagnostics and as a portable alternative to state-of-the-art central laboratory analysers.

Silicon device offers fast route to effective tissue therapy

Nanotechweb - September 8, 2017 - 2:28am
Focused electric fields deliver reprogramming factors into cells, enabling blood vessels and neurons to be created from skin and muscle tissues.

Optical quantum memory shrinks to the nanoscale

Nanotechweb - September 7, 2017 - 8:40am
Tiny device enhances interaction between matter and light.

Insect eyes inspire new solar cell design from Stanford

Nanotech-Now - September 7, 2017 - 7:45am
Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new generation of advanced photovoltaics, say Stanford University scientists.