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Substrate exfoliation carves an opening for kesterite photovoltaics

Nanotechweb - November 16, 2017 - 5:28am
Sulphur incorporation followed by a neat exfoliation process enhances the voltage of kesterite solar cells and gives them the potential to power the Internet of Things

Fluid-dispersed nanosheets bring new possibilities for silicon photonics – news from the Enlighten Conference 2017

Nanotechweb - November 16, 2017 - 3:06am
Microfluidic channels allow liquid crystals to be used as controllable waveguides in integrated optical circuits.

Oxford Instruments announces winner of the 2017 Sir Martin Wood Prize for Japan

Nanotech-Now - November 15, 2017 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce Dr Michihisa Yamamoto from the Quantum-Phase Electronic Center, The University of Tokyo, and Center of Emergent Matters, RIKEN, Japan as the winner of the 2...

Promising sensors for submarines, mines and spacecraft: MSU scientists are developing nanostructured gas sensors that would work at room temperature

Nanotech-Now - November 15, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers from the Physics Department of Moscow State University and their colleagues have discovered a mechanism that allows gas sensors, based on nanocrystalline metal oxides, to work at room temp...

Practical superconducting nanowire single photon detector with record detection efficiency over 90 percent

Nanotech-Now - November 15, 2017 - 7:45am
Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) offer significant improvement on detection efficiency (DE) compared to their semiconducting counterparts, having enabled many breakthrough app...

Cryo-electron microscopy reveals surface of Li metal in batteries

Nanotechweb - November 14, 2017 - 4:40pm
Freezing the Li metal anode shows nanostructure related to battery failure.

Graphene-oxide membranes filter organic solutions

Nanotechweb - November 13, 2017 - 11:00am
Carbon-based sieves might be used in purification and filtration technologies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries.

Dual gold nanoparticle probe measures telomere properties

Nanotechweb - November 13, 2017 - 8:01am
New technique will be important for shedding more light on how telomeres are related to cell ageing.

The next generation of power electronics? Gallium nitride doped with beryllium: How to cut down energy loss in power electronics? The right kind of doping

Nanotech-Now - November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
The trick is to be able to use beryllium atoms in gallium nitride. Gallium nitride is a compound widely used in semiconductors in consumer electronics from LED lights to game consoles. To be useful in...

Leti Joins DARPA-Funded Project to Develop Implantable Device for Restoring Vision

Nanotech-Now - November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
Leti announced today that a team of its researchers is participating in a U.S.-funded project to develop a safe, implantable neural interface system to restore vision by stimulating the visual cortex.

A new way to mix oil and water: Condensation-based method developed at MIT could create stable nanoscale emulsions

Nanotech-Now - November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
The reluctance of oil and water to mix together and stay that way is so well-known that it has become a cliché for describing any two things that do not go together well. Now, a new finding from resea...

Nanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effects: In vitro study verifies method for remotely triggering release of cancer drugs

Nanotech-Now - November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of app...

Novel Nano-CT device creates high-resolution 3D-X-rays of tiny velvet worm legs

Nanotech-Now - November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In PNAS, a team from the Technical University of Mu...

Age-old malaria treatment found to improve nanoparticle delivery to tumors: Nanomedicine researchers find new use for 70-year-old drug

Nanotech-Now - November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
A new study shows that a 70-year-old malaria drug can block immune cells in the liver so nanoparticles can arrive at their intended tumor site, overcoming a significant hurdle of targeted drug deliver...

Luleå University of Technology is using the Deben CT5000TEC stage to perform x-ray microtomography experiments with the ZEISS Xradia 510 Versa to understand deformation and strain inside inhomogeneous materials

Nanotech-Now - November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on how Luleå University of Technology is using their CT5000TEC...

Quorum reports on how cryo prep techniques for SEM are being applied in the Laboratory of Food Technology & Engineering at the University of Ghent, Belgium

Nanotech-Now - November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on how the Laboratory of Food Technology & Engineering at the University of...

Flash Nano: Single molecules clock in

Nanotechweb - November 10, 2017 - 9:37am
By designing reactions with a long series of irreversible steps, researchers design chemical clocks based on single molecules free from stochastic ensemble dynamics.

Anionic nanoceria boosts plant photosynthesis

Nanotechweb - November 10, 2017 - 8:00am
Cerium oxide particles could be used to increase crop yields in the future by helping plants become more tolerant to abiotic stress.

TUBALL nanotube-based concentrates recognised as the most innovative raw material for composites by JEC Group

Nanotech-Now - November 10, 2017 - 7:46am
JEC Group has named OCSiAl’s TUBALL MATRIX, the first-ever single wall carbon nanotube-based pre-dispersed concentrate, as the most innovative raw material for composite applications. It can be applie...

Chameleons inspire mechanochromic photonic films

Nanotechweb - November 9, 2017 - 9:07am
Elastic composites that change colour when stretched might be used in a variety of “reflecting-mode” display applications.