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A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune: Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a tiny toolkit for scientists to study exotic quantum physics

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a graphene device that's thinner than a human hair but has a depth of special traits...

Electronic chip mimics the brain to make memories in a flash: Engineers have mimicked the human brain with an electronic chip that uses light to create and modify memories.

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers from RMIT University drew inspiration from an emerging tool in biotechnology - optogenetics - to develop a device that replicates the way the brain stores and loses information.

The interlayers help perovskite crystallisation for high-performance light-emitting diodes: Unveiling the synergistic effect of precursor stoichiometry and interfacial reactions for perovskite light-emitting diodes

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Scientists at Linkoping University working with colleagues from China have shown how to achieve efficient perovskite light-emitting diodes (LEDs). In an article published in Nature Communications, the...

Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on July 30, 2019

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq: NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its second quarter financial results after market close on July 30, 2019.

Breakthrough material could lead to cheaper, more widespread solar panels and electronics

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Imagine printing electronic devices using a simple inkjet printer -- or even painting a solar panel onto the wall of a building.

Caught in the act: Images capture molecular motions in real time

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers have used ultra-high-speed x-ray pulses to make a high-resolution "movie" of a molecule undergoing structural motions. The research, published in Nature Chemistry, reveals the dynamics of...

NUS ‘smart’ textiles boost connectivity between wearable sensors by 1,000 times: Metamaterials are incorporated into conventional clothing to dramatically improve signal strength between electronic devices, allowing for new applications

Nanotech-Now - July 20, 2019 - 7:45am
ver the past decade, a major trend in electronics has been the development of sensors, displays and smart devices which are seamlessly integrated onto the human body. Most of these wearable devices ar...

Dresden physicists use nanostructures to free photons for highly efficient white OLEDs: Trapped light particles

Nanotech-Now - July 18, 2019 - 7:45am
Since light-emitting diodes only produce monochrome light, manufacturers use various additive colour-mixing processes to produce white light.

An 'EpiPen' for spinal cord injuries

Nanotech-Now - July 18, 2019 - 7:45am
An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body's immune system from overreacting to trauma, potentially preventing some spinal cord injuries from resulting in paralysis.

The best of both worlds: how to solve real problems on modern quantum computers

Nanotech-Now - July 18, 2019 - 7:45am
In recent years, quantum devices have become available that enable researchers -- for the first time -- to use real quantum hardware to begin to solve scientific problems. However, in the near term, t...

What happens when you explode a chemical bond? Attosecond laser technique yields movies of chemical bond dissociation

Nanotech-Now - July 18, 2019 - 7:45am
On bright summer days, the sunlight all around us is breaking bad by breaking bonds. Chemical bonds.

Strange warping geometry helps to push scientific boundaries

Nanotech-Now - July 18, 2019 - 7:45am
Atomic interactions in everyday solids and liquids are so complex that some of these materials' properties continue to elude physicists' understanding. Solving the problems mathematically is beyond th...

Engineers revolutionize molecular microscopy: Single molecules measure electrical potentials

Nanotech-Now - July 16, 2019 - 7:45am
"All matter consists of positively charged atomic nuclei and negatively charged electrons," explains Professor Dr.-Ing. Rolf Findeisen from the Institute of Automation Technology at the University of...

Sheaths drive powerful new artificial muscles

Nanotech-Now - July 16, 2019 - 7:45am
Over the last 15 years, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and their international colleagues have invented several types of strong, powerful artificial muscles using materials ranging f...

Nanotechnology pioneer Chad Mirkin wins Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine: Molly Stevens of Imperial College London receives Kabiller Young Investigator Award

Nanotech-Now - July 14, 2019 - 7:45am
•Kabiller Prize is the world’s largest monetary award in the area of nanomedicine •Mirkin recognized for field-defining contributions, including discovery and development of spherical nucleic acids (...

Imprinted spheres fight breast cancer: Inhibition of HER2 on tumor cells by molecularly imprinted nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - July 14, 2019 - 7:45am
A particularly aggressive, metastasizing form of cancer, HER2-positive breast cancer, may be treated with nanoscopic particles "imprinted" with specific binding sites for the receptor molecule HER2. A...

Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output: Method for collecting two electrons from each photon could break through theoretical solar-cell efficiency limit

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2019 - 7:45am
In any conventional silicon-based solar cell, there is an absolute limit on overall efficiency, based partly on the fact that each photon of light can only knock loose a single electron, even if that...

A new way of making complex structures in thin films: Self-assembling materials can form patterns that might be useful in optical devices

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2019 - 7:45am
Self-assembling materials called block copolymers, which are known to form a variety of predictable, regular patterns, can now be made into much more complex patterns that may open up new areas of mat...

'Tsunami' on a silicon chip: a world first for light waves: Sydney-Singapore team manipulates soliton photonic waves on a silicon chip

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2019 - 7:45am
A tsunami holds its wave shape over very long distances across the ocean, retaining its power and 'information' far from its source.

Activity of fuel cell catalysts doubled: Modelling leads to the optimum size for platinum fuel cell catalysts

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2019 - 7:45am
An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has built platinum nanoparticles for catalysis in fuel cells: The new size-optimized catalysts are twice as good as the b...