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Wood-based Technology Creates Electricity from Heat (Nature Materials)

Nanotech-Now - March 28, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a heat-to-electricity device that runs on ions that could someday harness the body’s heat to provide energy.

Magnetoresistive sensors for near future innovative development

Nanotech-Now - March 28, 2019 - 7:45am
Excluding the information recording and reading technology, in the next 15-20 years, the hypersensitive sensors operating under the magnetoresistive principle will be applied in an extensive number of...

Dynamic hydrogel used to make 'soft robot' components and LEGO-like building blocks

Nanotech-Now - March 28, 2019 - 7:45am
Using a new type of dual polymer material capable of responding dynamically to its environment, Brown University researchers have developed a set of modular hydrogel components that could be useful in...

Discovery may lead to precision-based strategy for triple negative breast cancer: Indiana University researcher develops promising nanotechnology approach for treatment of aggressive form of disease

Nanotech-Now - March 28, 2019 - 7:45am
Unlike the three most common forms of breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer has no currently approved targeted therapies for treatment. That was one of the reasons it was chosen as a disease ar...

Organic semiconductors: One transistor for all purposes

Nanotech-Now - March 28, 2019 - 7:45am
In mobiles, fridges, planes - transistors are everywhere. But they often operate only within a restricted current range. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich physicists have now developed a...

Making solar cells is like buttering bread

Nanotech-Now - March 28, 2019 - 7:45am
Formamidinium lead iodide is a very good material for photovoltaic cells, but getting the correct and stable crystal structure is a challenge. The techniques developed so far have produced rather poor...

Chemicals induce dipoles to damp plasmons: Rice University-led study finds molecules alter gold nanoparticles' electronic properties

Nanotech-Now - March 28, 2019 - 7:45am
The light scattered by plasmonic nanoparticles is useful, but some of it gets lost at the surface and scientists are now starting to figure out why.

Gold nanoparticles to facilitate in-situ detection of amplified DNA at room temperature

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2019 - 7:45am
The proposed nanobiosensor developed by ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group led by ICREA Prof. Arben Merkoçi and Vetgenomics takes advantage of the high sensitivity achieved when using gold n...

CEA-Leti Announces Prototype of Next-generation Photo-Acoustic Sensors for Gas Detection: REDFINCH Team Achieves These Capabilities in Mid-infrared Region, Where Many Important Chemical and Biological Species Have Strong Absorption Fingerprints

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2019 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced prototype development of highly miniaturized, portable optical sensors for chemical detection of gas.

Fish-Inspired Material Changes Color Using Nanocolumns

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2019 - 7:45am
“Magnetically Actuated Dynamic Iridescence Inspired by the Neon Tetra” Authors: Zhiren Luo and Chih-Hao Chang, North Carolina State University; Benjamin Evans, Elon University Published: March 1...

New method to reduce uranium concentration in contaminated water

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2019 - 7:45am
In a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue in NANO, researchers from China have proposed a way to reduce Uranium concentration in contaminated water. As an essential nuclear fuel, Uranium has...

Review of the recent advances of 2D nanomaterials in Lit-ion batteries

Nanotech-Now - March 22, 2019 - 7:45am
The upcoming energy crisis and increasing power requirements of electronic devices have drawn attention to the field of energy storage. In a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue in NANO, res...

Converting biomass by applying mechanical force Nanoscientists discover new mechanism to cleave cellulose effectively and in an environmentally friendly way

Nanotech-Now - March 22, 2019 - 7:45am
One of the greatest global challenges is the efficient use of renewable sources in order to meet the increasing demand for energy and feedstock chemicals in the future. In this context, biomass is a p...

Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead: At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports

Nanotech-Now - March 22, 2019 - 7:45am
The next time you set a kettle to boil, consider this scenario: After turning the burner off, instead of staying hot and slowly warming the surrounding kitchen and stove, the kettle quickly cools to r...

Quantum sensing method measures minuscule magnetic fields: MIT researchers find a new way to make nanoscale measurements of fields in more than one dimension

Nanotech-Now - March 22, 2019 - 7:45am
A new way of measuring atomic-scale magnetic fields with great precision, not only up and down but sideways as well, has been developed by researchers at MIT. The new tool could be useful in applicati...

Lightweight metal foams become bone hard and explosion proof after being nanocoated

Nanotech-Now - March 22, 2019 - 7:45am
Strong enough not only for use in impact protection systems in cars, but able to absorb the shock waves produced by a detonation. Those are just some of the properties shown by the metallic foams deve...

Researchers reverse the flow of time on IBM's quantum computer

Nanotech-Now - March 22, 2019 - 7:45am
We all mark days with clocks and calendars, but perhaps no timepiece is more immediate than a mirror. The changes we notice over the years vividly illustrate science's "arrow of time" -- the likely pr...

Pushing Past Limits: Junkai Jiang receives prestigious Ph.D. Student Fellowship from IEEE Electron Devices Society

Nanotech-Now - March 20, 2019 - 7:45am
The steady improvement of the performance and versatility of our electronic systems is due in large part to the scaling-down of transistors and interconnects that drive them. Components on the chips h...

Nanometrics Announces $80 Million Share Repurchase Program

Nanotech-Now - March 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ: NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $80 million of the c...

Defects help nanomaterial soak up more pollutant in less time: Rice U. researchers find new way to remove PFOS from industrial wastewater

Nanotech-Now - March 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Cleaning pollutants from water with a defective filter sounds like a non-starter, but a recent study by chemical engineers at Rice University found that the right-sized defects helped a molecular siev...