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Flash nano: Bias affects nanowire photodetector studies

Nanotechweb - February 20, 2017 - 12:29pm
Bias dependence plays a significant role in tuning nanowire arrays for photodetectors.

Quantum dots help silicon FET see infrared light

Nanotechweb - February 20, 2017 - 9:31am
Device could be used in applications such as night vision and optical communications.

Calorimetric scanning probes measure quantized thermal transport

Nanotechweb - February 20, 2017 - 9:14am
New experiments on single-atom junctions could help in the development of novel nanoelectronics and memories.

Research opens door to smaller, cheaper, more agile communications tech

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2017 - 7:45am
Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) on the use of magnets to steer light has opened the door to new communications systems which could be smaller, cheaper and more agile than fibr...

Good vibrations help reveal molecular details: Rice University scientists combine disciplines to pinpoint small structures in unlabeled molecules

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2017 - 7:45am
Five years of hard work and a little "cosmic luck" led Rice University researchers to a new method to obtain structural details on molecules in biomembranes.

Metamaterial: Mail armor inspires physicists: KIT researchers reverse hall coefficient -- medieval mail armor inspired development of metamaterial with novel properties

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2017 - 7:45am
The Middle Ages certainly were far from being science-friendly: Whoever looked for new findings off the beaten track faced the threat of being burned at the stake. Hence, the contribution of this era...

Research reveals novel quantum state in strange insulating materials

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers from Brown University have shown experimentally how a unique form of magnetism arises in an odd class of materials called Mott insulators. The findings are a step toward a better understan...

In-cell molecular sieve from protein crystal

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2017 - 7:45am
In nature, proteins are assembled into sophisticated and highly ordered structures, which enable them to execute numerous functions supporting different forms of life. The exquisite design of natural...

Graphene foam gets big and tough: Rice University's nanotube-reinforced material can be shaped, is highly conductive

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2017 - 7:45am
A chunk of conductive graphene foam reinforced by carbon nanotubes can support more than 3,000 times its own weight and easily bounce back to its original height, according to Rice University scientis...

Researchers optimize the assembly of micro-/meso-/macroporous carbon for Li-S batteries

Nanotech-Now - February 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Li-S batteries are considered as promising alternatives for Li-ion batteries in the new generation of energy storages, due to high specific capacity (1675 mAh/g) and energy density (2600 mWh/g) of sul...

Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Scientists Use New ‘Blood Biopsies’ With Experimental Device to Speed Cancer Diagnosis and Predict Disease Spread: Leading-Edge Research Is Part of National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

Nanotech-Now - February 18, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of investigators from Cedars-Sinai and UCLA is using a new blood-analysis technique and tiny experimental device to help physicians predict which cancers are likely to spread by identifying and...

To Give Cancer a Deadly Fever, NIST Explores Better Nanoparticle Design

InterNano Industry News - February 18, 2017 - 4:45am
Heat may be the key to killing certain types of cancer, and new research from a team including National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists has yielded unexpected results that should help optimize the design of ...
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Nanoelectronics Conference Focuses on Future of Semiconductor Manufacturing

InterNano Industry News - February 18, 2017 - 4:45am
The characterization technology needed for nanoelectronic materials and device research, development, and manufacturing was discussed by experts from industry, government, and academia at the 2015 International Conference on Frontiers of ...
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Penn Engineers Demonstrate a ‘Hybrid Nanomanufacturing’ System

National Nanomanufacturing Network - February 17, 2017 - 10:05am
Nanoscale structures have properties that can’t be achieved in any other way, stemming from precise control over the structure’s composition and geometry. Evan Lerner, Ali Sundermier - UPenn News Office Schematic of the Zn0.2Fe2.8O4:Au hybrid nanorod fabrication process. Step 1: a Si substrate with a spin-coated bilayer of Durimide and thermal resist is imprinted with a nanorod-pillar-patterned stamp. Step 2: a mixture of Au and Zn0.2Fe2.8O4 nanocrystals is deposited by spin-coating. Step 3: resist lift-off. Step 4: ligand-exchange of the patterned nanocrystal-based nanorods with NH4SCN. Step 5: nanorod release on dissolving the Durimide layer.

Dual-function nanorod LEDs could make multifunctional displays

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2017 - 7:45am
Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect light.

Nano-level lubricant tuning improves material for electronic devices and surface coatings

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2017 - 7:45am
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which is ubiquitously used as a solid lubricant, has recently been shown to have a two-dimensional (2D) form that is similar to graphene. But, when thinned down to less th...

Sorting machine for atoms:Researchers at the University of Bonn clear a further hurdle on the path to creating quantum computers

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2017 - 7:45am
Physicists at the University of Bonn have cleared a further hurdle on the path to creating quantum computers: in a recent study, they present a method with which they can very quickly and precisely so...

NIST Study Suggests Light May Be Skewing Lab Tests on Nanoparticlesapos Health Effects

InterNano Industry News - February 16, 2017 - 4:45am
Truth shines a light into dark places. But sometimes to find that truth in the first place, its better to stay in the dark. Thats what recent findings* at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) show about methods for ...
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Novel Sodium-Conducting Material Could Improve Rechargeable Batteries

InterNano Industry News - February 16, 2017 - 4:45am
Rechargeable battery manufacturers may get a jolt from research performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several other institutions, where a team of scientists has discovered* a safe, inexpensive, ...
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NIST Offers Electronics Industry Two Ways to Snoop on Self-Organizing Molecules

InterNano Industry News - February 16, 2017 - 4:45am
A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes seemed … well, cool, sure, but also a little fantastic. Now the day isnt far off when your ...
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