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Researchers build world's largest database of crystal surfaces and shapes

Nanotech-Now - September 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego, in collaboration with the Materials Project at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), have created the world's largest database...

On-surface chemistry leads to novel products: On-surface chemical Reactions can lead to novel chemical compounds not yet synthesized by solution chemistry.

Nanotech-Now - September 15, 2016 - 7:45am
On-surface chemical reactions can lead to novel chemical compounds not yet synthesized by solution chemistry. The first-step, second-step, and third-step products can be analyzed in detail using a hig...

Containing our 'electromagnetic pollution': MXene can protect mobile devices from electromagnetic interference

Nanotech-Now - September 15, 2016 - 7:45am
If you've ever heard your engine rev through your radio while listening to an AM station in your car, or had your television make a buzzing sound when your cell phone is near it, then you've experienc...

Measuring forces in the DNA molecule: First direct measurements of base-pair bonding strength

Nanotech-Now - September 15, 2016 - 7:45am
DNA, our genetic material, normally has the structure of a twisted rope ladder. Experts call this structure a double helix. Among other things, it is stabilized by stacking forces between base pairs....

Kymouse success in steps to developing HIV vaccine: Kymab, the Scripps Research Institute and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative collaboration improves discovery and testing of promising HIV vaccine strategies

Nanotech-Now - September 15, 2016 - 7:45am
A new approach to developing a human vaccine against HIV has been developed by researchers at Kymab, a UK therapeutic antibody platform Company, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) of San Diego, Cal...

Catalyst surface affects graphene growth

Nanotechweb - September 15, 2016 - 1:30am
New studies on CVD-grown material could help produce large sheets of carbon with a well-defined structure and properties for specific electronics applications.

Chirped laser pulses could deliver high-quality ion beams

Nanotechweb - September 15, 2016 - 1:30am
Proposed technique could be used for cancer therapy.

New chip could bring highest level of encryption to any mobile device: First use of quantum technology to create a random number generator that is both tiny and fast

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Random number generators are crucial to the encryption that protects our privacy and security when engaging in digital transactions such as buying products online or withdrawing cash from an ATM. For...

New material to revolutionize water proofing

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new spray-on material with a remarkable ability to repel water. The new protective coating could eventually be used to waterp...

Breakthrough in materials science: Kiel research team can bond metals with nearly all surfaces

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Through this "nanoscale-sculpturing" process, metals such as aluminium, titanium, or zinc can permanently be joined with nearly all other materials, become water-repellent, or improve their biocompati...

Bringing graphene speakers to the mobile market (video)

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene has been hailed as a wonder material since it was first made more than a decade ago. It's showing up in an increasing number of products, including coatings, sports equipment and even light b...

New perovskite research discoveries may lead to solar cell, LED advances

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2016 - 7:45am
"Promising" and "remarkable" are two words U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory scientist Javier Vela uses to describe recent research results on organolead mixed-halide perovskites.

Leti and Oberthur Technologies Partner to Explore New Solutions in Fast-growing Digital Era

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, and OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, today announced they have signed a letter of intent to co...

Novel nanoscale detection of real-time DNA amplification holds promise for diagnostics: Research team led by Nagoya University develop a label-free method for detecting DNA amplification in real time based on refractive index changes in diffracted light

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a simple and ubiquitous method in molecular biology for amplifying DNA segments into millions of copies. This is important not only for basic research, but also in d...

Tooth decay -- drilling down to the nanoscale: Researchers from the University of Sydney believe they have identified some nanoscale elements that govern the behavior of our teeth

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2016 - 7:45am
With one in two Australian children reported to have tooth decay in their permanent teeth by age 12, researchers from the University of Sydney believe they have identified some nanoscale elements that...

Neutron crystallography aids in drug design

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Neutron crystallography is an important complementary technique to X-ray crystallography since it provides details of the hydrogen atom and proton positions in biological molecules. Furthermore, as ne...

Water flows almost without friction through carbon nanotubes

Nanotechweb - September 12, 2016 - 3:17am
New measurements on extremely fast water flow through CNTs will be important for fundamental studies in nanofluidics and for applications in desalination and water purification.

Biocompatible piezoelectric generator is made from fish scales

Nanotechweb - September 12, 2016 - 3:17am
Non-toxic device could be used in battery-free electronics.

Atomic scale pipes available on demand and by design

Nanotech-Now - September 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Materials containing tiny capillaries and cavities are widely used in filtration, separation and many other technologies, without which our modern lifestyle would be impossible. Those materials are us...

Silicon nanoparticles instead of expensive semiconductors: Within an international collaboration, physicists of the Moscow State University replace expensive semiconductors with affordable silicon nanoparticles for display production

Nanotech-Now - September 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Lomonosov MSU physicists found a way to "force" silicon nanoparticles to glow in response to radiation strongly enough to replace expensive semiconductors used in display business. According to Maxim...