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A new form of hybrid photodetectors with quantum dots and graphene

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
The development of photodetectors has been a matter of considerable interest in the past decades since their applications are essential to many different fields including cameras, medical devices, saf...

Multicolor super resolution imaging: A method to monitor dynamic protein binding at subsecond timescales

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute (MBI) at the National University of Singapore have developed a new method, using super-resolution microscopy, to determine the length of stretched protein...

Stanford researchers find new ways to make clean hydrogen and rechargable zinc batteries

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
A Stanford University research lab has developed new technologies to tackle two of the world's biggest energy challenges - clean fuel for transportation and grid-scale energy storage.

New imaging method reveals nanoscale details about DNA: Enhancement to super-resolution microscopy shows orientation of individual molecules, providing a new window into DNA's structure and dynamics

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed a new enhanced DNA imaging technique that can probe the structure of individual DNA strands at the nanoscale. Since DNA is at the root of many disease processes, the techni...

Researchers refine method for detecting quantum entanglement

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
RMIT quantum computing researchers have developed and demonstrated a method capable of efficiently detecting high-dimensional entanglement.

Super-resolution microscopy reveals unprecedented detail of immune cells' surface

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
When the body is fighting an invading pathogen, white blood cells--including T cells--must respond. Now, Salk Institute researchers have imaged how vital receptors on the surface of T cells bundle tog...

Key compound for high-temperature superconductivity was found: Leading to the solution of environmental and energy problems with superconductivity

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
A research group in Japan found a new compound H5S2 that shows a new superconductivity phase on computer simulation. Further theoretical and experimental research based on H5S2 predicted by this group...

New approach to microlasers: Technique for 'phase locking' arrays of tiny lasers could lead to terahertz security scanners

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Terahertz radiation -- the band of electromagnetic radiation between microwaves and visible light -- has promising applications in security and medical diagnostics, but such devices will require the d...

Yale scientists amplify light using sound on a silicon chip

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Yale scientists have found a way to greatly boost the intensity of light waves on a silicon microchip using the power of sound.

Correlation force spectroscopy reveals tethering effects on DNA

Nanotechweb - June 20, 2016 - 4:03am
Study quantifies the effects of tethering on the dynamic mechanical properties of a DNA molecule, which affects the conformational changes involved in DNA replication.

Black phosphorus absorbs light in the infrared

Nanotechweb - June 20, 2016 - 1:56am
2D semiconductor could be used in a wide range of optical technologies, such as spectroscopy, materials processing and chemical and biomedical sensing.

Efficient hydrogen production made easy: Sticking electrons to a semiconductor with hydrazine creates an electrocatalyst

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2016 - 7:45am
n the 2015 movie "The Martian," stranded astronaut Matt Damon turns to the chemistry of rocket fuel, hydrazine and hydrogen, to create lifesaving water and nearly blows himself up. But if you turn the...

Rice University's nanosubs gain better fluorescent properties for tracking

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2016 - 7:45am
The next generation of nanosubmarines being developed at Rice University has been upgraded with tags that fluoresce longer, which enables the submersibles to be tracked for greater periods while being...

A New Approach To Building Efficient Thermoelectric Nanomaterials

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2016 - 7:45am
By doping a thermoelectric material with minute amounts of sulfur, a team of researchers has found a new path to large improvements in the efficiency of materials for solid-state heating and cooling a...

Ferroelectric Materials React Unexpectedly to Strain: Layered perovskites ‘turn off’ polarity under too much strain

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Up until recently, researchers thought they had the behaviors of ferroelectric materials mostly figured out. "The conventional wisdom is that you can put almost any material under mechanical stress...

UChicago physicists first to see behavior of quantum materials in curved space: Feat probes light-matter interplay, phenomena of potential technological interest

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Light and matter are typically viewed as distinct entities that follow their own, unique rules. Matter has mass and typically exhibits interactions with other matter, while light is massless and does...

Neutrons reveal unexpected magnetism in rare-earth alloy

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2016 - 7:45am
A new study by a multi-institutional team, led by researchers from Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University, has revealed exotic magnetic properties in a rare-earth based intermetalli...

Graphene nanoplatelets make good metal-free catalysts

Nanotechweb - June 17, 2016 - 2:53pm
Counter electrode made from the carbon sheet works well in different electrolytes.

New Nanomaterial Offers Promise in Bendable, Wearable Electronic Devices

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 17, 2016 - 9:49am
Bill Burton, UIC News CenterAn ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly conductive to electric current has been produced by a cheap and simple method devised by an international team of nanomaterials researchers fro

Garnet nanofibres improve lithium batteries

Nanotechweb - June 17, 2016 - 7:54am
New membrane could replace conventional flammable organic liquid electrolyte systems in lithium-ion devices.