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When semiconductors stick together, materials go quantum: A new study led by Berkeley Lab reveals how aligned layers of atomically thin semiconductors can yield an exotic new quantum material

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2019 - 7:45am
A team of researchers led by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has developed a simple method that could turn ordinary semiconducting materials into quantu...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Begins Dosing in Phase 1 Study of ARO-APOC3 for Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it has dosed the first subjects in a Phase 1 clinical study of ARO-APOC3, an RNAi-based investigational medicine targeting Apolipopro...

New optical imaging system could be deployed to find tiny tumors: Near-infrared technology pinpoints fluorescent probes deep within living tissue; may be used to detect cancer earlier

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Many types of cancer could be more easily treated if they were detected at an earlier stage. MIT researchers have now developed an imaging system, named "DOLPHIN," which could enable them to find tiny...

Computer-designed vaccine elicits potent antibodies against RSV: The nanoparticle platform for this respiratory syncytial virus study will be applied to vaccine research on flu, HIV, and more; Seattle startup Icosavax will advance related clinical trials

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2019 - 7:45am
A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus has been designed in an international research effort. RSV is second only to malaria as a cause of infant mortality w...

The moiré patterns of three layers change the electronic properties of graphene

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Combining an atomically thin graphene and a boron nitride layer at a slightly rotated angle changes their electrical properties. Physicists at the University of Basel have now shown for the first time...

Oxford Instruments and partners launch EU Horizon 2020 project ULISSES: Air sensors for everyone, everywhere

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology collaborate with EU partners to develop a new class of on-chip gas sensing technology within project ULISSES. The collaboration aims to develop a new class of mini...

Now made in Japan – Asian battery manufacturers welcome highly conductive nanotube additive

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Kusumoto Chemicals, one of the leading chemical companies in Japan, is the first to launch local industrial production of TUBALL™ BATT – an innovative single wall carbon nanotube additive for Li-ion b...

NSS Congratulates SpaceX and NASA on Docking Dragon 2 Spacecraft to International Space Station: A historic milestone in commercial space was achieved on March 3

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2019 - 7:45am
The National Space Society, America’s leading citizen space advocacy organization, congratulates SpaceX and NASA on successfully docking the Dragon 2 spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS...

Exchanging information securely using quantum communication in future fiber-optic networks: New research demonstrates potential solutions as transmission networks evolve to use multicore fiber

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Searching for better security during data transmission, governments and other organizations around the world have been investing in and developing technologies related to quantum communication and rel...

Zips on the nanoscale: New method of synthesising nanographene on metal oxide surfaces

Nanotech-Now - March 12, 2019 - 7:45am
Nanostructures based on carbon are promising materials for nanoelectronics. However, to be suitable, they would often need to be formed on non-metallic surfaces, which has been a challenge - up to now...

New blueprint for understanding, predicting and optimizing complex nanoparticles: Guidelines have the potential to transform the fields of optoelectronics, bio-imaging and energy harvesting

Nanotech-Now - March 10, 2019 - 7:45am
IMAGE IMAGE: TETRAPHASE HETEROSTRUCTURE NANOPARTICLE WITH SIX INTERPHASES view more CREDIT: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Northwestern University researchers have developed a blueprint for understan...

Hybrid material may outperform graphene in several applications: A structure comprising a molybdenum disulfide monolayer on an azobenzene substrate could be used to build a highly compactable and malleable quasi-two-dimensional transistor powered by light

Nanotech-Now - March 8, 2019 - 7:45am
Materials that are hybrid constructions (combining organic and inorganic precursors) and quasi-two-dimensional (with malleable and highly compactable molecular structures) are on the rise in several t...

Hall effect becomes viscous in graphene: Researchers at the University of Manchester in the UK have discovered that electrons in graphene act like a very unique liquid

Nanotech-Now - March 8, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers at The University of Manchester in the UK have discovered that the Hall effect - a phenomenon well known for more than a century - is no longer as universal as it was thought to be.

Researchers move closer to practical photonic quantum computing: New method fills critical need to measure large-scale quantum correlation of single photons

Nanotech-Now - March 8, 2019 - 7:45am
For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a way to map and measure large-scale photonic quantum correlation with single-photon sensitivity. The ability to measure thousands of instances of qu...

AIM Photonics Attends OFC 2019—the Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition to Share World-Class Capabilities and Partnership Opportunity Updates

Nanotech-Now - March 6, 2019 - 7:45am
AIM Photonics to Offer Incentives to Organizations Using its 300mm Silicon Photonics Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) and Process Design Kit (PDK) Boasting Best-in-Class Performance AIM Photonics Will Als...

Flipping the view: New microscope offers options for drug discovery, safety and effectiveness

Nanotech-Now - March 6, 2019 - 7:45am
Abstract Axially-offset differential interference contrast microscopy via polarization wavefront shaping Changqin Ding, Chen Li, Fengyuan Deng and Garth J. Simpson Sample-scan phase contrast...

CEA-Leti Breakthrough Opens Path to New Vaccine for HIV: Lipidots Platform Strengthens Immune Response to Protein That Is Key to HIV Vaccine; Results Presented in Nature Publishing Group’s npj Vaccines

Nanotech-Now - March 6, 2019 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, in collaboration with CEA’s Fundamental Research Division and INSERM, has developed a new vaccine approach for HIV based on engineered lipid nanoparticles that...

Can a flowing liquid-like material maintain its structural order like crystals?

Nanotech-Now - March 6, 2019 - 7:45am
Scientists at Tokyo Tech discovered a chiral compound, which can spontaneously form a molecular assembly with an extremely large single domain structure beyond a size regime incapable of realizing wit...

Avoiding the Crack of Doom: New imaging technique reveals how mechanical damage begins at the molecular scale

Nanotech-Now - March 4, 2019 - 7:45am
Just as a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step, the deformations and fractures that cause catastrophic failure in materials begin with a few molecules torn out of place. This in turn leads...

Nanotechnology Gives Mice Night Vision—Are Humans Next?

Nanotech-Now - March 2, 2019 - 8:29pm
Scientists in China are giving mice infrared vision. A single injection of nanoparticles in the rodents’ eyes bestowed infrared vision with “minimal” side effects. For up to 10 weeks at a time,...