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Communication is key in nanocatalysts too

Nanotechweb - March 30, 2018 - 10:12am
Different surface sites can “talk” to each other in ways that are very similar to catalytic allostery in enzymes – nature’s most efficient nanoscale catalysts.

Graphene oxide nanosheets could help bring lithium-metal batteries to market

Nanotech-Now - March 30, 2018 - 7:45am
Lithium-metal batteries -- which can hold up to 10 times more charge than the lithium-ion batteries that currently power our phones, laptops and cars -- haven't been commercialized because of a fatal...

Optical traps feel the heat

Nanotechweb - March 29, 2018 - 10:09am
Researchers exploit heating effects in optical tweezing to manipulate nanoparticles opto-thermoelectrically, thereby reducing the optical power and operational restrictions required.

Tiny intracortical probe monitors neural activity

Nanotechweb - March 29, 2018 - 9:16am
Small cross-sectional area device does not damage brain tissue and could allow for high-density electrical recording.

Higher-order eigenmodes improve piezoresponse force microscopy

Nanotechweb - March 28, 2018 - 9:20am
New technique reduces unwanted artifacts and increases sensitivity so excessively stiff cantilevers are no longer needed.

Graphene finds new application as anti-static hair dye: New formula works as well as commercial permanent dyes without chemically altering hairs

Nanotech-Now - March 28, 2018 - 7:45am
It’s an issue that has plagued the beauty industry for more than a century: Dying hair too often can irreparably damage your silky strands.

Piezomagnetic material changes magnetic properties when stretched

Nanotech-Now - March 28, 2018 - 7:45am
Piezoelectric materials, which generate an electric current when compressed or stretched, are familiar and widely used: think of lighters that spark when you press a switch, but also microphones, sens...

Design approach developed for important new catalysts for energy conversion and storage: New method could aid in design of pharmaceuticals and optical and data storage materials

Nanotech-Now - March 28, 2018 - 7:45am
Northwestern University researchers have discovered a new approach for creating important new catalysts to aid in clean energy conversion and storage. The design method also has the potential to impac...

Graphene nanoscrolls mimic man’s best nose

Nanotechweb - March 27, 2018 - 3:04am
An artificial sniffer’s bio-mimicry- inspired nanostructure leads to enhanced performance of a gas sensor at lower target concentrations.

3D single-atom force sensor goes sub-attonewton

Nanotechweb - March 26, 2018 - 6:57am
Device could be used in a number of practical areas.

Resistive switches gain functionality on paper

Nanotechweb - March 24, 2018 - 9:27am
An easily printed paper-based resistive switching device enables dual regime and mechanical reset for the first time.

New 4-D printer could reshape the world we live in

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2018 - 7:45am
From moon landings to mobile phones, many of the farfetched visions of science fiction have transformed into reality. In the latest example of this trend, scientists report that they have developed a...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Reports Inducement Grants under NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5635(c)(4)

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2018 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that as an inducement to entering into employment with the Company, on March 16, 2018, the Board of Directors approved "inducement" grants...

Leti and Inac Show Path to Creating Building Blocks of Quantum Processors With 28Si isotope in a CMOS Line: Fabrication of Isotopically Enriched, Industry-Compatible Wafers Points Way To Realizing Silicon Spin Quantum Bits with Enhanced Fidelity

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2018 - 7:45am
CEA-Leti, a French technology research institute of the CEA and Inac, a joint fundamental research institute between the CEA and the University Grenoble Alpes, today announced a breakthrough towards...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Launches RF Ecosystem Program to Accelerate Time-to-Market for Wireless Connectivity, Radar and 5G Applications: RFWave™ Partner Program expands the ecosystem and enables faster product deployment on GF’s RF technology platforms

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2018 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced a new ecosystem partner program, called RFWave™, designed to simplify RF design and help customers reduce time-to-market for a new era of wireless devices and networks.

Monocrystalline silicon thin film for cost-cutting solar cells with 10-times faster growth rate fabricated: Controlling nano surface roughness of porous silicon

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2018 - 7:45am
A research team from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Waseda University have successfully produced high-quality thin film monocrystalline silicon with a reduced crystal defect density do...

New catalysts by design

Nanotechweb - March 23, 2018 - 7:10am
Pioneering approach could prove to be a completely new way to discover and make novel catalysts for almost any industrially important process.

Amyloid fibrils undergo liquid-crystalline phase transitions

Nanotechweb - March 22, 2018 - 9:28am
Chiral protein-based systems could be used to make nano-building blocks that mimic biological structures as well as cholesteric LCDs and advanced photonic devices.

Unexpected effect could lead to lower-power memory, computing devices

Nanotech-Now - March 22, 2018 - 7:45am
An unexpected phenomenon known as zero field switching (ZFS) could lead to smaller, lower-power memory and computing devices than presently possible. The image shows a layering of platinum (Pt), tungs...

Imaging technique pulls plasmon data together: Rice University scientists' hyperspectral method analyzes many plasmonic nanoparticles in an instant

Nanotech-Now - March 22, 2018 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have developed a novel technique to view a field of plasmonic nanoparticles simultaneously to learn how their differences change their reactivity.