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A quantum magnet with a topological twist: Materials with a kagome lattice pattern exhibit 'negative magnetism' and long-sought 'flat-band' electrons

Nanotech-Now - March 2, 2019 - 7:45am
Taking their name from an intricate Japanese basket pattern, kagome magnets are thought to have electronic properties that could be valuable for future quantum devices and applications. Theories predi...

With nanopore sensing, VCU physics researchers detect subtle changes in single particles: The researchers' findings 'open the door to observe all kinds of interesting phenomenon on nanosurfaces,' an area of great interest to chemists

Nanotech-Now - February 28, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers in Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Physics have discovered that a technique known as nanopore sensing can be used to detect subtle changes in clusters, or extremely small...

Platinum nanoparticles for selective treatment of liver cancer cells

Nanotech-Now - February 28, 2019 - 7:45am
In recent years, the number of targeted cancer drugs has continued to rise. However, conventional chemotherapeutic agents still play an important role in cancer treatment. These include platinum-based...

What happens to magnetic nanoparticles once in cells?

Nanotech-Now - February 28, 2019 - 7:45am
Although magnetic nanoparticles are being used more and more in cell imaging and tissue bioengineering, what happens to them within stem cells in the long term remained undocumented. Researchers from...

High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed: Researchers at Osaka University introduce a new time-resolved microscopy method that allows them to monitor the trajectories of fast-moving charged particles at unprecedented rates

Nanotech-Now - February 28, 2019 - 7:45am
A research team at Osaka University has developed an improved method for producing microscope images that can spot speedy electrons zipping through nanomaterials used in solar panels. By applying lase...

A Deep tech startup is disrupting dairy industry in Chennai Demo Day at IIT-Madras Research Park

Nanotech-Now - February 28, 2019 - 7:45am
A Deep tech startup Ariviya is disrupting dairy industry in Chennai Demo Day at IIT-Madras Research Park. Ariviya using Nanobiotechnology invented "MammaryO" to prevent "Mastitis" which is considered...

CEA-Leti & Stanford Target Edge-AI Apps with Breakthrough Memory Cell: Paper at ISSCC 2019 Presents Proof-of-Concept Multi-Bit Chip That Overcomes NVM’s Read/Write, Latency and Integration Challenges

Nanotech-Now - February 26, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers at CEA-Leti and Stanford University have developed the world’s first circuit integrating multiple-bit non-volatile memory (NVM) technology called Resistive RAM (RRAM) with silicon computin...

Bosch Sensortec launches ideation community to foster and accelerate innovative IoT applications : Creativity hub for customers, partners, developers and makers

Nanotech-Now - February 26, 2019 - 7:45am
„ Leverages growing developer networks to speed-up time to market of innovative IoT applications, from smart home to smart clothes „ MEMS sensors forum for discussing solutions, sharing ideas and...

Exotic spiraling electrons discovered by physicists: Rutgers-led research could lead to advances in lighting and solar cells

Nanotech-Now - February 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Rutgers and other physicists have discovered an exotic form of electrons that spin like planets and could lead to advances in lighting, solar cells, lasers and electronic displays.

Super-light, super-insulating ceramic aerogel keeps the hottest temperatures at bay

Nanotech-Now - February 22, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed a near weightless material, comprised mostly of air, capable of both withstanding and protecting against some of the most extreme temperatures experienced in aerospace and i...

NRL, AFRL develop direct-write quantum calligraphy in monolayer semiconductors

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have developed a way to directly write quantum light sources, which emit a single photon of light at...

Molecular Lego blocks: Chemical data mining boosts search for new organic semiconductors

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Producing traditional solar cells made of silicon is very energy intensive. On top of that, they are rigid and brittle. Organic semiconductor materials, on the other hand, are flexible and lightweight...

The smallest skeletons in the marine world observed in 3D by synchrotron techniques

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Coccolithophores are microscopic marine algae that use carbon dioxide to grow and release carbon dioxide when they create their miniature calcite shells. These tiny but very abundant planktonic microo...

Researchers create ultra-lightweight ceramic material that withstands extreme temperatures: UCLA-led team develops highly durable aerogel that could ultimately be an upgrade for insulation on spacecraft

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2019 - 7:45am
UCLA researchers and collaborators at eight other research institutions have created an extremely light, very durable ceramic aerogel. The material could be used for applications like insulating space...

Spintronics by 'straintronics': Switching superferromagnetism with electric-field induced strain

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Switching magnetic domains in magnetic memories requires normally magnetic fields which are generated by electrical currents, hence requiring large amounts of electrical power. Now, teams from France,...

Picosun’s ALD encapsulation prevents electronics degradation

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Picosun Group, a leading supplier of ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) thin film coating solutions for global industries, reports unprecedented results in high reliability electronics protection with ALD.

Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA

Nanotech-Now - February 18, 2019 - 7:45am
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional non-invasive prenatal tests for the...

Laser-induced graphene gets tough, with help: Rice University lab combines conductive foam with other materials for capable new composites

Nanotech-Now - February 18, 2019 - 7:45am
Laser-induced graphene (LIG), a flaky foam of the atom-thick carbon, has many interesting properties on its own but gains new powers as part of a composite.

Using artificial intelligence to engineer materials' properties: New system of 'strain engineering' can change a material's optical, electrical, and thermal properties

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2019 - 7:45am
Applying just a bit of strain to a piece of semiconductor or other crystalline material can deform the orderly arrangement of atoms in its structure enough to cause dramatic changes in its properties,...

Rice U. lab adds porous envelope to aluminum plasmonics: Scientists marry gas-trapping framework to light-powered nanocatalysts

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2019 - 7:45am
When Rice University chemist and engineer Hossein Robatjazi set out to marry a molecular sieve called MOF to a plasmonic aluminum nanoparticle two years ago, he never imagined the key would be the sam...