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RMIT researchers make leap in measuring quantum states

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2016 - 7:45am
A breakthrough into the full characterisation of quantum states has been published today as a prestigious Editors' Suggestion in the journal Physical Review Letters.

New reaction for the synthesis of nanostructures

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2016 - 7:45am
The collaboration between the research groups of professors Pau Ballester and José R. Galan-Mascaros at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Dr. Jonas Björk at Linköping University...

Research team led by NUS scientists develop plastic flexible magnetic memory device: Novel technique to implant high-performance magnetic memory chip on a flexible plastic surface without compromising performance

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2016 - 7:45am
It looks like a small piece of transparent film with tiny engravings on it, and is flexible enough to be bent into a tube. Yet, this piece of "smart" plastic demonstrates excellent performance in term...

Weird quantum effects stretch across hundreds of miles

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2016 - 7:45am
In the world of quantum, infinitesimally small particles, weird and often logic-defying behaviors abound. Perhaps the strangest of these is the idea of superposition, in which objects can exist simult...

Scientists glimpse inner workings of atomically thin transistors

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2016 - 7:45am
With an eye to the next generation of tech gadgetry, a team of physicists at The University of Texas at Austin has had the first-ever glimpse into what happens inside an atomically thin semiconductor...

The birth of quantum holography: Making holograms of single light particles!

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Until quite recently, creating a hologram of a single photon was believed to be impossible due to fundamental laws of physics. However, scientists at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, have...

Research examines how to optimize nanoparticles for efficient drug delivery

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanoparticles are being studied as drug delivery systems to treat a wide variety of diseases. New research delves into the physical properties of nanoparticles that are important for successfully deli...

Researchers discover key mechanism for producing solar cells: Better understanding of perovskite solar cells could boost widespread use

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported the first explanation for how a class of materials changes during production to more efficiently absorb light, a critical step toward the large...

Graphene photodetectors: Thinking outside the 2-D box

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2016 - 7:45am
In a recent work published in Nature Communications, the research group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Frank Koppens demonstrate a novel way to detect low-energy photons using vertical heterostructure...

The future of perovskite solar cells has just got brighter -- come rain or shine: Korean researchers at POSTECH have succeeded in developing high-efficiency perovskite solar cells that retain excellent performance over two months in a very humid condition

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Widely known as one of the cleanest and most renewable energy sources, solar energy is a fast growing alternative to fossil fuels. Among the various types of solar materials, organometal halide perovs...

Nanotubes help engineer attractive electrons

Nanotechweb - July 22, 2016 - 2:24am
A mechanism first predicted 50 years ago but never yet seen in a laboratory experiment could help make stronger and more exotic superconductors.

Snell's law for spin waves measured at long last

Nanotechweb - July 22, 2016 - 1:27am
Law deviates from that governing light and could lead to "magnonic" devices of the future.

Researchers Invent “smart” Thread that Collects Diagnostic Data when Sutured into Tissue

National Nanomanufacturing Network - July 21, 2016 - 12:25pm
Patrick Collins, Tufts UniversityFor the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads – ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthe

Electron beam switches nanodomains

Nanotechweb - July 21, 2016 - 2:56am
Technique could be used to produce high-density memories based on ferroelectric materials.

Renishaw's inVia™ confocal Raman microscope is used to study blood stored in plastic blood bags

Nanotech-Now - July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
The Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia, Canada, is leading the way in the use of Raman spectroscopy as a tool for monitoring biochemical changes and inter-donor variabili...

News from Quorum: The College of New Jersey use the Quorum Cryo-SEM preparation system in a project to study ice crystals in high altitude clouds

Nanotech-Now - July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on the use of their PP3010T cryo SEM preparation system which is being used...

Easier, faster, cheaper: A full-filling approach to making nanotubes of consistent quality: Approach opens a straightforward route for engineering the properties of single-wall carbon nanotubes

Nanotech-Now - July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Just as many of us might be resigned to clogged salt shakers or rush-hour traffic, those working to exploit the special properties of carbon nanotubes have typically shrugged their shoulders when thes...