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Plasmons triggered in nanotube quantum wells: Rice, Tokyo Metropolitan scientists create platform for unique near-infrared devices

Nanotech-Now - March 22, 2018 - 7:45am
A novel quantum effect observed in a carbon nanotube film could lead to the development of unique lasers and other optoelectronic devices, according to scientists at Rice University and Tokyo Metropol...

Planar nanostructure provides giant chirality

Nanotechweb - March 21, 2018 - 4:19pm
Unprecedented chiroptical activity is reported from planar chiral nanostructures made from high-index dielectrics, thanks to high-order multipoles.

Genetic manipulation unlocks key to nature’s palette

Nanotechweb - March 20, 2018 - 6:16am
Ground-breaking research discovers genetics that underpin naturally manifesting colour structures.

Nanofibrous membrane could offer bioprotection

Nanotechweb - March 19, 2018 - 5:46am
New photo-active material efficiently destroys bacteria and viruses.

Hard X-ray imaging comes into focus

Nanotechweb - March 19, 2018 - 5:46am
New technique resolves feature sizes as small as 10 nm, heralding a new era for high-resolution SHXM.

Movable silicon 'lenses' enable neutrons to see new range of details inside objects

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2018 - 7:45am
You can't see well without lenses that can focus, whether those lenses are in your eye or the microscope you peer through. An innovative new way to focus beams of neutrons might allow scientists to pr...

Jim Barnhart Joins Nanometrics as Senior Vice President of Operations

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2018 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control solutions, today announced that industry veteran James L. Barnhart has joined Nanometrics as senior vice presiden...

Extracellular vesicles could be personalized drug delivery vehicles

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2018 - 7:45am
Creating enough nanovesicles to inexpensively serve as a drug delivery system may be as simple as putting the cells through a sieve, according to an international team of researchers who used mouse au...

Glass matters: UCSB researchers find that the chemical topology of silica can influence the effectiveness of many chemical processes that use it

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2018 - 7:45am
Better known as glass, silica is a versatile material used in myriad industrial processes, from catalysis and filtration, to chromatography and nanofabrication. Yet despite its ubiquity in labs and cl...

Department of Materials Test Engineering (WPT) at TU Dortmund University uses Deben CT5000TEC stage to perform X-ray micro-tomography experiments for better understanding of damage progression in composite materials

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2018 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on how TU Dortmund University is using their CT5000TEC compress...

Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Detect Molecular Biomarker for Osteoarthritis

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2018 - 7:45am
For the first time, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have been able to measure a specific molecule indicative of osteoarthritis and a number of other inflammatory diseases using a newl...

Polymer nanoparticle shows ability to locate and treat breast tumors

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2018 - 7:45am
One major problem in treating cancer is identifying the location of small tumors and treating them before they metastasize.

Sex affects how nanoparticles behave

Nanotechweb - March 17, 2018 - 5:57am
Studies reveal differences in nanoparticle uptake by male and female cells.

CNT membranes go industrial

Nanotechweb - March 16, 2018 - 9:21am
Carbon nanotube sheets produced by a start-up company are as good as laboratory prototypes, a result that bodes well for real-world applications such as water desalination and separating gases to make renewable fuels.

How to build a better railway -- in (almost) every cell in your body

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2018 - 7:45am
New work from the University of Warwick shows how a microscopic 'railway' system in our cells can optimise its structure to better suit bodies' needs.

NIOSH Releases New Nanotechnology Workplace Design Recommendations

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2018 - 7:45am
Realizing the promise of any scientific advancement requires understanding of its potential human health effects, and its safe and responsible development, even at the level of engineered nanomaterial...

'Sweet spot' in sweet material for hydrogen storage: Study IDs 'white graphene' architecture with unprecedented hydrogen storage capacity

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2018 - 7:45am
Rice University engineers have zeroed in on the optimal architecture for storing hydrogen in "white graphene" nanomaterials -- a design like a Lilliputian skyscraper with "floors" of boron nitride sit...

Diamond quantum sensor breaks new record

Nanotechweb - March 15, 2018 - 8:13am
New measurement scheme has increased the spectral resolution of NMR by 100-fold in volumes comparable to a single cell.

Flat gallium joins roster of new 2-D materials: Rice University, Indian Institute of Science introduce gallenene

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2018 - 7:47am
Scientists at Rice University and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, have discovered a method to make atomically flat gallium that shows promise for nanoscale electronics.

UCLA researchers develop a new class of two-dimensional materials: New kinds of 'superlattices' could lead to improvements in electronics, from transistors to LEDs

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2018 - 7:47am
A research team led by UCLA scientists and engineers has developed a method to make new kinds of artificial "superlattices" -- materials comprised of alternating layers of ultra-thin "two-dimensional"...