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The atom without properties

Nanotech-Now - April 25, 2016 - 7:45am
The microscopic world is governed by the rules of quantum mechanics, where the properties of a particle can be completely undetermined and yet strongly correlated with those of other particles. Physic...

Columbia Engineering-led team advances single molecule electronic DNA sequencing: Researchers achieve real-time single molecule electronic DNA sequencing at single-base resolution using a protein nanopore array--a future platform for precision medicine

Nanotech-Now - April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from Columbia University, with colleagues at Genia Technologies (Roche), Harvard University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report achieving real-time single...

Cleaning up hybrid battery electrodes improves capacity and lifespan: New way of building supercapacitor-battery electrodes eliminates interference from inactive components

Nanotech-Now - April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Hybrid batteries that charge faster than conventional ones could have significantly better electrical capacity and long-term stability when prepared with a gentle-sounding way of making electrodes.

Zip software can detect the quantum-classical boundary: Compression of experimental data reveals the presence of quantum correlations

Nanotech-Now - April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum physics has a reputation for being mysterious and mathematically challenging. That makes it all the more surprising that a new technique to detect quantum behaviour relies on a familiar tool:...

Researchers develop new semiconducting polymer for forthcoming flexible electronics

Nanotech-Now - April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Polymer semiconductors, which can be processed on large-area and mechanically flexible substrates with low cost, are considered as one of the main components for future plastic electronics. However, t...

NRL reveals novel uniform coating process of p-ALD

Nanotech-Now - April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have devised a clever combination of materials -- when used during the thin-film growth process -- to reveal that particle atomic layer depositio...

Researchers Develop Chiral Graphene Stacks to Produce Atomic-Scale Large Area Films

InterNano Industry News - April 23, 2016 - 3:45am
Non-superimposable mirror images of each other, such as hands and feet, are referred to as chiral objects. One image is clearly right-handed, and the other is left-handed. A ball and a basic drinking...
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Oxford Instruments Announce more Speakers for their 2D Materials Processing Technology Workshop

InterNano Industry News - April 23, 2016 - 3:45am
The 2D materials workshop, on Thursday April 7th 2016, is going to take place at the National Graphene Institute (NGI) of Manchester University. The NGI is praised as the ‘home of...
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Quantum-dot barcodes for diagnosing disease

Nanotechweb - April 22, 2016 - 4:34am
First full clinical study shows that the devices can be used to diagnose patients infected with the hepatitis B virus.

Carbon nanotubes light up on photonic chips

Nanotechweb - April 21, 2016 - 8:24am
Nanotube-integrated waveguide could easily be adapted into optical circuits of the future.

System creates on-demand 'nanotube forests,' has potential industry applications

Nanotech-Now - April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Dynamic optoelectric trapping and deposition of multiwalled carbon nanotubes Avanish Mishra1, Katherine Clayton1, Vanessa Velasco2, Stuart J. Williams2 and Steven T. Wereley1 1Birck Nanotechnolo...

New world record for fullerene-free polymer solar cells

Nanotech-Now - April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Polymer solar cells can be even cheaper and more reliable thanks to a breakthrough by scientists at Linköping University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). This work is about avoiding costly a...

Making electronics out of coal: Instead of burning up this complex hydrocarbon, let's make devices from it

Nanotech-Now - April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Jeffrey Grossman thinks we've been looking at coal all wrong. Instead of just setting it afire, thus ignoring the molecular complexity of this highly varied material, he says, we should be harnessing...

Nano-magnets produce 3-dimensional images: Wide-view 3-dimensional holographic display composed of nano-magnetic pixels

Nanotech-Now - April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Conventional 3D displays, such as stereo displays with glasses and glass-free autostereoscopic displays, show two-dimensional images for each eye. Therefore, users experience incongruity and eyestrain...

Unexpected discovery leads to a better battery: Renewable energy storage possible thanks to chemical conversions

Nanotech-Now - April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
An unexpected discovery has led to a rechargeable battery that's as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much higher energy density. The new battery could become a cost-effective, envi...

What screens are made of: New twists (and bends) in LCD research: X-ray research at Berkeley Lab details exotic structure formed by liquid crystals

Nanotech-Now - April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Liquid crystals, discovered more than 125 years ago, are at work behind the screens of TV and computer monitors, clocks, watches and most other electronics displays, and scientists are still discoveri...

Controlling integrated optical circuits using patterns of light

Nanotech-Now - April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Southampton (UK), and the Institut d'Optique in Bordeaux (France) have devised a new approach for controlling light in a silicon chip by bringing the concept of spat...