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Graphene makes good VUV photodetector

Nanotechweb - January 17, 2018 - 9:03am
Vacuum-ultraviolet photovoltaic device might be used to study interstellar objects.

'Gyroscope' molecules form crystal that's both solid and full of motion: New type of molecular machine designed by UCLA researchers could have wide-ranging applications in technology and science

Nanotech-Now - January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
Molecular machines, much smaller than single cells, may one day be able to deliver drugs to kill cancer cells or patrol your body for signs of disease. But many applications of these machines require...

The nanoscopic structure that locks up our genes

Nanotech-Now - January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
Wireless headphones, two yo-yos connected by a string, earmuffs: all these items could be used to describe a tiny structure inside a cell's nucleus. For decades, scientists could only speculate about...

New exotic phenomena seen in photonic crystals: Researchers observe, for the first time, topological effects unique to an “open” system

Nanotech-Now - January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
Topological effects, such as those found in crystals whose surfaces conduct electricity while their bulk does not, have been an exciting topic of physics research in recent years and were the subject...

'Decorated' stem cells could offer targeted heart repair

Nanotech-Now - January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
"Targeted repair of heart injury by stem cells fused with platelet nanovesicles" DOI: 10.1038/s41551-017-0182-x Authors: Junnan Tang, Teng Su, Ke Huang , Phuong-Uyen Dinh, Adam Vandergriff, Mich...

Nanotube fibers in a jiffy: Rice University lab makes short nanotube samples by hand to dramatically cut production time

Nanotech-Now - January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
The terms "handmade" and "high tech" are not commonly found in the same sentence, but they both apply to a Rice University method to quickly produce fibers from carbon nanotubes.

IBM Breaks Records to Top U.S. Patent List for 25th Consecutive Year: IBM Inventors Receive Record 9,043 Patents in 2017 in Areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and Quantum Computing

Nanotech-Now - January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
IBM (NYSE: IBM) inventors received a record 9,043 patents in 2017, marking the company's 25th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership and crossing the 100,000-patent milestone. The new patents were...

New oxide and semiconductor combination builds new device potential: Researchers integrated oxide two-dimensional electron gases with gallium arsenide and paved the way toward new opto-electrical devices

Nanotech-Now - January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
Insulating oxides are oxygen containing compounds that do not conduct electricity, but can sometimes form conductive interfaces when they're layered together precisely. The conducting electrons at the...

Laboratory Management Web Application Goes Nationwide

Nanotech-Now - January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
Making reservations, accessing tools, and maintaining equipment at the CNST’s NanoFab got a lot easier five years ago when the CNST developed a customized laboratory management web application. Now ot...

Engineers reinvent the inductor after two centuries

Nanotechweb - January 15, 2018 - 8:47am
On-chip devices made from intercalated graphene exploit the mechanism of kinetic inductance.

New era in high field superconducting magnets – opening new frontiers in science, nanotechnology and materials discovery

Nanotech-Now - January 13, 2018 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments is delighted to congratulate our partners at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) on the successful demonstration of a 32 Tesla all-superconducting user magnet on 8th...

Teachers in Space, Inc. wins Dream Project contest

Nanotech-Now - January 13, 2018 - 7:45am
The winner of our Dream Project contest is Teachers in Space, Inc. at www.teachers-in-space.com. We will be funding classroom experiments that will fly aboard the Perlan II stratospheric glider whi...

STMicroelectronics Selects GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX® to Extend Its FD-SOI Platform and Technology Leadership : GF’s FDX technology will enable ST to deliver high-performance, low-power products for next-generation consumer and industrial applications

Nanotech-Now - January 13, 2018 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) today announced that ST has selected GF’s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX®) technology platform to support its next-generation of processor solutions for industri...

Rice University lab modifies nanoscale virus to deliver peptide drugs to cells, tissues

Nanotech-Now - January 13, 2018 - 7:45am
By chipping away at a viral protein, Rice University scientists have discovered a path toward virus-like, nanoscale devices that may be able to deliver drugs to cells.

Semiconductor nanosensor measures membrane potential

Nanotechweb - January 12, 2018 - 4:07pm
New device might be used to record action potentials from multiple neurons as well as electrical signals on the nanoscale – for example, across just one synapse.

2D MXenes make photonic diodes

Nanotechweb - January 12, 2018 - 10:01am
Researchers have made the first “passive” optical devices from Ti3C2Tx and C60 that allow for one-way transmission of light.

High-temperature superconductivity gets agile

Nanotechweb - January 12, 2018 - 6:11am
Observations of superconducting behaviour at 92 K in powders of YBa2Cu3Ox nanotube morphology suggest the possibility of applications that are no longer hampered by the usual brittle properties of ceramics.

Mobile nanotweezers move sub-micron particles

Nanotechweb - January 11, 2018 - 8:58am
The devices, which are based on ferromagnetic helical nanostructures integrated with silver nanoantennas that produce mechanical force in response to light, could find use in applications such as lab-on-a-chip technology, microfluidics and nanoscale assembly.

Study boosts hope for cheaper fuel cells: Rice University researchers show how to optimize nanomaterials for fuel-cell cathodes

Nanotech-Now - January 11, 2018 - 7:47am
Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes or modified graphene nanoribbons may be suitable replacements for platinum for fast oxygen reduction, the key reaction in fuel cells that transform chemical energy into...

Ultrafine fibers have exceptional strength: New technique developed at MIT could produce strong, resilient nanofibers for many applications

Nanotech-Now - January 11, 2018 - 7:47am
Researchers at MIT have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibers — whose diameter is measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter — that are exceptionally strong and tough. These fibe...