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Nanotube fiber antennas as capable as copper: Rice University researchers show their flexible fibers work well but weigh much less

Nanotech-Now - October 26, 2017 - 7:46am
Fibers made of carbon nanotubes configured as wireless antennas can be as good as copper antennas but 20 times lighter, according to Rice University researchers. The antennas may offer practical adva...

Arrowhead Presents Promising Preclinical Data on Development of ARO-AAT for Treatment of Alpha-1 Liver Disease at Liver Meeting(R) 2017

Nanotech-Now - October 26, 2017 - 7:46am
Data Presented in Late Breaking Poster Company Expects to File Clinical Trial Application in First Quarter 2018 to Begin First-in-Human Studies of ARO-AAT

Flash Nano: Magnified nanoscopic motion reveals how we hear

Nanotechweb - October 25, 2017 - 9:45am
Motion microscopy devised by researchers in the US reveals that waves in the tectorial membrane in the ear’s cochlea persist over micrometres, playing a significant role in the way we determine the sensitivity and frequency of our hearing.

A step closer to understanding quantum mechanics: Swansea University’s physicists develop a new quantum simulation protocol

Nanotech-Now - October 25, 2017 - 7:45am
For most everyday experiences, such as riding a bicycle, using a lift or catching a ball, classical (Newtonian) mechanics is perfectly accurate. However, at atomic and subatomic scales Nature is de...

Creation of coherent states in molecules by incoherent electrons

Nanotech-Now - October 23, 2017 - 7:46am
In a breakthrough experiment using a novel negative ion momentum imaging technique, researchers from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai India and Open University, Milton Kyenes, UK have sh...

Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale: Invention bagged four patents and could potentially make microprocessor chips work 1,000 times faster

Nanotech-Now - October 23, 2017 - 7:46am
Advancement in nanoelectronics, which is the use of nanotechnology in electronic components, has been fueled by the ever-increasing need to shrink the size of electronic devices in a bid to produce sm...

Strange but true: turning a material upside down can sometimes make it softer

Nanotech-Now - October 23, 2017 - 7:46am
There’s no way that turning a material upside down makes it any softer, right? Wrong! Through the combined effect of two properties inherent to certain types of crystal, flexoelectricity and piezoelec...

Leti Coordinating Project to Develop Innovative Drivetrains for 3rd-generation Electric Vehicles: CEA Tech’s Contribution Includes Liten’s Knowhow in Magnetic Materials and Simulation And Leti’s Expertise in Wide-bandgap Semiconductors

Nanotech-Now - October 23, 2017 - 7:46am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced a new European Horizon 2020 project to develop innovative electric drivetrains for third-generation electric vehicles.

MIPT scientists revisit optical constants of ultrathin gold films

Nanotech-Now - October 23, 2017 - 7:46am
Researchers at MIPT have conducted highly precise measurements of the optical constants of ultrathin gold films with thicknesses ranging from 20 to 200 billionths of a meter in the optical part of the...

Bringing the atomic world into full color: Researchers turn atomic force microscope measurements into color images

Nanotech-Now - October 23, 2017 - 7:46am
A French and Japanese research group has developed a new way of visualizing the atomic world by turning data scanned by an atomic force microscope into clear color images. The newly developed method,...

'Find the Lady' in the quantum world: International team of researchers presents method for quantum-mechanical swapping of positions

Nanotech-Now - October 23, 2017 - 7:46am
An international team of researchers has proposed a new way to make atoms or ions indistinguishable by swapping their positions. These particles are then expected to exhibit exotic properties. The stu...

Long nanotubes make strong fibers: Rice University researchers advance characterization, purification of nanotube wires and films

Nanotech-Now - October 23, 2017 - 7:46am
To make continuous, strong and conductive carbon nanotube fibers, it's best to start with long nanotubes, according to scientists at Rice University.

Spinning strands hint at folding dynamics: Rice University lab uses magnetic beads to model microscopic proteins, polymers

Nanotech-Now - October 23, 2017 - 7:46am
An engineered string of micronwide beads may take up the slack where computer modeling fails researchers who study the bending, folding and other movements of polymers or biomolecules like actin and D...

Perovskite-like nanocrystals achieve "impossible" compositions

Nanotechweb - October 23, 2017 - 7:00am
Researchers have created nanocrystals of a ternary lead halide containing rubidium, a composition that cannot be attained at the macroscale.

Long polymer sequences show promise for data storage

Nanotechweb - October 23, 2017 - 4:19am
Programmed inter-byte fragmentation in a mass spectrometer allows researchers to read several bytes of data recorded in a long chain of synthetic polymers for the first time.

2D semiconductor LED and photodetector advance on-chip optical communications

Nanotechweb - October 23, 2017 - 2:42am
New results bring us one step closer to power-efficient, chip-integrated devices based on silicon photonics architectures.

Rice U. study: Vibrating nanoparticles interact: Placing nanodisks in groups can change their vibrational frequencies

Nanotech-Now - October 22, 2017 - 7:45am
Like a tuning fork struck with a mallet, tiny gold nanodisks can be made to vibrate at resonant frequencies when struck by light. In new research, Rice University researchers showed they can selective...

Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics

Nanotech-Now - October 20, 2017 - 7:46am
A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a path to next-generation electronics.

Quantum manipulation power for quantum information processing gets a boost: Improving the efficiency of quantum heat engines involves reducing the number of photons in a cavity, ultimately impacting quantum manipulation power

Nanotech-Now - October 20, 2017 - 7:46am
Traditionally, heat engines produce heat from the exchange between high-temperature and low-temperature baths. Now, imagine a heat engine that operates at quantum scale, and a system made up of an ato...

Injecting electrons jolts 2-D structure into new atomic pattern: Berkeley Lab study is first to show potential of energy-efficient next-gen electronic memory

Nanotech-Now - October 20, 2017 - 7:46am
The same electrostatic charge that can make hair stand on end and attach balloons to clothing could be an efficient way to drive atomically thin electronic memory devices of the future, according to a...