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The dispute about the origins of terahertz photoresponse in graphene results in a draw

Nanotech-Now - May 2, 2018 - 7:45am
Physicists at MIPT and their British and Russian colleagues revealed the mechanisms leading to photocurrent in graphene under terahertz radiation. The paper published in Applied Physics Letters not on...

Getting a better look at living cells

Nanotech-Now - May 2, 2018 - 7:45am
Nanoscale-level imaging of living cells has become a reality in the past few years using transmission electron microscopy and sealed sample holders that keep cells alive in a liquid environment. But d...

Graphene origami as a mechanically tunable plasmonic structure for infrared detection

Nanotech-Now - May 2, 2018 - 7:45am
Soldiers often need to see through smoke, fog, dust or any other airborne obscurant and detect the presence of toxins or other chemicals in the field or on the front lines. To identify those chemicals...


Nanotech-Now - May 1, 2018 - 7:05pm
She wasn’t aiming to make history. But in the late 1990s, when Sumita Mitra, a chemist at 3M, began to use nanotechnology to improve dental fillings, that’s exactly what happened. Now found in denta...

Wicked membranes mimic ultrastretchable spider silk

Nanotechweb - April 30, 2018 - 6:12am
Researchers produce synthetic membranes with the same capillary reservoir structure that allows extensions of 10,000% without rupture in biological threads.

Grain boundaries limit heat flow in diamond

Nanotechweb - April 30, 2018 - 5:39am
New finding will be important for designing electronic device materials that can more efficiently carry excess heat away

Synaptic nanomodules could play a role in memory

Nanotechweb - April 30, 2018 - 5:20am
New images reveal hitherto unseen structural changes in dendritic spines as they become bigger during learning

Nuclear radiation detecting device could lead to new homeland security tool: New device can detect gamma rays and identify radioactive isotopes

Nanotech-Now - April 29, 2018 - 7:45am
It has been more than 30 years since a material with this performance has been developed Material is inexpensive to produce, an advantage over material currently used Other applications include biom...

Biophysics -- lighting up DNA-based nanostructures

Nanotech-Now - April 29, 2018 - 7:45am
The term 'DNA origami' refers to a method for the design and self-assembly of complex molecular structures with nanometer precision. The technique exploits the base-pairing interactions between single...

Getting electrons to move in a semiconductor: Gallium oxide shows high electron mobility, making it promising for better and cheaper devices

Nanotech-Now - April 29, 2018 - 7:45am
The next generation of energy-efficient power electronics, high-frequency communication systems, and solid-state lighting rely on materials known as wide bandgap semiconductors. Circuits based on thes...

JPK reports on research of the Mestroni Lab at the University of Colorado Denver which use the JPK NanoWizard® AFM to help in the characterization of cardiomyopathies

Nanotech-Now - April 27, 2018 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the research of Professor Luisa Mestroni's research laboratory w...

Funnelling charges to boost solar-cell efficiency

Nanotechweb - April 27, 2018 - 2:09am
The inverse charge funnelling effect pushes charges to easy collection points in few-layer hafnium disulphide flakes, thanks to strain from laser-induced oxidation

Plasmonic windows by design

Nanotechweb - April 26, 2018 - 2:31am
Creating energy-saving glasses and films based on nanocrystals that block all ultraviolet and infrared radiation while remaining transparent to visible light

Upconverting nanophosphors make good radiotracers

Nanotechweb - April 26, 2018 - 2:07am
NaYF4 particles could be ideal in theranostic applications and targeted in vivo imaging

Metamaterials Manufacturing: Pathway to Industrial Competitiveness

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 25, 2018 - 2:59pm
From invisibility to energy efficiency, metamaterials promise extraordinary new products. Here’s how to realize the potential. MForesight Metamaterials Manufacturing: Pathway to Industrial Competitiveness

Organic solar cells reach record efficiency, benchmark for commercialization

Nanotech-Now - April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
In an advance that makes a more flexible, inexpensive type of solar cell commercially viable, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated organic solar cells that can achieve 15 percent effic...

Remote-control shoots laser at nano-gold to turn on cancer-killing immune cells

Nanotech-Now - April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
A remote command could one day send immune cells on a rampage against a malignant tumor. The ability to mobilize, from outside the body, targeted cancer immunotherapy inside the body has taken a step...

New qubit now works without breaks: A universal design for superconducting qubits has been created

Nanotech-Now - April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
An international group of scientists from Russia, the United Kingdom, and Germany have presented an alternative qubit design which can be used to build a quantum computer. Nano-wires made of supercond...

Observing biological nanotransporters: Chemistry

Nanotech-Now - April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
The researchers within the groups of Prof Dr Lars Schäfer and Prof Dr Enrica Bordignon, who work together in the Excellence Cluster Ruhr explores Solvation, Resolv in short, report in the Journal of t...

Grand Opening of UC Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) to Spotlight JEOL Center for Nanoscale Solutions: Renowned Materials Scientists to Present at the 1st International Symposium on Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy (ISAMS)

Nanotech-Now - April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
World-renowned electron microscopists will join Dr. Xiaoqing Pan, Director of the University of California Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI), for the Grand Opening of the JEOL Center for Nan...