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Salt boosts creation of 2-D materials: Rice University scientists show how salt lowers reaction temperatures to make novel materials

Nanotech-Now - April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
A dash of salt can simplify the creation of two-dimensional materials, and thanks to Rice University scientists, the reason is becoming clear.

Individual impurity atoms detectable in graphene

Nanotech-Now - April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
A team including physicists from the University of Basel has succeeded in using atomic force microscopy to clearly obtain images of individual impurity atoms in graphene ribbons. Thanks to the forces...

Nanobiotix Shows NBTXR3 Nanoparticles Can Stoke Anti-Tumor Immune Response

Nanotech-Now - April 25, 2018 - 7:45am
NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering new approaches to the local treatment of cancer, today announced that preclinical data evaluati...

Atomic force microscope makes single-electron current meter

Nanotechweb - April 23, 2018 - 9:35am
IBM team measures the energy levels of single molecules on insulators for the first time

HTA to Present European Strategy for Competitive Micro- and Nanotechnologies & Smart Systems: Special Event in Brussels on April 24 Gathers Research Institutes’ CEOs, European Commissioners and Key European Industrials

Nanotech-Now - April 21, 2018 - 7:45am
The Heterogeneous Technology Alliance (HTA), an association of four major European research institutes in micro- and nanotechnologies – Leti (France), Fraunhofer (Germany), CSEM (Switzerland), and VTT...

One string to rule them all

Nanotech-Now - April 21, 2018 - 7:45am
Extreme stresses can be produced in nanoscale structures, a feature which has been used to realize enhanced materials properties, such as the high mobility of silicon in modern transistors. Here we sh...

Quantum shift shows itself in coupled light and matter: Rice University scientists corral, quantify subtle movement in condensed matter system

Nanotech-Now - April 21, 2018 - 7:45am
A team led by Rice University scientists used a unique combination of techniques to observe, for the first time, a condensed matter phenomenon about which others have only speculated. The research cou...

Bose–Einstein condensate forms in a nanoparticle lattice

Nanotechweb - April 20, 2018 - 7:13am
First ever BEC of light coupled with metal electrons might find use in information processing and imaging

Grain boundaries give inorganic perovskites huge potential

Nanotechweb - April 20, 2018 - 5:27am
Researchers manipulate the ferroelectric effect in a clever composite to tune the efficiency of a metal oxide perovskite solar cell

When superconductivity disappears in the core of a quantum tube: By replacing the electrons with ultra-cold atoms, a group of physicists has created a perfectly clean material, unveiling new states of matter at the quantum level

Nanotech-Now - April 19, 2018 - 7:45am
Predicting the behaviour of electrons in a material is not easily done. Physicists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), ETH Zurich and EPFL replaced the electrons with ultra-cold neutral lithium ato...

Lifeboat Foundation funds flying 3D-printed classroom cubesats with Perlan II

Nanotech-Now - April 19, 2018 - 7:45am
Teachers in Space, Inc. (TIS), the leading provider of affordable flight experiment opportunities for classrooms, will use a grant from the Lifeboat Foundation to fly three new classroom experiment...

Quantum physicists achieve entanglement record: Largest entangled quantum register of individually controllable systems to date

Nanotech-Now - April 19, 2018 - 7:45am
Some of the new quantum technologies ranging from extremely precise sensors to universal quantum computers require a large number of quantum bits in order to exploit the advantages of quantum physics...

Van der Waals nanoribbons carry current

Nanotechweb - April 19, 2018 - 1:06am
1D zirconium telluride wires could be used to make the tiniest interconnects and transistor channels

Phase-separated state could make nanoscale switch

Nanotechweb - April 18, 2018 - 7:45am
Devices made from perovskite nickelate materials would operate electronically

Psst! A whispering gallery for light boosts solar cells

Nanotech-Now - April 17, 2018 - 7:45am
Trapping light with an optical version of a whispering gallery, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a nanoscale coating for solar cells that enables...

Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glass: Machine learning algorithms pinpoint new materials 200 times faster than previously possible

Nanotech-Now - April 17, 2018 - 7:45am
If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid geometric patterns.

Doing the nano-shimmy: New device modulates light and amplifies tiny signals

Nanotech-Now - April 17, 2018 - 7:45am
Imagine a single particle, only one-tenth the diameter of a bacterium, whose miniscule jiggles induce sustained vibrations in an entire mechanical device some 50 times larger. By taking clever advanta...

Thermo Scientific Krios G3i Cryo-Electron Microscope Wins Gold Edison Award: Krios G3i helps scientists better understand disease mechanisms in order to accelerate cures

Nanotech-Now - April 17, 2018 - 7:45am
Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced the Thermo Scientific Krios G3i cryo-electron microscope (cryo-EM) received a 2018 Edison Awards gold medal. The Edison A...

Ultra-powerful batteries made safer, more efficient: Team aims to curb formation of harmful crystal-like masses in lithium metal batteries

Nanotech-Now - April 17, 2018 - 7:45am
From smartphones to electric vehicles, many of today's technologies run on lithium ion batteries. That means that consumers have to keep their chargers handy. An iPhone X battery only lasts for 21 hou...

CAP-XX Develops Industry’s First 3 Volt Thin Prismatic Supercapacitors: Provides peak power support to 3V coin cell batteries and eliminates need for 2.7V LDO regulator for less expensive, smaller, more energy-efficient designs with extended battery life

Nanotech-Now - April 17, 2018 - 7:45am
CAP-XX (LSE:CPX), a leader in supercapacitors that deliver peak power to support or replace batteries, today announced it has developed the industry’s first 3V thin, prismatic supercapacitors. The com...