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Scientists break record for highest-temperature superconductor: Experiment produces new material that can conduct electricity perfectly

Nanotech-Now - May 29, 2019 - 7:45am
University of Chicago scientists are part of an international research team that has discovered superconductivity--the ability to conduct electricity perfectly--at the highest temperatures ever record...

Good vibrations: Using piezoelectricity to ensure hydrogen sensor sensitivity

Nanotech-Now - May 29, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers at Osaka University develop a new process for producing palladium nanoparticles that are 12 times more sensitive to hydrogen than those made with previous methods -- devices that may be vi...

Rice U. lab grows stable, ultrathin magnets: Rare iron oxide could be combined with 2D materials for electronic, spintronic devices

Nanotech-Now - May 29, 2019 - 7:45am
Rice University researchers have simplified the synthesis of a unique, nearly two-dimensional form of iron oxide with strong magnetic properties that is easy to stack atop other 2D materials.

New data on ultrafast electron photoemission from metallic nanostructures obtained: The results of the Russian-Japanese experiment explain the mechanism of electron photoemission by metallic nanostructures under ultrafast laser excitation

Nanotech-Now - May 29, 2019 - 7:45am
Metallic nanoparticle ensembles are capable of emitting short bunches of electrons when irradiated by powerful laser pulses of femtosecond (1 fs = 10-15 s) duration. Scientists at Lobachevsky Universi...

Artificial photosynthesis transforms carbon dioxide into liquefiable fuels

Nanotech-Now - May 29, 2019 - 7:45am
Chemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis. By converting carbon dioxide into more complex...

Neutrons unlock the secrets of limoncello

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2019 - 7:45am
If you’re looking for a liquid to study with neutron scattering, lemon liqueur probably isn’t your first thought. But, for Dr. Leonardo Chiappisi, a researcher at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL, Fra...

Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2019 - 7:45am
Machine learning (ML), a form of artificial intelligence that recognizes faces, understands language and navigates self-driving cars, can help bring to Earth the clean fusion energy that lights the su...

Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam: New method could be useful for building quantum sensors and computers

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2019 - 7:45am
The ultimate degree of control for engineering would be the ability to create and manipulate materials at the most basic level, fabricating devices atom by atom with precise control.

New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency: A slippery surface for liquids with very low surface tension promotes droplet formation, facilitating heat transfer

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2019 - 7:45am
Unlike water, liquid refrigerants and other fluids that have a low surface tension tend to spread quickly into a sheet when they come into contact with a surface. But for many industrial processes it...

Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing: New dual-cavity design emits more single photons that can carry quantum information at room temperature

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2019 - 7:45am
MIT researchers have designed a way to generate, at room temperature, more single photons for carrying quantum information. The design, they say, holds promise for the development of practical quantum...

Successful installation of the first Photonic Professional GT2 at KEIO University in Japan

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2019 - 7:45am
The KEIO University, one of Japan’s most prestigious private university is the first customer using Nanoscribe´s latest 3D printer model Photonic Professional GT2. The installation at the Center for R...

New way to beat the heat in electronics: Rice University lab's flexible insulator offers high strength and superior thermal conduction

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2019 - 7:45am
A nanocomposite invented at Rice University's Brown School of Engineering promises to be a superior high-temperature dielectric material for flexible electronics, energy storage and electric devices.<...

CEA-Leti Develops CMOS Process for High-Performance MicroLEDs That Could Overcome Display-Size Obstacles: New Concept Creates All-in-One RGB MicroLEDs, Eliminates Several Transfer Steps to Receiving Substrate & Boosts Performance

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2019 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced a new technology for fabricating GaN microLED displays for applications ranging from smart watches to TVs with no size limit.

New Argonne coating could have big implications for lithium batteries

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2019 - 7:45am
Coating provides extra layer of protection for battery cathodes. Building a better lithium-ion battery involves addressing a myriad of factors simultaneously, from keeping the battery's cathode ele...

Skoltech researchers developed new perovskite-inspired semiconductors for electronic devices

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2019 - 7:45am
The collaborative effort of researchers from Skoltech, SB RAS Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, and RAS Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics translated into the development of advanced...

Nanotubes enable travel of Huntington's protein: Rhes protein makes its own road to convey disease drivers

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2019 - 7:45am
A toxic protein linked to Huntington's disease can move from neuron to neuron through a nanotube tunnel whose construction is initiated by a protein called Rhes, say scientists at Scripps Research.

Manipulating superconductivity using a 'mechanic' and an 'electrician'

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2019 - 7:45am
In the strongly correlated materials such as cuprate high-temperature superconductors, superconductivity can be controlled either by changing the number of electrons or by changing the kinetic energy,...

A surprising experiment opens the path to new particle manipulation methods: Unexpected result from acoustics experiment could have applications in biomedical and microsystems research

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers at Aalto University have discovered a surprising phenomenon that changes how we think about how sound can move particles. Their experiment is based on a famous experiment recognisable from...

2D insulators with ferromagnetism are rare; researchers just identified a new one

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2019 - 7:45am
Collaborating scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Princeton University have discovered a new layered ferromagnetic semiconductor, a rare...

Better microring sensors for optical applications

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2019 - 7:45am
Optical sensing is one of the most important applications of light science. It plays crucial roles in astronomy, environmental science, industry and medical diagnoses.