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New materials could help improve the performance of perovskite solar cells

Nanotech-Now - January 18, 2019 - 7:45am
New research could lead to the design of new materials to help improve the performance of perovskite solar cells (PSCs).

Media invited to open meeting on the future of quantum technology held at RIT Jan. 23-25: Leaders from NASA, NSF, NIST and Sandia National Laboratory to attend

Nanotech-Now - January 18, 2019 - 7:45am
An international conference on quantum science and technology is expected to draw more than a hundred leading scientists and engineers to Rochester Institute of Technology this month in response to a...

Spintronics 'miracle material' put to the test: Physicists build devices using mineral perovskite

Nanotech-Now - January 18, 2019 - 7:45am
When German mineralogist Gustav Rose stood on the slopes of Russia's Ural Mountains in 1839 and picked up a piece of a previously undiscovered mineral, he had never heard of transistors or diodes or h...

Cartilage could be key to safe 'structural batteries'

Nanotech-Now - January 18, 2019 - 7:45am
-Your knees and your smartphone battery have some surprisingly similar needs, a University of Michigan professor has discovered, and that new insight has led to a "structural battery" prototype that i...

Chemical synthesis of nanotubes: Nanometer-sized tubes made from simple benzene molecules

Nanotech-Now - January 18, 2019 - 7:45am
For the first time, researchers used benzene - a common hydrocarbon - to create a novel kind of molecular nanotube, which could lead to new nanocarbon-based semiconductor applications.

Ultra-sensitive sensor with gold nanoparticle array

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2019 - 7:45am
Scientists from the University of Bath (UK) and Northwestern University (USA) have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array, which is 100 times more sensitive than curre...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Begins Dosing in Phase 1 Study of ARO-ANG3 for Treatment of Dyslipidemias and Metabolic Diseases

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2019 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it has dosed the first subjects in a Phase 1 clinical study of ARO-ANG3, an RNAi-based investigational medicine targeting angiopoieti...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Files for Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1 Study of ARO-APOC3 for Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia

Nanotech-Now - January 12, 2019 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it has filed an application for approval to begin a Phase 1 clinical trial of ARO-APOC3, an RNAi-based investigational medicine targe...

Nanometrics to Participate in the 21st Annual Needham Growth Conference

Nanotech-Now - January 12, 2019 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq: NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced that company management is scheduled to participate in the 21st Annual Needham Growth C...

DNA design that anyone can do: Computer program can translate a free-form 2-D drawing into a DNA structure

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers at MIT and Arizona State University have designed a computer program that allows users to translate any free-form drawing into a two-dimensional, nanoscale structure made of DNA.

Viral genome sequencing in the heart of a Lassa outbreak

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2019 - 7:45am
The first researchers to deploy a mobile nanopore sequencing technology to evaluate viral genomics at the height of a Lassa virus outbreak in 2018 now report their results. According to their new stud...

Physicists uncover new competing state of matter in superconducting material

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2019 - 7:45am
A team of experimentalists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and theoreticians at University of Alabama Birmingham discovered a remarkably long-lived new state of matter in an iron pn...

Quantum chemistry on quantum computers: A quantum algorithm for tracking complex chemical reactions with neither performing demanding post-Hartree-Fock calculations nor exponential time explosion

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2019 - 7:45am
Quantum computing and quantum information processing technology have attracted attention in recently emerging fields. Among many important and fundamental issues in nowadays science, solving Schroedin...

Revealing hidden spin: Unlocking new paths toward high-temperature superconductors: Berkeley Lab researchers uncover insights into superconductivity, leading potentially to more efficient power transmission

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2019 - 7:45am
In the 1980s, the discovery of high-temperature superconductors known as cuprates upended a widely held theory that superconductor materials carry electrical current without resistance only at very lo...

New composite advances lignin as a renewable 3D printing material

Nanotech-Now - January 8, 2019 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery b...

Holey graphene as Holy Grail alternative to silicon chips

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2019 - 7:45am
Graphene, in its regular form, does not offer an alternative to silicon chips for applications in nanoelectronics. It is known for its energy band structure, which leaves no energy gap and no magnetic...

Study on low noise, high-performance transistors may bring innovations in electronics

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2019 - 7:45am
A research study on low noise and high-performance transistors led by Suprem Das, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, in collaboration with researchers at Purdue U...

E-bandage generates electricity, speeds wound healing in rats

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2019 - 7:45am
Skin has a remarkable ability to heal itself. But in some cases, wounds heal very slowly or not at all, putting a person at risk for chronic pain, infection and scarring. Now, researchers have develop...

Plastic waste disintegrates into nanoparticles, study finds

Nanotech-Now - January 4, 2019 - 7:45am
There is a considerable risk that plastic waste in the environment releases nano-sized particles known as nanoplastics, according to a new study from Lund University. The researchers studied what happ...

Using sound to independently levitate a range of objects is achieved for the first time

Nanotech-Now - January 4, 2019 - 7:45am
This research, which has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the United Kingdom, has just been published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Natio...