Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors (w/video)

May 24 2:28pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Nanoengineers have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to solar cells and other kinds of electronics.
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'Bobcat nanowagon' is a first step toward creating a new academic field

May 24 2:21pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
From nanocars to developing a controlled transport system at the molecular scale.
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'V8 Power' and Nanometer Precision Positioning in PI's New Piezo Linear Motor

May 24 10:49am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Ideal for industrial applications, high push/pull and holding forces qualify this non-magnetic drive as the fastest and strongest of its size class.
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Three-dimensional graphene: Experiment at BESSY II shows that optical properties are tuneable

May 24 10:31am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
An international research team has for the first time investigated the optical properties of three-dimensional nanoporous graphene at the IRIS infrared beamline of the BESSY II electron storage ring. The experiments show that the plasmonic excitations (oscillations of the charge density) in this new material can be precisely controlled by the pore size and by introducing atomic impurities. This could facilitate the manufacture of highly sensitive chemical sensors.
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Paper test strip could help heart failure patients monitor their condition at home

May 24 10:26am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Contrary to the condition's name, heart failure doesn't mean the heart has stopped pumping—it's just not working at full strength. It can often be managed with medications and lifestyle changes, but its progression needs to be monitored closely. Now scientists have developed a new test strip that could potentially allow patients to do this at home for the first time. Their study appears in the journal ACS Nano.
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Experiment shows that optical properties of 3D graphene are tuneable

May 24 9:42am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
An international research team has for the first time investigated the optical properties of three-dimensional nanoporous graphene. The experiments show that the plasmonic excitations in this new material can be precisely controlled by the pore size and by introducing atomic impurities.
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Neutrons provide the first nanoscale look at a living cell membrane (w/video)

May 24 9:35am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A research team has performed the first-ever direct nanoscale examination of a living cell membrane. In doing so, it also resolved a long-standing debate by identifying tiny groupings of lipid molecules that are likely key to the cell's functioning.
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Precise insight into the depths of cells

May 24 9:28am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Is it possible to watch at the level of single cells how fish embryos become trout, carp or salmon? Researchers have successfully combined two very advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques. The new high-resolution light microscope permits fascinating insights into a cell?s interior.
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Feather-light metal cathodes for stable lithium-oxygen batteries

May 24 7:41am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Researchers report a new type of cathode, which could make lithium-oxygen batteries a practical option.
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What is nanomedicine, and how can it improve childhood cancer treatment?

May 24 7:39am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
A recent US study of people treated for cancer as children from the 1970s to 1999 showed that although survival rates have improved over the years, the quality of life for survivors is low. It also showed this was worse for those who were treated in the 1990s.
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Electrochemical energy storage with porous one-dimensional (1D) nanomaterials

May 24 7:34am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Spotlight
The development of porous one-dimensional (1D) nanomaterials with designed properties and architectures has led to significant advances in electrochemical energy storage. A recent review article highlights the state-of-the-art on porous 1D nanostructures, from methodologies for rational and controllable synthesis (electrospinning, liquid phase method, template-assisted method, chemical deposition method, and chemical etching) to their successful application in different types of energy storage devices.
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Explainer: what is nanomedicine and how can it improve childhood cancer treatment?

May 24 6:58am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Nanomedicine has great potential to safely treat children's cancer. However, it is currently stymied by too little research. About two-thirds of research attention in nanomedicine therapeutics, of more 250 nanomedicine products, is focused on cancer. Yet this isn't translating into new cancer treatments for children coming to market.
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A fresh look inside the protein nano-machines

May 24 5:57am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Proteins digest food, and fight infections and cancer, and serve other metabolic functions. They are basically nano-machines, each one designed to perform a specific task. But how did they evolve to match those needs, and how did genes encode the structure and function of proteins? Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, the Institute for Basic Science, Korea, and the Rockefeller University, U.S., have conducted a study that tackles this question and explains the basic geometry of the gene-to-protein code by connecting proteins to properties of amorphous physical matter.
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Measured for the first time: direction of light waves changed by quantum effect

May 24 4:44am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
After much speculation spanning a long period of time, one variant of the magneto-optical effect has now been demonstrated at for the first time.
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Special X-ray technique allows scientists to see atomic scale 3-D deformations

May 24 4:39am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
In a new study, researchers used an X-ray scattering technique called Bragg coherent diffraction imaging to reconstruct in 3-D the size and shape of grain defects.
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New theory predicts wetted area of droplets colliding with flat surface

May 24 4:24am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers have succeeded in deriving a theoretical formula that quantitatively predicts the wetting and spreading behavior of droplets that collide with the flat surface of a solid material.
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Water is surprisingly ordered on the nanoscale

May 24 4:15am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists discovered that molecules on the surface of the drops were much more ordered than expected. Their surprising results pave the way to a better understanding of atmospheric, biological and geological processes.
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A fresh look inside the protein nanomachines

May 24 4:07am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A new physical model of protein evolution suggests a mechanical basis for the DNA map of functional proteins.
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One-dimensional crystals for low-temperature thermoelectric cooling

May 24 3:52am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers report high thermoelectric powers in one-dimensional crystals for practical low-temperature cooling.
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Nanoalloys ten times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells

May 24 3:42am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars.
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Nanoanalysis resolves mystery of butterfly research

May 23 12:24pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
High-resolution X-ray tomography reveals how butterflies form their iridescent wing scales.
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How does Earths spacetime deformation affect quantum communications?

May 23 9:41am SpringerOpen blog
Jan Kohlrus investigates relativitic effects to consider when setting up quantum communication systems. The post How does Earth’s spacetime deformation affect quantum communications? appeared first on SpringerOpen blog.
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Report sheds new insights on the spin dynamics of a material candidate for low-power devices

May 23 7:03am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Computers process and transfer data through electrical currents passing through tiny circuits and wires. As these currents meet with resistance, they create heat that can undermine the efficiency and even the safety of these devices.
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Large portfolio of 2D semiconductor materials benefits next-generation flexible electronics

May 23 6:24am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Spotlight
Inspired by the unique optical and electronic property of graphene, two-dimensional layered materials - as well as their hybrids - have been intensively investigated in recent years, driven by their potential applications for nanoelectronics. The broad spectrum of atomic layered crystals includes transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), semiconducting dichalcogenides, monoatomic buckled crystals, such as black phosphorous (BP), and diatomic hexagonal boron nitride, etc. Tihis article examines the recent advancement of flexible 2D electronic devices based on TMDs and BP.
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Gold nanoparticles recycle biofuel waste into useful additive

May 23 5:02am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Gold nanoparticles serve as catalysts for obtaining valuable chemical products based on glycerol. Scientists are developing gold catalysts to recycle one of the main byproducts of biofuel production.
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Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edge

May 23 4:45am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers have successfully designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study shows that solar cells increase in efficiency thanks to the material?s ability to self-organise by standing on edge.
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A new tool for discovering nanoporous materials

May 23 4:17am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists have developed a mathematical 'face-recognition' method for identifying and discovering nanoporous materials based on their pore size.
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Off-the-shelf, power-generating clothes are almost here

May 23 4:12am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers introduce coating that turns fabrics into circuits.
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Two simple building blocks produce complex 3-D material

May 23 4:04am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists have built a structurally complex material from two simple building blocks that is the lowest-density metal-organic framework ever made.
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New insights on the spin dynamics of a material candidate for low-power devices

May 22 2:55pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists reveal new insights into the properties of a magnetic insulator that is a candidate for low-power device applications; their insights form early stepping-stones towards developing high-speed, low-power electronics that use electron spin rather than charge to carry information.
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Next-gen computing: Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels

May 22 11:00am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Inspired by how mammals see, a new memristor computer circuit prototype at the University of Michigan has the potential to process complex data, such as images and video orders of magnitude, faster and with much less power than today's most advanced systems.
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Graphene-based sensor could improve evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of asthma

May 22 2:30am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
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New nano-polymer could prevent heart failure

May 22 2:26am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) and the Sheba Medical Center have developed a new therapy to treat atherosclerosis and prevent heart failure with a new biomedical polymer that reduces arterial plaque and inflammation in the cardiovascular system.
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Successful synthesis of nanomaterial that improves catalytic converter efficiency

May 22 1:23am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A large international collaboration has successfully synthesised highly porous rhodium nanoparticles that could be used as a more effective catalytic converter for vehicles.
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20" Travel, Nanometer Resolution, High Dynamics: New Precise Motorized Linear Stage

May 19 9:44am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
PI?s new family of industrial-class direct-drive positioners supports high-load and multi-axis combinations.
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Highlights from the Pacific Journal of Mathematics for Industry

May 19 9:00am SpringerOpen blog
The Pacific Journal of Mathematics for Industry (PJMI) publishes exciting research right at the interface of Mathematics and Industry. Articles focus on how through the use of mathematical results, important industrial problems can be answered to yield new insight for both industry and mathematics. A number of recent original research articles demonstrate some of the big challenges that research published in PJMI tackles. The post Highlights from the Pacific Journal of Mathematics for Industry appeared first on SpringerOpen blog.
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IBM scientists demonstrate ballistic nanowire connections, a potential future key component for quantum computing

May 19 7:08am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
IBM scientists have achieved an important milestone toward creating sophisticated quantum devices that could become a key component of quantum computers. As detailed in the peer-review journal Nano Letters, the scientists have shot an electron through a III-V semiconductor nanowire integrated on silicon for the first time.
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Plasmon-powered upconversion nanocrystals for enhanced bioimaging and polarized emission

May 19 6:32am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Plasmonic gold nanorods brighten lanthanide-doped upconversion superdots for improved multiphoton bioimaging contrast and enable polarization-selective nonlinear emissions for novel nanoscale optoelectronics.
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Scientists demonstrate ballistic nanowire connections, a potential key component for quantum computing

May 19 6:23am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists have shot an electron through a III-V semiconductor nanowire integrated on silicon for the first time.
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Scientists construct a stable one-dimensional metallic material

May 19 6:19am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Researchers have developed the world's thinnest metallic nanowire, which could be used to miniaturise many of the electronic components we use every day.
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Advances in nanotechnology will give next-generation paper a whole new lease of digital life

May 19 6:16am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
The Digital Economy programm has awarded a grant to research and develop paper materials that would allow readers to interact with printed materials like Harry Potter portraits.
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Ginseng nanoparticles for cancer treatment

May 19 3:25am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A recent nanomedicine editorial states that use of ginsenoside nanoconjugates could be a promising candidate against cancer and various other diseases, such as inflammation, osteoporosis and obesity in the future.
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Nanoparticle release from self-cleaning cement

May 19 3:11am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
New figures on how much titanium dioxide nanomaterial could be released into the environment from photocatalytic cement - a new type of self-cleaning cement - are presented in a recent study.
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Synthesis of molecular hydrogen: Novel method sets benchmark for platinum-free electrocatalysts

May 19 2:46am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
A just published study describes a new approach to revolutionize the production of molecular hydrogen. This gas is considered to be one of the most promising energy carriers of the future.
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Shapeshifting materials: Using light to rearrange macroscopic structures

May 19 2:37am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Using self-assembling molecules, researchers report new self-assembling molecules that can transform into novel, exotic and previously unobserved shapes by simply using UV light to force them to rearrange differently into metastable states.
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Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries

May 18 3:22pm Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Rice University scientists have created a rechargeable lithium metal battery with three times the capacity of commercial lithium-ion batteries by resolving something that has long stumped researchers: the dendrite problem.
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Sensors detect disease markers in breath

May 18 3:00pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building's air could soon be the basis of portable, disposable sensor devices. By riddling the thin plastic films with nanopores, researchers made the devices sensitive enough to detect at levels that are far too low to smell, yet are important to human health.
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MOFs provide a better way to remove water from gas

May 18 1:51pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
A breakthrough in generating water-stable metal-organic frameworks allows efficient removal of water from gases.
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Deconstructing osmosis provides insight for medical and industrial use

May 18 1:43pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
A pair of publications provides more accurate and unified understanding of fluid transport through membranes and how to model the behavior with molecular simulations.
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Researchers create a T-shirt that monitors the wearer's breathing rate in real time

May 18 12:10pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
This innovation paves the way for manufacturing clothing that could be used to diagnose respiratory illnesses or monitor people suffering from asthma, sleep apnea, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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New water-based, recyclable membrane filters all types of nanoparticles

May 18 11:59am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers have developed a new type of membrane that could extend the life of a separation system, lower its cost and, in some cases, increase its efficiency as well.
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Gold nanoparticle chains show promise as light conductors

May 18 9:24am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Today's computers are faster and smaller than ever before. The latest generation of transistors will have structural features with dimensions of only 10 nanometers. If computers are to become even faster and at the same time more energy efficient at these minuscule scales, they will probably need to process information using light particles instead of electrons. This is referred to as optical computing .
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Self-cleaning photocatalytic nanomembranes for water filtration

May 18 9:17am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers fabricate a membrane with nanofiltration performance and photocatalytic property via a mussel-inspired method.
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4 Steps to Develop Hybrid Imaging

May 18 9:00am SpringerOpen blog
In this post, Dr. Arturo Chiti, the Editor-in-Chief of our new SpringerOpen journal European Journal of Hybrid Imaging shares his thoughts on how hybrid imaging can be used to its full potential. The post 4 Steps to Develop Hybrid Imaging appeared first on SpringerOpen blog.
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Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficient

May 18 8:55am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists have developed a photocatalyst made of mesocrystal, deliberately creating a lack of uniformity in size and arrangement of the crystals. This new photocatalyst is able to spatially separate the electrons and electron holes to prevent them recombining.
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Researchers create first significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterials

May 18 8:43am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Novel analysis technique is expected to improve the precision of nanocrystal engineering and understanding of nanocrystal reactions.
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Holographic microscope provides a new tool for nanomedicine to rapidly measure degradation of drug loaded nanoparticles

May 18 6:34am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
UCLA researchers have developed a cost-effective method to rapidly monitor the degradation of drug-carrying nanoparticles using a chip-scale microscope. This nanoparticle characterization platform is based on holography and can accurately monitor the size changes of nanocapsules undergoing degradation, while releasing the contents of their drug cargo. This research provides scientists with a powerful measurement tool that can be used to design better nanocapsules for drug delivery and other nanomedicine-related applications.
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Silk proteins paired with renewable wood nanocellulose to produce the strongest artificial spider silk yet

May 18 6:18am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Possibly the strongest hybrid silk fibers to date have been created by scientists in Sweden using all-renewable resources. Combining spider silk proteins with nanocellulose from wood, the process offers a low-cost and scalable way to make bioactive materials for a wide range of medical uses.
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Engineering heart valves with nanofibers

May 18 6:04am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers create a next-generation heart valve that accurately functions upon implantation and regenerates into long-lasting heart-like tissue.
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Molecular Lego for nanoelectronics

May 18 5:48am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Researchers successfully assembled and tested conductors and networks made up of individual, newly developed building block molecules. These could in future serve as the basis of components for optoelectronic systems, such as flexible flat screens or sensors.
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