Finding the balance between keeping molecules whole or splitting them on oxides

Feb 20 11:40am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Scientists end long-standing controversy about a ubiquitous reaction involved in catalysts, corrosion, and more.
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Dream of energy-collecting windows Is one step closer to reality

Feb 20 11:33am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers developed technology to embed the silicon nanoparticles into what they call efficient luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs). These LSCs are the key element of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy.
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Social justice and criminal justice go hand in hand

Feb 20 9:00am SpringerOpen blog
By celebrating the World Day of Social Justice on the 20th February, the international community supports efforts to eradicate poverty and reduce social inequities, promote fair work conditions, gender equality and access to social well-being and justice for all. There is a link that connects poverty, crime, health-related problems, employability, and extreme social disadvantage. Health is often a starting point to study what happens to the people involved in the adult or juvenile justice system, including staff employed by the justice system The post Social justice and criminal justice go hand in hand appeared first on SpringerOpen blog.
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Simple etching technique for creating left-handed and right-handed nanostructures

Feb 20 8:00am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Structures that just may be the world's smallest screws have been fabricated by researchers from Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore.
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Technique to characterize electrical potential distribution in composite electrodes of solid state lithium ion batteries

Feb 20 8:00am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Major advancement in understanding the cause of high resistivity at the electrode–electrolyte interfaces, which has been hindering the development of high power density batteries.
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Virus inspires new way to deliver cancer drugs

Feb 20 7:49am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Drugs disguised as viruses are providing new weapons in the battle against cancer, promising greater accuracy and fewer side effects than chemotherapy.
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Switched-on DNA: Sparking nano-electronic applications

Feb 20 5:00am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
DNA, the stuff of life, may very well also pack quite the jolt for engineers trying to advance the development of tiny, low-cost electronic devices.
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Switched-on DNA sparks nanoelectronics applications

Feb 20 4:13am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
DNA, the stuff of life, may very well also pack quite the jolt for engineers trying to advance the development of tiny, low-cost electronic devices.
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Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries

Feb 18 3:54am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers have created a new battery membrane that brings the cycle life of next-generation lithium-sulfur batteries in line with their lithium-ion counterparts.
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Developing a catalytic conveyor belt

Feb 17 10:37am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Chemical engineering and chemistry researchers develop controlled delivery of particles via fluid flow.
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When ultrafast laser pulse meets magnetic materials

Feb 17 10:26am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
At both fundamental and application levels, ultrafast laser pulse excitation and dynamics measurement provide an effective path to the fast optical detection, as well as for the control of the magnetic order.
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Designing new materials from 'small' data

Feb 17 10:16am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers have developed a novel workflow combining machine learning and density functional theory calculations to create design guidelines for new materials that exhibit useful electronic properties, such as ferroelectricity and piezoelectricity.
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Understanding heat transport in a chain of gold atoms

Feb 17 7:21am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists have achieved a breakthrough in better understanding heat transport at the nanoscale.
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Innovative technique mimics natural structural color

Feb 17 7:10am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers discover method to replicate nature's ability to reflect light to develop innovative materials.
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Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics

Feb 17 7:09am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
You may not realize it but alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices.
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Breakthrough in understanding heat transport with a chain of gold atoms

Feb 17 6:01am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
The precise control of electron transport in microelectronics makes complex logic circuits possible that are in daily use in smartphones and laptops. Heat transport is of similar fundamental importance and its control is for instance necessary to efficiently cool the ever smaller chips. An international team including theoretical physicists from Konstanz, Junior Professor Fabian Pauly and Professor Peter Nielaba and their staff, has achieved a real breakthrough in better understanding heat transport at the nanoscale. The team used a system that experimentalists in nanoscience can nowadays realize quite routinely and keeps serving as the fruit fly for breakthrough discoveries: a chain of gold atoms. They used it to demonstrate the quantization of the electronic part of the thermal conductance. The study also shows that the Wiedemann-Franz law, a relation from classical physics, remains...
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Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics

Feb 17 5:00am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
A new technique using liquid metals to create integrated circuits that are just atoms thick could lead to the next big advance for electronics.
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New material for the electron injection layer and transport layer of organic electroluminescence displays

Feb 17 3:59am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers have developed two new oxide semiconductors which are suitable for organic electronics.
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Putting highly charged ions on the right path

Feb 17 3:51am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Design breakthrough enables steady, reproducible transmission of ion beams that can shoot a nanoscale area on material surfaces.
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Nanoparticle food additive found in candy, gum could alter digestive cell structure and function

Feb 16 4:06pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
The ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and act as a barrier to pathogens is 'significantly decreased' after chronic exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, a common food additive found in everything from chewing gum to bread.
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Food additive found in candy, gum could alter digestive cell structure and function

Feb 16 4:06pm Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
The ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and act as a barrier to pathogens is significantly decreased after chronic exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, a common food additive found in everything from chewing gum to bread, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices

Feb 16 3:58pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Engineers have developed a material that could reduce signal losses in photonic devices. The advance has the potential to boost the efficiency of various light-based technologies including fiber optic communication systems, lasers and photovoltaics.
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Printable solar cells just got a little closer

Feb 16 2:09pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
New research removes a key barrier to large-scale manufacture of low-cost, printable perovskite solar cells.
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Machine learning helps researchers design less costly optical sensors

Feb 16 9:02am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers create 'smart'mobile tool may be used to diagnose and treat serious diseases.
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Interview with Francesco Sardanelli, Editor-in-Chief of our new journal

Feb 16 9:00am SpringerOpen blog
European Radiology Experimental is the latest publication to join the European Society of Radiology (ESR) journal family. In a previous interview with ESR, Prof. Sardanelli shares his hopes for the journal across the scientific community. The post Interview with Francesco Sardanelli, Editor-in-Chief of our new journal appeared first on SpringerOpen blog.
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A new technique to measure the electronic structures of stacks of 2D materials

Feb 16 8:51am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Understanding the electronic structures of 2D materials will allow scientists to find optimal materials for efficient semiconductors in nanoelectronics.
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Breakthrough in 'wonder' materials paves way for flexible tech

Feb 16 7:48am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Gadgets are set to become flexible, highly efficient and much smaller, following a breakthrough in measuring two-dimensional 'wonder' materials by the University of Warwick.
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'Smart' mobile tool may be used to diagnose and treat serious diseases

Feb 16 7:19am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Finding practical solutions to detect proteins, cancer biomarkers, viruses and other small objects has been a key challenge for researchers worldwide for decades. These solutions hold promise for saving lives through more timely diagnosis and treatment of serious infections and diseases.
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Living sensors at your fingertips

Feb 16 4:58am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Cell-infused gloves and bandages light up when in contact with certain chemicals.
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If atoms are mostly empty space, why do objects look and feel solid?

Feb 16 4:44am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Chemist John Dalton proposed the theory that all matter and objects are made up of particles called atoms, and this is still accepted by the scientific community, almost two centuries later.
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Physicists harness neglected properties of light

Feb 16 4:18am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Technique could help increase resolution of microscopes and telescopes.
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Sketching sensors with conducting polymer pen (w/video)

Feb 16 4:14am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
The pen contains a conductive polymer ink made from dispersed polyaniline nanofibers in water.
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Wearable health monitor based on household paper

Feb 16 3:59am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Paper electronics - putting flexible electronic sensors and other circuits on regular paper - have the potential to cut the price of a wide range of medical tools, from point-of-care diagnostic tests to portable DNA detectors. In new work, researchers have now shown an integration strategy to rationally design an ultra-low cost health monitoring device, a Paper Watch, using recyclable household materials: non-functionalized papers.
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Using 'Scotch tape' and laser beams, researchers craft new material that could improve LED screens

Feb 15 5:19pm Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
A cover story appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Nanoscale Horizons reports a new bilayer material, with each layer measuring less than one nanometer in thickness, that someday could lead to more efficient and versatile light emission.
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New, ultra-flexible probes form reliable, scar-free integration with the brain

Feb 15 4:10pm Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes that can achieve more reliable long-term neural recording than existing probes and don't elicit scar formation when implanted. The researchers described their findings in a research article published on Feb. 15 in Science Advances.
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Nanoelectronic thread probes form reliable, scar-free integration with the brain

Feb 15 3:22pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Engineering researchers have designed ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread brain probes that can achieve more reliable long-term neural recording than existing probes and don't elicit scar formation when implanted.
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Nanoparticle biosensor able to detect HIV only one week after infection

Feb 15 2:09pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
The biosensor combines micromechanical silicon structures with gold nanoparticles, both functionalised with p24-specific antibodies.
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Engineers shrink microscope to dime-sized device

Feb 15 2:07pm Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have created an atomic force microscope on a chip, dramatically shrinking the size—and, hopefully, the price tag—of a high-tech device commonly used to characterize material properties.
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How to roll a nanotube: Demystifying carbon nanotubes' structure control

Feb 15 1:00pm Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Pioneering research published in Nature by Professor Feng Ding's team from the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), in collaboration with Professor Jin Zhang's team, at Peking University and colleagues, has demonstrated how to control the synthesis of special tiny carbon cylinders known as carbon nanotubes (CNTs), in order to synthesize horizontal arrays of CNTs with the same structure.
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New bilayer material could lead to more efficient and versatile light emission, such as bendy LED screens

Feb 15 12:27pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists report a new bilayer material, with each layer measuring less than one nanometer in thickness, that someday could lead to more efficient and versatile light emission.
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Engineers shrink atomic force microscope to dime-sized device

Feb 15 12:20pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers have created an atomic force microscope on a chip, dramatically shrinking the size of a high-tech device commonly used to characterize material properties.
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Scientists combine disciplines to pinpoint small structures in unlabeled molecules

Feb 15 10:50am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Five years of hard work and a little cosmic luck led Rice University researchers to a new method to obtain structural details on molecules in biomembranes.
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Making sodium-ion batteries that last

Feb 15 10:27am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Lithium-ion batteries have become essential in everyday technology. But these power sources can explode under certain circumstances and are not ideal for grid-scale energy storage. Sodium-ion batteries are potentially a safer and less expensive alternative, but current versions don't last long enough yet for practical use. Now, scientists have developed an anode material that enables sodium-ion batteries to perform at high capacity over hundreds of cycles, according to their report in the journal ACS Nano.
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Bursting pods

Feb 15 9:54am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Plants are capable of producing powerful movement that is initiated at the molecular level. Researchers now demonstrate that these biological strategies can be re-engineered by interfacing molecular switches with man-made materials.
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Good vibrations help reveal molecular details

Feb 15 9:44am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Five years of hard work and a little 'cosmic luck' led researchers to a new method to obtain structural details on molecules in biomembranes.
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Team makes high-quality graphene with soybeans

Feb 15 9:41am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
A breakthrough by CSIRO-led scientists has made the world's strongest material more commercially viable, thanks to the humble soybean.
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New economic water-splitting catalyst, Ru@C2N

Feb 15 9:40am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
UNIST scientists have developed an exiting new catalyst that can split water into hydrogen almost as good as platinum, but less costly and found frequently on Earth.
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Nanotechnology based gene editing to eradicate HIV brain reservoir in drug abusers

Feb 15 9:39am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Scientists are studying new therapies that can short-circuit HIV infection and mitigate the damaging effects that opiate addiction has on the central nervous system.
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Five ways nanoscience is making science fiction into fact

Feb 15 9:34am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Moving into the realm of nanomedicine therapies and vehicles smaller than a speck of dust, what were once regarded as science fictions are rapidly becoming fact.
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Squishy supercapacitors bathed in green tea could power wearable electronics

Feb 15 9:12am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers report a new flexible and compact rechargeable energy storage device for wearable electronics that is infused with green tea polyphenols.
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Plant-made virus shells could deliver drugs directly to cancer cells

Feb 15 8:54am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Viruses are extremely efficient at targeting and delivering cargo to cells. In the journal ACS Nano, researchers report they have harnessed this well-honed ability—minus the part that makes us sick—to develop virus-like nanoparticles to deliver drugs straight to affected cells. In lab tests, they show that one such particle can be produced in plants and it ferries small molecules to cancer cells.
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New type of nanosensor detects DNA building blocks

Feb 15 8:49am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Researchers at Uppsala University and in Brazil have developed a new type of nanosensor that can detect single molecules. The nanosensor, comprising a combination of two different materials, has been used to identify the different building blocks in DNA.
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New catalyst that can split water into hydrogen almost as good as platinum, but less costly

Feb 15 8:48am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
A ruthenium-based material works almost as efficient as platinum and likely shows the highest catalytic performance without being affected by the pH of the water.
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Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?

Feb 15 8:40am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Engineering researchers have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.
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Graphene from soybeans

Feb 15 8:34am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A new production technology grows graphene film in ambient air with a natural precursor, making its production faster and simpler.
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Graphene interface engineering for large area, high efficiency solar cells

Feb 15 7:16am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers are using graphene and related materials to engineer the interfaces between solar cell layers.
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Metal-organic frameworks used as looms

Feb 15 7:01am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
To produce cloths from monomolecular threads, scientists used SURMOFs, i.e. surface-mounted metal-organic frameworks.
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Imaging technique for unique views of single molecules that conventional methods can't match

Feb 15 6:40am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Determining the exact configuration of proteins and other complex biological molecules is an important step toward understanding their functions, including how they bind with receptors in the body. But such imaging is difficult to do. It usually requires the molecules to be crystallized first so that X-ray diffraction techniques can be applied—and not all such molecules can be crystallized.
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Interface between insulators enables information transport by spin

Feb 15 5:34am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers have demonstrated the transport of spin information at room temperature in a remarkable material system.
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An old rock teaches us new tricks to fabricate van der Waals heterostructures

Feb 15 5:25am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists have found out that franckeite, a mineral belonging to the sulfosalts family, shows a natural crystal structure similar to the manmade van der Waals heterostructures.
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