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New topological insulator reroutes photonic 'traffic' on the fly

13 сентября, 2019 - 08:13
Dynamic data routing could make for faster photonic chips that use their entire footprint.
Категории: Nano planet

New carbon nanotube material is the blackest black to date

13 сентября, 2019 - 08:02
The new coating is 10 times darker than other very black materials.
Категории: Nano planet

Scientists learn how to custom design graphene origami

12 сентября, 2019 - 21:43
The ancient and delicate art of origami has reached the atomic scale, with researchers now able to precisely fold graphene into custom shapes.
Категории: Nano planet

Gem-like nanoparticles of precious metals shine as catalysts

12 сентября, 2019 - 21:18
Heated particles shift shape and become highly active catalytically.
Категории: Nano planet

Semiconducting material more affected by defects than previously thought

12 сентября, 2019 - 19:19
Research opens up new possibilities for improving performance of halide perovskite.
Категории: Nano planet

Spin devices get a paint job

12 сентября, 2019 - 14:53
Simple copper becomes an effective spintronic component thanks to molecular film.
Категории: Nano planet

Polymer 'music' for molecular 'ears'

12 сентября, 2019 - 13:12
Scientists present a new intelligent sensor material based on the 'Chiral Conflict', an effect barely described so far in polymer chemistry.
Категории: Nano planet

New metamaterial morphs into new shapes, taking on new properties

11 сентября, 2019 - 22:16
A newly developed type of architected metamaterial has the ability to change shape in a tunable fashion.
Категории: Nano planet

MXene-coated yarns as platform technology for e-textiles

11 сентября, 2019 - 19:53
MXenes' inherently good conductivity and excellent volumetric capacitance makes them a very attractive material for fabricating textile-based, wearable electronics (e-textiles) that can be worn like everyday garments. This requires the fabrication of conductive yarns that are robust enough to be suitable for the wear and tear experienced by everyday textiles. A new study demonstrates highly conductive MXene-based yarns that can be washed and knitted just like conventional yarns - offering a potential platform technology for e-textile-based devices with tunable performance.
Категории: Nano planet

Little heaps of silver, all wrapped up

11 сентября, 2019 - 17:02
Determination of the crystal structure of a DNA-stabilized silver nanocluster.
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Conductivity at the edges of graphene bilayers

11 сентября, 2019 - 16:56
For nanoribbons of bilayer graphene, whose edge atoms are arranged in zigzag patterns, the bands of electron energies which are allowed and forbidden are significantly different to those found in monolayer graphene. This causes variations in the ways in which bilayers conduct electricity.
Категории: Nano planet

Discovery challenges accepted rule of organic solar cell design

11 сентября, 2019 - 16:36
Scientists have discovered that the electrodes in organic solar cells actually only need about 1% of their surface area to be electrically conductive to be fully effective.
Категории: Nano planet

Time-saving simulation of peeling graphene sheets

11 сентября, 2019 - 14:41
Researchers have developed a time-saving potential model to simulate the adhesive characteristics during the peeling process of armchair-type graphene sheets from frictionless graphite substrate surfaces.
Категории: Nano planet

A chameleon-inspired smart skin changes color in the sun

11 сентября, 2019 - 14:33
Scientists have taken a page from the chameleon's playbook to develop a flexible smart skin that changes its color in response to heat and sunlight.
Категории: Nano planet

Graphene sets the stage for the next generation of THz astronomy detectors

11 сентября, 2019 - 07:48
Researchers have demonstrated a detector made from graphene that could revolutionize the sensors used in next-generation space telescopes.
Категории: Nano planet

Optical vacuum cleaner can manipulate nanoparticles

10 сентября, 2019 - 17:17
Due to its optical properties, the 'optical vacuum cleaner' can trap nanoparticles from the environment.
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Solving the longstanding mystery of how friction leads to static electricity

10 сентября, 2019 - 17:10
Tiny deformations in the rubbed materials' surfaces give rise to voltages.
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Nanotechnology could be good for your heart

10 сентября, 2019 - 15:40
Among the various therapeutic advances, regenerative medicine and nanotechnologies have demonstrated a considerable capacity to salvage or regenerate damaged heart tissue in animal models. The superior characteristics of nanobiomaterials have shown great promise in developing engineered cardiovascular constructs for a variety of tissue engineering applications. But in order to develop efficient nanotechnology-based regenerative medicine platforms in humans, clinicians and engineers must achieve a greater common understanding of the problems, challenges, and opportunities in both fields.
Категории: Nano planet

Objects can now change colors like a chameleon

10 сентября, 2019 - 12:26
Reprogrammable ink that lets objects change colors using light.
Категории: Nano planet

Stretchy plastic electrolytes could enable new lithium-ion battery design

10 сентября, 2019 - 12:13
Researchers have developed a promising new cathode and electrolyte system that replaces expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte with lower cost transition metal fluorides and a solid polymer electrolyte.
Категории: Nano planet