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Team uses golden 'lollipop' to observe elusive interference effect at the nanoscale

8 ноября, 2019 - 15:53
Researchers used a nanoscale electron probe to directly observe infrared plasmonic Fano antiresonances.
Категории: Nano planet

Machine learning analyses help unlock secrets of stable 'supercrystal'

8 ноября, 2019 - 13:21
Beyond solids, liquids, gases, plasma, and other examples only accessible under extreme conditions, scientists are constantly searching for other states of matter. Although newly discovered states tend to be short-lived, a recent experiment transformed a mixture of two materials into a novel state of matter with a much longer lifetime - a supercrystal.
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Strain-induced isomerisation of molecular chains

8 ноября, 2019 - 13:13
Scientists have demonstrated a strain-induced structural rearrangement of one-dimensional (1D) metal-organic molecular chains for potential use in fabricating functional nanostructures.
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Nanoparticle swarms could deliver treatment to stroke patients

7 ноября, 2019 - 17:49
Swarms of liposomes which are 15,000 times smaller than a pinhead may be able to deliver vital drugs to the brain, offering new hope to patients in the early stages of a stroke.
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Paving the way for inorganic perovskites' use in high-performance electronic applications

7 ноября, 2019 - 11:05
New work provides insight into the control over phase and ordering during halide perovskite epitaxial growth and expands the selection of photoactive materials for growing epitaxial halide perovskites that can be exploited in high-performance electronic applications. Hybrid organic-inorganic halide perovskite has attracted tremendous attention as an exceptional new class of semiconductors for solar harvesting, light emission, lasing and thin-film electronics. However, the toxicity of lead devices and lead manufacturing combined with the instability of organic components have been two key barriers to widespread application. Tin-based inorganic halide perovskites have been considered promising substitutes for their lead analogues.
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Harvesting energy from light using bio-inspired artificial cells

7 ноября, 2019 - 10:51
Scientists designed and connected two different artificial cells to each other to produce molecules called ATP.
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Flatland light

6 ноября, 2019 - 22:38
Researchers create rewritable optical components for 2D light waves.
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On the way to 'smart' microrobots (w/video)

6 ноября, 2019 - 20:10
Researchers have developed a micromachine that can perform different actions. First nanomagnets in the components of the microrobots are magnetically programmed and then the various movements are controlled by magnetic fields.
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New MOF can take on toxic sulfur dioxide gas

6 ноября, 2019 - 17:25
An international team has developed a robust material that can selectively take in toxic sulfur dioxide gas at record concentrations and preserve it for use in chemical production.
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A game-changing test for Prion, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases is on the horizon

6 ноября, 2019 - 17:11
Novel synthetic molecules can be used to diagnose numerous devastating illnesses.
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Novel nanostructures could make smartphones more efficient

6 ноября, 2019 - 14:09
Researchers are pushing the boundaries of the laws of physics, developing nanocomposite materials and nanoelectronic circuits to greatly improve energy, thermal and computing performance. This could make smartphones and other electronics more efficient and boost the potential of solar power.
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World-leading microscopes take candid snapshots of atoms in their 'neighborhoods'

6 ноября, 2019 - 13:59
Scientists use powerful 4D-STEM electron microscopy technique to map out the best atomic 'hangouts' in high-performance materials.
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Perovskite solar cells get an upgrade

5 ноября, 2019 - 20:51
Through the strategic use of the element indium to replace some of the lead in perovskites, materials scientists say they're better able to engineer the defects in cesium-lead-iodide solar cells that affect the compound?s band gap, a critical property in solar cell efficiency.
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Researchers design 'intelligent' metamaterial to make MRIs affordable and accessible

5 ноября, 2019 - 17:57
The new metamaterial could revolutionize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), making the entire MRI process faster, safer, and more accessible to patients around the world.
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Nanoparticle orientation offers a way to enhance drug delivery

5 ноября, 2019 - 16:59
Coating particles with 'right-handed' molecules could help them penetrate cancer cells more easily.
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Scientists discover breakthrough way to look at the surface of nanoparticles

5 ноября, 2019 - 16:46
New method to explore the surface of nanoparticles, unlike existing chemical procedures which have severe limitations.
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Researchers reveal charge storage mechanisms of single-layer graphene in ionic liquid

5 ноября, 2019 - 13:22
Scientists found that a positively charged ion-species desorption and an ion re-organization dominate the double layer charging during positive and negative polarizations, respectively, leading to the increase in electrical double-layer capacitance with applied potential.
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Why is ice so slippery?

5 ноября, 2019 - 13:03
The answer lies in a film of water that is generated by friction, one that is far thinner than expected and much more viscous than usual water through its resemblance to the 'snow cones' of crushed ice we drink during the summer.
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Ultrafast quantum motion in a nanoscale trap detected

5 ноября, 2019 - 10:14
Researchers have reported the detection of a picosecond electron motion in a silicon transistor. This study presents a new protocol for measuring ultrafast electronic dynamics in an effective time-resolved fashion of picosecond resolution.
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2D antimony holds promise for post-silicon electronics

4 ноября, 2019 - 23:43
Researchers are searching for alternative materials to silicon with semiconducting properties that could form the basis for an alternative chip. 2D antimony could be that material.
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