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Bridge over coupled waters: Scientists 3D-print all-liquid 'lab on a chip'

25 апреля, 2019 - 22:24
Researchers have 3D-printed an all-liquid ''lab on a chip'' that, with the click of a button, can be repeatedly reconfigured on demand to serve a wide range of applications - from making battery materials to screening drug candidates.
Категории: Nano planet

Unprecedented insight into two-dimensional magnets using diamond quantum sensors

25 апреля, 2019 - 21:36
For the first time, physicists have succeeded in measuring the magnetic properties of atomically thin van der Waals materials on the nanoscale. They used diamond quantum sensors to determine the strength of the magnetization of individual atomic layers of the material chromium triiodide. In addition, they found a long-sought explanation for the unusual magnetic properties of the material.
Категории: Nano planet

Developing a model critical in creating better devices

25 апреля, 2019 - 18:56
Chemical engineers have developed a new computational model to better understand the relationship between water and a type of two-dimensional material.
Категории: Nano planet

New lens system for brighter, sharper diffraction images

25 апреля, 2019 - 17:43
Researchers have developed a new and improved version of electron diffraction that offers advanced and unique experimental instrumentation for studying particle acceleration to researchers from all around the world.
Категории: Nano planet

Magnets can help AI get closer to the efficiency of the human brain

25 апреля, 2019 - 17:41
Researchers have developed a process to use magnetics with brain-like networks to program and teach devices such as personal robots, self-driving cars and drones to better generalize about different objects.
Категории: Nano planet

Coal could yield treatment for traumatic injuries

24 апреля, 2019 - 22:36
Coal-derived graphene quantum dots, when modified with a polymer, are effective antioxidants. They could lead to a therapy for people who suffer traumatic brain injuries, strokes or heart attacks.
Категории: Nano planet

Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors

24 апреля, 2019 - 18:29
Researchers have developed a way to improve the accuracy of surgery to remove ovarian tumors. Using carbon nanotubes and a near-infrared imaging system, they could find and remove tumors as small as 0.3 millimeters during surgery in mice, resulting in a 40 percent enhancement in median survival.
Категории: Nano planet

Nanosized container with photoswitches: Release of cargo upon irradiation in water

24 апреля, 2019 - 17:22
Researchers have developed a nanosized container bearing photoswitches that takes up hydrophobic compounds of various size and shape in water and subsequently releases them quantitatively by non-invasive light stimulus. The installed switches allow reusing of the container after successful release of the cargo. The novel system represents a versatile platform for future developments in fields such as materials chemistry and biomedicine.
Категории: Nano planet

New nanomedicine slips through the cracks, reaches brain

24 апреля, 2019 - 15:34
In a recent study in mice, researchers found a way to deliver specific drugs to parts of the body that are exceptionally difficult to access. Their Y-shaped block catiomer (YBC) binds with certain therapeutic materials forming a package 18 nanometers wide. The package is less than one-fifth the size of those produced in previous studies, so can pass through much smaller gaps. This allows YBCs to slip through tight barriers in cancers of the brain or pancreas.
Категории: Nano planet

Nanocomponent is a quantum leap

23 апреля, 2019 - 18:40
Researchers have developed a nanocomponent that emits light particles carrying quantum information. Less than one-tenth the width of a human hair, the minuscule component makes it possible to scale up and could ultimately reach the capabilities required for a quantum computer or quantum internet.
Категории: Nano planet

New technique produces longer-lasting lithium batteries

22 апреля, 2019 - 18:27
Researchers have developed a new method for safely prolonging battery life by inserting a nano-coating of boron nitride (BN) to stabilize solid electrolytes in lithium metal batteries. The team focused on solid, ceramic electrolytes, which show promise in improving safety and energy density, compared with conventional, flammable electrolytes in Li-ion batteries. Rechargeable solid-state lithium batteries they are promising candidates for next-generation energy storage.
Категории: Nano planet

Photonics: The curious case of the disappearing cylinders

22 апреля, 2019 - 16:08
A pair of researchers describes a way of making a submicron-sized cylinder disappear without using any specialized coating. Their findings could enable invisibility of natural materials at optical frequency and eventually lead to a simpler way of enhancing optoelectronic devices, including sensing and communication technologies.
Категории: Nano planet

From 2D to 1D: Atomically quasi '1D' wires using a carbon nanotube template

20 апреля, 2019 - 16:05
Researchers have used carbon nanotube templates to produce nanowires of transition metal monochalcogenide (TMM), which are only 3 atoms wide in diameter. These are 50 times longer than previous attempts and can be studied in isolation, preserving the properties of atomically quasi '1D' objects. The team saw that single wires twist when perturbed, suggesting that isolated nanowires have unique mechanical properties which might be applied to switching in nanoelectronics.
Категории: Nano planet

Flies smell through a Gore-Tex system

18 апреля, 2019 - 21:17
Scientists have gained important insights into how the nanopores that allow the fruit fly to detect chemicals in the air, and has identified the gene responsible for their development.
Категории: Nano planet

Need more energy storage? Just hit 'print'

17 апреля, 2019 - 15:45
Researchers have developed a conductive ink made from a special type of material they discovered, called MXene, that was used by the researchers to print components for electronic devices. The ink is additive-free, which means it can print the finished devices in one step without any special finishing treatments.
Категории: Nano planet

Best in snow: New scientific device creates electricity from snowfall

15 апреля, 2019 - 23:08
Researchers have designed a new device that creates electricity from falling snow, a first. The device is inexpensive, small, thin and flexible like a sheet of plastic.
Категории: Nano planet

Tiny light-up barcodes identify molecules by their twinkling

12 апреля, 2019 - 22:06
An imaging technique could make it possible to peer inside cells and watch dozens of different molecules at once -- by labeling them with short strands of light-up DNA that blink on and off with their own unique rhythm. Though they're all the same color, the technique makes it possible to distinguish as many as 56 types by their twinkling, more cheaply than traditional methods and without fading over time.
Категории: Nano planet

Heads in the cloud: Scientists predict internet of thoughts 'within decades'

12 апреля, 2019 - 16:47
Researchers predict that exponential progress in nanotechnology, nanomedicine, artificial intelligence, and computation will lead this century to the development of a 'human brain/cloud interface' (B/CI), that connects neurons and synapses in the brain to vast cloud-computing networks in real time.
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New microscopy method provides more details about nanocomposites

11 апреля, 2019 - 21:51
Scientists have developed a new microscopy approach for imaging gel nanocomposites in their natural state, which will reveal more useful information about their assembly and properties.
Категории: Nano planet

Engineers tap DNA to create 'lifelike' machines

11 апреля, 2019 - 21:51
Tapping into the unique nature of DNA, engineers have created simple machines constructed of biomaterials with properties of living things.
Категории: Nano planet