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Spintronics by 'straintronics'

14 февраля, 2019 - 23:31
Data storage in magnetic media is very energy consuming. Novel materials could reduce the energy needed to control magnetic memories thus contributing to a smaller carbon footprint of the IT sector. Now an international team has observed at the HZB lightsource BESSY II a new phenomenon in iron nanograins: whereas normally the magnetic moments of the iron grains are disordered at room temperature, this can be changed by applying an electric field.
Категории: Nano planet

Direct-write quantum calligraphy in monolayer semiconductors

14 февраля, 2019 - 19:55
An interdisciplinary team of researchers have developed a way to directly write quantum light sources, which emit a single photon of light at a time, into monolayer semiconductors.
Категории: Nano planet

Running an LED in reverse could cool future computers

13 февраля, 2019 - 21:23
In a finding that runs counter to a common assumption in physics, researchers ran a light emitting diode (LED) with electrodes reversed in order to cool another device mere nanometers away.
Категории: Nano planet

High-performance quantum dot mode-locked laser on silicon

13 февраля, 2019 - 21:22
Ten years into the future. That's about how far an electrical and computer engineering professor and his research team are reaching with the recent development of their mode-locked quantum dot lasers on silicon. It's technology that not only can massively increase the data transmission capacity of data centers, telecommunications companies and network hardware products to come, but do so with high stability, low noise and the energy efficiency of silicon photonics.
Категории: Nano planet

Customized mix of materials for three-dimensional micro- and nanostructures

13 февраля, 2019 - 18:04
Three-dimensional structures on the micrometer and nanometer scales have a great potential for many applications. An efficient and precise process to print such structures from different materials has now been presented: researchers have integrated a microfluidic chamber into a 3D laser lithography device. Then, they used this system to produce multi-colored, fluorescent security features to protect banknotes, documents, and branded products against counterfeiting.
Категории: Nano planet

Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA with blood test during pregnancy

13 февраля, 2019 - 16:16
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional noninvasive prenatal tests for the condition are unreliable or carry risks for the mother and fetus. Now, researchers have developed a sensitive new biosensor that could someday be used to detect fetal Down syndrome DNA in pregnant women's blood.
Категории: Nano planet

Laser-induced graphene gets tough, with help

13 февраля, 2019 - 00:00
Laser-induced graphene combines with many materials to make tough, conductive composites for wearable electronics, anti-icing, antimicrobial applications, sensors and water treatment.
Категории: Nano planet

Laser physics: Transformation through light

12 февраля, 2019 - 20:01
Laser physicists have taken snapshots of how C60 carbon molecules react to extremely short pulses of intense infrared light.
Категории: Nano planet

Nano drops a million times smaller than a teardrop explodes 19th century theory

12 февраля, 2019 - 20:00
Droplets emanating from a molecular 'nano-tap' would behave very differently from those from a household tap 1 million times larger -- researchers have found. This is potentially crucial step for a number of emerging nano technologies, e.g., manufacture of nano-sized drug particles, lab-on-chip devices for in situ diagnostics, and 3D printers capable of nanoscale resolution.
Категории: Nano planet

Using artificial intelligence to engineer materials' properties

12 февраля, 2019 - 00:40
New system of 'strain engineering' can change a material's optical, electrical, and thermal properties.
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Engineers develop room temperature, two-dimensional platform for quantum technology

11 февраля, 2019 - 22:00
Researchers have now demonstrated a new hardware platform based on isolated electron spins in a two-dimensional material. The electrons are trapped by defects in sheets of hexagonal boron nitride, a one-atom-thick semiconductor material, and the researchers were able to optically detect the system's quantum states.
Категории: Nano planet

Next-generation optics in just two minutes of cooking time

11 февраля, 2019 - 21:14
One of the key building blocks of flexible photonic circuits and ultra-thin optics are metasurfaces. And engineers have now discovered a simple way of making these surfaces in just a few minutes -- without needing a clean room -- using a method already employed in manufacturing.
Категории: Nano planet

Quantum strangeness gives rise to new electronics

11 февраля, 2019 - 19:42
Today, a new breed of electronic devices, bearing unique properties, is being developed. As ultra-miniaturization continues apace, researchers have begun to explore the intersection of physical and chemical properties occurring at the molecular scale.
Категории: Nano planet

Gummy-like robots that could help prevent disease

8 февраля, 2019 - 16:21
Scientists have developed microscopic, hydrogel-based muscles that can manipulate and mechanically stimulate biological tissue. These soft, biocompatible robots could be used for targeted therapy and to help diagnose and prevent disease.
Категории: Nano planet

Cryo-force spectroscopy reveals the mechanical properties of DNA components

8 февраля, 2019 - 16:21
Physicists have developed a new method to examine the elasticity and binding properties of DNA molecules on a surface at extremely low temperatures. With a combination of cryo-force spectroscopy and computer simulations, they were able to show that DNA molecules behave like a chain of small coil springs.
Категории: Nano planet

Charting a path to cheaper flexible solar cells

7 февраля, 2019 - 22:22
Researchers have reported new findings about perovskite solar cells that could lead the way to devices that perform better.
Категории: Nano planet

First transport measurements reveal intriguing properties of germanene

7 февраля, 2019 - 21:24
Germanene is a 2D material that derives from germanium and is related to graphene. As it is not stable outside the vacuum chambers in which is it produced, no real measurements of its electronic properties have been made. Scientists have now managed to produce devices with stable germanene. The material is an insulator, and it becomes a semiconductor after moderate heating and a very good metallic conductor after stronger heating.
Категории: Nano planet

Research details sticky situations at the nanoscale

7 февраля, 2019 - 20:50
In a finding that will be useful in nanoscale engineering, researchers have shown that miniscule differences in the roughness of surfaces can have important effects on how they stick together.
Категории: Nano planet

Developed self-controlling 'smart' fuel cell electrode material

7 февраля, 2019 - 18:26
A research team has electrode material for a new form of high-performance solid oxide fuel cell.
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New materials for high-voltage supercapacitors

7 февраля, 2019 - 18:26
A research team has developed new materials for supercapacitors with higher voltage and better stability than other materials.
Категории: Nano planet