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Sound and light trapped by disorder

Nanowerk.com - 8 февраля, 2019 - 12:13
Scientists have proposed a new and counterintuitive approach using disordered structures to trap light (photons) and sound (phonons) at the same place.

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Gummy-like micro robots that could help prevent disease

Nanowerk.com - 8 февраля, 2019 - 09:09
Researchers have developed micromachines able to mechanically stimulate cells and microtissue. These tools, which are powered by cell-sized artificial muscles, can carry out complicated manipulation tasks under physiological conditions on a microscopic scale.

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Nanoclay platform for treating osteoarthritis

Nanowerk.com - 7 февраля, 2019 - 23:37
Researchers have developed a new way to deliver treatment for cartilage regeneration using 2D mineral nanoparticles.

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Novel nanoparticle technology to identify healthcare-associated infections receives $1.5 million

Nanowerk.com - 7 февраля, 2019 - 23:29
Combination of novel nanomaterials with a genomics-based approach will allow for precise identification of pathogens that cause Healthcare-Associated Infections.

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Unleashing perovskites' potential for solar cells

Nanowerk.com - 7 февраля, 2019 - 23:23
New results show how varying the recipe could bring these materials closer to commercialization.

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Charting a path to cheaper flexible solar cells

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 7 февраля, 2019 - 22:22
Researchers have reported new findings about perovskite solar cells that could lead the way to devices that perform better.
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First transport measurements reveal intriguing properties of germanene

Nanowerk.com - 7 февраля, 2019 - 21:33
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.

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Scientists develop first fabric to automatically cool or insulate depending on conditions

Nanowerk.com - 7 февраля, 2019 - 21:25
Researchers have created a fabric that can automatically regulate the amount of heat that passes through it depending on conditions.

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First transport measurements reveal intriguing properties of germanene

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 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.
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Research details sticky situations at the nanoscale

Nanowerk.com - 7 февраля, 2019 - 21:14
Researchers have made a discovery about the way things stick together at tiny scales that could be helpful in engineering micro- and nanoscale devices.

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Research details sticky situations at the nanoscale

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 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.
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Scientists develop metal-free photocatalyst to purify pathogen-rich water in minutes

Nanowerk.com - 7 февраля, 2019 - 19:14
Researchers have found a new way to purify pathogen-rich water with high efficiency and without using metal.

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Nanomachines are taught to fight cancer

Nanowerk.com - 7 февраля, 2019 - 18:55
Scientists have proposed new DNA-based nanomachines that can be used for gene therapy of cancer. This new invention can greatly contribute to making the treatment of oncological diseases more effective and selective.

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Developed self-controlling 'smart' fuel cell electrode material

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 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

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 7 февраля, 2019 - 18:26
A research team has developed new materials for supercapacitors with higher voltage and better stability than other materials.
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Novel electrocatalyst outperforms platinum in alkaline hydrogen production

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 7 февраля, 2019 - 15:51
A novel ruthenium-based catalyst has shown markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts in alkaline water electrolysis for hydrogen production. The catalyst is a nanostructured composite material composed of carbon nanowires with ruthenium atoms bonded to nitrogen and carbon to form active sites within the carbon matrix.
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Printing solar cells and batteries on paper

Nanowerk.com - 7 февраля, 2019 - 15:36
Over the past ten years, paper has emerged as a focus area for researchers developing innovative techniques for printed basic electronics components. The goal of this research is to replace plastic substrates with low-cost, versatile and sustainable materials. The main advantages of investing in paper for electronics and energy storage devices are the low cost of the technology; the potentiality to recover device components and recycle the substrate as well as the active materials; and the production of environmentally harmless and biocompatible devices.

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Novel electrocatalyst outperforms platinum in alkaline hydrogen production

Nanowerk.com - 7 февраля, 2019 - 13:06
Ruthenium catalyst has potential applications in sustainable hydrogen production for clean energy and in industrial processes.

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Scientists discover new type of magnet

Nanowerk.com - 7 февраля, 2019 - 12:56
Singlet-based magnet attracts promise for enhanced data storage.

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How safe is graphene?

Nanowerk.com - 7 февраля, 2019 - 12:00
A comprehensive review, developed as part of the European graphene flagship project with the participation of Empa researchers, investigated this question.

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