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Nanoshuttle wear and tear: It’s the mileage, not the age

As nanomachine design rapidly advances researchers are moving from wondering if the nanomachine works to how long it will work This is an especially important question as there are so many potential applications for instance ... - Read More

The latest fashion: Graphene edges can be tailor-made

Theoretical physicists at Rice University are living on the edge as they study the astounding properties of graphene In a new study they figure out how researchers can fracture graphene nanoribbons to get the edges ... - Read More

New technique helps probe performance of organic solar cell materials

A research team led by North Carolina State University has developed a new technique for determining the role that a material's structure has on the efficiency of organic solar cells which are candidates for low ... - Read More

Self-assembled nanotextures create antireflective surface on silicon solar cells

Reducing the amount of sunlight that bounces off the surface of solar cells helps maximize the conversion of the sun's rays to electricity so manufacturers use coatings to cut down on reflections Now scientists at ... - Read More

Transparent artificial nacre: A brick wall at the nanoscale

Natural materials have extraordinary mechanical properties which are based on sophisticated arrangements and combinations of multiple building blocks One key aspect of today's materials research therefore is to develop bio inspired materials reaching to the ... - Read More

A contractile gel that stores light energy

Living systems have the ability to produce collective molecular motions that have an effect at the macroscale such as a muscle that contracts via the concerted action of protein motors In order to reproduce this ... - Read More

New composite protects from corrosion from high mechanical stress

A new composite material prevents metal corrosion in an environmentally friendly way even under extreme conditions It can be used wherever metals are exposed to severe weather conditions aggressive gases salt heavy wear or high ... - Read More

Shining a light on quantum dots measurement

Due to their nanoscale dimensions and sensitivity to light quantum dots are being used for a number of bioimaging applications including in vivo imaging of tumor cells detection of biomolecules and measurement of pH changes ... - Read More

Team enlarges brain samples, making them easier to image

Beginning with the invention of the first microscope in the late 1500s scientists have been trying to peer into preserved cells and tissues with ever greater magnification The latest generation of so called super resolution ... - Read More

Self-destructive effects of magnetically-doped ferromagnetic topological insulators

The discovery of topologically protected electrical conductivity on the surface of some materials whose bulk interior acts as an insulator was among the most sensational advances in the last decade of condensed matter physics with ... - Read More

Solving an organic semiconductor mystery

Organic semiconductors are prized for light emitting diodes LEDs field effect transistors FETs and photovoltaic cells As they can be printed from solution they provide a highly scalable cost effective alternative to silicon based devices ... - Read More

Breakthrough lights up metamaterials

A City College of New York led team has successfully demonstrated how to both enhance light emission and capture light from metamaterials embedded with light emitting nanocrystals The breakthrough headed by physicist Dr Vinod Menon ... - Read More

Atomic placement of elements counts for strong concrete

Even when building big every atom matters according to new research on particle based materials at Rice University Rice researchers Rouzbeh Shahsavari and Saroosh Jalilvand have published a study showing what happens at the nanoscale ... - Read More

Two-dimensional metamaterial surface manipulates light

A single layer of metallic nanostructures has been designed fabricated and tested by a team of Penn State electrical engineers that can provide exceptional capabilities for manipulating light This engineered surface which consists of a ... - Read More

Chemical Dial Controls Attraction Between Water-Repelling Molecules

adding here or replacing there “Another implication of our research ” Gellman says “is that those changes can have profound effects that have not previously been understood ” Permalink to this article Comment Share ... - Read More

New superconducting hybrid crystals

A new type of 'nanowire' crystals that fuses semiconducting and metallic materials on the atomic scale could lay the foundation for future semiconducting electronics Researchers at the University of Copenhagen are behind the breakthrough which ... - Read More

Compact batteries enhanced by spontaneous silver matrix formations

In a promising lithium based battery the formation of a highly conductive silver matrix transforms a material otherwise plagued by low conductivity To optimize these multi metallic batteries and enhance the flow of electricity scientists ... - Read More

A qubit candidate shines brighter

In the race to design the world's first universal quantum computer a special kind of diamond defect called a nitrogen vacancy NV center is playing a big role NV centers consist of a nitrogen atom ... - Read More

Study fuels hope for natural gas cars: Metal organic framework candidates for methane storage identified

Cars that run on natural gas are touted as efficient and environmentally friendly but getting enough gas onboard to make them practical is a hurdle A new study led by researchers at Rice University promises ... - Read More

Graphene 'cut and paste' with microwaves

Scientists in Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow have revealed a variety of transformations taking place on carbon surface under the influence of metal nanoparticles and microwaves Graphene cut and paste with metal nanoparticles was carried ... - Read More
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