Nanotechnology

In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, engineers have taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications.
by Beth Miller, Washington University in St. Louis
10:11am
8.18.2017
A new study published this week in Applied Physics Letters brings us one step closer to a future of colorful, efficient solar panels. Researchers have developed a method for imprinting existing solar panels with silicon nanopatterns that scatter...
by American Institute of Physics
1:36pm
8.16.2017
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The Rice laboratory of materials scientist Jun Lou has made a semiconducting transition-metal dichalcogenide (TMD) that starts as a monolayer of molybdenum diselenide. They then strip the top layer of the lattice and replace precisely half the...
by Rice University
1:41pm
8.14.2017
A new study published in Nature Nanotechnology is the first to reproducibly demonstrate current blockade—the ability to switch a device from the insulating to the conducting state where charge is added and removed one electron at a time—using...
by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science
1:30pm
8.14.2017
New research has led to the development of a novel technique to determine the surface area and volume of small particles, the size of a grain of sand or smaller.
by University of New Hampshire
9:57am
8.11.2017
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To move a nanoparticle on the surface of a graphene sheet, you won't need a "nano-arm": by applying a temperature difference at the ends of the membrane, the nanocluster laying on it will drift from the hot region to the cold one.
by International Centre for Theoretical Physics
1:45pm
8.10.2017
Researchers at Rice University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory determined that two-dimensional materials grown onto a cone allow control over where defects called grain boundaries appear. These defects can be used to enhance the materials'...
by Rice University
1:27pm
8.10.2017
Researchers around the world are looking at how they can manipulate the properties of carbon nanostructures to customize them for specific purposes; the idea is to make the promising mini-format materials commercially viable.
by University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
10:29am
8.8.2017
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A multidisciplinary team has come together to study the self-assembly of protein building into protein cages, leading to new research which has potential applications in nanotechnology and synthetic biology.
by University of Bristol
10:02am
8.8.2017
Design and nanomanufacturing have collided inside of a Northwestern University laboratory. An interdisciplinary team of researchers has used mathematics and machine learning to design an optimal material for light management in solar cells, then...
by Northwestern University
11:31am
8.7.2017
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Theoretical physicists have devised a mathematical model of two different molecules reacting within so called nanoreactors that act as catalysts.
by Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin
11:54am
8.4.2017
A new metal-free nanoparticle developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and MIT could help circumvent the health- and age-related barriers of MRIs.
by University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2:02pm
8.3.2017
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Magnetic nanoparticle clusters have the power to punch through biofilms to reach bacteria that can foul water treatment systems, according to scientists at Rice University and the University of Science and Technology of China.
by Rice University
1:52pm
8.3.2017
A NIMS research group has developed a novel technique to synthesize monolayer films composed of neatly tiled two-dimensional materials, such as oxide nanosheets and graphene, on substrate surfaces in as quickly as one minute.
by National Institute for Materials Science
1:39pm
8.3.2017
Researchers have developed a new type of photoinitiator for three-dimensional (3-D) printing in water. These novel nanoparticles could allow for the creation of bio-friendly 3-D printed structures, further the development of biomedical accessories...
by Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1:40pm
8.2.2017
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Scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have made the first observation of nanocrystals rapidly forming superlattices while they are themselves still growing.
by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
12:21pm
8.2.2017
Scientists have, for the first time, observed the formation of a crystal gel with particle-level resolution, allowing them to study the conditions by which these new materials form.
by University of Bristol
10:35am
8.1.2017
Scientists have discovered a new way to precisely pattern nanomaterials that could open a new path to the next generation of everyday electronic devices.
by Louise Lerner, University of Chicago
10:06am
7.28.2017
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Carbon nanotubes immobilized in a tuft of quartz fiber have the power to remove toxic heavy metals from water, according to researchers at Rice University.
by Rice University
1:43pm
7.27.2017
Just as members of a marching band align themselves for a performance, carbon nanotubes create a similar configuration. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists recently used synchrotron X-ray scattering to fully capture the...
by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
1:03pm
7.26.2017
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Scientists have developed a new way to make stimuli-responsive materials in a predictable manner.
by Nagoya University
10:12am
7.25.2017
High-index materials—i.e., those with high indices of refraction—are more suitable for the implementation of dielectric nanoantennas. In their paper published in Optica, researchers systematically examine the available high-index materials in terms...
by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
1:39pm
7.24.2017
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Researchers have investigated the viability of a technique called “spincasting” for creating thin films of nanoparticles on an underlying substrate – an important step in the creation of materials with a variety of uses, from optics to electronics.
by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University
10:25am
7.21.2017
In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by 50 percent and even pave the way for invisibility cloaking devices, a team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a new technique that peppers metallic nanoparticles into...
by University of Michigan
12:03pm
7.20.2017
Prenatal tests are often invasive, which can potentially harm the fetus and the mother. Now, one group reports in ACS Nano that they have developed a device that provides sensitive results, but in a less invasive way: a blood test.
by American Chemical Society
12:26pm
7.19.2017
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Material scientists and physicists have demonstrated electrical generation of hybrid light-matter particles, so-called exciton-polaritons, by using field-effect transistors with semiconducting carbon nanotubes integrated in optical micro-cavities.
by University of St Andrews
11:32am
7.19.2017
Scientists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory had just finished an experiment with a 2D structure they synthesized for catalysis research when, to their surprise, they discovered that atoms of argon gas had gotten trapped inside the structure’s...
by Brookhaven National Laboratory
10:12am
7.18.2017
A reinvented, low-cost laser source that stores light energy inside nanoscale disks could underpin the development of optically powered neurocomputers, reveals a simulation study led by KAUST researchers.
by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
1:40pm
7.17.2017
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Scientists have succeeded in coupling an extremely small quantum dot with 1,000 times larger trumpet-shaped nanowire. The movement of the nanowire can be detected with a sensitivity of 100 femtometers via the wavelength of the light emitted by the...
by University of Basel
1:07pm
7.17.2017
Nanoscale deformations could impact the high-precision experiments, such as the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)
by California Institute of Technology
10:08am
7.14.2017
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Engineers are building a flat microscope, called FlatScope TM, and developing software that can decode and trigger neurons on the surface of the brain. The inspiration comes from advances in semiconductor manufacturing.
by Rice University
10:25am
7.13.2017
Researchers are hoping to use nanotechnology to develop more targeted treatments for drug-resistant bugs that are classified as "Gram-negative."
by MIT
10:11am
7.13.2017
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A Japanese collaboration led by Osaka University has explored the ability of single molecules to affect the noise generated by carbon nanotube-based nanoscale electronic devices.
by Osaka University
1:47pm
7.12.2017
A new Northwestern University study has engineered a more cost-effective laser design that outputs multi-color lasing and offers a step forward in chip-based lasers and miniaturization.
by Northwestern University
1:28pm
7.12.2017
Materials scientists at Rice University are looking to nature—at the discs in human spines and the skin in ocean-diving fish, for example—for clues about designing materials with seemingly contradictory properties—flexibility and stiffness.
by Rice University
12:41pm
7.10.2017
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Although scientists have for decades been able to synthesize nanoparticles in the lab, the process is mostly trial and error, and how the formation actually takes place is obscure. However, a study recently published in Nature Communications by...
by University of Pittsburgh
11:49am
7.10.2017
Proteins in lipid membranes are one of the fundamental building blocks of biological functionality. Lawrence Livermore researchers have figured out how to mimic their role using carbon nanotube porins.
by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
1:40pm
7.7.2017
Scientists have created new 2-D nanostructured surfaces which appear as realistic 3-D objects—including shading and shadows—using cutting edge nano-engineering.
by King's College London
12:30pm
7.6.2017
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Researchers exhibiting at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition believe we are on the verge of a future without fakes thanks to new quantum technology. Scientists have created unique atomic-scale IDs based on the irregularities found in 2-D...
by Lancaster University
12:02pm
7.6.2017
A team at MIT and elsewhere has created in simulations the first system in which particles—ranging from roughly molecule- to bacteria-sized—can be manipulated by a beam of ordinary light rather than the expensive specialized light sources required...
by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
11:58am
7.3.2017
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