Nanotechnology

An innovative technique using light and tiny bubbles to propel microparticles at forces many times greater than previously achieved has been developed. The new technique could have significant implications in the development of micromotors and...
by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
10:06am
6.22.2017
New research into the largely unstudied area of heterostructural alloys could lead to greater materials control and in turn better semiconductors, advances in nanotechnology for pharmaceuticals and improved metallic glasses for industrial...
by Oregon State University
1:34pm
6.19.2017
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Javier Vela, scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, believes improvements in computer processors, TV displays and solar cells will come from scientific advancements in the synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials.
by Ames Laboratory
11:17am
6.16.2017
Researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionize the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology.
by Queen’s University Belfast
10:42am
6.15.2017
ETH researchers have developed microparticles with a rough, raspberry-like surface that stabilize emulsions following a new principle. The researchers have demonstrated that they can stabilize two types of emulsion using just one type of these...
by ETH Zurich
1:49pm
6.14.2017
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Inspired by the varying colors that gleam off of beetle shells, scientists have developed color-shifting nanoparticles that can change hue even after being embedded into a material. The new, inexpensive technique could lead to the production of...
by American Chemical Society
12:51pm
6.14.2017
The procedure, which allows for the precise tailoring of nanoparticles, stands to advance the field of nanochemistry.
by Carnegie Mellon University
10:00am
6.13.2017
University of the Basque Country researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy's pillars down to nanometric size. In the article published in Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers found that...
by University of the Basque Country
1:13pm
6.12.2017
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Using two novel techniques, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time examined, with nanometer-scale precision, the variations in chemical composition and defects of widely used solar cells.
by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
1:07pm
6.12.2017
New research has probed the structure and material properties of protein machines in bacteria, which have the capacity to convert carbon dioxide into sugar through photosynthesis.
by University of Liverpool
10:25am
6.9.2017
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The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), named the first- and second-place winners, as well as the People's Choice winner, for the second annual Generation Nano competition.
by National Science Foundation
11:37am
6.8.2017
Researchers at Columbia Engineering have demonstrated for the first time a new technique that takes its inspiration from the nacre of oyster shells, a composite material that has extraordinary mechanical properties, including great strength and...
by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science
1:31pm
6.7.2017
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Purdue University scientists’ simulations have unraveled the mystery of a new electrocatalyst that may solve a significant problem associated with fuel cells and electrolyzers.
by Purdue University
11:39am
6.5.2017
Ceramic materials tend to shatter when deformed, but new research shows a way of using ultra-thin ceramic nanofibers to make squishy, heat-resistant sponges with a wide variety of potential uses.
by Brown University
11:02am
6.5.2017
To make the new device, the researchers mixed an elastomer with an ionic hydrogel to create a material that is both flexible and nearly transparent.
by National Center for Nanoscience and Technology
1:31pm
6.2.2017
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Researchers invent a new single-step approach to constructing electromagnetic metamaterials uses tiny self-assembled pillars in composite films.
by U.S. Department of Energy
11:59am
6.1.2017
First “center of excellence” for new MIT.nano facility will focus on novel detectors and imaging systems.
by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office
11:44am
6.1.2017
Researchers present a type of low-cost and environmental-friendly organic polymer nano-material as photocatalysts for hydrogen generation.
by Uppsala University
10:44am
5.30.2017
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Study discovers a “miracle material” for field of spintronics.
by University of Utah
10:38am
5.30.2017
Laser holographic techniques used to manipulate microscopic samples with complex shapes.
by KAIST
10:13am
5.26.2017
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Neutrons provide the first nanoscale look at a living cell membrane.
by Oak Ridge National Laboratory
4:32pm
5.24.2017
Researchers have succeeded in making a synthetic version of the nanoparticles that human skin uses to produce and store melanin.
by Kim McDonald, UC San Diego
4:07pm
5.24.2017
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Device could help heart failure patients keep an eye on their condition at home.
by American Chemical Society
3:52pm
5.24.2017
Nanometric-sized water drops are everywhere — in the air as droplets or aerosols, in our bodies as medication, and in the earth, within rocks and oil fields. To understand the behavior of these drops, it is necessary to know how they interact with...
by Laure-Anne Pessina, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
11:37am
5.24.2017
A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars.
by Mia Halleröd Palmgren, Chalmers University of Technology
10:41am
5.24.2017
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Report sheds new light on the spin dynamics of a material candidate for low-power devices.
by Joan Koka, Argonne National Laboratory
10:39am
5.23.2017
The nanowires could be used to miniaturize many of the electronic components we use every day.
by University of Cambridge
10:27am
5.23.2017
Scientists have developed a mathematical “face-recognition” method for identifying and discovering nanoporous materials based on their pore size.
by Nik Papageorgiou, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
10:03am
5.23.2017
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Researchers have developed a new therapy to treat atherosclerosis and prevent heart failure with a new biomedical polymer that reduces arterial plaque and inflammation in the cardiovascular system.
by American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
12:13pm
5.22.2017
Self-organization makes for efficient separation.
by Weizmann Institute
10:25am
5.22.2017
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It is possible to enhance the ability of a common industrial catalyst to store oxygen just by stretching or compressing the catalyst a small amount, thereby improving its overall performance.
by Sarah Wishingrad, Stanford University
11:16am
5.19.2017
Nanoscale stretching or compressing significantly boosts the performance of ceria, a material widely used in catalytic converters and clean-energy technologies.
by Mark Shwartz, Stanford University
11:03am
5.18.2017
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The technology has already proved successful in treating certain cancers in mice. Researchers are now applying this nanotechnology to cure brain tumors, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, and others.
by Millie Acebal, Florida International University
10:13am
5.17.2017
A paper-thin, flexible device not only can generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well.
by Michigan State University
10:49am
5.16.2017
For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a way to deliver a drug to a tumor by attaching it to a blood cell. The innovation could let doctors target tumors with anticancer drugs that might otherwise damage healthy tissues.
by Eric Sorensen, Washington State University
10:23am
5.16.2017
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Researchers explore synthesis of a carbon nanobelt with potential applications in nanotechnology.
by Nagoya University
12:27pm
5.12.2017
The novel method enables making nanoclusters of zinc peroxide in an environmentally friendly manner.
by Aalto University
11:47am
5.12.2017
Cellulose nanofibers can help particles in ink and printed electronics disperse evenly, rather than spread apart like dried coffee rings.
by National Institute for Materials Science
10:57am
5.11.2017
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Researchers bring mass fabrication to nano-optical devices.
by Dan Krotz, Berkeley Lab
10:46am
5.10.2017
“Hot” electrons don’t mind the gap.
by Mike Williams, Rice University
11:15am
5.9.2017
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