A twist connecting magnetism and electronic-band topology  nanowerk · 1 day
Combined optical and torque measurements establish the microscopic mechanism linking magnetism and electronic-band topology in a Dirac material. more
Developing personalized vaccines with biomimetic nanotechnology  nanowerk · 1 day
Nanotechnology offers many benefits that can be leveraged to increase the potency of vaccine formulations. For anticancer vaccination, antigenic material can be collected directly from a patient's resected tumor, formulated into a biomimetic nanoparticle, and then... more
A combined optical transmitter and receiver  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have developed a tiny unit with perovskite diodes that is both an optical transmitter and a receiver. This is highly significant for the miniaturisation of optoelectronic systems. more
Harnessing the rain for hydrovoltaics  nanowerk · 2 days
Drops of water falling on or sliding over surfaces may leave behind traces of electrical charge, causing the drops to charge themselves. Scientists have now begun a detailed investigation into this phenomenon that accompanies us in every-day life. more
A new way to fine-tune exotic materials: Thin, stretch and clamp  nanowerk · 2 days
Turning a brittle oxide into a flexible membrane and stretching it on a tiny apparatus flipped it from a conducting to an insulating state and changed... more
Capturing 3D microstructures in real time  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have invented a machine-learning based algorithm for quantitatively characterizing, in three dimensions, materials with features as small as nanometers. more
Bacteria in rock deep under sea inspire new search for life on Mars  nanowerk · 2 days
Newly discovered single-celled creatures living deep beneath the seafloor have given researchers clues about how they might find life on Mars. These... more
Turning cells into computers with protein logic gates  nanowerk · 2 days
Biochemists have created 'smart' proteins that function inside human cells by turning genes on and off. more
3D reconstructions of individual nanoparticles  nanowerk · 2 days
Liquid phase electron microscopy illuminates 3D atomic structures of platinum nanoparticles, advancing full control of nanoengineering. more
Newly discovered biostability in DNA structures may lead to enhanced design of therapeutics  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers discovered an already existing biostable DNA motif applicable to the design of new drug carriers and diagnostics. more
Molding molecular matter  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists used a focused beam of electrons to stitch platinum-silicon molecules into graphene, marking the first deliberate insertion of artificial molecules into a graphene host matrix. more
New Custom Rotary Stages with Large Aperture based on Air Bearings  nanowerk · 3 days
Superior positioning and geometric performance, absolute high-resolution encoders, and a large, 260mm clear aperture makes this air bearing stage a precision instrument for optical alignment, metrology,... more
Bacteria on nanowires convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to organic building blocks  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers have developed a hybrid system combining bacteria and nanowires that can capture the energy of sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and... more
Artificial intelligence finds 2D materials in the blink of an eye  nanowerk · 4 days
Scientists demonstrated a novel artificial intelligence system that can find and label 2D materials in microscope images in the blink of an eye. This work can... more
Graphene-based actuator swarm enables programmable deformation  nanowerk · 4 days
Graphene-based actuators featuring fast and reversible deformation under various external stimuli are promising for soft robotics and MEMS. However, these bimorph actuators are incapable of complex and programmable 3D deformation, which limits their practical application. Inspired... more
Textile-fiber-embedded multiluminescent device for future wearable devices  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers cross-inserted a new type of electrode made of fibers inside the light emitting layer unlike existing light emitting devices, through which they could develop a new light-emitting technology using an in-plane electric field... more
Nanocages trap and separate elusive noble gases  nanowerk · 5 days
2D nanoscale compound traps noble gases at above-freezing temperatures, a difficult and important industrial challenge. more
Engineers 3D print soft, rubbery brain implants  nanowerk · 6 days
Technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices. more
Manipulating noble metal aerogels by reductant chemistry  nanowerk · 6 days
One of the key issues that is holding back widespread applications of noble metal aerogels is a lack of understanding of the underlying structure-performance correlations. Presumably, this is caused by an insufficient understanding of... more
Electron-eating neon causes star to collapse  nanowerk · 6 days
Neon inside a certain star core can eat so many electrons, it causes the star to collapse into a neutron star and produce a supernova. more
Global Graphene Call, business ideas relating to graphene  nanowerk · 1 week
A collaboration in Spain is launching the Global Graphene Call designed to develop business ideas linked to graphene. more
Astronaut urine to build moon bases  nanowerk · 1 week
The modules that the major space agencies plan to erect on the Moon could incorporate an element contributed by the human colonizers themselves: the urea in their pee. Researchers have found that it could be used... more
Novel graphene-based filters to make gas purification more effective  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have shown how a new class of low-cost graphene-based membranes can be selectively tuned to separate different gases from gaseous mixtures. more
3D-printed nanowire sensors could make breath tests for diabetes possible  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed a procedure to produce extremely sensitive and energy-efficient sensors using 3D printing. more
Double-walled carbon nanotubes have electro-optical advantages  nanowerk · 1 week
One nanotube could be great for electronics applications, but there's new evidence that two could be tops. more
Creating safer ceramic coatings with gold and silver nanoparticles  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists report progress toward a new type of glaze that includes gold and silver nanoparticles, which are less toxic and more environmentally friendly than currently used formulations, while still providing... more
Nanocrystals will help detect methanol and other alcohols  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers developed highly sensitive sensors based on cobalt oxide nanoflakes which are capable of detecting various alcohols in the air. The new sensors can be used for both medical diagnostics and detection... more
Novel light funnel device could serve as platform for hypersensitive optical detectors  nanowerk · 1 week
The light accumulation achieved by the light funnel could be the basis for improving the sensitivity of optical detectors and thus enabling unprecedented optical... more
Paired with super telescopes, model Earths guide hunt for life  nanowerk · 1 week
Astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. The models will be spectral templates for astronomers... more
Understanding differences in streptavidin-biotin binding  nanowerk · 1 week
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A new battery chemistry promises safer high-voltage lithium-ion batteries  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers develop a cyclic phosphate-based battery electrolyte for high voltage and safe operation. more
Toward biorecycling: A microbe could help degrade polyurethane-based plastics  nanowerk · 1 week
A strain of an extremophile group of bacteria is capable of ingesting toxic organic compounds as its sole source of carbon, nitrogen and energy. more
Skyrmions seen in a kagome lattice  nanowerk · 1 week
Magnetic vortices have been made and seen in a crystal with a special structure. more
Just add salt to enhance the spatial resolution of single-molecule Raman spectroscopy  nanowerk · 1 week
A thin substrate of sodium chloride aids the spectroscopic resolution of single-molecule vibrations. more
Quantum phenomenon governs organic solar cells  nanowerk · 1 week
Vibronic coherence contributes to photocurrent generation in organic semiconductor heterojunction diodes. more
New technique looks for dark matter traces in dark places  nanowerk · 1 week
Study knocks down some theories for the origin of a mysterious light signature that has puzzled physicists for years. more
Upgrading biomass with selective surface-modified catalysts  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists demonstrated how the conversion of a plant derivative into fuels and other valuable chemicals can be achieved by loading single atoms of platinum onto titanium dioxide. more
'Native oxide' allows controllable thinning of two-dimensional materials  nanowerk · 1 week
An international team of researchers show how to take advantage of the natural interaction of 2D materials with air to reduce their thickness with (sub-)monolayer precision. more
As electronics shrink to nanoscale, will they still be good as gold?  nanowerk · 1 week
Engineers wonder whether this tried and true precious metal, found in the bowels of most electronic devices, can stand up to the strain of... more
Using ordinary tape, researchers make a chip that could speed up new drug development  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers used double-sided tape - basically the same as you might have at home - to assemble a low-cost version... more
Innovative thinner electrolyte can improve functioning of solid oxide fuel cells  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have synthesized a new thin film that could make energy production more efficient and cleaner. more
Novel hybrid nanocomposite sheds light on therapy of deep-seated orthotopic lung tumors  nanowerk · 1 week
The nanocomposite was developed through the assembly of gold nanobipyramids on black phosphorus nanosheets. This nanocomposite could simultaneously enhance singlet oxygen generation and hyperthermia... more
Freeze-thaw made noble metal aerogels: Clean and hierarchical materials for photoelectrocatalysis  nanowerk · 1 week
Noble metal aerogels are widely investigated for electrocatalysis applications due to their large specific surface areas and the high catalytic activity of noble metals. However, their... more
Finding the best method to grow bioengineered tissue for pulmonary research  nanowerk · 1 week
Before scientists develop the bioengineered tissue of tomorrow for treating pulmonary diseases, they need to identify the best methods for growing tissue for artificial trachea and... more
A nanoscale device to generate high-power Terahertz waves  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed a nanodevice that operates more than 10 times faster than today's fastest transistors. more
3D-Printing complex nanocellulose-based objects  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have demonstrated 3D printed complex objects with higher cellulose content than that of any other additively manufactured cellulose-?based parts. To achieve this, they used a clever trick. more
A new method for the fabrication and characterization of atomic-sized photonic cavities  nanowerk · 1 week
This discovery may be fundamental for the understanding and design of new, nanometric size, opto-electronic devices which will be key for the development of... more
'Whiskey webs' are the new 'coffee ring effect'  nanowerk · 2 weeks
The 'coffee ring effect' has fascinated scientists for decades, but now a team says they have uncovered the mechanism behind an even more striking, web-like pattern that forms when drops of whiskey... more
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