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Microcavities save organic semiconductors from going dark  nanowerk · 3 hours
Researchers found a way to keep these organic semiconductors from going dark. They used tiny sandwich structures of mirrors, called microcavities, to trap light and force it to interact with a layer of molecules,... more
Second act: Used electric vehicle batteries charge up the grid  nanowerk · 5 hours
Researchers have developed an innovative control system for repurposed electric vehicle battery packs to store electricity for home use and are scaling up the technology to a large,... more
A new view for glasses  nanowerk · 11 hours
Scientists used computer simulations to demonstrate how the dynamics of a glassy liquid can be predicted based on the local structural ordering at the atomic level. This work may lead to a deeper understanding of glass transition. more
'Buildings' in human bone may hold key to stronger 3D-printed lightweight structures  nanowerk · 14 hours
The discovery of how a 'beam' in human bone material handles a lifetime's worth of wear and tear could translate to the development of... more
Artificial cells act more like the real thing  nanowerk · 14 hours
Protocells -- artificial cells -- that are active and mimic living cells by moving independently and that are biocompatible and enzymatically active are now possible. more
Parker Solar Probe: 'We're missing something fundamental about the sun'  nanowerk · 14 hours
Our closest-ever look inside the sun's corona has unveiled an unexpectedly chaotic world that includes rogue plasma waves, flipping magnetic fields and distant solar winds under the thrall... more
Signs of life: New field guide aids astronomers' search  nanowerk · 14 hours
Astronomers have come up with a way to discern life on exoplanets loitering in other cosmic neighborhoods: a spectral field guide. more
Computer-generated antibiotics, biosensor Band-Aids, and the quest to beat antibiotic resistance  nanowerk · 14 hours
For synthetic biologists these concepts aren't some far-off ideal. They are projects already in progress, and they have huge real-world implications should they succeed. more
Novel bioprinter shows potential to speed tissue engineering (w/video)  nanowerk · 14 hours
Engineered tissue from a bioprinter has promise for organ regeneration or replacement. more
Can 3D-printed musical instruments produce better sound than traditional instruments?  nanowerk · 14 hours
Researchers created a functioning 3D-printed ukulele and used acoustics to compare its sound quality to a standard wooden instrument. more
Your food may help make stickier, safer glues for laptops, packaging, furniture  nanowerk · 1 day
You cannot make glue out of a ham sandwich - but you may be able to use the components of that food to create... more
Ultrafast x-ray optics  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists have demonstrated a new micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) resonator. By using this device with a hard (higher energy) X-ray, scientists can now control how long the X-ray pulses are, down to 300 picoseconds long. more
Super nanoparticle superlattices  nanowerk · 1 day
Nanoparticle superlattices have properties that are different from both the individual particles and the bulk material. Ions and molecules called ligands bind particles together in these superlattices. New research shows how the ligands affect key structural and mechanical properties of... more
Could hibernating astronauts make it easier to reach other planets?  nanowerk · 1 day
New research suggests that hibernation is a likely option to make deep space exploration a reality. more
Anticipation of regulatory needs for nanotechnology-enabled health products  nanowerk · 1 day
This new white paper, published by the European Commission, summarizes the major challenges associated with the regulation of the nano-enabled health products. more
Researchers discover potential key to extremely low-friction surfaces  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers studied friction of a graphene step edge using atomic force microscopy. more
A robot and software make it easier to create advanced materials  nanowerk · 1 day
A team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. more
Smart, self-powered patch against corrosion  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers are developing a smart patch that can cut huge amounts off the costs of rust. more
Freeze frame: Scientists capture atomic-scale snapshots of artificial proteins  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists adapt microscopy technique to build and image peptoid nanosheets with unprecedented atomic precision. more
Paradoxical replacement tissue for medicine  nanowerk · 2 days
A material that thickens when you pull on it seems to contradict the laws of physics. However, the so-called auxetic effect is interesting for a number of applications. A new study shows how this amazing behavior can be... more
Mapping the energy transport mechanism of chalcogenide perovskite for solar energy use  nanowerk · 2 days
Engineers have characterized the thermal energy conversion mechanism in the lattice of an advanced nanomaterial called chalcogenide perovskite and demonstrated its tunability - important... more
Nanoengineering: The skills and tools making technology invisible  nanowerk · 2 days
Nanoengineering is a branch of engineering that exploits the unique properties of nanomaterials - their size and quantum effects - and the interaction between these materials, in order to design and manufacture... more
Metalens grows up  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers have developed an all-glass, centimeter-scale metalens in the visible spectrum that can be manufactured using conventional chip fabrication methods. more
Towards high quality ZnO quantum dots prospective for biomedical applications  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists have moved a step closer to creating stable, high quality colloidal zinc oxide quantum dots (ZnO QDs) for use in modern technologies and nanomedicine. Using advanced DNP-enhanced... more
Diamonds in your devices: Powering the next generation of energy storage  nanowerk · 3 days
Using conductive nanodiamond as electrode material in a water-based cell significantly increases its energy storage capacity. more
Bending an organic semiconductor can boost electrical flow  nanowerk · 3 days
Slightly bending semiconductors made of organic materials can roughly double the speed of electricity flowing through them and could benefit next-generation electronics such as sensors and solar cells. more
Imaging technique gives catalytic 2D material engineering a better view  nanowerk · 3 days
A scanning electrochemical cell imaging technique shows how nanoscale structural features affect the catalytic activity of MoS2 monolayers for hydrogen evolution reactions. more
Electron correlations in carbon nanostructures  nanowerk · 3 days
Physicists elucidate the behaviour of electrons in graphene nanoribbons. more
Grain boundaries in graphene do not affect spin transport  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers have used numerical simulations to show that spin diffusion length is independent of grain size. The results have implications for the optimisation of graphene-based spintronic devices. more
Hiring antibodies as nanotechnology builders  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers recruit antibodies as molecular builders to assemble nanoscale structures made of synthetic DNA. more
Magnetic nanoparticles for water purification  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists have introduced a new water purification method based on magnetic nanoparticles coated with a so-called 'ionic liquid' that simultaneously remove organic, inorganic, and microbial contaminants, as well as microplastics. The nanoparticles are then easily removed with magnets. more
Cell-free synthetic biology comes of age  nanowerk · 4 days
Cell-free systems stand to dramatically impact society, from the environment to medicine to education. more
A close look at a sticky situation  nanowerk · 4 days
New research finds missing link between soft surface adhesion and surface roughness. more
Taking 3D printing of electronic parts to the next level  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have demonstrated a novel and groundbreaking way to additively print gallium nitride (GaN) - a material that can be used to produce semiconductor power devices as well... more
Solving the thermoelectric 'trade-off' conundrum with metallic carbon nanotubes  nanowerk · 4 days
Strategy to bypass trade-off between thermoelectric voltage and conductivity. more
Astronomers propose a novel method of finding atmospheres on rocky worlds  nanowerk · 4 days
A team of astronomers proposes a new method of using Webb to determine whether a rocky exoplanet has an atmosphere. The technique, which involves measuring the... more
Controlling the optical properties of solids with acoustic waves  nanowerk · 4 days
Physicists have found that large-amplitude acoustic waves, launched by ultrashort laser pulses, can dynamically manipulate the optical response of semiconductors. more
Solar cell degradation: Daylight damage-saving time  nanowerk · 4 days
A research team studies the process by which the performance of advanced solar cells degrades over time; this work may help promote the adoption of renewable energy produced by robust, high-efficiency organic photovoltaics. more
2D materials boost carrier multiplication  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers discover a carrier multiplication process in 2D semiconductors that could increase the efficiency of future solar cells. more
Transforming the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into graphene  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have produced graphene by molten carbonate electrolytic splitting of CO2 to a nano-thin carbon product (carbon nanoplatelets) comprised of 25 to 125 graphene layers, and subsequent electrochemical exfoliation of the nanoplatelets... more
Nanoscale exploration of the solid-liquid interface  nanowerk · 4 days
How a liquid interacts with the surface of a solid is important in batteries and fuel cells, chemical production, corrosion phenomena, and many biological processes. more
Electro-optical device provides solution to faster computing memories and processors  nanowerk · 7 days
First-of-a-kind electro-optical device provides solution to faster and more energy efficient computing memories and processors. more
Armored with plastic 'hair' and silica, new perovskite nanocrystals show more durability  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have demonstrated a novel approach aimed at addressing the material's durability problem: encasing the perovskite inside a double-layer protection system made from plastic... more
Harnessing the power of CRISPR in space and time  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have developed a revolutionary CRISPR technology called ?CRISPR-Switch?, which enables unprecedented control of the CRISPR technique in both space and time. more
Researchers find potential solution to overheating mobile phones  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed a revolutionary way to encode computational information without using electrical current. As a global first, this could lead to faster technological devices that could efficiently use energy without overheating. more
Stretchable, highly conductive film promising for wearable electronics  nanowerk · 1 week
Strong bonds between metal nanowires and polymer nanofibers enable a composite film to realize good electrical conductivity and high stretchability. more
Toward more efficient computing, with magnetic waves  nanowerk · 1 week
Circuit design offers a path to spintronic devices that use little electricity and generate practically no heat. more
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