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Detecting intersubband polaritons in a single nanoantenna  nanowerk · 16 hours
Electronic transitions between confined states within a quantum well are widely used in optoelectronics. Familiar examples include quantum cascade lasers and quantum well infrared photodetectors, which can operate in a wide range of wavelengths,... more
Inexpensive plastic lenses increase efficiency of solar desalination  nanowerk · 18 hours
A solar-powered approach for purifying salt water with sunlight and nanoparticles is even more efficient than its creators first believed. more
A new force for optical tweezers awakens  nanowerk · 18 hours
Researchers have discovered a new type of force that will greatly reduce the amount of light used by optical tweezers - and improve the study of all kinds of cells and particles. more
Engineers demonstrate superstrong, reversible adhesive that works like snail slime  nanowerk · 19 hours
Snails can anchor themselves in place using a structure known as an epiphragm. The snail's slimy secretion works its way into the pores found on even seemingly smooth... more
Radically different telescope design offers deeper look into space  nanowerk · 21 hours
A radically different type of X-ray space telescope has been designed by scientists in Sweden, using advanced optic techniques that were originally developed in medical imaging research. more
Gold adds the shine of reversible assembly to protein cages  nanowerk · 21 hours
An international team reports the gold led reversible self-assembly of 3D cages from engineered proteins. more
Gold nanoparticle clusters for simultaneous photo-thermal imaging and therapy  nanowerk · 21 hours
Chemists have found that gold nanoparticle clusters can be used in photo-thermal therapy for imaging and treatment of human prostate cancer. more
Now your phone can become a robot that does the boring work (w/video)  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers have developed a prototype smartphone app that allows a user to easily program any robot to perform a mundane activity, such... more
3D printed tissues and organs without the scaffolding (w/video)  nanowerk · 1 day
A research has developed a process that enables 3D printing of biological tissues without scaffolds using 'ink' made up of only stem cells. more
A new 2D magnet draws future devices closer  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists have discovered a new type of 2D magnetic material that can be integrated into spintronic devices. more
Ring resonators corner light  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have created the first silicon chip that can reliably constrain light to its four corners. The effect, which arises from interfering optical pathways, isn't altered by small defects during fabrication and could eventually enable the creation of robust sources... more
Spintronic revolution in data storage  nanowerk · 2 days
Newly developed technology represents a major step toward to replace the current magnetic hard disk drive head with the spintronic physics. more
Stem cell transplantation with scaffold microrobots  nanowerk · 2 days
Successful development of magnetically-actuated microrobots as a platform for stem cell transplantation. more
Using waves to move droplets  nanowerk · 2 days
Self-cleaning surfaces and laboratories on a chip become even more efficient if we are able to control individual droplets. Researchers show that this is possible by using a technique named mechanowetting. more
Decorating iron nanocubes with gold increases their functionality  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers revealed that hybrid Au/Fe nanoparticles can grow in an unprecedentedly complex structure with a single-step fabrication method. more
Early cancer detection with sensory protein corona 'fingerprints'  nanowerk · 2 days
When nanoparticles enter the blood stream or other biological fluids, they are quickly surrounded by a layer of proteins. This so-called protein corona on the nanoparticles hinders interactions between the targeting ligands... more
Robotic fish to replace animal testing  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists are developing alternative methods for assessing the fish-friendliness of hydroelectric power plants. more
A metal-free, sustainable approach to CO2 reduction  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers present an organic catalyst for carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction that is inexpensive, readily available and recyclable. As the level of catalytic activity can be tuned by the solvent conditions, their findings could open... more
Laser-induced graphene composites are eminently wearable  nanowerk · 5 days
To realize the commercial potential of graphene, for instance for wearable electronics, it is necessary to develop reliable, cost-effective and facile processes for the industry-scale fabrication of graphene-based devices. A novel solution involves the synthesis of... more
A new study reveals 'hidden' phases of matter through the power of light  nanowerk · 5 days
New chemistry research demonstrates how 'hidden' phases of matter can be activated by extremely fast pulses of light. This fundamental scientific breakthrough... more
Concert of magnetic moments  nanowerk · 6 days
An international collaboration between researchers has uncovered a new way how the electron spins in layered materials can interact. They report a hitherto unknown chiral coupling that is active over relatively long distances. more
Research reveals liquid gold on the nanoscale  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists have discovered what liquid gold looks like on the nanoscale - and in doing so have mapped the way in which nanoparticles melt, which is relevant to the manufacturing and performance of nanotechnology... more
New quantum dot microscope shows electric potentials of individual atoms  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic accuracy. The new scanning quantum dot microscopy method could open up new opportunities... more
Researchers create uniform-shape polymer nanocrystals  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers have demonstrated a new aqueous polymerization procedure for generating polymer nanoparticles with a single chain and uniform shape, which, as another difference to previous methods, involves high particle concentrations. more
Small currents for big gains in spintronics  nanowerk · 6 days
A new low-power magnetic switching component could aid spintronic devices. more
A microscopic topographic map of cellular function  nanowerk · 6 days
The flow of traffic through our nation's highways and byways is meticulously mapped and studied, but less is known about how materials in cells travel. Now, a team of researchers is challenging prior theories... more
Soon, air pollution could be measured by nanosensors on every street corner  nanowerk · 6 days
The technology is already in use in western Sweden, and researchers and other interested parties hope that the sensor could soon be used in... more
Physics at the edge  nanowerk · 6 days
Condensed matter physicists take a step closer to building a graphene-based topological insulator. more
MOF-encapsulated DNA for gene therapy  nanowerk · 6 days
A critical challenge in gene therapy is the safe and effective delivery of genetic materials across cell membranes into target cells. Although viral systems have been the most effective method for delivering genetic matter into cells, they pose... more
Won again he has - 'MXene Yoda' wins art competition  nanowerk · 6 days
'Mxene Yoda' has been created from a SEM scan of oxidized 2-D V2CTx particles that show promise as electrode material for supercapacitors and batteries. more
Researchers develop semi-liquid metal anode for next-generation batteries  nanowerk · 7 days
The new anode could help create a safer high energy lithium metal battery. more
Hybrid nanostructure steps up light-harvesting efficiency  nanowerk · 7 days
A stepwise transfer of energy through the different components of the nanostructure boosts its response to light, showing promise for solar cell applications. more
Biotechnology construction kit for custom-designed products  nanowerk · 7 days
Microorganisms often assemble natural products similar to product assembly lines. Certain enzymes, non-ribosomal peptide synthetases, play a key role in this process. Biotechnologists have now succeeded in changing these enzymes so that entirely new natural products,... more
Octopus-inspired skin-adhesive sensors  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers demonstrate a facile, low-cost, scalable fabricating method for water-resistant and skin-adhesive wearable graphene-coated fabric sensors. more
Scientists achieve first observation of three-dimensional quantum Hall effect  nanowerk · 7 days
In this study, researchers discovered that the carrier density wave induced by electron-electron interaction is the key factor for the appearance of 3D quantum Hall effect. Electrons in such a... more
'Sandwich' structure key to thin LSMO films retaining magnetic properties  nanowerk · 1 week
The oxide ceramic material lanthanum strontium manganite (LSMO) retains its magnetic properties in atomically thin layers if it is 'sandwiched' between two layers of a different ceramic oxide,... more
Engineers design nanostructured diamond metalens for compact quantum technologies  nanowerk · 1 week
By finding a certain kind of defect inside a block of diamond and fashioning a pattern of nanoscale pillars on the surface above it, researchers can now control the shape... more
iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics  nanowerk · 1 week
The simplest home medical tests might look like a deck of various silicon chips coated in special film, one that could detect drugs in the blood, another for... more
New material with magnetic shape memory (w/video)  nanowerk · 1 week
What is special about the new material is that, unlike previous shape-memory materials, it consists of a polymer and droplets of a so-called magnetorheological fluid embedded in it. Areas of application for this new... more
Research moves closer to brain-machine interface autonomy  nanowerk · 1 week
Engineers report that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense when its user is expecting a reward by examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons,... more
Plot twist: Straightening single-molecule conductors improves their performance  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have created single-molecule nanowires, complete with an insulation layer, up to 10 nanometers in length. When they measured the electrical properties of these nanowires, the researchers found that forcing the ribbon-like... more
Citizen scientists re-tune Hubble's galaxy classification  nanowerk · 1 week
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have helped to overturn almost a century of galaxy classification, in a new study using data from the longstanding Galaxy Zoo project. more
The solvent pH controls the interactions of gold nanoclusters  nanowerk · 1 week
Simulations reveal that gold nanocluster can bind to viruses by different interactions, and that the strength of the interactions are dependent on pH conditions. more
An innovative electron microscope overturning common knowledge of 88 years history  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers developed a revolutionary electron microscope that incorporates newly designed magnetic objective lenses, and achieved direct, atom-resolved imaging of materials with sub-Angstrom spatial resolution. more
Light-powered nanobio-hybrid organisms consume CO2, create eco-friendly plastics and fuels  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon... more
Tiny light box opens new doors into the nanoworld  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have discovered a completely new way of capturing, amplifying and linking light to matter at the nanolevel. Using a tiny box, built from stacked atomically thin material, they have... more
A bubbly new way to detect the magnetic fields of nanoparticles  nanowerk · 1 week
The method provides manufacturers with a practical way to measure and improve their control of the properties of magnetic nanoparticles for a host of medical and... more
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