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A tip for future nanoscale sensing  nanowerk · 2 hours
The tiny diamond pyramid tips used for atomic force microscopy may also prove to be highly useful for nanoscale, quantum sensing. more
With nanopore sensing, physicists detect subtle changes in single particles  nanowerk · 13 hours
The researchers' findings open the door to observe all kinds of interesting phenomenon on nanosurfaces, an area of great interest to chemists. more
Aquatic microorganism could inspire soft robots able to move fast in narrow spaces  nanowerk · 13 hours
The elegant movements of Euglena, unicellular organisms that adapt their body deformations according to the environment, could be a model for robots... more
More flexible nanomaterials can make fuel cell cars cheaper  nanowerk · 14 hours
A new method of increasing the reactivity of ultrathin nanosheets, just a few atoms thick, can someday make fuel cells for hydrogen cars cheaper. more
Precision Linear Stage Family: Linear Motor and Screw-Drive Options  nanowerk · 14 hours
PI's 412 Mid-size linear stage family for industrial automation complements the larger 417 high-load stages. more
Design principles for disease-sensing nanomaterials  nanowerk · 14 hours
The detailed findings in a new paper could lead to more precise, effective methods of treating and diagnosing a variety of diseases, including cancers. more
Gold nano-stars for intracellular delivery  nanowerk · 19 hours
Researchers have developed a new method for star-shaped nanoparticles synthesis based on laser irradiation. A wide range of customizable conditions provides an opportunity to create comfortable environment for various substances delivery to different types of cells. more
Squid could provide an eco-friendly alternative to plastics  nanowerk · 20 hours
Self-healing fabric, abrasion-resistant coatings, precision drug delivery and smart textiles are among the potential applications of squid 'ring tooth' protein. more
Carbon nanotubes can be produced in a new way by twisting ribbon-like graphene  nanowerk · 23 hours
Researchers utilized symmetry, a time-worn concept of theoretical physics, to develop an effective method to run computer experiments on nanostructures under complex... more
Innovative nanocoating technology harnesses sunlight to degrade microplastics  nanowerk · 1 day
Low density polyethylene film (LDPE) microplastic fragments, successfully degraded in water using visible-light-excited heterogeneous ZnO photocatalysts. more
Thermally-painted metasurfaces yield perfect light absorbers for high-tech applications  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers report their insights into how colors are generated on heated metal surfaces and apply those findings to create a nickel thin-film that perfectly absorbs red light. more
Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory  nanowerk · 2 days
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second, they... more
Applications of carbon materials derived from metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)  nanowerk · 2 days
Directly carbonizing from organic precursors is the most frequently used method to prepare nanoporous carbons, widely used as electrode materials, due to its flexibility and simplicity. These materials present certain... more
GraphON: Conductive coatings and materials breakthrough  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists have created a breakthrough new form of graphitic material that?s conductive, easy to apply and offers greater control over performance than graphene. more
Physicists 'flash-freeze' crystal of 150 ions  nanowerk · 2 days
Physicists have 'flash-frozen' a flat crystal of 150 beryllium ions (electrically charged atoms), opening new possibilities for simulating magnetism at the quantum scale and sensing signals from mysterious dark matter. more
'Butterfly-shaped' palladium subnano cluster built in 3-D  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have developed a new strategy to construct subnanosized metal aggregates, building up small metal clusters into grander 3-D architectures. more
Powering a pacemaker with a patient's heartbeat  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have designed a pacemaker powered by the energy of heartbeats. The device was successfully tested in pigs, which have a similar physiology to humans. more
Brain-inspired artificial intelligence in robots  nanowerk · 2 days
Applying neuroscience in robotics, scientists proposed a case in which robots should be designed based on the principles of the human brain. They argue that robot intelligence can be significantly enhanced by mimicking strategies that the human brain... more
Combining mechanical computing with 3D printing to create 'sentient' materials  nanowerk · 2 days
Engineers are combining mechanical computing with 3D printing as part of an effort to create 'sentient' materials that can respond to changes in their surroundings, even in extreme... more
The holy grail of nanowire production  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have come up with a way of growing nanowire networks in a highly controlled and fully reproducible manner. The key was to understand what happens at the onset of nanowire growth, which goes against currently... more
Applications of carbon materials derived from metal-organic frameworks  nanowerk · 2 days
Directly carbonizing from organic precursors is the most frequently used method to prepare nanoporous carbons, widely used as electrode materials, due to its flexibility and simplicity. These materials present certain drawbacks, though,... more
Nanopores make portable mass spectrometer for peptides a reality  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists have developed nanopores that can be used to directly measure the mass of peptides. Although the resolution needs to be improved, this proof of principle shows that a cheap... more
A nanoclay platform for treating osteoarthritis  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers have developed a new way to deliver treatment for cartilage regeneration. more
Robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision  nanowerk · 3 days
System uses RFID tags to home in on targets; could benefit robotic manufacturing, collaborative drones, and other applications. more
Beyond the bulkheterojunction  nanowerk · 3 days
Lateral alternating multilayerd junction for organic solar cells. more
Can a flowing liquid-like material maintain its structural order like crystals?  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists discovered a chiral compound, which can spontaneously form a molecular assembly with an extremely large single domain structure beyond a size regime incapable of realizing... more
Semiconductors - When a defect might be beneficial  nanowerk · 3 days
In the quest to design more efficient solar cells and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a team of engineers has analyzed different types of defects in the semiconductor material that enables such devices to... more
Scientists identify atomic structure of catalytically active copper-ceria interface  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists have identified the atomic structure of the catalytically active copper-ceria interface and proposed a copper bilayer model. more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behaviour of these systems while transforming the kinetic... more
Porous carbon fiber research one step closer to use in automotive industry  nanowerk · 3 days
An update on recently reported research on porous carbon fibers shows how this material can be used in an industrial setting, marking an important... more
Firefly-inspired surfaces improve efficiency of LED lightbulbs  nanowerk · 3 days
A new type of light-emitting diode lightbulb could one day light homes and reduce power bills, according to researchers who suggest that LEDs made with firefly-mimicking structures could improve efficiency. more
Dose of vitamin C helps gold nanowires grow  nanowerk · 3 days
A boost of vitamin C helped scientists turn small gold nanorods into fine gold nanowires. more
Nanodroplets are the key to controlling membrane formation  nanowerk · 3 days
The creation of membranes is of enormous importance in biology, but also in many chemical applications developed by humans. These membranes are shaped spontaneously when soap-like molecules in water join together. Researchers... more
Graphene 'sandwich' key to new electronics  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers solved one of the challenges of making graphene nano-electronics effective: to carve out graphene to nanoscale dimensions without ruining its electrical properties. This allowed them to achieve electrical currents orders of magnitude higher than previously... more
Hundreds of thousands of new galaxies  nanowerk · 3 days
A new survey reveals hundreds of thousands of previously undetected galaxies, shedding new light on many research areas including the physics of black holes and how clusters of galaxies evolve. more
Smart droplets clean and repair surfaces  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers report a fluid-driven nanoparticle transportation clean-and-repair approach that reveals a novel self-healing system that conserves matter, behaves autonomously, and is implemented easily. Debris resting on a substrate is relocated, in one step, from undamaged to... more
Everything at a glance - new 3D method visualizes nanoparticles in the lung  nanowerk · 4 days
This new imagiung method now makes it possible, for the first time, to visualize intact mouse lungs and map the spatial distribution... more
Breakthrough in the search for graphene-based electronics  nanowerk · 4 days
A team of researchers have solved one of the biggest challenges of making effective nanoelectronics based on graphene. more
Large-scale window material developed as pollution filter and for light tuning  nanowerk · 6 days
A research team developed a simple and economical process to fabricate large-scale flexible smart windows. more
Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions  nanowerk · 6 days
New metasurfaces can reflect light or sound waves into any desired direction -- or even split energy into more than one. more
Nanoparticles can switch back and forth between phases  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers observe chemically reversible isomerization of inorganic clusters. more
Hybrid vesicles of lipids and peptides release drug payload on warming  nanowerk · 1 week
Hybrid vesicles bring together the properties of peptides and lipids to enhance their ability to release drugs in a controlled manner. more
Spintronics by 'straintronics'  nanowerk · 1 week
Switching superferromagnetism with electric-field induced strain. more
Shaping light lets 2D microscopes capture 4D data  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have added a new dimension to their breakthrough technique that expands the capabilities of standard laboratory microscopes. more
Better red than dread: Barrier keeps batteries safe  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists use red phosphorus as spy to keep lithium dendrites in check. more
3D printed nanomaterial shows different transparencies and colors (w/video)  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have 3D printed objects with embedded nanomaterials, showing dichroic effect. more
Scientists develop direct-write quantum calligraphy in monolayer semiconductors  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have developed a way to directly write quantum light sources, which emit a single photon of light at a time, into monolayer semiconductors such as tungsten diselenide. more
Tracking pollen with quantum dots  nanowerk · 1 week
A pollination biologist is using quantum dots to track the fate of individual pollen grains. This is breaking new ground in a field of research that has been hampered by the lack of a universal method to track. more
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