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DNA 'origami' takes flight in emerging field of nano machines
'DNA mechanotechnology' is a new field to engineer DNA machines that generate, transmit and sense mechanical forces at the nanoscale. (2019-09-18)
Scientists create a nanomaterial that is both twisted and untwisted at the same time
A new nanomaterial developed by scientists at the University of Bath could solve a conundrum faced by scientists probing some of the most promising types of future pharmaceuticals. (2019-09-13)
Scientists couple magnetization to superconductivity for quantum discoveries
In a recent study, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have created a miniaturized chip-based superconducting circuit that couples quantum waves of magnetic spins called magnons to photons of equivalent energy. (2019-09-06)
Selenium anchors could improve durability of platinum fuel cell catalysts
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new platinum-based catalytic system that is far more durable than traditional commercial systems and has a potentially longer lifespan. (2019-09-05)
Study models new method to accelerate nanoparticles
In a new study, researchers at the University of Illinois and the Missouri University of Science and Technology modeled a method to manipulate nanoparticles as an alternative mode of propulsion for tiny spacecraft that require very small levels of thrust. (2019-08-23)
Spinning lightwaves on a one-way street
Researchers at Purdue University have created a quantum spin wave for light. (2019-08-19)
uSEE breakthrough unlocks the nanoscale world on standard biology lab equipment
Standard optical microscopes can image cells and bacteria but not their nanoscale features which are blurred by a physical effect called diffraction. (2019-08-16)
Scientists can now control thermal profiles at the nanoscale
Scientists have designed and tested an experimental system that uses a near-infrared laser to actively heat two gold nanorod antennae to different temperatures. (2019-08-09)
Spinning towards robust microwave generation on the nano scale
Many physicists have attempted to produce reliable macroscale microwave fields by combining nanoscale spin-torque oscillators, but so far without success. (2019-08-07)
Ionic thermal up-diffusion boosts energy harvesting
Recently nanofluidic salinity gradient energy harvesting via ion channels or membranes has drawn increasing concerns due to the advances in materials science and nanotechnology, which exhibits much higher power density than the macro reverse electrodialysis systems, indicating its potential to harvest the huge amount blue energy released by mixing seawater and river water and enhance power extracted for osmotic heat engines. (2019-08-06)
Scientists create the world's thinnest gold
Scientists at the University of Leeds have created a new form of gold which is just two atoms thick -- the thinnest unsupported gold ever created. (2019-08-06)
Scientists create predictive model for hydrogen-nanovoid interaction in metals
Chinese scientists from Hefei Institute of Physical Science and Canadian scientists have produced a theoretical model via computer simulation to predict properties of hydrogen nanobubbles in metal. (2019-07-15)
Giving nanowires a DNA-like twist
Argonne National Laboratory played a critical role in the discovery of a DNA-like twisted crystal structure created with a germanium sulfide nanowire, also known as a 'van der Waals material.' Researchers can tailor these nanowires in many different ways -- twist periods from two to twenty micrometers, lengths up to hundreds of micrometers, and radial dimensions from several hundred nanometers to about ten micrometers. (2019-07-10)
Nanoscale visualization of the distribution and optical behavior of dopant in GaN
In Gallium Nitride (GaN) implanted with a small amount of magnesium (Mg), NIMS succeeded for the first time in visualizing the distribution and optical behavior of the implanted Mg at the nanoscale which may help in improving electrical performance of GaN based devices. (2019-07-09)
New imaging method aids in water decontamination
A breakthrough imaging technique developed by Cornell University researchers shows promise in decontaminating water by yielding surprising and important information about catalyst particles that can't be obtained any other way. (2019-07-08)
New study shows nanoscale pendulum coupling
In 1665, Lord Christiaan Huygens found that two pendulum clocks, hung in the same wooden structure, oscillated spontaneously and perfectly in line but in opposite directions: the clocks oscillated in anti-phase. (2019-07-02)
Combing nanowire noodles
Brain-machine interfaces could one day help monitor and treat symptoms of neurological disorders, provide a blueprint to design artificial intelligence, or even enable brain-to-brain communication. (2019-07-01)
World's smallest MRI performed on single atoms
IBS-QNS researchers have made a major scientific breakthrough by performing the world's smallest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). (2019-07-01)
New technology gives insight into how nanomaterials form and grow
A new form of electron microscopy allows researchers to examine nanoscale tubular materials while they are 'alive' and forming liquids -- a first in the field. (2019-06-27)
Research reveals liquid gold on the nanoscale
Swansea University researchers 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 nanotech devices such as bio-sensors, nanochips , gas sensors, and catalysts. (2019-06-13)
iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics
A Vanderbilt researchers is combining her research on low-cost, nanostructured thin films with a device most American adults already own. (2019-06-10)
Manipulating nanoscale light in nanocavity of scanning tunneling microscope junctions
Manipulating nanoscale light in scanning tunneling microscope junctions is attained by nanofabrication of gold tips using a focused ion beam technique. (2019-06-06)
Thwarting oil-pipeline corrosion by identifying a nanoscale villain
Certain molecules of iron, when juxtaposed, have been found by Sandia National Labs and Aramco Research Center researchers to cause microscopic holes in steel pipe used for oil transport. (2019-06-06)
Chemists could make 'smart glass' smarter by manipulating it at the nanoscale
Colorado State University chemists have devised a potentially major improvement to both the speed and durability of smart glass by providing a better understanding of how the glass works at the nanoscale. (2019-06-04)
Scientists at DGIST develop polariton nano-laser operating at room temperature
DGIST announced on May 8 that a polariton nano-laser operating at room temperature was developed by Professor Chang-Hee Cho's team in the Department of Emerging Materials Science, in collaboration with Professor Seong-Ju Park at GIST and Professor Ritesh Agarwal at University of Pennsylvania. (2019-05-19)
Nanoscale sculpturing leads to unusual packing of nanocubes
Brookhaven and Columbia scientists found that cubic nanoparticles surrounded by thick DNA shells pack in a never-before-seen 'zigzag' pattern. (2019-05-17)
Nanoscale thermometers from diamond sparkles
The development of a novel, non-invasive technique that uses quantum light to measure temperature at the nanoscale will have immediate applications for both industry and fundamental scientific research, scientists say. (2019-05-03)
3D optical biopsies within reach thanks to advance in light field technology
Research reveals the 3D potential of existing microendoscope technology (2019-04-26)
Unprecedented insight into two-dimensional magnets using diamond quantum sensors
For the first time, physicists at the University of Basel have succeeded in measuring the magnetic properties of atomically thin van der Waals materials on the nanoscale. (2019-04-25)
Engineers tap DNA to create 'lifelike' machines
Tapping into the unique nature of DNA, Cornell engineers have created simple machines constructed of biomaterials with properties of living things. (2019-04-11)
Through machine learning, new model holds water
A new study from the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has achieved a pivotal breakthrough in the effort to mathematically represent how water behaves. (2019-04-03)
Most precise measurements of sickle cell disease building blocks could lead to new treatments
In a breakthrough study of sickle cell disease, biomedical engineers in the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have revealed that the building blocks of the disease are much less efficient at organizing than previously thought. (2019-03-28)
Tiny optical elements could one day replace traditional refractive lenses
A Northwestern University research team has developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that one day could replace traditional refractive lenses to realize portable imaging systems and optoelectronic devices. (2019-03-28)
Optical 'tweezers' combine with X-rays to enable analysis of crystals in liquids
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new technique that combines the power of microscale 'tractor beams' with high-powered X-rays, enabling them to see and manipulate crystals freely floating in solution. (2019-03-22)
Making solar cells is like buttering bread
Formamidinium lead iodide is a very good material for photovoltaic cells, but getting the correct and stable crystal structure is a challenge. (2019-03-21)
Visualizing better cancer treatment
Researchers have engineered nanoscale protein micelles capable of both delivering chemotherapeutic drugs and of being tracked by MRI. (2019-03-20)
Levitating objects with light
Specially designed materials enable objects of different sizes to be levitated and manipulated with light, thanks to new research from Caltech scientists. (2019-03-19)
Researchers find cost-effective method for hydrogen fuel production process
U of A researchers have identified an inexpensive way to boost the efficiency of a process used to create hydrogen, a clean, renewable fuel. (2019-03-19)
Ultrathin and ultrafast: Scientists pioneer new technique for two-dimensional material analysis
Using a never-before-seen technique, scientists have found a new way to use some of the world's most powerful X-rays to uncover how atoms move in a single atomic sheet in real time, opening up new possibilities for probing two-dimensional materials. (2019-03-11)
New method opens the way for cutting tools with longer lifetime
Researchers at Linköping University have developed a theoretical model that enables simulations for showing what happens in hard cutting materials as they degrade. (2019-03-08)
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