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Decoding the fundamental mechanisms of human salivary lubrication
A team of scientists led by the University of Leeds have uncovered the fundamental mechanism by which human saliva lubricates our mouth. (2019-11-21)
Big plans to save the planet depend on nanoscopic materials improving energy storage
In the latest edition of Science, an international team of researchers, led by Drexel University professors Yury Gogotsi, PhD, and Ekaterina Pomerantseva, PhD, present a comprehensive analysis of two decades of energy storage research involving nanomaterials. (2019-11-21)
Kick-starting Moore's Law? New 'synthetic' method for making microchips could help
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new method for producing atomically-thin semiconducting crystals that could one day enable more powerful and compact electronic devices, according to their paper published today in Nature Nanotechnology. (2019-11-18)
Ultrafast quantum motion in a nanoscale trap detected
KAIST researchers have reported the detection of a picosecond electron motion in a silicon transistor. (2019-11-05)
Commemorating 30 years of optical vortices: A comprehensive review
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the prediction of OVs, researchers in China, Xing Fu at Tsinghua University, Xiaocong Yuan at Shenzhen University and co-authors, reviewed the 30-year development of understanding and applications of these intriguing phenomena. (2019-11-04)
Science: Sensing magnetism in atomic resolution with just a scanning tunneling microscope
Scientists from the University of Strasbourg, France, in close collaboration with colleagues from the research centers in San Sebastián, Spain, and Jülich, Germany, have achieved a breakthrough in detecting the magnetic moments of nanoscale structures. (2019-11-04)
Light-based 'tractor beam' assembles materials at the nanoscale
Researchers have adapted a light-based technology employed widely in biology -- known as optical traps or optical tweezers -- to operate in a water-free liquid environment of carbon-rich organic solvents. (2019-11-04)
A new spin on life's origin?
University of Tokyo researchers used a rotary evaporator to coax non-chiral molecules to form supermolecules of a specific helicity. (2019-11-01)
Shedding new light on the charging of lithium-ion batteries
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a photo-excitation process that speeds up the charging of lithium-ion batteries. (2019-10-31)
Crystallization clarified, researchers report
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have made it possible to observe and simulate the self-assembly of crystalline materials at a much higher resolution than before. (2019-10-28)
Ultrastructure of focal adhesion scaffold unveiled in human pluripotent stem cells
Focal adhesions are known as signalling platforms broadcasting the information of the biochemical and physical qualities of the extracellular matrix into intracellular signalling cascades. (2019-10-25)
Rethinking the science of plastic recycling
A multi-institutional collaboration reports a catalytic method for selectively converting discarded plastics into higher quality products. (2019-10-23)
Novel nanoprobes show promise for optical monitoring of neural activity
Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed ultrasensitive nanoscale optical probes to monitor the bioelectric activity of neurons and other excitable cells. (2019-10-18)
Shaping nanoparticles for improved quantum information technology
Argonne researchers find that semiconductor nanoparticles in the shape of rings have attractive properties for quantum networking and computation. (2019-10-11)
New electrolyte stops rapid performance decline of next-generation lithium battery
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have designed and tested a new electrolyte composition that could greatly accelerate the adoption of the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. (2019-10-10)
Single-particle spectroscopy of CsPbBr3 perovskite reveals the origin low electrolumine
Researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) used the method of single-particle spectroscopy to study electroluminescence in light-emitting devices. (2019-10-09)
Inventing the world's strongest silver
A team of scientists has made the strongest silver ever--42 percent stronger than the previous world record. (2019-10-02)
Novel nanogels hold promise for improved drug delivery to cancer patients
UT Austin engineers develop multifunctional nanoscale gels for more precise delivery of therapeutic cancer treatments. (2019-09-27)
Scientists observe how acoustic interactions change materials at the atomic level
By using sound waves, scientists have begun to explore fundamental stress behaviors in a crystalline material that could form the basis for quantum information technologies. (2019-09-24)
Quantum destabilization of a water sandwich
When a thin layer of water is squeezed between two hydrophobic surfaces, the laws of classical physics break down. (2019-09-24)
Nano bulb lights novel path
Rice University engineers have created what may be viewed as the world's smallest incandescent lightbulbs, collections of near-nanoscale materials called 'selective thermal emitters' that absorb heat and emit light. (2019-09-19)
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)
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