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Atoms rearrange in electrolyte and control ion flow under tough conditions

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:36:30 -0500

First-time-ever-seen structures around hematite offer insights to advance geoscience, catalysis models.


Researchers report the first atomic scale observation of gold ions moving in liquid

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:31:09 -0500

This study is expected to provide a basis for more energy efficient devices.


A new theory to describe widely used material

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:49:55 -0500

Chemical potential-electric double layer coupling in conjugated polymer-polyelectrolyte blends.


Single-photon detector can count to 4

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:43:14 -0500

Quantum information scientists teach an old detector a new trick previously believed impossible.


Real-time observation of collective quantum modes

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:18:13 -0500

Scientists have studied the consequences of spontaneous symmetry breaking in detail using a quantum simulator.


Nanostructures control heat transfer: Researchers demonstrate new concepts for heat management

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:12:06 -0500

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in precisely controlling temperature-dependent thermal conductivity with the help of polymer materials.


3D nanoscale imaging made possible

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:07:03 -0500

Scientists demonstrate 'Plasmonic Brownian Microscopy', a method with stunning properties.


Graphene in zero G promises success in space

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:59:22 -0500

Experiments testing graphene for two different space-related applications have shown extremely promising results.


Complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip unveiled

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:40:24 -0500

A reimagining of today's computer chips by Australian and Dutch engineers shows how a quantum computer can be manufactured -- using mostly standard silicon technology.


Record high photoconductivity for new metal-organic framework material

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:32:53 -0500

Researchers have created a new metal-organic framework (MOF) that has shown record-high photo-conductivity levels for a material of its type.


Spaghetti-like, DNA 'noodle origami' the new shape of things to come for nanotechnology

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:39:14 -0500

May one day revolutionize medicine by making and delivering drugs inside cells.


Nanoparticles as a solution against antibiotic resistance?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:30:01 -0500

Researchers fight mucoviscidosis with nanoparticles.


Molecular mousetraps capture more nuclear waste

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:33:32 -0500

Cage-like molecules with internal chemical hooks remove three times more hazardous radioactive iodine compounds than current methods.


One in 5 materials chemistry papers may be wrong, study suggests

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:05:49 -0500

A new study that compared the results reported in thousands of papers published about the properties of metal organic framework (MOF) materials - which are prominent candidates for carbon dioxide adsorption and other separations - suggests the replicability problem should be a concern for materials researchers, too.


Single-stranded DNA and RNA origami go live

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:59:26 -0500

First nanotechnological approach enables the design and replication of complex single-stranded DNA and RNA origami with potential for drug delivery and nanofabrication.


Nanoparticle staircase: Atomic blasting creates new devices to measure nanoparticles

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:51:25 -0500

Researchers have demonstrated that a standard ion-beam technique can be fine-tuned to make structures with depths controlled to within the diameter of a single silicon atom.


Nanocoated stent could revolutionize cardiovascular disease treatment

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:43:33 -0500

Multi-disciplinary team receives $1.5 million grant to develop better cardiovascular stents.


Taking ice lithography to the next level

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:28:29 -0500

Researchers have discovered that ices of simple organic molecules such as alcohols and nonane (main component of diesel) can be nanopatterned by a focused electron beam. The entire 3D lithography process takes place in a single vacuum instrument and avoids exposing users to chemicals and the need for cleanrooms. With organic ice resist (OIR) technology, nanolithography can be made accessible to more scientists. The short-term implication of this work is to provide researchers with a new nanoscale 3D printing technology. The long-term implications might have a revolutionary impact on semiconductor production and computing.

Long-ranged patterns formed in water and magnets

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:32:04 -0500

New research has revealed a deep connection between the properties of spin ice ice and those of water in its more important liquid state, so crucial to life on earth.


Chemical 'pressure' tuning magnetic properties

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:25:29 -0500

Unexpectedly, a little chemical substitution stabilizes unusual magnetic phase of vortexes called skyrmions.


The first three-dimensional quantum liquid crystal

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:22:39 -0500

Lasers reveal a new state of matter - the first three-dimensional quantum liquid crystal.


Light perfects interfaces

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:41:44 -0500

Shining light on a growing semiconductor modifies its interface with the surface and could improve the optical properties of each.


The wet road to fast and stable batteries

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:36:07 -0500

An international team of scientists has discovered an anode battery material with superfast charging and stable operation over many thousands of cycles.


Stirring up a quantum spin liquid with disorder

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:29:08 -0500

New, unexpected paradigm discovered: Disorder may actually promote an exotic quantum state, with potential for ultrafast computing.


Gecko adhesion technology moves closer to industrial uses

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:23:03 -0500

Scientists are looking into how gecko adhesion technology could be applied in a high-precision industrial setting, such as in robot arms used in manufacturing computer chips.


Vehicles could get 'nerves' that sense damage with new research

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:56:43 -0500

Helicopters, tanks and other vehicles could someday be made of "smart material" that senses damage, similar to how nerves tell the body it has been injured.


New ultra-thin diamond membrane Is a radiobiologist's best friend

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:52:23 -0500

Researchers developed a diamond-based detector that can control the dose of radiation given to live cells down to a single particle.


Advance in light filtering technology has implications for LCD screens, lasers and beyond

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:47:48 -0500

An innovative new light polarizer has been designed that efficiently tailors polarized light for various optical applications.


Humans can feel molecular differences between nearly identical surfaces

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:34:03 -0500

New study on the sensitivity of human touch could pave the way for advanced haptic technologies.


Nanoelectromechanical switch improves cyber security in harsh environments

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:29:12 -0500

The researchers designed a physical unclonable function based on nano-electro mechanical switches (NEMs), which are often used in circuits and are known for their low power consumption.


Creating surfaces that repel water and control its flow

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:24:00 -0500

To prevent water and ice from making our shoes soggy, frosting our car windows and weighing down power lines with icicles, scientists have been exploring new coatings that can repel water. Now one team has developed a way to direct where the water goes when it's pushed away.


Bringing 'Avatar'-like glowing plants to the real world

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:18:38 -0500

Researchers report a way to infuse plants with the luminescence of fireflies.


Accelerating the self-assembly of nanoscale patterns for next-generation materials

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:13:34 -0500

Using polymer blends, scientists rapidly generated highly ordered patterns that could be used in the fabrication of microelectronics, antireflective surfaces, magnetic data storage systems, and fluid-flow devices.


Medium Load Precision Motorized Positioning Systems Catalog, from PI

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:59:01 -0500

Applications for linear and rotary stages with classical DC and stepper motors include the industrial fields and research where precise positioning of measuring tools, processing tools and cameras is mission critical.


Plasmonic biosensors enable development of new easy-to-use health tests

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:42:22 -0500

Researchers have developed a biosensor that enables creating a range of new easy-to-use health tests similar to home pregnancy tests. The plasmonic biosensor can detect diseased exosomes even by the naked eye.


Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:44:34 -0500

Researchers are the first to observe the electronic structure of graphene in an engineered semiconductor; finding could lead to progress in advanced optoelectronics and data processing .


Visualizing single molecules in whole cells with a new spin

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:30:13 -0500

A new imaging method could put super-resolution microscopy within reach of most biologists.


Scientists suggested a new technology for creating magnet micro-structures

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:25:43 -0500

Researchers synthesized thin crystal ferromagnetic films and developed a technology for their shaping. Processed films can be used in electronic and spintronic chips.


Perking up and crimping the 'bristles' of polyelectrolyte brushes

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:19:46 -0500

A new study reveals, in fine detail, things that make polyelectrolyte brushes collapse - and also recover. The research increases understanding of these chemical brushes that have many potential uses.


Faster, more accurate cancer detection using nanoparticles

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:13:08 -0500

Light-emitting nanoprobes can detect cancer early and track the spread of tiny tumors.