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The physicists show that the Mott state in graphene bilayers favors ferromagnetic alignment of the electron spins, a phenomenon unheard of in conventional Mott... more
Photovoltaic nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology  nanowerk · 8 hours
Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. more
Controlling textures in single crystal soft materials  nanowerk · 12 hours
A new study demonstrates a method to create single crystal texture in a self-assembled soft material. more
Artificial muscles powered by glucose  nanowerk · 12 hours
Artificial muscles made from polymers can now be powered by energy from glucose and oxygen, just like biological muscles. This advance may be a step on the way to implantable artificial muscles or autonomous microrobots powered by biomolecules... more
Developing a new type of refrigeration via force-driven liquid gas transition  nanowerk · 12 hours
A research team made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants such as water and alcohol. Their study... more
Astronomers make first detection of polarised radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets  nanowerk · 12 hours
The polarisation signature reveals magnetic fields in the universe's most powerful explosions to be much more patchy and tangled than first thought. more
Real-time analysis of metal-organic framework adsorption behavior  nanowerk · 12 hours
Researchers have developed a technology to analyze the adsorption behavior of molecules in each individual pore of a metal organic framework (MOF). more
A quick liquid flip helps explain how morphing materials store information  nanowerk · 17 hours
Experiments with x-ray lasers reveal in atomic detail how two distinct liquid phases in these materials enable fast switching between glassy and crystalline states that represent... more
A sticky solution could improve carbon capture materials  nanowerk · 17 hours
Researchers have developed a new material capable of capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide with the key ingredient being a common epoxy resin you probably have at home. more
Learning in artificial synapses tuned by light  nanowerk · 17 hours
There is a huge effort underway to use memristor devices in neuromorphic computing applications and it is now reasonable to imagine the development of a new generation of artificial intelligent devices with very low... more
Detecting intersubband polaritons in a single nanoantenna  nanowerk · 1 day
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 · 2 days
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 · 2 days
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 · 2 days
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 · 2 days
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 · 2 days
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 · 2 days
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 · 2 days
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 · 2 days
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 · 3 days
Successful development of magnetically-actuated microrobots as a platform for stem cell transplantation. more
Using waves to move droplets  nanowerk · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 6 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 · 6 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 · 7 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 · 7 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 · 7 days
A new low-power magnetic switching component could aid spintronic devices. more
A microscopic topographic map of cellular function  nanowerk · 7 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 · 7 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 · 7 days
Condensed matter physicists take a step closer to building a graphene-based topological insulator. more
MOF-encapsulated DNA for gene therapy  nanowerk · 7 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 · 1 week
'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 · 1 week
The new anode could help create a safer high energy lithium metal battery. more
Hybrid nanostructure steps up light-harvesting efficiency  nanowerk · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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
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