Physicist obtain atomically thin molybdenum disulfide films on large-area substrates  nanowerk · 7 hours
Researchers have managed to grow atomically thin films of molybdenum disulfide spanning up to several tens of square centimeters. It was demonstrated that the material's structure can be... more
Integrate micro chips for electronic skin  nanowerk · 8 hours
Researchers present the first fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits which opens the path towards the development of electronic skin. more
Physicists trap light in nanoresonators for record time  nanowerk · 12 hours
The reference particle captured light for a time exceeding 200 periods of one wave oscillation, 20-40 times longer than usual; this opens new perspectives in such areas as manufacturing compact sensors, night... more
Scientists engineer a minimal synthetic cellular system to study basic cell function  nanowerk · 12 hours
Researchers have engineered a synthetic cell that can encapsulate fundamental biochemical reactions. They also show that such a minimal system can respond to changes... more
Coating helps electronics stay cool by sweating  nanowerk · 12 hours
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The quest for perfect quantum dot biomarkers  nanowerk · 17 hours
Tiny nanoparticles can illuminate tissues and cells, but safer, more effective materials are needed before their mainstream application. more
Self-moisturising smart contact lenses  nanowerk · 21 hours
Researchers have developed a new type of smart contact lenses that can prevent dry eyes. The self-moisturising system maintains a layer of fluid between the contact lens and the eye using a novel mechanism. more
Bioengineering living heart valves  nanowerk · 21 hours
Using tissue engineering techniques, researchers are developing living heart valves that can grow after implantation in the human heart. more
Atomic force microscopy - Mapping the unseen  nanowerk · 21 hours
Atomic force microscopy techniques enable scientists to map and modify material properties at the nanoscale for broad applications in energy, biology, medicine and beyond. more
Ultrafast camera takes 1 trillion frames per second of transparent objects and phenomena  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers adapted picosecond imaging technology to take pictures and video of transparent objects like cells and phenomena like shockwaves. more
Precision Motion and Automation Sub-System Solutions to Showcase at SPIE Photonics West 2020  nanowerk · 1 day
PI will highlight new gantries, air bearings, and precision motion control sub-systems for laser material processing, high resolution metrology / microscopy, and... more
New self-assembled monolayer is resistant to air  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists have created self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) using buckyballs functionalized with 'tails' of ethylene glycol. These have all the properties of thiol SAMs but remain chemically unchanged for several weeks when exposed to air. more
Dialing up the heat on nanoparticles  nanowerk · 1 day
Rapid progress in the field of metallic nanotechnology is sparking a science revolution that is likely to impact all areas of society. more
Taming electrons with bacteria parts  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists report a new synthetic system that could guide electron transfer over long distances. more
Let the europium shine brighter  nanowerk · 2 days
A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices. more
Smart soft robotic grippers enabled by self-powered tribo-skins  nanowerk · 2 days
Grippers or end effectors are an essential tool integrated with robotic arms for implementing grasping and manipulating functions in a variety of tasks, ranging from picking up and holding objects, to digging... more
A technology for embedding data in 3D-printed objects  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers have developed a new method to embed information in a 3D printed object and retrieve it using a consumer document scanner. more
Engineering defects in ferroelectrics provides key to improved polarisation stability  nanowerk · 3 days
Improved polarisation retention in ferroelectric a significant step forward for domain-wall nanoelectronics in data storage. more
Walking with atoms - chemical bond making and breaking recorded in action  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists have for the first time captured and filmed atoms bonding together, using advanced microscopy methods they captured a moment that is around half... more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  nanowerk · 3 days
Artificial photosynthesis:visible-light-driven photocatalysts convert CO2 into oxygen and pure CO under water. more
Light-up wheels: Unique organic light-emitting molecular emitters  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers design and synthesize highly efficient carbon-based 3rd-generation OLED molecular emitters by linking the donor and acceptor modules into a ring. more
Taming ultrafast electrons with light  nanowerk · 3 days
Physicists have exploited light to control the motion of electrons in a metallic nanocircuit. This could have major implications for the future of data processing and computing. more
Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used on rough surfaces, no matter how textured, and that has applications in the development of climbing robots and robotic arms with grasping capabilities. more
A wearable gas sensor for health and environmental monitoring  nanowerk · 6 days
A highly sensitive wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available. more
3D printing with applications in the pharmaceutical industry  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers have, for the first time, succeeded in printing a 3D image with stabilised gold nanoparticles with biodegradable and biocompatible polymer systems. more
Programmable nests for cells  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers developed novel composites of DNA, silica particles, and carbon nanotubes - properties can be tailored to various applications. more
Charge model for calculating the photoexcited states of one-dimensional Mott insulators  nanowerk · 6 days
Clarification of photoinduced phenomena through the theoretical analysis of optical spectra. more
Miniature double glazing: Material developed which is heat-insulating and heat-conducting at the same time  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers developed and characterized a novel, extremely thin and transparent material that has different thermal conduction properties depending on the... more
How sensitive can a quantum detector be?  nanowerk · 6 days
A new device measures the tiniest energies in superconducting circuits, an essential step for quantum technology. more
A superlattice based STT-MRAM with extra-high performance  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers have developed a superlattice based STT-MRAM with extra-high performance, called SS-MARM or SL-STT-MARM, which has several advantages, including not only ultra-low power consumption, ultra-high MR ratio, high-speed writing and low RA but also... more
Light powers world's fastest-spinning object  nanowerk · 6 days
Nanoparticle levitated by light rotates at 300 billion rpm. more
Edible 'security tag' to protect drugs from counterfeit  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers are aiming to stump counterfeiters with an edible 'security tag' embedded into medicine. To imitate the drug, a counterfeiter would have to uncrack a complicated puzzle of patterns not fully visible... more
Colloidal quantum dot photodetectors can now see further than before  nanowerk · 6 days
An new study reports on the development of a colloidal quantum dot photodetector capable of detecting light in the far infrared. more
Photoelectrochemical water-splitting efficiency hits 4.5%  nanowerk · 7 days
Scientists show for the first time, that copper thiocyanate can be used as a transparent and effective hole transport layer for Cu2O photocathodes with overall enhanced performance. more
Brain-like network uses disorder to create order  nanowerk · 7 days
A disordered network that is capable of detecting ordered patterns: it sounds contradictory, but it comes close to the way our brain works. more
Pretty with a twist  nanowerk · 7 days
Complex, porous, chiral nanopatterns arise from a simple linear building blocks. more
Building materials come alive with help from bacteria  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed a new approach to designing more sustainable buildings with help from some of the tiniest contractors out there. more
Reinventing the computer: Brain-inspired computing for a post-Moore's Law era  nanowerk · 1 week
As Moore's Law comes to an end with a limit to the number of transistors that fit on a chip, a paradigm of brain-inspired neuromorphic computing paves the... more
Imprinted structural color patterns  nanowerk · 1 week
Azopolymer material allows light-assisted imprinting of nanostructures for structurally colored surfaces. more
Nanoengineering technique could aid exploration, scalability of next-gen electronics  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have shown that sulfur can spice up a nanomaterial sandwich by putting a literal twist on the multi-layered classic. more
The mysterious movement of water molecules  nanowerk · 1 week
Thanks to a new experimental method, researchers have now delivered insights into the atomic-level movement of water molecules. more
Sniffing out cancer is as easy as breathing  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed an accurate and non-invasive way to detect cancer through a person's breath. The hand-held sensor can be used by anyone without medical supervision in combination with their smart phone.... more
Robotic gripping mechanism mimics how sea anemones catch prey  nanowerk · 1 week
The doughnut-shaped, plastic rubber device crimps its skin to latch onto anything from cloth to beakers filled with liquid. more
Galactic gamma-ray sources reveal birthplaces of high-energy particles  nanowerk · 1 week
Nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays comprise a new catalog compiled by researchers. All produce gamma rays with energies over 56 trillion electron volts (TeV) and three emit gamma rays extending... more
Colloidal quantum dot laser diodes are just around the corner  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers reach a critical milestone on the path to versatile colloidal quantum dot laser diodes by successfully demonstrating a quantum dot LED that also operates as an optically... more
A tool to democratize nanopore research  nanowerk · 1 week
A team of researchers is democratizing entry into the field of nanopore research by offering up a unique tool to accelerate the development of new applications and discoveries. more
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