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Global Graphene Call, business ideas relating to graphene  nanowerk · 2 days
A collaboration in Spain is launching the Global Graphene Call designed to develop business ideas linked to graphene. more
Astronaut urine to build moon bases  nanowerk · 2 days
The modules that the major space agencies plan to erect on the Moon could incorporate an element contributed by the human colonizers themselves: the urea in their pee. Researchers have found that it could be used... more
Novel graphene-based filters to make gas purification more effective  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have shown how a new class of low-cost graphene-based membranes can be selectively tuned to separate different gases from gaseous mixtures. more
3D-printed nanowire sensors could make breath tests for diabetes possible  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have developed a procedure to produce extremely sensitive and energy-efficient sensors using 3D printing. more
Double-walled carbon nanotubes have electro-optical advantages  nanowerk · 2 days
One nanotube could be great for electronics applications, but there's new evidence that two could be tops. more
Creating safer ceramic coatings with gold and silver nanoparticles  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists report progress toward a new type of glaze that includes gold and silver nanoparticles, which are less toxic and more environmentally friendly than currently used formulations, while still providing... more
Nanocrystals will help detect methanol and other alcohols  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers developed highly sensitive sensors based on cobalt oxide nanoflakes which are capable of detecting various alcohols in the air. The new sensors can be used for both medical diagnostics and detection... more
Novel light funnel device could serve as platform for hypersensitive optical detectors  nanowerk · 2 days
The light accumulation achieved by the light funnel could be the basis for improving the sensitivity of optical detectors and thus enabling unprecedented optical... more
Paired with super telescopes, model Earths guide hunt for life  nanowerk · 2 days
Astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. The models will be spectral templates for astronomers... more
Understanding differences in streptavidin-biotin binding  nanowerk · 2 days
A recent paper uses computational tools to explain the mechanism of how streptavidin and biotin binding is affected by streptavidin's tethering. more
A new battery chemistry promises safer high-voltage lithium-ion batteries  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers develop a cyclic phosphate-based battery electrolyte for high voltage and safe operation. more
Toward biorecycling: A microbe could help degrade polyurethane-based plastics  nanowerk · 2 days
A strain of an extremophile group of bacteria is capable of ingesting toxic organic compounds as its sole source of carbon, nitrogen and energy. more
Skyrmions seen in a kagome lattice  nanowerk · 2 days
Magnetic vortices have been made and seen in a crystal with a special structure. more
Just add salt to enhance the spatial resolution of single-molecule Raman spectroscopy  nanowerk · 2 days
A thin substrate of sodium chloride aids the spectroscopic resolution of single-molecule vibrations. more
Quantum phenomenon governs organic solar cells  nanowerk · 3 days
Vibronic coherence contributes to photocurrent generation in organic semiconductor heterojunction diodes. more
New technique looks for dark matter traces in dark places  nanowerk · 3 days
Study knocks down some theories for the origin of a mysterious light signature that has puzzled physicists for years. more
Upgrading biomass with selective surface-modified catalysts  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists demonstrated how the conversion of a plant derivative into fuels and other valuable chemicals can be achieved by loading single atoms of platinum onto titanium dioxide. more
'Native oxide' allows controllable thinning of two-dimensional materials  nanowerk · 3 days
An international team of researchers show how to take advantage of the natural interaction of 2D materials with air to reduce their thickness with (sub-)monolayer precision. more
As electronics shrink to nanoscale, will they still be good as gold?  nanowerk · 3 days
Engineers wonder whether this tried and true precious metal, found in the bowels of most electronic devices, can stand up to the strain of... more
Using ordinary tape, researchers make a chip that could speed up new drug development  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers used double-sided tape - basically the same as you might have at home - to assemble a low-cost version... more
Innovative thinner electrolyte can improve functioning of solid oxide fuel cells  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists have synthesized a new thin film that could make energy production more efficient and cleaner. more
Novel hybrid nanocomposite sheds light on therapy of deep-seated orthotopic lung tumors  nanowerk · 3 days
The nanocomposite was developed through the assembly of gold nanobipyramids on black phosphorus nanosheets. This nanocomposite could simultaneously enhance singlet oxygen generation and hyperthermia... more
Freeze-thaw made noble metal aerogels: Clean and hierarchical materials for photoelectrocatalysis  nanowerk · 3 days
Noble metal aerogels are widely investigated for electrocatalysis applications due to their large specific surface areas and the high catalytic activity of noble metals. However, their... more
Finding the best method to grow bioengineered tissue for pulmonary research  nanowerk · 3 days
Before scientists develop the bioengineered tissue of tomorrow for treating pulmonary diseases, they need to identify the best methods for growing tissue for artificial trachea and... more
A nanoscale device to generate high-power Terahertz waves  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have developed a nanodevice that operates more than 10 times faster than today's fastest transistors. more
3D-Printing complex nanocellulose-based objects  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have demonstrated 3D printed complex objects with higher cellulose content than that of any other additively manufactured cellulose-?based parts. To achieve this, they used a clever trick. more
A new method for the fabrication and characterization of atomic-sized photonic cavities  nanowerk · 4 days
This discovery may be fundamental for the understanding and design of new, nanometric size, opto-electronic devices which will be key for the development of... more
'Whiskey webs' are the new 'coffee ring effect'  nanowerk · 4 days
The 'coffee ring effect' has fascinated scientists for decades, but now a team says they have uncovered the mechanism behind an even more striking, web-like pattern that forms when drops of whiskey... more
First ultra-low threshold continuous-wave lasing in Germanium-Tin  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have implemented a new material engineering method to fabricate a laser microdisk in strained Germanium-Tin (GeSn) alloy. They demonstrate for the first time the laser device with a group IV compound, compatible with... more
Bioprinting techniques advance from shape to function  nanowerk · 4 days
Biofabrication is a revolutionizing toolkit for regenerative medicine that allows cells and other biomaterials to be precisely combined and patterned into three-dimensional (3D) constructs through automated, cell-friendly fabrication methods. With rapid advanced in 3D-printing... more
Shifting dimensions: Exciting excitons in phosphorene  nanowerk · 4 days
Scientists have shed light on how excitons - an excited state of matter at the core of optoelectronics - move and interact within phosphorene. more
Upconverting nanolasers from subwavelength plasmons  nanowerk · 5 days
To design these nanolasers, researchers combined arrays of nanopillars with nanoparticles that can absorb two photons of light and emit them as a single photon with higher energy. more
Is this what our solar system's 'force field' looks like?  nanowerk · 5 days
Astrophysicists reveal a new model of our heliosphere that?s shaped somewhere between a croissant and a beach ball. more
A genetic nano-toolkit for the generation of new bacterial magnetic nanoparticles  nanowerk · 5 days
Scientists have developed a modular system for the genetic reprogramming of bacteria, thereby turning the organisms into cell factories for multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles that combine various... more
Crumpled graphene makes ultra-sensitive cancer DNA detector  nanowerk · 5 days
Crumpling graphene makes it more than ten thousand times more sensitive to DNA by creating electrical 'hot spots'. more
A new low-cost solar technology for environmental cooling  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers propose a new technology for space cooling. No electricity is needed, but rather salty water possibly produced exploiting solar radiation. more
A key development in the drive for energy-efficient electronics  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists have made a breakthrough in the development of a new generation of electronics that will require less power and generate less heat. It involves exploiting the complex quantum properties... more
Novel metal-organic framework is potential next-gen semiconductor  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers demonstrated a novel double-helical metal organic framework architecture in a partially oxidized form that conducts electricity, potentially making it a next-generation semiconductor. more
Solar system acquired current configuration not long after its formation  nanowerk · 6 days
Model developed by astrophysicists shows chaotic phase that placed objects in current orbits beginning within first 100 million years after formation of giant planets. more
Wrapped, layered semiconductors catch the light  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers discovered a new way to integrate semiconductor layers to make heterostructures. They found that layers of different compounds of tin and sulfur spontaneously separated during synthesis. This unique structure translates into excellent light absorption and... more
Engineered nanowrappers carry and release tiny cargo  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists have discovered a new method for creating hollow metallic nanostructures with regularly spaced and sized pores. The pores are large and regular enough to carry molecule or nanoscale-size particles of drugs and other... more
New metasurface helps make the switch to terahertz frequencies  nanowerk · 6 days
The new highly efficient metasurface switch needs no metal or backing material. This means detectors using the switch would be smaller, thinner, more efficient, and require less power. more
Unraveling the optical parameters: New method to optimize plasmon enhanced spectroscopy  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers report the first accessible method to gain unprecedented insights into the plasmonic activity of a single nanoparticle during a typical tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy experiment. more
Stacked nanodevice quickly detects harmful bacteria in blood  nanowerk · 6 days
Engineers have created a tiny device that can rapidly detect harmful bacteria in blood, allowing health care professionals to pinpoint the cause of potentially deadly infections and fight them with drugs. more
Optical control allows physicists to simulate and understand interactions between atoms  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists used silica micro-particles mixed into liquid crystals to investigate how atoms behave and interact. They explored optical control of hexagonal silica micro-particles whose surfaces were... more
Graphene flakes on medical devices kill bacteria and prevent infections  nanowerk · 6 days
Graphite nanoplatelets integrated into plastic medical surfaces can prevent infections, killing 99.99 per cent of bacteria which try to attach - a cheap and viable potential solution to... more
Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds  nanowerk · 6 days
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve our understanding... more
Wearable strain sensor based on optical transmittance of a CNT-embedded elastomer  nanowerk · 6 days
Rsearchers have developed a novel wearable strain sensor based on the modulation of optical transmittance of a carbon nanotube (CNT)-embedded elastomer. The sensor is capable of... more
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