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Nanotechnology News
September 29, 2020

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Scientists Get Soft on 3D Printing

Researchers have developed a new method of 3D-printing gels and other soft materials. It has the potential to create complex structures with nanometer-scale ...

Nanostructures With a Unique Property

Nanoscale vortices known as skyrmions can be created in many magnetic materials. For the first time, researchers have managed to create and identify antiferromagnetic skyrmions with a unique ...

NASA's IRIS Spots Nanojets: Shining Light on Heating the Solar Corona

Researchers report the first ever clear images of nanojets -- bright thin lights that travel perpendicular to the magnetic structures in the solar atmosphere, called the corona -- in a process that ...

Engineers Imitate Human Hands to Make Better Sensors

An international research team has developed 'electronic skin' sensors capable of mimicking the dynamic process of human motion. This work could help severely injured people, such as soldiers, regain ...
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Technique Permits Convenient, Precise Optical Imaging of Individual Proteins

In a new study, researchers describe a method for examining proteins in keen detail. To do this, his group makes clever use of a phenomenon known as surface plasmon resonance (SPR), incorporating it ...

Shape Matters for Light-Activated Nanocatalysts

Points matter when designing nanoparticles that drive important chemical reactions using the power of light, according to recent ...

'Floating' Graphene on a Bed of Calcium Atoms

Adding calcium to graphene creates an extremely-promising superconductor, but where does the calcium go? In a new study, a Monash-led team has for the first time confirmed what actually happens to ...

Effective Pathway to Convert CO2 Into Ethylene

The scientists developed nanoscale copper wires with specially shaped surfaces to catalyze a chemical reaction that reduces greenhouse gas emissions while generating ethylene -- a valuable chemical ...

Anti-Reflective Coating Inspired by Fly Eyes

The eyes of the fruit fly are covered by a thin and transparent coating with anti-reflective, anti-adhesive properties. Researchers discovered that the coating only consists of two ingredients: ...

Novel Photoresist Enables 3D Printing of Smallest Porous Structures

Researchers have developed a photoresist for two-photon microprinting. It has now been used for the first time to produce three-dimensional polymer microstructures with cavities in the nano range. ...

New Way of Controlling Conductivity of Materials at the Nanoscale

A new discovery is an important step towards smaller, more advanced electronics. And maybe more environmentally friendly gadgets, ...

Going Small for Big Solutions: Sub-Nanoparticle Catalysts Made from Coinage Elements as Effective Catalysts

'Sub-nanometer' particles (SNPs) are very popular because of their diverse applications, but technical difficulties in their synthesis has hindered research in this field. Scientists used ...

Energy Harvesting Goes Organic, Gets More Flexible

The race is on to create natural biocompatible piezoelectric materials for energy harvesting, electronic sensing, and stimulating nerves. A group of researchers has explored peptide-based nanotubes ...

Single Photons from a Silicon Chip

Quantum technology holds great promise: Quantum computers are expected to revolutionize database searches, AI systems, and computational simulations. Today already, quantum cryptography can guarantee ...

Shining a Light on Disordered and Fractal Systems

A research team has investigated the acoustic properties of disordered lysozyme proteins by using terahertz spectroscopy. They found that the fractal nature of the proteins is responsible for its ...

New Method to Design Diamond Lattices and Other Crystals from Microscopic Building Blocks

Researchers describe a technique for using LEGO®-like elements at the scale of a few billionths of a meter. Further, they are able to cajole these design elements to self-assemble, with each LEGO® ...

Researchers Create Morphing Crystals Powered by Water Evaporation

New study details the design of materials that enable clean and sustainable water evaporation energy that can be harvested and efficiently converted into motion with the potential to power future ...

Bioactive Nano-Capsules to Hijack Cell Behavior

Many diseases are caused by defects in signaling pathways of body cells. In the future, bioactive nanocapsules could become a valuable tool for medicine to control these pathways. Researchers have ...

New Method to Produce Gold Nanoparticles in Cancer Cells

Researchers have developed a method of biosynthesizing plasmonic gold nanoparticles within cancer cells, without the need for conventional bench-top lab methods. It has the potential to notably ...

High-Precision Electrochemistry: The New Gold Standard in Fuel Cell Catalyst Development

Scientists have made a pivotal discovery that could extend the lifetime of fuel cells that power electric vehicles by eliminating the dissolution of platinum ...

Inexpensive, Non-Toxic Nanofluid Could Be a Game-Changer for Oil Recovery

Researchers have demonstrated that an inexpensive and non-toxic nanofluid can be used to efficiently recover even heavy oil with high viscosity from ...

Sampling the Gut Microbiome With an Ingestible Pill

Gut microbes affect human health, but there is still much to learn, in part because they're not easy to collect. But researchers now report that they have developed an ingestible capsule that in ...

Boundaries No Barrier for Thermoelectricity

Researchers show how thermoelectricity hurdles some defects, but not others, in gold nanowires. The discovery has implications for making better thin-film electronic ...

Bio-Based Resin: A Breakthrough in Rapid Prototyping

Researchers synthesized and tested a bio-based resin for optical 3D printing (O3DP). The bio-based resin made from renewable raw materials proved to be universal for both table-top 3D printers and ...

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