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Freestanding borophene synthesized for the first time

14 мая, 2019 - 09:17
Borophene, the atomically flat form of boron, differs from graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials in an important way: It can't be reduced from a larger natural form because bulk boron is not naturally layered. While graphite is composed of stacks of atomically thin sheets that can be peeled off one at a time to make graphene, there is no such analogous process for making 2D boron. Or so researchers had thought. Now, however, researchers have synthesized free-standing borophene for the first time and in a scalable manner.
Категории: Nano planet

Energy from seawater enabled by metal-organic frameworks

13 мая, 2019 - 18:15
A new, inexpensive system for the direct electrochemical extraction of energy from seawater offers the advantage of also being able to handle short spikes in power demand, while maintaining longer term steady power. To do so, the system can autonomously switch between two modes of operation.
Категории: Nano planet

Ultrasensitive organic phototransistors based on novel hybrid-layered architecture

13 мая, 2019 - 16:36
Researchers have developed a novel hybrid-layered architecture to improve the overall photodetection performance of organic phototransistor by simultaneously taking advantages of charge-trapping effect and efficient carrier transport.
Категории: Nano planet

How to pop open soft nanoparticles using sound waves

13 мая, 2019 - 14:50
By observing the nanoscopic changes in lipid shells in real time as they are exposed to soundwaves, research has shown that lipid shells are easiest to pop when they?re close to melting.
Категории: Nano planet

Brittle pals bond for flexible electronics

10 мая, 2019 - 21:37
Mixing two brittle materials to make something flexible defies common sense, but scientists have done just that to make a novel dielectric.
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Smallest pixels ever created could light up color-changing buildings

10 мая, 2019 - 21:32
The smallest pixels yet created - a million times smaller than those in smartphones, made by trapping particles of light under tiny rocks of gold - could be used for new types of large-scale flexible displays, big enough to cover entire buildings.
Категории: Nano planet

Better microring sensors for optical applications

10 мая, 2019 - 19:18
Tweaking the design of microring sensors enhances their sensitivity without adding more implementation complexity.
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A surprising experiment opens the path to new particle manipulation methods

10 мая, 2019 - 19:09
Unexpected result from acoustics experiment could have applications in biomedical and microsystems research.
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2D insulators with ferromagnetic properties are rare; researchers just identified a new one

10 мая, 2019 - 19:04
Scientists have discovered a new layered ferromagnetic semiconductor, a rare type of material that holds great promise for next-generation electronic technologies.
Категории: Nano planet

Speeding up drug discovery with nanoparticle-filled, zombie-like cells

10 мая, 2019 - 15:14
Researchers are using zombie-like cells that behave normally on the outside, but are filled with magnetic particles inside, to screen potential drugs from natural products.
Категории: Nano planet

Ambient nanobionic plant illumination could light the way for greener buildings

10 мая, 2019 - 14:50
Collaboration between architect and chemical engineer could be at the center of new sustainable infrastructure for buildings.
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Superlubricity and nanotechnology

10 мая, 2019 - 13:19
Superlubricity is a phenomenon where two surfaces slide over each other with barely any resistance (a state that is called near-zero friction). This is a very special case where friction almost vanishes between two surfaces. The difficulty of achieving superlubricity in mechanical systems is due to the very complex physical, chemical, and mechanical interactions that occur simultaneously at the sliding interfaces of these systems. Superlubricity is one of the most promising properties of functional nanomaterials for energy saving applications.
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Graphite film coating makes perovskite solar cells waterproof

10 мая, 2019 - 10:43
Researchers tested the waterproofing by submerging the coated perovskite cells in water and using the harvested solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The coated cells worked underwater for 30 hours - ten hours longer than the previous record.
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Computing faster with quasi-particles

10 мая, 2019 - 10:32
Researchers have made an important step on the road to topological quantum computers. Whereas previous experiments in this field have mostly focused on one-dimensional systems, the team succeeded in going to two-dimensional systems.
Категории: Nano planet

Creative geometry: Researchers create 'impossible' protein nanocages with the help of gold

10 мая, 2019 - 10:25
Researchers from an international collaboration have succeeded in creating a protein cage - a nanoscale structure that could be used to deliver drugs to specific places of the body - that can be readily assembled and disassembled but that is also extremely durable, withstanding boiling and other extreme conditions.
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Emergent chirality in polar skyrmions demonstrated for the first time in oxide superlattices

9 мая, 2019 - 21:03
New research has identified properties in materials that could one day lead to applications such as more powerful data storage devices that continue to hold information even after a device has been powered off.
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A cautionary tale for researchers working on selective DNA nanostructures drug delivery

9 мая, 2019 - 19:23
DNA nanostructures designed for drug delivery remain a technical challenge.
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Light could drive ions in graphene oxide membranes

9 мая, 2019 - 18:50
Scientists have developed layered graphene oxide membranes that show exceptional ionic and molecular transport.
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Designer defects in nanodiamonds

9 мая, 2019 - 18:41
New method for creating color centers - a pathway to quantum materials.
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Probing battery hotspots for safer energy storage

9 мая, 2019 - 18:34
A laser technique lets researchers see how potentially dangerous growths form in batteries.
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