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Researchers develop 'tornado' lab-on-a-chip technology with micro tweezers to detect dangerous viruses, biological contaminants

1 августа, 2018 - 20:01
Researchers have developed a new class of optical nanotweezers that can trap and detect biomolecules, viruses and DNA more rapidly. The technology can also use light to promptly detect cancer or improve the production of medications.

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Fast, cheap and colorful 3D printing with nanomaterials

1 августа, 2018 - 19:56
Researchers have tweaked 3D-printing so it can print in all of the colors of the rainbow.

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Researchers disclose optical secrets of disulfide nanotubes

1 августа, 2018 - 17:48
The team demonstrates a strong light-matter interaction in suspensions and self-assembled films of tungsten disulfide nanotubes.

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Scientists discover a first-of-its-kind material for the quantum age

1 августа, 2018 - 17:43
A physicist has discovered a new material that has the potential to become a building block in the new era of quantum materials, those that are composed of microscopically condensed matter and expected to change our development of technology.

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An elastic puff of air

1 августа, 2018 - 17:37
Superflexible aerogels are highly efficient absorbents, thermal insulators, and pressure sensors.

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Insight into catalysis through novel study of X-ray absorption spectroscopy

1 августа, 2018 - 17:19
An international team has succeeded in investigating electronic states of a transition metal in detail and drawing reliable conclusions on their catalytic effect from the data. These results are helpful for the development of future applications of catalytic transition-metal systems.

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Insight into loss processes in perovskite solar cells enables efficiency improvements

1 августа, 2018 - 17:19
In perovskite solar cells, charge carriers are mainly lost through recombination occurring at interface defect sites. In contrast, recombination at defect sites within the perovskite layer does not limit the performance of the solar cells at present.

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On-chip optical filter processes wide range of light wavelengths

1 августа, 2018 - 17:13
Silicon-based system offers smaller, cheaper alternative to other 'broadband' filters; could improve a variety of photonic devices.

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Scientists find holes in light by tying it in knots

1 августа, 2018 - 17:12
Physicists have found a new way of evaluating how light flows through space - by tying knots in it.

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Fire-resistant polymer nanocontainers

1 августа, 2018 - 17:07
Polymers play an essential role in our daily lives, but they also come with an increased risk of fire. Efficient flame retardants are key to ensuring the safety of humans and safeguarding goods from the dangers of accidental fires.

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Sunscreen for dancing molecules

1 августа, 2018 - 11:25
This study is the first to use heavy water in the field of transmission electron microscopy (TEM). This approach significantly delays sample damage, which is one of the major impediments for broader application of liquid-phase TEM to fragile biological samples.

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New type of nanoparticle for drug delivery lasts longer in bloodstream

1 августа, 2018 - 11:14
Selecting the right packaging to get precious cargo from point A to point B can be a daunting task at the post office. For some time, scientists have wrestled with a similar set of questions when packaging medicine for delivery in the bloodstream: How much packing will keep it safe? Is it the right packing material? Is it too big? Is it too heavy?

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Microscopic antennas to peer into nano-sized worlds

1 августа, 2018 - 11:07
Affordable and highly sensitive infrared detectors could revolutionise molecular sensing.

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Chip lights up optical neural network demo

31 июля, 2018 - 20:59
Researchers have made a silicon chip that distributes optical signals precisely across a miniature brain-like grid, showcasing a potential new design for neural networks.

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The quest for longer-lasting solar cells

31 июля, 2018 - 17:19
Nanoscientists are studying the causes of silicon solar cell degradation in an effort to make solar power more affordable.

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Dental plaque is no match for catalytic nanoparticles

31 июля, 2018 - 17:12
Twice-daily rinses of FDA-approved nanoparticles broke apart oral biofilms and prevented tooth decay in a study.

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A colossal breakthrough for topological spintronics

31 июля, 2018 - 17:08
BiSb expands the potential of topological insulators for ultra-low-power electronic devices.

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Titanium dioxide as a nanoscale sensor of mechanical stress

31 июля, 2018 - 16:55
Scientists have revealed a new property of the cheap and abundant material anatase titanium dioxide, which promises applications as a medium for room-temperature nanosensors of mechanical stress with an optical read-out.

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Pushing atoms by picometers tunes nanoparticle catalysis

31 июля, 2018 - 14:04
By combining advanced high-precision electron microscopy and computational methods, researchers have shed new light on the role of strain in nanoparticle catalysis. Catalytic metal nanoparticles supported on oxide substrates are used on a large scale in technological applications such as production of chemicals, abatement of air pollution and sustainable energy systems. The overall performance and durability of these systems is influenced by a range of factors, and every improvement could result in noticeable environmental and economic benefits.

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Better way found to determine the integrity of metals

31 июля, 2018 - 11:05
Researchers have found a better way to identify atomic structures, an essential step in improving materials selection in the aviation, construction and automotive industries.

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