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Scientists use machine learning to identify high-performing solar materials

6 марта, 2019 - 07:23
Scientists have developed a novel 'design to device' approach to identify promising materials for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). DSSCs can be manufactured with low-cost, scalable techniques, allowing them to reach competitive performance-to-price ratios.
Категории: Nano planet

Nanoparticle performance - solving a sticky problem

6 марта, 2019 - 07:23
Nanoparticles can be as small as ten atoms in diameter, and their small size makes them especially susceptible to coarsening with continued use, which reduces functionality and degrades performance. A new NSF Grant will advance the understanding of micro- and nano-surfaces and to engineer more stable nanoparticles.
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Nanotechnology and sunlight clear the way for better visibility

6 марта, 2019 - 01:07
A new coating prevents fogging on transparent surfaces. Rather than using electricity, the coating relies on sunlight to heat the surface.
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Green and flexible protein-based electronics

5 марта, 2019 - 13:58
Ionic conductors are a class of materials with key roles in energy storage, solar energy conversion, sensors, and electronic devices. In their quest towards eco-friendly alternatives for the current type of ionic conductors, researchers have developed an alternative green option based on organic silk and inorganic green laponite for the display and wearables industry via flexible and eco-friendly ionics. This could ultimately enable a wide range of applications within the field of flexible and wearable electronics.
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New hurdle cleared in race toward quantum computing

5 марта, 2019 - 13:49
Fractional Quantum Hall quasiparticles experimentally shown to interfere.
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Scientists develop a tunable bio-imaging device using terahertz plasmonics

5 марта, 2019 - 13:32
Non-inasive terahertz sensing could be a game changer for future diagnostics.
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Technique streamlines fabrication of 2-D circuits

5 марта, 2019 - 10:49
Growing material directly onto substrates and recycling chip patterns should enable faster, simpler manufacturing.
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Researchers demonstrate nanoparticle systems crucial for new high-speed spintronics devices

5 марта, 2019 - 10:30
Researchers created a nanoscale spintronic semiconductor device that can partially switch between specific magnetic states trillions of times a second (terahertz), far beyond frequencies of devices at present.
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Protocells use DNA logic to communicate and compute

5 марта, 2019 - 02:58
The work provides a step towards chemical cognition in synthetic protocells and could be useful in biosensing and therapeutics.
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Exploring charge flow through proteins

5 марта, 2019 - 02:52
In a new study, scientists explore a surprising property of proteins -- one that has only recently come to light. The group demonstrates electrical conductance through proteins poised between a pair of electrodes.
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Assembly in the air: Using sound to defy gravity

5 марта, 2019 - 02:41
Researchers have levitated particles using sound in an experiment which could have applications in soft robotics and help reveal how planets start to form.
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Right electrolyte doubles novel two-dimensional material's ability to store energy

5 марта, 2019 - 02:34
Scientists have discovered a way to improve the energy density of promising energy-storage materials, conductive two-dimensional ceramics called MXenes.
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New shapes of laser beam 'sneak' through opaque media

5 марта, 2019 - 02:25
Researchers have found a way to pre-treat a laser beam so that it enters opaque surfaces without dispersing - like a headlight that?s able to cut through heavy fog at full strength.
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Chemists print sensors for nano-objects

5 марта, 2019 - 02:12
The optical nanosensors' operating principle is based on the interaction of light in thin films: a similar effect can be observed in soap bubbles. Such sensors can be quickly manufactured using an inkjet printer and special ink made of titanium dioxide.
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New quantum sensor could improve cancer treatment

5 марта, 2019 - 01:50
A new quantum sensor has proven it can outperform existing technologies and promises significant advancements in long-range 3D imaging and monitoring the success of cancer treatments.
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Chirality yields colossal photocurrent

5 марта, 2019 - 01:21
Unique Weyl semimetal delivers largest intrinsic conversion of light to electricity.
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How to catch a magnetic monopole in the act

5 марта, 2019 - 01:15
A research team has created a nanoscale 'playground' on a chip that simulates the formation of exotic magnetic particles called 'monopoles'. The study could unlock the secrets to ever-smaller, more powerful memory devices, microelectronics, and next-generation hard drives that employ the power of magnetic spin to store data.
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Magnonic devices can replace electronics without much noise

5 марта, 2019 - 01:08
Magnonic devices of the future could use low power to avoid performance losses.
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The force is with us, always? Tuning quantum vacuum forces from attractive to repulsive

5 марта, 2019 - 01:02
A physicist has shown for the first time that the Casimir force can be reversed and made repulsive, tunable or enhanced, based on the material inserted in between the plates.
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Ultracold atoms could provide 2D window to exotic 1D physics

5 марта, 2019 - 00:52
Physicists propose new vantage point to observe quantum fractionalization.
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