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Water creates traps in organic electronics

29 апреля, 2019 - 15:41
Scientists show that the motion of charges in organic electronic devices is dramatically slowed down by minute amounts of water.
Категории: Nano planet

Squid skin inspires creation of next-generation space blanket

29 апреля, 2019 - 14:17
Engineers have developed a next-generation, adaptive space blanket that gives users the ability to control their temperature.
Категории: Nano planet

Novel 2D hybrid perovskite ferroelectric with high color rendering index

29 апреля, 2019 - 11:14
Researchers found that the orientation of organic cations and the significant structural distortion of PbCl6 synergistically induce the generation of large spontaneous polarizations.
Категории: Nano planet

Nanomaterial-based artificial organelles protect normal cells against chemotherapy side effects

29 апреля, 2019 - 10:15
A novel strategy for capturing chemotherapeutics in normal cells rather than further optimizing tumor targeting, may reduce the cytotoxicity for normal cell and improve pharmacotherapy.
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Decoupled graphene thanks to potassium bromide

29 апреля, 2019 - 09:54
When potassium bromide molecules arrange themselves between graphene and copper, it results in electronic decoupling. This alters the electrical properties of the graphene produced, bringing them closer to pure graphene.
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Graphene sponge helps lithium sulphur batteries reach new potential

29 апреля, 2019 - 08:38
Researchers recently unveiled a promising breakthrough for lithium sulphur batteries, using a catholyte with the help of a graphene sponge.
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DNA folds into a smart nanocapsule for drug delivery

28 апреля, 2019 - 17:06
New study shows that nanostructures constructed of DNA molecules can be programmed to function as pH-responsive cargo carriers, paving the way towards functional drug-delivery vehicles.
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Nanoparticles take a fantastic, magnetic voyage

27 апреля, 2019 - 15:38
Tiny robots powered by magnetic fields could help drug-delivery nanoparticles reach their targets.
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Chemists manipulate the quantum states of gold nanoclusters

26 апреля, 2019 - 19:24
Scientists have found a way to control the lifetime of the quantum states of gold nanoclusters by three orders of magnitude, which could lead to improvements in solar cell and photocatalysis technologies.
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Flexible circuits for 3D printing

26 апреля, 2019 - 17:37
Researchers have developed a process suitable for 3D printing that can be used to produce transparent and mechanically flexible electronic circuits. The technique can enable new applications such as printable light-emitting diodes, solar cells or tools with integrated circuits.
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We accidentally created a new wonder material that could revolutionise batteries and electronics

26 апреля, 2019 - 15:14
Researchers have created phosphorene nanoribbons by accident - a material made from one of the universe?s basic building blocks, but that has the potential to revolutionise a wide range of technologies.
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Mikado inside a nano box: Bertrand's paradox revisited

26 апреля, 2019 - 11:32
When you shake a box filled with Mikado sticks, will you get a uniform spreading of the sticks inside the box? This question touches Bertrands paradox, a classic in mathematics. For designing nano mikado boxes for photonics purposes, scientists wanted to be able to determine the free space between the sticks.
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3D printing micro-electromechanical switches

26 апреля, 2019 - 10:51
Researchers have demonstrated the facile fabrication of two-terminal micro-electromechanical (MEM) switches using a commercially available fused deposition modeling (FDM)-based 3D printer.
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Intercalation energy tuning improves performance of multivalent ion batteries

26 апреля, 2019 - 09:09
Aqueous rechargeable batteries based on earth abundant materials are promising alternatives to lithium-ion batteries, which are plagued by safety and environmental concerns. These batteries utilize water-based electrolytes, which are safe, low-cost, and environment-friendly, but also possess a much higher ionic conductivity than that of the organic electrolytes. In new work, researchers report an effective and general strategy to transform inactive intercalation hosts into efficient zinc ion storage materials through intercalation energy tuning.
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Scientists propose new method for studying hydrodynamic behavior of electrons in graphene

25 апреля, 2019 - 23:28
By studying how electrons in two-dimensional graphene can literally act like a liquid, researchers have paved the way for further research into a material that has the potential to enable future electronic computing devices that outpace silicon transistors.
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Crack propagation is asymmetric in polar materials

25 апреля, 2019 - 20:31
Researchers report how, due to flexoelectricity, cracks in ferroelectrics (switchable polar materials) propagate more easily in the polar direction than in the opposite.
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Capturing the behavior of single-atom catalysts on the move

25 апреля, 2019 - 20:12
Scientists precisely control where single-atom catalysts sit on their support structures, and show how changing their position affects their reactivity.
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Graphene nanomaterial used to create LEDs that emit UV light

25 апреля, 2019 - 20:02
Researchers succeeded in creating light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, from a graphene nanomaterial that emits ultraviolet light.
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Unprecedented insight into two-dimensional magnets using diamond quantum sensors

25 апреля, 2019 - 18:01
For the first time, physicists have succeeded in measuring the magnetic properties of atomically thin van der Waals materials on the nanoscale.
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New lens system for brighter, sharper diffraction images

25 апреля, 2019 - 16:32
Researchers designed, implemented, and applied a new and improved focusing system for electron diffraction measurements.
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