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Engineers use heat-free tech for flexible electronics; print metal on flowers, gelatin

29 июля, 2019 - 17:40
Researchers are using liquid-metal particles to print electronic lines and traces on rose petals, leaves, paper, gelatin - on all kinds of materials. The technology creates flexible electronics that could have many applications such as monitoring crops, tracking a building's structural integrity or collecting biological data.
Категории: Nano planet

Dynamics in quantum dots: Smallest measurable processes recorded individually

29 июля, 2019 - 17:30
Colloquially, the term 'quantum jump' is used to describe a tremendous development. In fact, it is the smallest change of state that can still be traced. Physicists have now succeeded in measuring every single jump by optical means and drawing conclusions about the dynamics of the electrons inside a quantum dot.
Категории: Nano planet

Transforming advanced nanoscience data into interactive art

29 июля, 2019 - 17:24
Scientists and a multimedia artist generated novel representations of experimental nanoscience data through 3-D printing, sound, and virtual reality.
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Advanced optoelectronics with graphene-based mixed-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures

29 июля, 2019 - 14:47
Among 2D materials, graphene is considered as one of the important components in many van der Waals (vdWs) heterostructure assemblies due to its high carrier mobility, good environmental stability, tunable work function, and mature processing technique. Besides the contact between different 2D atomic layers, the passivated, dangling-bond-free surfaces of 2D crystals can bond together with other dimensional materials through vdWs force. Consequently, fabrication of mixed-dimensional vdWs heterostructures could be carried out through hybridizing 2D crystals with 0D dots or particles, 1D nanostructures, or 3D bulk materials.
Категории: Nano planet

Travelling towards a quantum internet at light speed

29 июля, 2019 - 12:00
Scientists successfully transferred and verified the angular momentum basis of quantum information from laser light to an electron trapped on a quantum dot. This work is a major step towards realizing hacker-proof interconnected quantum computers.
Категории: Nano planet

Scientists film molecular rotation

29 июля, 2019 - 11:49
Quantum movie displays probability density distribution of rotating carbonyl sulphide molecules.
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Transformative Carbon XPrize technological advance in CO2 utilization

29 июля, 2019 - 08:15
Rather than carbon taxes or extended debates on the international path to combat global warming, transforming the greenhouse carbon dioxide to a valuable product incentivizes its 'mining' and removal, either from industrial flue gas or directly from the air.
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Plasmonic magnetism - Light may magnetise non-magnetic metals, propose physicists

29 июля, 2019 - 08:00
Physicists have devised a method to turn a non-magnetic metal into a magnet using laser light.
Категории: Nano planet

Transfer-printing technology for creating flexible sensors on topographic surfaces

29 июля, 2019 - 07:53
A research team developed a transfer-printing technology that uses hydrogel and nano ink to easily create high-performance sensors on flexible substrates of diverse shapes and structures.
Категории: Nano planet

A good first step toward nontoxic solar cells

27 июля, 2019 - 11:44
Engineers discover lead-free perovskite semiconductor for solar cells using data analytics, supercomputers.
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Bioinspired nanoparticles remodel tumor stroma to enhance nanoparticle accessibility to cancer cells

26 июля, 2019 - 20:09
Scientists propose a bioinspired lipoproteins (bLP)-mediated strategy, aiming at inducing photothermia to disrupt the tumor stromal microenvironments (TSM) barriers and augmenting the accessibility of second-wave nanoparticles to cancer cells to suppress tumor relapse and metastasis.
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Yellow is not the new black: Discovery paves way for new generation of solar cells

26 июля, 2019 - 19:53
A study for the first time explains how a promising type of perovskites - man-made crystals that can convert sunlight into electricity - can be stabilized. As a result, the crystals turn black, enabling them to absorb sunlight.
Категории: Nano planet

Shaping light with a smartlens

26 июля, 2019 - 17:05
A team of researchers reports on a dynamically tuneable lens capable of achieving almost any complex optical function.
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New quantum phenomenon helps to understand fundamental limits of graphene electronics

26 июля, 2019 - 14:55
A new study describes how electrons in a single atomically-thin sheet of graphene scatter off the vibrating carbon atoms which make up the hexagonal crystal lattice.
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Next-generation graphene membranes for carbon capture

26 июля, 2019 - 14:48
Chemical engineers have developed a new class of high-performance membranes for carbon capture that greatly exceed current targets.
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Listening to the whispers of individual cells

26 июля, 2019 - 14:39
A new method developed by biophysicists has made it possible for the first time to detect and analyse signals between individual cells.
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Synthetic biology enables protein origami

26 июля, 2019 - 14:33
Engineers find new way to create single-chain protein nanostructures using synthetic biology and protein-assembly techniques.
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Physicists discover new quantum trick for graphene: magnetism

26 июля, 2019 - 14:27
Physicists were stunned when two twisted sheets of graphene showed signs of superconductivity. Now scientists have shown that the material also generates a type of magnetism once only dreamed of theoretically.
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Designed switch allows unprecedented control over living cells

26 июля, 2019 - 10:38
From modifying gene expression to cell signaling, dynamic designer proteins may usher in a new era of synthetic biology.
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Mimicking lizard skin to save energy on an industrial scale

26 июля, 2019 - 10:27
The LABIONICS project is set to drive the commercial development of breakthrough laser-engineered products inspired by the unique skin and scale textures of animals and insects, potentially leading to entirely new applications across industry, energy and medicine.
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