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A transistor made of graphene nanoribbons

29 ноября, 2017 - 14:59
Researchers have succeeded in producing nanotransistors from graphene ribbons that are only a few atoms wide.

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Researchers compare 'new' and 'aged' catalytic converter at the nanoscale level

29 ноября, 2017 - 13:01
Lower diesel emissions may be possible thanks to a catalyst that 'stays young'.

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Piezoelectrics - Leaving lead behind

29 ноября, 2017 - 12:44
Thin films of a lead-free piezoelectric finally match the performance of the lead-bearing standard.

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Revolutionary nanomapping microscope and labelling technique maps DNA mutations

29 ноября, 2017 - 12:40
A team of scientists has developed a new nanomapping microscope - powered by the laser and optics found in a typical DVD player.

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A guidebook for exotic states

29 ноября, 2017 - 12:33
A theoretical model will allow systematic study of a promising class of peculiar quantum states.

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Harnessing the rattling motion of oxygen ions to convert T-rays to visible light

29 ноября, 2017 - 12:16
A team of researchers has shown that terahertz rays can be converted to light visible to the human eye. The finding is a breakthrough for functional materials research and could lead to the development of a new kind of terahertz detector.

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The ultimate defense against hackers may be just a few atoms thick

29 ноября, 2017 - 12:08
Researchers discover big cryptographic potential in nanomaterial.

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Addition of tin boosts nanoparticle's photoluminescence

28 ноября, 2017 - 23:45
Scientists have developed germanium nanoparticles with improved photoluminescence, making them potentially better materials for solar cells and imaging probes.

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New technique reduces side-effects, improves delivery of chemotherapy nanodrugs

28 ноября, 2017 - 21:57
Researchers have developed a new method for delivering chemotherapy nanodrugs that increases the drugs' bioavailability and reduces side-effects.

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Researchers develop highly efficient thermochromic windows

28 ноября, 2017 - 21:27
Demonstration device dynamically responds to sunlight by transforming from transparent to tinted while converting sunlight into electricity.

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Quantum-emitting answer might lie in the solution

28 ноября, 2017 - 18:38
By growing nanocrystals in solution, researchers have demonstrated a new colloidal technique for making optoelectronic emitters.

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Atomistic calculations predict that boron incorporation increases the efficiency of LEDs

28 ноября, 2017 - 17:25
Using predictive atomistic calculations and high-performance supercomputers, researchers found that incorporating the element boron into the widely used InGaN (indium-gallium nitride) material can keep electrons from becoming too crowded in LEDs, making the material more efficient at producing light.

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Researchers inadvertently boost surface area of nickel nanoparticles for catalysis

28 ноября, 2017 - 15:41
Scientists have discovered that a technique designed to coat nickel nanoparticles with silica shells actually fragments the material - creating a small core of oxidized nickel surrounded by smaller satellites embedded in a silica shell. The surprising result may prove useful by increasing the surface area of nickel available for catalyzing chemical reactions.

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Nanosensor measures tension of tissue fibers

28 ноября, 2017 - 15:06
Computer simulations have helped a team of researchers to develop a peptide that is able to detect the tensional state of tissue fibers. This paves the way for completely novel research approaches in medicine and pharmacology.

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Researchers achieve significant breakthrough in topological insulator based devices

28 ноября, 2017 - 11:17
Researchers have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated room temperature magnetisation switching driven by giant spin-orbit torques in topological insulator/conventional ferromagnet heterostructures with an extremely low current density, that can address the issue of scalability and high power consumption needed in modern spintronic devices.

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Freezing electrons makes them get in line

28 ноября, 2017 - 11:07
New research suggests that electrons in a two-dimensional gas can undergo a semi-ordered (nematic) to mostly-ordered (smectic) phase transition, which has been discussed in physics theory but never seen in practice before.

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Study shows potential for efficiently controlling 2-D materials with light

27 ноября, 2017 - 23:18
In experiments with an ultrafast ?electron camera,? laser light hitting a material is almost completely converted into nuclear vibrations, which are key to switching a material?s properties on and off for future electronics and other applications.

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New method benchmarks organic mixed conductors

27 ноября, 2017 - 21:27
New framework compares the performances of organic materials for bioelectronics and energy storage.

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High-refractive-index material retains high transmissivity after annealing at 850 degrees C

27 ноября, 2017 - 21:21
Successfully combined with magnetic garnet to yield ten times enhanced performance.

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Drug-delivering nanoparticles seek and destroy elusive cancer stem cells

27 ноября, 2017 - 21:15
Researchers are sending tiny drug-laden nanoparticles on a mission to seek and destroy cancer stem cells, the elusive and rare cells that can cause cancer to come back even when years have passed since the initial tumor was treated.

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