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Atomic structure of irradiated materials is more akin to liquid than glass

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 23 мая, 2017 - 19:42
Materials exposed to neutron radiation tend to experience significant damage. At the nanoscale, these incident neutrons collide with a material's atoms, which then collide with each other. The resulting disordered atomic network resembles those seen in some glassy materials, which has led many in the field to use them in nuclear research. But the similarities between the materials may not be as useful as previously thought.
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Nanoanalysis resolves mystery of butterfly research

Nanowerk.com - 23 мая, 2017 - 19:24
High-resolution X-ray tomography reveals how butterflies form their iridescent wing scales.

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Research reveals insights into optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures

Nanowerk.com - 23 мая, 2017 - 19:15
Finding could lead to better sensors for security and biomedical applications and improved solar cells.

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Nanotechnology under development could safely, effectively convert bad fat to good fat, treat obesity

Nanowerk.com - 23 мая, 2017 - 19:08
The new approach integrates two platform technologies to develop polymer-based nanotherapeutics that act directly on fat tissue and maintain weight loss.

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How to obtain highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cells

Nanowerk.com - 23 мая, 2017 - 17:53
A new formation strategy of hybrid perovskites via room temperature reactive polyiodide melts

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Atomic structure of irradiated materials is more akin to liquid than glass

Nanowerk.com - 23 мая, 2017 - 17:43
In a surprising discovery, researchers determine that the atomic structure of irradiated materials is closer to liquid than glass - which may have significant implications for the selection of materials for nuclear applications.

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Graphene on silicon carbide can store energy

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 23 мая, 2017 - 15:46
By introducing defects into the perfect surface of graphene on silicon carbide, researchers have increased the capacity of the material to store electrical charge. This result increases our knowledge of how this ultrathin material can be used.
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A new tool for discovering nanoporous materials

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 23 мая, 2017 - 15:20
Scientists have developed a mathematical 'face-recognition' method for identifying and discovering nanoporous materials based on their pore size.
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Ultrafast nanophotonics: Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existence

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 23 мая, 2017 - 15:19
An international team of physicists has monitored the scattering behavior of electrons in a non-conducting material in real-time. Their insights could be beneficial for radiotherapy.
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Large portfolio of 2D semiconductor materials benefits next-generation flexible electronics

Nanowerk.com - 23 мая, 2017 - 13:24
Inspired by the unique optical and electronic property of graphene, two-dimensional layered materials - as well as their hybrids - have been intensively investigated in recent years, driven by their potential applications for nanoelectronics. The broad spectrum of atomic layered crystals includes transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), semiconducting dichalcogenides, monoatomic buckled crystals, such as black phosphorous (BP), and diatomic hexagonal boron nitride, etc. Tihis article examines the recent advancement of flexible 2D electronic devices based on TMDs and BP.

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Chemically inert polymeric films can enhance van der Waals forces in the same way as nanofabrication

Nanowerk.com - 23 мая, 2017 - 13:23
In a new study, researchers show that chemically inert polymer films such as ECTFE can be used to achieve high van der Waals adhesion forces on dielectric or metallic substrates.

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Gold nanoparticles recycle biofuel waste into useful additive

Nanowerk.com - 23 мая, 2017 - 12:02
Gold nanoparticles serve as catalysts for obtaining valuable chemical products based on glycerol. Scientists are developing gold catalysts to recycle one of the main byproducts of biofuel production.

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Anionic regulated electrocatalysts for water oxidation

Nanowerk.com - 23 мая, 2017 - 11:52
Researchers have proposed and proved an innovative strategy of anionic regulation. The construction of active sites with intrinsic oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is of great significance to overcome the limited efficiency of abundant sustainable energy devices such as fuel cells, rechargeable metal-air batteries, and in water splitting. Anionic regulation of electrocatalysts by modulating the electronic structure of active sites significantly promotes OER performance.

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Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edge

Nanowerk.com - 23 мая, 2017 - 11:45
Researchers have successfully designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study shows that solar cells increase in efficiency thanks to the material?s ability to self-organise by standing on edge.

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A new tool for discovering nanoporous materials

Nanowerk.com - 23 мая, 2017 - 11:17
Scientists have developed a mathematical 'face-recognition' method for identifying and discovering nanoporous materials based on their pore size.

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Off-the-shelf, power-generating clothes are almost here

Nanowerk.com - 23 мая, 2017 - 11:12
Researchers introduce coating that turns fabrics into circuits.

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Two simple building blocks produce complex 3-D material

Nanowerk.com - 23 мая, 2017 - 11:04
Scientists have built a structurally complex material from two simple building blocks that is the lowest-density metal-organic framework ever made.

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New insights on the spin dynamics of a material candidate for low-power devices

Nanowerk.com - 22 мая, 2017 - 21:55
Scientists reveal new insights into the properties of a magnetic insulator that is a candidate for low-power device applications; their insights form early stepping-stones towards developing high-speed, low-power electronics that use electron spin rather than charge to carry information.

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Ultrafast nanophotonics: Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existence

Nanowerk.com - 22 мая, 2017 - 18:43
An international team of physicists has monitored the scattering behavior of electrons in a non-conducting material in real-time. Their insights could be beneficial for radiotherapy.

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Bioinspired memristor chips that see patterns over pixels

Nanowerk.com - 22 мая, 2017 - 17:21
Inspired by how mammals see, a new memristor computer circuit prototype has the potential to process complex data, such as images and video orders of magnitude, faster and with much less power than today's most advanced systems.

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