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Nanotechnology News
December 7, 2019

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Researchers have adapted a light-based technology employed widely in biology -- known as optical traps or optical tweezers -- to operate in a water-free liquid environment of ... read more
A new type of micromotor -- powered by ultrasound and steered by magnets -- can move around individual cells and microscopic particles in crowded environments without ... read more
Researchers are using liquid crystals to create incredibly small, swirling schools of 'fish.' The fish in this case are minute disruptions in the orientations of the ... read more

Engineers Develop 'Blackest Black' Material to Date

Engineers have cooked up a material made of carbon nanotubes that is 10 times blacker than anything that has previously been ... read more
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Hourglass-Shaped Silicon Nanowire Photodiodes With Increased Absorption of Light Developed

Scientists have proposed creating vertical silicone nanowires with high sensitivity by using silicone and semiconductor ... read more

Ammonia Synthesis Made Easy With 2D Catalyst

Researchers use their knowledge of 2D nanomaterials and develop a 'green' method for the small-scale synthesis of ... read more

Scratching the Surface of Perovskites

Scientists have, for the first time, characterized the structural defects that prompt the movement of ions, destabilizing the perovskite materials. The researchers' findings may inform future ... read more

Tiny Devices Made of DNA Detect Cancer With Fewer False Alarms

A new cancer-detecting tool uses tiny circuits made of DNA to identify cancer cells by the molecular signature on their surface. The circuits work by attaching to the outside of a cell and analyzing ... read more

New Method for Using Spin Waves in Magnetic Materials

In order to miniaturize individual components of mobile phones or computers, for example, magnetic waves are currently regarded as promising alternatives to conventional data transmission functioning ... read more

Old Newspapers Can Be Used to Grow Carbon Nanotubes

New research has found that old newspaper provide a cheap and green solution for the bulk production of single walled carbon ... read more

New Antenna Tech to Equip Ceramic Coatings With Heat Radiation Control

Researchers have developed a way for ceramic coatings to control heat radiation, a feature that could increase the performance of aircraft engines operating at high ... read more

Boosting 5G Technology

A new project may boost 5G and mm-Wave technologies, improving military communications and sensing ... read more

Breaking (and Restoring) Graphene's Symmetry in a Twistable Electronics Device

A recent study demonstrates a new way to tune the properties of 2D materials simply by adjusting the twist angle between them. The researchers built devices consisting of monolayer graphene ... read more

Big Plans to Save the Planet Depend on Nanoscopic Materials Improving Energy Storage

Scientists present a comprehensive analysis of two decades of energy storage research involving nanomaterials. The authors lay out a roadmap for how this technology can enable the world's urgent ... read more

Making Tiny Antennas for Wearable Electronics

When it comes to electronics, bigger usually isn't better. This is especially true for a new generation of wearable communication systems that promise to connect people, machines and other ... read more

4D Imaging With Liquid Crystal Microlenses

Most images captured by a camera lens are flat and two dimensional. Increasingly, 3D imaging technologies are providing the crucial context of depth for scientific and medical applications. 4D ... read more

Study on Surface Damage to Vehicles Traveling at Hypersonic Speeds

Vehicles moving at hypersonic speeds are bombarded with ice crystals and dust particles in the surrounding atmosphere, making the surface material vulnerable to damage such as erosion and sputtering ... read more

Clean Carbon Nanotubes With Superb Properties

Scientists have found a new way to make ultra-clean carbon nanotube transistors with superior semiconducting ... read more

Light-Sensing Camera May Help Detect Extraterrestrial Life, Dark Matter

Researchers have made one of the highest-performance cameras ever composed of sensors that count single photons, or particles of ... read more

Kick-Starting Moore's Law? New 'Synthetic' Method for Making Microchips Could Help

Researchers have developed a new method for producing atomically-thin semiconducting crystals that could one day enable more powerful and compact electronic ... read more

Scientists Show How Perovskite Solar Cells Can Capture More Electricity

Scientists have developed a method to analyze which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most ... read more

Hot Electrons Harvested Without Tricks

Semiconductors convert energy from photons into an electron current. However, some photons carry too much energy for the material to absorb. These photons produce 'hot electrons', and the ... read more

Researchers Develop Thin Heat Shield for Superfast Aircraft

The world of aerospace increasingly relies on carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites to build the structures of satellites, rockets and jet aircraft. But the life of those materials is limited by ... read more

Tiny Low-Energy Device to Rapidly Reroute Light in Computer Chips

Researchers have developed an optical switch that routes light from one computer chip to another in just 20 billionths of a second -- faster than any other similar device. The compact switch is the ... read more

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