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Researchers Use Linac Coherent Light Source to Image Exploding Nanoparticles

Researchers Use Linac Coherent Light Source to Image Exploding Nanoparticles

Photographers capture high-speed motion using cameras with a split-second shutter speed feature. Similar to these photographers, scientists examine very small materials using specific instruments, which are capable of seeing changes that occur in the blink of an eye.

Research Team Uses Light Reflection of Interface Nanostructures for Non-Toxic Ink Printing

Research Team Uses Light Reflection of Interface Nanostructures for Non-Toxic Ink Printing

From dot-matrix to 3-D, printing technology has come a long way in 40 years. But all of these technologies have created hues by using dye inks, which can be taxing on the environment. Now a team reports in ACS Nano the development of a colorless, non-toxic ink for use in inkjet printers. Instead of relying on dyes, the team exploits the nanostructure of this ink to create color on a page with inkjet printing.

Kiel University Researchers Aim to Detect 100 Biomarkers on the Chip

Kiel University Researchers Aim to Detect 100 Biomarkers on the Chip

A whole lab in your hand: researchers at Kiel University have developed a chip that can recognise various proteins in a drop of blood. This could make medical diagnoses much quicker and cheaper in the future.

Researchers Develop Sensitive Ricin Biosensors Based on Aptamers

Researchers Develop Sensitive Ricin Biosensors Based on Aptamers

Tiny rocketlike particles that move around on their own in a hydrogen peroxide solution can detect trace amounts of the lethal toxin ricin within minutes (ACS Sens. 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.5b00300). They could someday provide a quick, easy way to detect the bioterrorism agent in food and water samples without having to bring them back to a lab. The particles, made of graphene oxide and platinum, carry sensor molecules that glow when they bind to ricin.

Researchers Analyze Various Applications of Designer DNA Nanocages

Researchers Analyze Various Applications of Designer DNA Nanocages

Living systems rely on a dizzying variety of chemical reactions essential to development and survival. Most of these involve a specialized class of protein molecules — the enzymes.

Development of Novel Transistor Could Revolutionize Thin-Film Electronic Devices

Development of Novel Transistor Could Revolutionize Thin-Film Electronic Devices

A new transistor, capable of revolutionizing thin-film electronic devices, has been developed by an engineering research team at the University of Albert (U of A).

Minus K Announce an Educational Giveaway of a Technology Vibration Isolator

Minus K Announce an Educational Giveaway of a Technology Vibration Isolator

Minus K Technology, Inc. is giving away $20,000 worth of patented vibration isolators to colleges within the United States.

New Study Suggests Graphene Sheets Efficiently Shield Chemical Interactions

New Study Suggests Graphene Sheets Efficiently Shield Chemical Interactions

A collaborative research proposed that graphene sheets are capable of effectively shielding chemical interactions. This occurrence holds promise for applications such as the quality improvement of 2D materials by "de-charging" charged defect centers located on the surface of carbon materials. The ability to control the selectivity and activity of the supported metallic catalysts on the carbon substrate is another key feature.

Researchers Observe Light-Induced Lossless Electricity Transmission in Fullerenes

Researchers Observe Light-Induced Lossless Electricity Transmission in Fullerenes

The general belief is that superconductors can only be used in a few applications as the finest of these materials tend to lose their resistance at -70°C. These days they are predominantly used in magnets for fusion devices, particle accelerators, and nuclear magnetic resonance tomographs.

New Nanoparticle Therapy Holds Potential for Safe Treatment of Liver Cancer

New Nanoparticle Therapy Holds Potential for Safe Treatment of Liver Cancer

Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have reported on an experimental nanoparticle therapy, which incorporates low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and fish oil to selectively destroy liver cancer cells without affecting the healthy cells.

Professor from Northwestern University to Deliver Presentation on Low-Dimensional Nanomaterial Heterostructures

Professor from Northwestern University to Deliver Presentation on Low-Dimensional Nanomaterial Heterostructures

Mark Hersam, the Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University, will present “Processing and Properties of Low-dimensional Nanomaterial Heterostructures” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, in Moulton Hall, room 214. The talk is part of the Spring 2016 Physics Colloquium.

EV Group Joins IRT Nanoelec 3D Integration Program

EV Group (EVG), an industry-leading supplier of wafer-bonding, lithography/nanoimprint lithography (NIL), metrology, photoresist coating, cleaning and inspection equipment, today announced its participation in the 3D int...

Scientists Trap and Arrange Nanoparticles to Mimic Crystalline Structure of Diamond

Scientists Trap and Arrange Nanoparticles to Mimic Crystalline Structure of Diamond

Using bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy-like tetrahedral cages, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticles in a way that mimics the crystalline structure of diamond. The achievement of this complex yet elegant arrangement, as described in a paper published February 5, 2016, in Science, may open a path to new materials that take advantage of the optical and mechanical properties of this crystalline structure for applications such as optical transistors, color-changing materials, and lightweight yet tough materials.

Researchers Find Impacts of Nanoparticles in Lithium Battery Components on Soil Bacterium

Researchers Find Impacts of Nanoparticles in Lithium Battery Components on Soil Bacterium

The material at the heart of the lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles, laptop computers and smartphones has been shown to impair a key soil bacterium, according to new research published online in the journal Chemistry of Materials.

Nanowires Made from Multiple Metal Oxides Enable Efficient Solar Energy Storage

Nanowires Made from Multiple Metal Oxides Enable Efficient Solar Energy Storage

By 2020, California aims to use 33% of energy from renewable sources. With the deadline nearing, researchers from all over the state are trying to identify new variable options. Solar energy is an attractive source, but it has to be converted into a storable form for widespread adoption. In a new study published in ACS Central Science, researchers have described the development of nanowires from multiple metal oxides that could address the problem.

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