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Tiny Graphene Drums Show Potential to Act as Memory Chips in Quantum Computers

August 29, 2014

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Graphene Drum Could Form Future Quantum Memory

A new study from Delft University reveals that tiny drums of graphene have the potential to act as memory chips in quantum computers. Scientists from TU Delft’s Kavli Institute of Nanoscience have demonstrated that they can detect extremely small changes in position and forces on very small drums of graphene. Graphene drums have great potential […]

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Superabsorption Can Be Achieved and Sustained in Simple Nanostructures

August 28, 2014

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Superabsorption of Light Via Quantum Engineering

Research from the University of Oxford establishes that superabsorption can be achieved and sustained in certain simple nanostructures, by trapping the system in a highly excited state while extracting energy into a non-radiative channel. The effect offers the prospect of a new class of quantum nanotechnology, capable of absorbing light many times faster than is […]

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LLNL Engineers Create New Microscale Energy Absorbing Material

August 25, 2014

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LLNL Researchers Create Engineered Energy Absorbing Material

Engineers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a way to design and fabricate new microscale cushioning materials with a broad range of programmable properties. Materials like solid gels and porous foams are used for padding and cushioning, but each has its own advantages and limitations. Gels are effective as padding but are relatively […]

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Physicists Unveil New Technology to Study Atomic Vibration in Nanomaterials

August 19, 2014

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New Technology Offers Better Understanding of Small Clusters of Atoms

Using new computer technology based on gaming machines, physicists were able to use a combination of molecular dynamics and quantum mechanics calculations to model the atomic vibration of individual atoms in nanomaterials. Physicists at the University of York, working with researchers at the University of Birmingham and Genoa, have developed new technology to study atomic […]

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New Research Gives Further Insight Into Graphene-Based Electronics

August 15, 2014

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New Research Gives Further Insight Into Graphene Based Devices

New research from the Canadian Light Source gives further insight into graphene-based devices like foldable tablets, wrap-around TVs, and the next generation of electronics. Saskatoon – Imagine a tablet device as thin as a piece of paper, folded conveniently in your pocket. Or a 3D TV that wraps around the walls of an entire room […]

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Nanomaterials Give Immune Cells a Cancer-Fighting Boost

August 14, 2014

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Naomaterials Give New Cancer Immunotherapy a Boost

Using bundled carbon nanotubes to incubate cytotoxic T cells, Yale scientists have developed a new cancer immunotherapy that enhances a patient’s immune response to fight cancer. Scientists at Yale University have developed a novel cancer immunotherapy that rapidly grows and enhances a patient’s immune cells outside the body using carbon nanotube-polymer composites; the immune cells […]

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Researchers Grow Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Identical Electronic Properties

August 13, 2014

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Scientists Grow Custom Made Nanotubes

Using custom-made organic precursor molecules, researchers have succeeded for the first time in growing single-walled carbon nanotubes with identical electronic properties. In future, it will be possible to specifically equip carbon nanotubes with properties which they need for electronic applications, for example. Researchers at Empa in Dübendorf/Switzerland and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State […]

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A*STAR Researchers Develop High-Capacity Method to Purify Monoclonal Antibodies

August 13, 2014

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Magnetic Nanoparticles Break the Capacity Barrier for Antibody Purification

Researchers from A*STAR have developed a high-capacity method to purify monoclonal antibodies that uses magnetic nanoparticles. Monoclonal antibodies represent the largest and fastest-growing segment of international biopharma. While these therapeutic agents are a boon for global healthcare, productivity constraints pose a serious challenge for manufacturers seeking to make sufficient amounts for therapeutic applications. Now, A*STAR […]

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Controlled Synthesis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

August 8, 2014

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Researchers Grow Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes

A new study details how researchers from the Max Planck Institute and EMPA succeeded in “growing” single-wall carbon nanotubes with a single predefined structure for the first time. For the first time, researchers at EMPA and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research have succeeded in “growing” single-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT) with a single […]

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Engineers Develop Surfaces That Can Actively Control How Fluids or Particles Move

August 1, 2014

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MIT Develops Treated Surfaces That Can Actively Control How Fluids Move

Using a microtextured surface, with bumps or ridges just a few micrometers across, engineers have developed a new way of making surfaces that can actively control how fluids or particles move across them. Researchers at MIT and in Saudi Arabia have developed a new way of making surfaces that can actively control how fluids or […]

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“Nanocamera” Takes Pictures at Distances Smaller Than the Wavelength of Light

July 18, 2014

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Nanocamera Takes Pictures at Distances Smaller Than the Wavelength of Light

A new study details how researchers used an array of novel gold, pillar-bowtie nanoantennas like traditional photographic film to record light for distances that are much smaller than the wavelength of light. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that an array of novel gold, pillar-bowtie nanoantennas (pBNAs) can be used like […]

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Self-Assembling Nanoparticle Targets Tumors, Helps Doctors Diagnose Cancer Earlier

July 16, 2014

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Self Assembling Nanoparticle Targets Tumors and Helps Doctors Diagnose Cancer Earlier

Researchers at Imperial College London have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumors, helping doctors diagnose cancer earlier. The new nanoparticle, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning by specifically seeking out receptors that are found in cancerous cells. The nanoparticle is coated with a […]

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