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Nanowerk Emerging Tech News

Nanowerk Emerging Technologies News

Nanowerk Emerging Technologies News

Researchers have studied the impact of electrode surface morphology on the properties of a resistive switching memory cell. It turned out that thicker electrodes have greater surface roughness and are associated with markedly better memory cell characteristics.
Posted: November 23, 2020, 11:25 am
Physicists have succeeded in fully integrating nanodiamonds into nanophotonic circuits and at the same time addressing several of these nanodiamonds optically. The study creates the basis for future applications in the field of quantum sensing schemes or quantum information processors.
Posted: November 23, 2020, 11:17 am
A new technique to make cheaper more efficient biological enzyme hybrids could have valuable applications in future water recycling, targeted drug manufacturing and other industries.
Posted: November 23, 2020, 8:09 am
Assessing the environment's prospects in a fast-changing world requires the consideration of emerging trends. A series of joint European Environment Agency (EEA) and Eionet briefings, published today, explores the potential environmental and policy impacts from four emerging technological innovations.
Posted: November 21, 2020, 8:58 am
Researchers have realized high-throughput production of thin, ordered through-hole membranes of titanium dioxide.
Posted: November 21, 2020, 8:57 am
Materials scientists analyzed the behaviour of strontium titanium oxide, a platform material for memristor research and used the 2D material graphene to probe it.
Posted: November 20, 2020, 2:51 pm
Scientists observe directed energy transport between neighbouring molecules in a nanomaterial.
Posted: November 20, 2020, 2:44 pm
Researchers have now managed to control a catalysis reaction using a light-controlled motor. This takes us one step closer to realising the vision of a nano factory in which combinations of various machines work together, as is the case in biological cells.
Posted: November 20, 2020, 2:33 pm
Scientists have presented a method to visualise convection in the electrolyte and to reliably simulate it in advance with a multiphysics model. The results can support the design and scaling up of this technology.
Posted: November 20, 2020, 1:21 pm
Scientists have developed a cell-free framework to rapidly select from hundreds of enzyme pathways. The framework eliminates the need to use intact cells to facilitate the design of microbial factories.
Posted: November 20, 2020, 1:10 pm
A compact 3-Axis piezo nanopositioning stage provides precision and speed for an award-winning desktop nanoprinter by TERA-print to find applications in photonics, meta-materials, electronics, soft robotics, and biomedicine.
Posted: November 20, 2020, 10:04 am
Researchers have introduced a novel responsive system, capable of molecular recognition of physicochemically similar mixtures, such as isotopes.
Posted: November 20, 2020, 9:54 am
Scientists have developed a new method to determine a local pH value near a specific site of a biomolecule.
Posted: November 20, 2020, 9:37 am
Scientists have designed and synthesized a vertical two-dimensional (2D) layered structure to develop materials that exhibit excellent performance in terms of gas storage and for the removal of toxic substances.
Posted: November 20, 2020, 9:31 am
Researchers have succeeded in patterning a two-dimensional (2D) metal electrode into desired shapes on the 4-inch diameter silicon substrate.
Posted: November 20, 2020, 9:09 am
By controlling the curvature, researchers have successfully retained the electrical properties of 2D graphene in a 3D structure.
Posted: November 20, 2020, 8:58 am
Simplified model of van der Waals forces will allow previously impossible simulations of how faceted nanoparticles self-assemble into larger structures.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 8:20 pm
An imperceptible thin-film sensor to record movement and the sense of touch.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 6:40 pm
New research that employs curved origami structures has dramatic implications in the development of robotics going forward, providing tunable flexibility - the ability to adjust stiffness based on function - that historically has been difficult to achieve using simple design.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 6:29 pm
Skin and cartilage are both strong and flexible - properties that are hard to replicate in artificial materials. But a new fabrication process brings lifelike synthetic polymers a step closer.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 4:51 pm
Why do certain materials emit electrons with a very specific energy? This has been a mystery for decades - scientists have now found an answer.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 4:39 pm
The subunits could be robotically assembled to produce large, complex objects, including cars, robots, or wind turbine blades.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 4:30 pm
Researchers propose a recognition method to distinguish the monolayer continuous film and random defect areas of two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors using machine learning methods with Raman signals.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 2:47 pm
In 1838, Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel won the race to measure the first distance to a star other than our Sun via the trigonometric parallax - setting the first scale of the Universe.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 2:31 pm
Scientists have found a way to control an interaction between quantum dots that could lead to more efficient solar cells.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 2:19 pm
Researchers have proposed a simple and convenient way to obtain arbitrarily sized quantum dots required for physical experiments via chemical aging.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 1:24 pm
One of the issues with microfluidic devices in life sciences is that most platforms rely on materials or chemicals that are outside the biological breadth as building blocks, scaffolds, or coatings for the devices. In a game-changing approach, researchers are developing a transformative way to fabricate microfluidic devices, where solid walls are replaced by transparent, morphing fluid walls using only biocompatible materials. This novel method can generate cell-friendly microfluidic devices on demand with features below 50 microns in size.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 1:09 pm
The new approach is based on exploiting 'hidden' irregularities at the atomic level, so-called anti-Frenkel defects. The researchers have managed to create such defects themselves, thus enabling an insulating material to become electrically conducting.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 10:19 am
Scientists have designed a 2D material-based multi-stacked structure comprising tungsten disulfide layer sandwiched between hexagonal boron nitride layers that has potential for reducing circuit design complexity and power consumption.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 7:19 am
Researchers create seaweed-shaped sodium titanate mats made of nanofibers that can remove cobalt ions from water, which may help provide a source of safe, recycled drinking water by removal of heavy metals and radionuclides.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 7:10 am
Findings could inform design of environmental technologies behind water purification processes and electric energy storage.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 3:53 pm
Researchers have designed DNA-based nanogels that only break down and release their chemotherapeutic contents within cancer cells, minimizing the impacts on normal ones and potentially eliminating painful and uncomfortable side effects.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 3:42 pm
Bioplastic has some apparent advantages: it is usually made from recycled material or plant cellulose, it can be biodegradable - or both. But a new study shows that it is not non-toxic.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 1:11 pm
Researchers have developed a new coating material for semiconductors that may create new opportunities to produce fuels in processes that combine direct sunlight with electricity.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 1:01 pm
Scientists have created the largest defect-free membranes reported to date that fully exploit the unique mass transport properties of carbon nanotubes as flow channels.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 12:51 pm
The quantum dynamics of hydrogen is central to many problems in nature, being strongly influenced by the environment in which it takes place. Scientists address hydrogen transfer within a supported molecular switch, showing that the surface support can play a decisive role in the tunneling reaction.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 10:29 am
Scientists develop an energy-efficient strategy to reversibly change spin orientation or magnetization direction in magnetite at room temperature.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 9:38 am
Prototype tech shrinks AI to deliver brain-like functionality in one powerful device.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 8:28 am
Researchers report a combination of alkyne tags and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) microscopy for following the dynamics of small-molecule drugs in cells.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 7:43 am
Researchers have developed a theory of piezoelectrics with the goal to increase coherence times in quantum computers. In new work, they elucidate the mechanism of energy absorption taking place in quantum computers, and recommends optimal materials for these devices. The new theory predicts qubit coherence times that are over 100 times greater than the current state of the art. This shows that material improvements can go a long way towards improving the quality of quantum computing devices, bringing quantum advantage one step closer.
Posted: November 9, 2020, 10:03 am
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Posted: November 22, 2020, 10:01 pm
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Posted: November 22, 2020, 2:48 pm