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February 07, 2016
Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories
Berkeley CA (SPX) Feb 05, 2016
Scientists have for the first time reengineered a building block of a geometric nanocompartment that occurs naturally in bacteria. They introduced a metal binding site to its shell that will allow electrons to be transferred to and from the compartment. This provides an entirely new functionality, greatly expanding the potential of nanocompartments to serve as custom-made chemical factories. Scientists hope to tailor this new use to produce high-value chemical products, such as medicines, on deman ... read more
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Nanosheet growth technique could revolutionize nanomaterial production
After six years of painstaking effort, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientists believe the tiny sheets of the semiconductor zinc oxide they're growing could have huge implica ... more

New type of nanowires, built with natural gas heating
A team of Korean researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently pioneered in developing a new simple nanowire manufacturing technique that uses self-catalytic growth process assisted by thermal dec ... more

New record in nanoelectronics at ultralow temperatures
The first ever measurement of the temperature of electrons in a nanoelectronic device a few thousandths of a degree above absolute zero was demonstrated in a joint research project performed by VTT ... more
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Novel nanotechnology technique makes table-top production of flat optics a reality
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a simplified approach to fabricating flat, ultra-thin optics. The new approach enables simple etching without the use o ... more


Reconfigurable origami tubes could find antenna, microfluidic uses
Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, may soon provide a foundation for antennas that can reconfigure themselves to operate at different frequencies, microfluidic devices whose properties can c ... more

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Nano-coating makes coaxial cables lighter
Common coaxial cables could be made 50 percent lighter with a new nanotube-based outer conductor developed by Rice University scientists. The Rice lab of Professor Matteo Pasquali has develope ... more

Acoustic tweezers moves cells in three dimensions, builds structures
Acoustic tweezers that can move single cells in three dimensions using surface acoustic waves without touching, deforming or labeling the cells are possible, according to a team of engineers. ... more
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Nanoribbons show 'topological' transport, potential for new technologies
Researchers have created nanoribbons of an emerging class of materials called topological insulators and used a magnetic field to control their semiconductor properties, a step toward harnessing the ... more

Inspiration for fluorescent nanomaterials was taken from plant antenna
These new multifunctional materials aim to imitate the photosynthetic organisms of plants. These microorganisms consist of thousands of chlorophyll molecules embedded in a protein matrix, which prov ... more

Research sheds new light on structure of gold nanoparticles in water
Researchers at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, and Colorado State University, USA, have for the first time ever determined the dynamical behaviour of the ligand layer of a water-soluble gold n ... more
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Self-stacking nanogrids
Since the 1960s, computer chips have been built using a process called photolithography. But in the past five years, chip features have gotten smaller than the wavelength of light, which has require ... more

Nano-photonics meets nano-mechanics
Active in situ control of light at the nanoscale remains a challenge in modern physics and in nanophotonics in particular. A promising approach is to take advantage of the technological maturity of ... more
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Low-cost yet high precision glass nanoengraving
In a joint study, scientists from the MIPT (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), ICP (Institute of Chemical Physics) named after Semenov, MSU (Moscow State University) and IPCP (Institute of ... more

Microwaved nanotubes come up clean
Amid all the fancy equipment found in a typical nanomaterials lab, one of the most useful may turn out to be the humble microwave oven. A standard kitchen microwave proved effective as part of a two ... more

New process enables easier isolation of carbon nanotubes
Manufacture of longer, thinner, and uncontaminated carbon nanotubes, and successfully isolating them, have been ongoing challenges for researchers. A newly developed method has opened up new possibi ... more

FAU researchers show how mother-of-pearl is formed from nanoparticles
Materials scientists at FAU have shown for the first time that the mother-of-pearl in clam shells does not form in a crystallisation process but is a result of the aggregation of nanoparticles withi ... more

Nano-hybrid materials create magnetic effect
Developing novel materials from the atoms up goes faster when some of the trial and error is eliminated. A new Rice University and Montreal Polytechnic study aims to do that for graphene and boron n ... more

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Engineers invent a bubble-pen to write with nanoparticles
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have solved a problem in micro- and nanofabrication - how to quickly, gently and precisely handle tiny particle ... more

Shiny fish skin inspires nanoscale light reflectors
A nature-inspired method to model the reflection of light from the skin of silvery fish and other organisms may be possible, according to Penn State researchers. Such a technique may be applic ... more
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Annihilating nanoscale defects


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New approach for controlled fabrication of carbon nanostructures


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New acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials


Nanodevices at one-hundredth the cost


Scientists blueprint tiny cellular 'nanomachine'

Researchers demonstrate tracking of individual catalyst nanoparticles

New industrial possibilities for nanoporous thin films

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Nanoscale one-way-street for light

Microscope creates near-real-time videos of nanoscale processes

Heat radiates 10,000 times faster at the nanoscale

Shaking the nanomaterials out

Nanotube letters spell progress

New nanomanufacturing technique advances imaging, biosensing technology

Using atoms to turn optical nanofiber guided light on and off

Nanostructured metal coatings let the light through for electronic devices

Whisper gallery modes in Silicon nanocones intensify luminescence

Measuring nanoscale features with fractions of light

Nano-walkers take speedy leap forward with first rolling DNA-based motor

Nanomagnets: Creating order out of chaos

MIT mathematicians identify limits to heat flow at the nanoscale

Electric fields remove nanoparticles from blood with ease

Navy researchers recruit luminescent nanoparticles to image brain function

Light wave technique an advance for optical research

Nanostructuring technology can simultaneously control heat and electricity

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