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September 19, 2014
Rice rolls 'neat' nanotube fibers
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 18, 2014
The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists are making them neat - literally. The single-walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a fistful of uncooked spaghetti through a process designed by chemist Angel Marti and his colleagues. The tricky bit, according to Marti, whose lab reported its results this month in the journal ACS Nano, is keeping the densely packed nanotubes apart before they're drawn together into a fiber. Left ... read more
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Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free
Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass. The new work by Rice chemist James Tour and his coll ... more

Magnetic nanocubes self-assemble into helical superstructures
Materials made from nanoparticles hold promise for myriad applications, from improved solar energy production to perfect touch screens. The challenge in creating these wonder-materials is organizing ... more

Decoding the role of water in gold nanocatalysis
Researchers from the University of Houston and Trinity University have for the first time provided direct evidence of a water-mediated reaction mechanism for the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxi ... more
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Nano-pea pod model widens electronics applications
Periodic chain-like nanostructures are widely used in nanoelectronics. Typically, chain elements include the likes of quantum rings, quantum dots, or quantum graphs. Such a structure enables e ... more


Nanotechnology aids in cooling electrons without external sources
A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very litt ... more

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Peptoid Nanosheets at the Oil/Water Interface
From the people who brought us peptoid nanosheets that form at the interface between air and water, now come peptoid nanosheets that form at the interface between oil and water. Scientists at the U. ... more

New synthesis method may shape future of nanostructures, clean energy
A team of University of Maryland physicists has published new nanoscience advances that they and other scientists say make possible new nanostructures and nanotechnologies with huge potential applic ... more
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Nanoscale assembly line
Cars, planes and many electronic products are now built with the help of sophisticated assembly lines. Mobile assembly carriers, on to which the objects are fixed, are an important part of these ass ... more

UO-Berkeley Lab unveil new nano-sized synthetic scaffolding technique
Scientists, including University of Oregon chemist Geraldine Richmond, have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic compl ... more

Engineers develop new sensor to detect tiny individual nanoparticles
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New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits
A new research platform uses a laser to measure the "nanomechanical" properties of tiny structures undergoing stress and heating, an approach likely to yield insights to improve designs for microele ... more

Shaping the Future of Nanocrystals
The first direct observations of how facets form and develop on platinum nanocubes point the way towards more sophisticated and effective nanocrystal design and reveal that a nearly 150 year-old sci ... more
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Kit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-m ... more

Electron microscopy enables imaging of gold nanoparticles
Nanometre-scale gold particles are intensively investigated for application as catalysts, sensors, drug delivery devices, biological contrast agents and components in photonics and molecular electro ... more

New Properties of Rotating Superfluids Discovered in Helium Nanodroplets
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Calculations with Nanoscale Smart Particles
Researchers from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have made an important step to ... more

Bacterial nanowires: Not what we thought they were
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Sun's activity influences natural climate change
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Eco-friendly 'pre-fab nanoparticles' could revolutionize nano manufacturing
A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have reported a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Rice nanophotonics experts create powerful molecular sensor


"Nanocamera" takes pictures at distances smaller than light's own wavelength


Researchers demonstrate novel, tunable nanoantennas

Illinois study advances limits for ultrafast nano-devices

smallest Swiss Cross made from just 20 atoms

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A breakthrough in creating invisibility cloaks, stealth technology

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