Smarter Self-assembly Opens New Pathways for Nanotechnology – Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven Lab scientists discover a way to create billionth-of-a-meter structures that snap together in complex patterns with unprecedented efficiency.
Simulation-Guided Drafting Process Introduces New Possibilities in Nanomanufacturing – Azo Nano
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in association with the Graz University of Technology and the University of Tennessee, have created a robust simulation-guided drafting process to enhance the FEBID method, providing novel possibilities in nanomanufacturing.
Sub-20 nm Nanowires the Easy Way – NanoTechWeb
Researchers in the US, Brazil and China have developed a new and simple way to make silver nanowires measuring less than 20 nm across using a “one-pot” polyol method.
Carbon Quantum Dots Decorated Cu2S Nanowire Arrays for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Performance – NMSTR
Li et al. have introduced that the photoelectrochemical (PEC) performance of Cu2S nanowire arrays (NWAs) has been demonstrated to be greatly enhanced by dipping-assembly of carbon quantum dots (CQDs) on the surfaces of Cu2S NWAs.
Topological Crystalline Protection in a Photonic System – AIP Scitation
In this work, we propose a mechanism to realize photonic boundary states topologically protected by crystalline symmetry.
High Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity with Mesoporous Titanium Dioxide – SPIE
A novel synthesis method provides nanoparticles that are terminated with carbonate-like groups and creates an amorphous/crystalline structure for effective separation of electron-hole pairs.
Porous Plasmonic Nanoparticles for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Applications – SPIE
A novel strategy is used to synthesize porous gold-silver alloy nanospheres encased in ultrathin silica shells that can act as highly sensitive single-particle probes.
New Ion-Trapping Chips Designed for Future Quantum Computers – Electronics 360
Researchers from MIT and MIT Lincoln Laboratory have taken a step toward practical quantum computers, with a prototype chip that can trap ions in an electric field and then, employing its built-in optics, direct laser light toward each of them.
Scientists Discover Light Could Exist in a Previously Unknown Form – OpenScienceEU
New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining the properties of both.
Nano Packaging : An Extended Arm of Nanotechnology – Food Marketing & Technology
Packaging that incorporates nano materials should be made smart, which means it should respond to environmental conditions or repair itself or alert a consumer about contaminations.
Graphene-Infused Packaging is a Million Times Better at Blocking Moisture – Science Daily
To better protect goods such as electronics and medicines, scientists have developed a new kind of packaging that incorporates a single layer of graphene.
CEN Committee Seeks Responses to Survey on Disposal Practices for Manufactured Nano-Objects in Waste – The National Law Review
Nanotechnologies is developing guidelines relating to the safe waste management and disposal of deliberately manufactured nano-objects.
Impact of Degradable Nanowires on Long-Term Brain Tissue Responses – BioMed Central
The safety issues of implanted nanowires in the brain need to be evaluated and understood before nanowires can be used on the surface of implants for long periods of time.
Effect of Gadolinium-Based Nanoparticles on Nuclear DNA Damage and Repair in Glioblastoma Tumor Cells – BioMed Central
A crucial question remains open of whether damage to the nucleus is necessary for the radiosensitization exerted by GdBNs (and other nanoparticles).
Nanomaterial Safety Screening Could Become Faster, Cheaper With New Laboratory Test – Phys Org
UCLA researchers have designed a laboratory test that uses microchip technology to predict how potentially hazardous nanomaterials could be.
IBM Lab-on-a-Chip Breakthrough Aims to Help Physicians Detect Cancer – Phys Org
IBM scientists have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technology that can, for the first time, separate biological particles at the nanoscale and could enable physicians to detect diseases such as cancer before symptoms appear.
Plasmonic Nanoheaters Enable Photothermal Cancer Therapy – Photonics Media
In vitro and in vivo studies have positively correlated the heat generation of plasmonic nanoparticles with their potential as cancer-killing agents.
Swiss Researchers Make Breakthrough in Medical Microrobot Technology – IP Watchdog
Recently, a research team representing a pair of European universities achieved a breakthrough in nanoscale medical machines, which could potentially be deployed within the human body.
Argonne Discovery Yields Self-Healing Diamond-Like Carbon – Argonne National Laboratory
Fans of Superman surely recall how the Man of Steel used immense heat and pressure generated by his bare hands to form a diamond out of a lump of coal.
Making Flexible Memories at Room Temperature – NanoTechWeb
Researchers in the US and Korea say they have developed a new way to make a flexible, resistive random access memory (RAM) device in a room-temperature process – something that has proved difficult to do until now.
Plasmonic Growth of Patterned Metamaterials with Fractal Geometry – AIP Scitation
Large-scale metallic three-dimensional (3D) structures composed of sub-wavelength fine details, called metamaterials, have attracted optical scientists and materials scientists because of their unconventional and extraordinary optical properties that are not seen in nature.
Let’s Roll: Material for Polymer Solar Cells May Lend Itself to Large-Area Processing – Science Daily
An international team’s findings provide important clues for designing polymer solar cells approaching target for power conversion efficiency and optimized for roll-to-roll processing.
‘Bed-of-Nails’ Surface Physically Rips Bacteria Apart – ACSH
Surfaces that discourage bacterial growth are in high demand, particularly as more patients require catheters and implants.
Nanoribbons in Solutions Mimic Nature – RICE
Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) bend and twist easily in solution, making them adaptable for biological uses like DNA analysis, drug delivery and biomimetic applications, according to scientists at Rice University.
Ultracold Atoms in a “Rydberg-Dress” – Nano Bay
Scientists at the MPQ (Garching) and MPIPKS (Dresden) have developed a novel technique to let atoms interact over large distances.
TiO2 Based Nanostructured Memristor for RRAM and Neuromorphic Applications: A Simulation Approach – Springer Open
The linear drift model of memristor has been exploited for the simulation purpose with the linear and non-linear window function as the mathematical and scripting basis.
Electronic Skin Patch Measures Blood Alcohol Concentration – NanoTechWeb
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new, wearable, tattoo-like patch that can detect alcohol concentrations in a person’s sweat in real time. The device can send results wirelessly to a smartphone in a matter of minutes.
A Self-Enhanced Ultrasensitive Photoelectrochemical Biosensor Based on Nanocapsule Packaging both Donor-Acceptor Type Photoactive Material and Its Sensitizer – Analytical Chemistry
In this work, a self-enhanced ultrasensitive photoelectrochemical (PEC) biosensor was established based on functionalized nanocapsule packaging both donor-acceptor type photoactive material and its sensitizer.
Nano-Sensors in Threads to Gather Diagnostic Data! – Orthopedics
The research suggests that the thread-based diagnostic platform could be an effective substrate for a new generation of implantable diagnostic devices and smart wearable systems.
Nano Gas Detection Chip Developed – Taipei Times
The National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) has developed a nanochip that can detect a variety of toxins and pollutants to help prevent gas explosions or poisoning.
Nanostructured Plasmonic Substrates for use as SERS Sensors – Springer Open
This review paper focuses on the current state of the art in the fabrication of SERS-active substrates and their use as chemical and biosensors.
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NanoTech Connect Digest – Aug 2016
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