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Scientists ‘Tune In’ to Proton Spin Precession

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Diagnostic test will improve performance of collider as physicists explore sources of proton spin. Scientists at the U.S.…
The fully assembled nanocube is represented in this illustration. Each yellow X is a location where researchers used different atoms selected for their polarizability. The combined effect of 18 variable polarity atoms in each nanocube allowed researchers to measure differences in the dispersion force. Image by Shuichi Hiraoka, CC-BY-ND.
Fundamental discoveries for future nanotools

2 days ago

The process of building a tiny cube has revealed some of the fundamental mysteries of how molecules bind…
Scientists harvest energy from light using bio-inspired artificial cells

3 days ago

Artificial biology insight could yield new way to store energy. By replicating biological machinery with non-biological components, scientists…
Ultrathin Graphene Diamond Film could make Electronics Stronger, Smaller, and More Flexible

3 days ago

Graphene – widely known for its exceptional strength – has just become even tougher! Researchers from South Korea…
Fujitsu Successfully Grows Diamond Film to Boost Heat Dissipation Efficiency of GaN HEMT

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Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have successfully developed the world’s first technology for growing a diamond film…
Electronic map reveals ‘rules of the road’ in superconductor

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Using a clever technique that causes unruly crystals of iron selenide to snap into alignment, Rice University physicists…
Tiny Magnetic Particles Enable New Material to Bend, Twist, and Grab

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A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and The Ohio State University has developed a…
Using corkscrew lasers to separate mirror molecules

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New approach proposes to combine a corkscrew-like laser pulse with an electric field to spatially separate mirror molecules.…
Novel polymer to increase energy density, stability of lithium ion batteries

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Penn State researchers have developed a novel method that could enable the widespread use of silicon-based anodes, which…
Chemists develop paper-based sensor to detect potent nerve toxins

5 days ago

A new, paper-based sensor developed by University of Alberta chemists can detect two potent nerve toxins that have…
Researchers add order to polymer gels

6 days ago

Gel-like materials have a wide range of applications, especially in chemistry and medicine. However, their usefulness is sometimes…
Smog-eating graphene composite reduces atmospheric pollution

December 6, 2019

An international group of scientists, including from the University of Cambridge, have developed a graphene composite that can…
Self-healing Liquid Metal Electrode Extends Life of Li-ion Battery Alternative

December 5, 2019

Rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are a revolutionary technology, found in everything from cellphones to cars. Their ubiquity and…
UO, MIT collaborate on material with surprise electrical properties

December 5, 2019

University of Oregon chemists analyzing a new porous material synthesized by a research group at the Massachusetts Institute…
Diamonds in your devices: powering the next generation of energy storage

December 4, 2019

Supercapacitors, which have begun to stand in for conventional batteries, such as Li-ion batteries, can currently store much…
Freeze Frame: Scientists Capture Atomic-Scale Snapshots of Artificial Proteins

December 4, 2019

Berkeley Lab scientists adapt microscopy technique to build and image peptoid nanosheets with unprecedented atomic precision. Protein-like molecules…
Bending an Organic Semiconductor Can Boost Electrical Flow

December 3, 2019

Slightly bending semiconductors made of organic materials can roughly double the speed of electricity flowing through them and…
Manufacturing – Lightning strike out

December 3, 2019

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory demonstrated that an additively manufactured polymer layer, when applied to carbon fiber…
Making higher-energy light to fight cancer

December 3, 2019

Materials scientists at the University of California, Riverside and The University of Texas at Austin have demonstrated that…
Tunable chemotaxis of enzyme-coated protocells could lead to precision drug deliver. Illustration of protocells, called liposomes, that have enzymes (green) attached to their external surface moving through a microfluidic device. Depending on the enzyme, protocells can be made to move toward or away from gradients of chemical signals (grey dots). Image credit: Ambika Somasundar, Penn State
Directional control of self-propelled protocells: The future of drug delivery?

December 2, 2019

Synthetic protocells can be made to move toward and away from chemical signals, an important step for the…
Cutting nanoparticles down to size

December 2, 2019

A new technique could pave the way for producing uniform nanoparticles for use in drug delivery systems. Scientists…
Armored With Plastic ‘Hair’ and Silica Shell, New Perovskite Nanocrystals Show Enhanced Durability

December 2, 2019

Perovskite nanocrystals hold promise for improving a wide variety of optoelectronic devices – from lasers to light emitting…
Yueshen Wu (left) and Xu Lu, co-authors of the new study (Photo credit: Hailiang Wang lab)
An electron highway headed for methanol

November 28, 2019

Making methanol just got a lot easier, now that chemists at Yale have opened up a new electron…
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All the nanotubes are fit to print

November 28, 2019

Read all about this, carbon nanotube fans. Researchers at Rice and Swansea universities have developed a technique to…
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Atomic-scale manufacturing method could enable ultra-efficient computers

November 28, 2019

As computers continue to infiltrate almost every aspect of modern life, their negative impact on the environment grows.…
Microcavities save organic semiconductors from going dark

November 27, 2019

More and more electronics manufacturers are favoring organic LED displays for smartphones, TVs and computers because they are…
Ammonia synthesis made easy with 2D catalyst

November 26, 2019

Rice University researchers have developed an inorganic method to synthesize ammonia that is both environmentally friendly and can produce…
New way to know an old friend: New method reveals clean carbon nanotube transistors with superb properties

November 26, 2019

Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) have found many uses in electronics and new touch screen devices. Carbon nanotubes are…
Researchers turn to microbe beads to increase U.S. supply of rare earth metals

November 26, 2019

To help increase the U.S. supply of rare earth elements, a Critical Materials Institute team led by Lawrence…
A multi-year ice floe slides down the starboard side of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy Aug. 12, 2009, as the ship heads north into even thicker ice. Image credit: Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard. Public domain.
Discovering the Magic Number of Earth Ice Molecules

November 23, 2019

It took over two years, 10 scientists, multiple laser blasts, the muscle of a supercomputer and innovative lab…
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