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“Electroadhesive” stamp picks up and puts down microscopic structures


If you were to pry open your smartphone, you would see an array of electronic chips and components…
Shaping nanoparticles for improved quantum information technology


Breaking of rotational symmetry in ring-shaped nanoparticle leads to surprising quantum property when illuminated with laser. Particles that…
Nanoparticles may have bigger impact on the environment than previously thought

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Over the last two decades, nanotechnology has improved many of the products we use every day from microelectronics…
Chemists clarify a chiral conundrum

September 27, 2019

It’s always good when your intuition turns out to be right, but scientists at Rice University studying proteins…
Colloidal nanotweezers are new tool for advanced particle manipulation

September 13, 2019

Tools for manipulating small suspended particles such as cells, micro-particles and nanoparticles play an essential role in the…
Killing cancer cells with nanoparticles

September 5, 2019

Another collaborative project from a nanoparticles expert at The University of Texas at Arlington has yielded promising results…
Nanoparticles could someday give humans built-in night vision

August 29, 2019

Movies featuring heroes with superpowers, such as flight, X-ray vision or extraordinary strength, are all the rage. But…
Nanoparticle therapy targets lymph node metastases

August 20, 2019

Metastasis, in which cancer cells break free from the primary tumor and form tumors at other sites, worsens…
Nanoscale “Glass” Bottles Could Enable Targeted Drug Delivery

August 16, 2019

Tiny silica bottles filled with medicine and a special temperature-sensitive material could be used for drug delivery to…
Solving the Big Problem of Measuring Tiny Nanoparticles

August 15, 2019

Scientists have long debated the most effective way to measure nanoparticles so that results can be shared across…
One linked particle’s hot, the other keeps its cool

August 12, 2019

Here’s a challenge: Put two linked sausages in a skillet and turn on the stove, but get only…
Scientists Develop Novel Nano-Vaccine for Melanoma

August 7, 2019

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a novel nano-vaccine for melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer. Their…
Introduction to Nanotechnology: Basic Concepts Explained

August 3, 2019

The nanotechnology is a very important field of science. But it is not an entirely new science. Did…
A sharper focus: New computational technique resolves compressed X-ray data

July 21, 2019

Argonne develops novel method to more clearly see complex materials physics in difficult-to-access environments. With the right tools,…
Researchers reach milestone in use of nanoparticles to kill cancer with heat

June 27, 2019

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed an improved technique for using magnetic nanoclusters to kill hard-to-reach tumors.…
‘Hot spots’ increase efficiency of solar desalination

June 19, 2019

Rice University’s solar-powered approach for purifying salt water with sunlight and nanoparticles is even more efficient than its…
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Physicists found new way to optimize nanoparticles and light interaction

May 19, 2019

Scientists first described the new features of dielectric nanoparticles’ optical response using improved method for electromagnetic field analysis…
Modeling Nanomaterials on Modern Earth

May 2, 2019

The cycles and impacts of tiny materials, both natural and new A recent review paper in the journal…
‘Optical tweezer’ takes Nobel concept in a new direction

April 9, 2019

Thirty-three years ago, Arthur Ashkin showed how a very tightly focused laser beam attracts tiny particles towards it.…
Fish-inspired material changes color using nanocolumns

April 1, 2019

Inspired by the flashing colors of the neon tetra fish, researchers have developed a technique for changing the…
Chemicals induce dipoles to damp plasmons

March 26, 2019

The light scattered by plasmonic nanoparticles is useful, but some of it gets lost at the surface and…
Diamagnetic graphite nanoparticles could become new drug delivery vehicles

February 24, 2019

Nanoparticles are going to begin the next big change in medicine. It is going to take quite a…
Tiny particles can switch back and forth between phases

February 15, 2019

Three years ago, when Richard Robinson, associate professor of materials science and engineering, was on sabbatical at Hebrew University…
Biochemists make ‘Elbow Room’ for Nanostructures with new Toolkit

February 12, 2019

Combining DNA and RNA, UC San Diego researchers cut a path to the forefront of nanotechnology. If you’ve…
Graphene crinkles can be used as ‘molecular zippers’

February 5, 2019

A decade ago, scientists noticed something very strange happening when buckyballs — soccer ball shaped carbon molecules —…
Plasmonic pioneers fire away in fight over light

January 31, 2019

When you light up a metal nanoparticle, you get light back. It’s often a different color. That’s a…
Nanoparticle targets tumor-infiltrating immune cells, flips switch telling them to fight

January 23, 2019

New research builds on Nobel-winning immune checkpoint blockade work. Immunotherapy’s promise in the fight against cancer drew international…
New method uses ultraviolet light to control fluid flow and organize particles

January 23, 2019

A new, simple and inexpensive method that uses ultraviolet light to control particle motion and assembly within liquids…
Tiny silicon particles could power lithium ion batteries with 10 times more capacity

January 16, 2019

University of Alberta chemists have taken a critical step toward creating a new generation of silicon-based lithium ion…
Pore size influences nature of complex nanostructures

January 15, 2019

Building at the nanoscale is not like building a house. Scientists often start with two-dimensional molecular layers and…
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