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Scientists illuminate secrets of a nanomaterial that is both twisted and untwisted at the same time

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A new nanomaterial developed by scientists at the University of Bath could solve a conundrum faced by scientists…
Nanoscale origami: Smallest-ever, atomically precise structures set stage for quantum breakthroughs

September 9, 2019

If you think learning traditional paper origami is a difficult practice, try wrapping your head around origami on…
A new way to generate solar steam for cleaning water and reducing waste

August 22, 2019

Strategies for purifying water abound, but they tend to require lots of energy. Scientists at Argonne are exploring…
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…
Sharp meets flat in tunable 2D material

August 13, 2019

A Rice University lab wants its products to look sharp, even at the nanoscale. Its latest creation is…
Scientists can now control thermal profiles at the nanoscale

August 12, 2019

At human scale, controlling temperature is a straightforward concept. Turtles sun themselves to keep warm. To cool a…
Crystal with a twist: scientists grow spiraling new material

June 20, 2019

With a simple twist of the fingers, one can create a beautiful spiral from a deck of cards.…
Growing stable, ultrathin magnets

May 27, 2019

Rice University researchers have simplified the synthesis of a unique, nearly two-dimensional form of iron oxide with strong…
Through machine learning, new model holds water

April 4, 2019

Scientists build highly accurate molecular water model using machine learning. While water is perceived to be one of…
Doctoral research helps develop tool to probe plastics’ behavior down to the molecular scale

March 15, 2019

For engineers trying to come up with novel materials such as temperature-resistant plastics or flexible glass, the transition…
One device, many frequencies: Argonne researchers create a unique, tiny resonator

March 7, 2019

Pioneering micromechanical ​“frequency comb” responds to external signals in an entirely new way. It’s one thing for humans…
It’s all in the twist: Physicists stack 2D materials at angles to trap particles on the nanoscale

February 26, 2019

Future technologies based on the principles of quantum mechanics could revolutionize information technology. But to realize the devices…
Close-up of the architected material tested in this study. Credit: Greer Group / Caltech
New Materials Exhibit Split Personality

February 7, 2019

Julia Greer, professor of materials science, mechanics and medical engineering in Caltech’s Division of Engineering and Applied Science,…
Novel electron microscopy offers nanoscale, damage-free tracking of isotopes in amino acids

February 2, 2019

A new electron microscopy technique that detects the subtle changes in the weight of proteins at the nanoscale—while…
Researchers find the trick to molding metal at the nanoscale

January 24, 2019

Numerous metals and alloys would be ideal for specific nanoscale applications — from solar energy to microelectronics —…
Researchers catalog defects that give 2-D materials amazing properties

January 15, 2019

Amid the frenzy of worldwide research on atomically thin materials like graphene, there is one area that has…
Bioinspired nanoscale drug delivery method developed by PNNL, WSU researchers

January 15, 2019

Approach avoids potential toxicity Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University researchers have developed a novel way…
Powerful X-ray Beams Unlock Secrets of Nanoscale Crystal Formation

January 9, 2019

High-energy X-ray beams and a clever experimental setup allowed researchers to watch a high-pressure, high-temperature chemical reaction to…
New discovery is big on nanoscale

December 31, 2018

Is it possible to predict what type of material an unidentified element will be in bulk quantities solely…
Light triggers gold in unexpected way

December 4, 2018

Rice University researchers have discovered a fundamentally different form of light-matter interaction in their experiments with gold nanoparticles.…
Out of the fog: honeycomb films

November 24, 2018

Researchers are producing honeycomb-shaped films using an approach that mimics what happens when we breathe on a glass…
Scientists at Rice led the effort to develop the material that, when combined with carbon nanotubes, is more than 1,700 percent stiffer than pure epoxy. Image credit: Rouzbeh Shahsavari Group
Epoxy compound gets a graphene bump

November 15, 2018

Rice University scientists have built a better epoxy for electronic applications. Epoxy combined with “ultrastiff” graphene foam invented in the…
Laser technology has had one significant limitation since its inception in the 1960s: Users have to physically manipulate the device projecting the light to move a laser, even in medical applications as depicted here. Those limitations could soon be eliminated because of research by Case Western Reserve researchers and partners around the world, who have recently demonstrated a new way to manipulate random laser light by applying a small voltage. Image credit: CWRU
New laser breakthrough: ‘random, transistor’ laser that can be manipulated at nanoscale

October 26, 2018

In the last half-century, laser technology has grown into a multi-billion-dollar global industry and used in everything from…
Where Deep Learning Meets Metamaterials

October 25, 2018

Breakthroughs in the field of nanophotonics — how light behaves on the nanometer scale — have paved the…
A splash of silver turns diamond films shades of green, blue or purple

October 24, 2018

While most gem buyers might balk at a diamond imbued with yellow or green — a sign of…
Synergy in two-dimensional materials, membranes research clear in professor’s new work

October 18, 2018

Where researchers who worked with two-dimensional materials and those who worked with membranes were once separate, synergistic opportunities…
Harvesting solar fuels through a bacterium’s unusual appetite for gold

October 16, 2018

A bacterium named Moorella thermoacetica won’t work for free. But UC Berkeley researchers have figured out it has an…
Argonne will receive more than $11 million in funding over three years as part of a series of grants tied to quantum information science.

September 28, 2018

Scientists are eager to delve further into the important and emerging field of quantum information science (QIS). Now…
Multimodal imaging shows strain can drive chemistry photovoltaic material

September 27, 2018

A unique combination of imaging tools and atomic-level simulations has allowed a team led by the Department of…
A pill for delivering biomedical micromotors

September 10, 2018

Using tiny micromotors to diagnose and treat disease in the human body could soon be a reality. But…
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