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New material shows high potential for quantum computing

July 4, 2019

A joint team of scientists at the University of California, Riverside, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is…
Bacterial nanowire mystery solved

April 11, 2019

Deep in the ocean or underground, where there is no oxygen, Geobacter bacteria “breathe” by projecting tiny protein filaments called…
Electronics at the nanoscale: challenges and opportunities for making metal nanowires

March 26, 2019

Silver, gold and copper nanowires are leading contenders for next-generation nanoscale devices, however greater understanding of how they…
Dose of vitamin C helps gold nanowires grow

February 22, 2019

A boost of vitamin C helped Rice University scientists turn small gold nanorods into fine gold nanowires. Common, mild ascorbic acid is the…
Atomically thin nanowires convert heat to electricity more efficiently

June 1, 2018

Waste heat can be converted to electricity more efficiently using one-dimensional nanoscale materials as thin as an atom…
Stanford scientists create gold nanoparticles in water

April 25, 2018

An experiment that, by design, was not supposed to turn up anything of note instead produced a “bewildering”…
Scientists have a new way to gauge the growth of nanowires

March 20, 2018

In a new study, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne and Brookhaven National Laboratories observed…
New technique allows printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire circuits

March 2, 2018

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows them to print circuits on…
New nanowires are just a few atoms thick

December 4, 2017

“Two-dimensional materials” — materials deposited in layers that are only a few atoms thick — are promising for…
Finding Majoranas

November 17, 2017

UC Santa Barbara scientists are on the cusp of a major advance in topological quantum computing. In a paper that…
New ultralight silver nanowire aerogel is boon for energy and electronics industries

October 6, 2017

A new ultralight silver nanowire aerogel could be a boost to the energy and electronics industries. Metal foams…
Report sheds new insights on the spin dynamics of a material candidate for low-power devices

May 23, 2017

Computers process and transfer data through electrical currents passing through tiny circuits and wires. As these currents meet…
Scientists construct a stable one-dimensional metallic material

May 20, 2017

Researchers have developed the world’s thinnest metallic nanowire, which could be used to miniaturise many of the electronic…
Self-assembling polymers provide thin nanowire template

April 12, 2017

For the chips in our computers and smartphones to get faster and faster, their components – the circuits…
‘Neuron-reading’ Nanowires Could Accelerate Development of Drugs to Treat Neurological Diseases

April 12, 2017

A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed nanowires that can record…
New Low-Cost Technique Converts Bulk Alloys to Oxide Nanowires

January 20, 2017

A simple technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk materials could dramatically lower the cost of producing…
New research helps to make the most of nanoscale catalytic effects for nanotechnology

January 19, 2017

Research by scientists at Swansea University is helping to meet the challenge of incorporating nanoscale structures into future…
World’s Smallest Diamonds used to Create Self-Assembling Nanowires

December 28, 2016

Researchers from Stanford University and Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered away to coax diamondoids…
Livermore scientists purify copper nanowires

September 23, 2016

Cell phones and Apple watches could last a little longer due to a new method to create copper…
Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale

July 29, 2016

Rice University scientists who analyze the properties of materials as small as a single molecule have encountered a…
Personal cooling units on the horizon

May 5, 2016

Firefighters entering burning buildings, athletes competing in the broiling sun and workers in foundries may eventually be able…
Newly discovered organic nanowires leave manmade technologies in their dust

March 25, 2016

A microbial protein fiber discovered by a Michigan State University scientist transports charges at rates high enough to…
‘Lasers Rewired’: Scientists Find a New Way to Make Nanowire Lasers

February 12, 2016

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have found…
Solar cells show promise for cancer testing

February 4, 2016

A solar cell no larger than your fingernail is showing great promise as a testing method for certain…
Less Jitter, More Bits: New Material for Detecting Photons Captures More Quantum Information

January 7, 2016

Detecting individual particles of light just got a bit more precise—by 74 picoseconds to be exact—thanks to advances…
Bright outlook for solar panels thanks to bespoke nanomaterials

October 24, 2015

Research by the University of Bath has demonstrated a new and more efficient way of developing zinc oxide…
First circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip

October 1, 2015

Invention of the first integrated circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip opens the door for development…
Another Milestone in Hybrid Artificial Photosynthesis

August 25, 2015

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) developing…
New Technique to Synthesize Nanostructured Nanowires

July 22, 2015

A new approach to self-assemble and tailor complex structures at the nanoscale, developed by an international collaboration led…
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