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nanostructures

Simultaneous Design and Nanomanufacturing Speeds Up Fabrication

Design and nanomanufacturing have collided inside of a Northwestern University laboratory.An interdisciplinary team of researchers has used mathematics and machine learning to design an...
Catheters

New Gel Coatings May Lead to Better Catheters and Condoms

Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases. But a patient’s experience...

Thinking Thin Brings New Layering and Thermal Abilities to the Semiconductor...

In a breakthrough for the semiconductor industry, researchers demonstrate a new layer transfer technique called “controlled spalling” that creates many thin layers from a...
solar cells

Ultra-stable Perovskite Solar Cell Remains Stable for over a Year

Perovskite solar cells promise cheaper and efficient solar energy, with enormous potential for commercialization. But even though they have been shown to achieve over...
nanotubevideo

Nanotechnology Flight Test: Material Impact on the Future

Mastering the intricacies of controlling matter at the nanoscale level is part of a revolutionary quest to apply nanotechnology to benefit industrial processes. A...
flexible logic sensor

Augmented Reality at Your Fingertips

The intuitive touch screens integral to smartphones caused a sensation when first released, and they remain popular for many consumer electronics. Now, a team...
Transistor

Smallest Transistor Ever

The ScienceIt has long been thought that building nanometer-sized transistors was impossible. Simply put, the physics and atomic structural imperfections couldn’t be overcome. However,...
nanomaterials

Better Living Through Pressure: Functional Nanomaterials Made Easy

Using pressure instead of chemicals, a Sandia National Laboratories team has fabricated nanoparticles into nanowire-array structures similar to those that underlie the surfaces of...
solar absorber

Low-cost ‘Solar Absorber’ Promising for Future Power Plants

Researchers have shown how to modify commercially available silicon wafers into a structure that efficiently absorbs solar energy and withstands the high temperatures needed...
Graphene-oxidevideo

Graphene Sieve Turns Seawater into Drinking Water

Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving...
nanowires

Development of New Evaluation Technique for Nanowires

PointThe Hall coefficient of a bismuth nanowire has been successfully measured using the microfabrication technology combining focused ion beam (FIB) technology and scanning electron...
electronics

Ink-Jet Printable and Biocompatible Layered Electronics

​Printed electronics can lead to both low-cost and flexible devices. Flexible electronics is of particular interest for wearable systems, such as health and fitness...
3-D metasurfaces

Guiding Light: Sandia Creates 3-D Metasurfaces with Optical Possibilities

Metamaterials don’t exist in nature, but their ability to make ultra-thin lenses and ultra-efficient cell phone antennas, bend light to keep satellites cooler and...
biosensors

Imprinting Technology Improves Transistor-Based Biosensors

Korean researchers are improving the fabrication of transistor-based biosensors by using silicon nanowires on their surface.The team, led by Won-Ju Cho of Kwangwoon University...
Quantum Dot Film

Quantum Dot Film Can Withstand High Temperatures and Humidity

The joint KAIST research team of Professor Byeong-Soo Bae of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor Doh Chang Lee of the...
metamaterial

In Great Shape

In 2015 UC Santa Barbara mechanical engineer and materials scientist Jonathan Berger developed an idea that could change the way people think about high-performance...
fiber

New Discovery: Nanometric Imprinting on Fiber

Researchers at EPFL’s Laboratory of Photonic Materials and Fibre Devices, which is run by Fabien Sorin, have come up with a simple and innovative...
cell populations

Real-time in Vitro Monitoring of Cell Populations

Today the so-called microwell plates are the standard format for cell culturing. Typically, the analysis of what has happened in the different microwells is...
cortical implants

Braincom Will Develop a New Generation of Cortical Implants for Speech...

More than 5 million people worldwide suffer annually from aphasia, an extremely invalidating condition in which patients lose the ability to comprehend and formulate...
transistors

Illinois Team Advances Gan-on-Silicon Technology Towards Scalable High Electron Mobility Transistors

A team of University of Illinois researchers has recently advanced gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon transistor technology by optimizing the composition of the semiconductor layers that...