Nanometer-scale diamond tips improve nano-manufacturing
(Phys.org)—One of the most promising innovations of nanotechnology has been the ability to perform rapid nanofabrication using nanometer-scale tips. The fabrication speed can be dramatically increased by ...
Team demonstrates new hybrid nanomaterial for power generation
A University of Texas at Arlington physics professor has helped create a hybrid nanomaterial that can be used to convert light and thermal energy into electrical current, surpassing earlier methods that used either light ...
Graphene: A patterned template for molecular packing
Graphene's versatile electronic, chemical and mechanical properties have placed it center stage in physical sciences research, with attention currently focused on its potential applications. Computational ...
Scientists develop method for fabricating individual magnetic quantum dots
Upconverting nanoparticle inks: Invisible QR codes tackle counterfeit bank notes
An invisible quick response (QR) code has been created by researchers in an attempt to increase security on printed documents and reduce the possibility of counterfeiting, a problem which costs governments ...
A small-scale solution with a large-scale impact
(Phys.org)—Microchips are pervasive in today's high-tech society, playing integral roles in the inner workings of your cell phone to your Keurig coffee machine.
The power to heal at the tips of your fingers
(Phys.org) -- The intricate properties of the fingertips have been mimicked and recreated using semiconductor devices in what researchers hope will lead to the development of advanced surgical gloves.
Wireless power for the price of a penny
(Phys.org) -- The newspaper-style printing of electronic equipment has led to a cost-effective device that could change the way we interact with everyday objects.
Researchers explore Li-air battery reversibility on the nanoscale
Roll-to-roll process prints thousands of cheap, flexible memory elements
Gone fishing: Researchers' imaging technique trolls in quiet cellular seas
Experienced anglers know that choppy waters make for difficult fishing, so they try not to rock the boat. Thanks to a new microscopy technique, cell biology researchers can heed that same advice.
Sequence it ... and they will come
Rapid DNA sequencing may soon become a routine part of each individuals medical record, providing enormous information previously sequestered in the human genomes 3 billion nucleotide bases. This ...
Magnetic actuation enables nanoscale thermal analysis
Polymer nano-films and nano-composites are used in a wide variety of applications from food packaging to sports equipment to automotive and aerospace applications. Thermal analysis is routinely used to analyze ...