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Nature inspires first artificial molecular pump

Using nature for inspiration, a team of Northwestern University scientists is the first to develop an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules. This tiny machine is no small ...

dateMay 19, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Electricity generating nano-wizards

Just as alchemists always dreamed of turning common metal into gold, their 19th century physicist counterparts dreamed of efficiently turning heat into electricity, a field called thermoelectrics. Such scientists had long ...

dateMay 18, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Electrons corralled using new quantum tool

Researchers have succeeded in creating a new "whispering gallery" effect for electrons in a sheet of graphene—making it possible to precisely control a region that reflects electrons within the material. ...

Putting a new spin on plasmonics

Researchers at Finland's Aalto University have discovered a novel way of combining plasmonic and magneto-optical effects. They experimentally demonstrated that patterning of magnetic materials into arrays ...

Researchers exploring spintronics in graphene

Electronics is based on the manipulation of electrons and other charge carriers, but in addition to charge, electrons possess a property known as spin. When spin is manipulated with magnetic and electric ...

Many uses in researching quantum dots

It's easier to dissolve a sugar cube in a glass of water by crushing the cube first, because the numerous tiny particles cover more surface area in the water than the cube itself. In a way, the same principle applies to the ...

Weighing and imaging molecules one at a time

Building on their creation of the first-ever mechanical device that can measure the mass of individual molecules, one at a time, a team of Caltech scientists and their colleagues have created nanodevices ...

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