Rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries get a boost from graphene
A new way to build nanostructures
The making of three-dimensional nanostructured materials -- ones that have distinctive shapes and structures at scales of a few billionths of a meter -- has become a fertile area of research, producing materials ...
With a simple coating, nanowires show a dramatic increase in efficiency and sensitivity
By applying a coating to individual silicon nanowires, researchers at Harvard and Berkeley have significantly improved the materials' efficiency and sensitivity.
Biomolecular computer can autonomously sense multiple signs of disease
Gold nanoparticles help earlier diagnosis of liver cancer
Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common cancer to strike the liver. More than 500,000 people worldwide, concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, are diagnosed with it yearly. Most of those ...
Using living cells as an 'invisibility cloak'
The quest for better ways of encapsulating medicine so that it can reach diseased parts of the body has led scientists to harness -- for the first time -- living human cells to produce natural capsules with ...
First self-powered device with wireless data transmission
Scientists are reporting development of the first self-powered nano-device that can transmit data wirelessly over long distances. In a study in ACS's journal Nano Letters, they say it proves the feasibility of a f ...
Invisibility carpet cloak can hide objects from visible light
Researchers develop integrated nanomechanical sensor for atomic force microscopy
(PhysOrg.com) -- The atomic force microscope (AFM) is an important tool for nanoscale surface metrology. Typical AFMs map local tip-surface interactions by scanning a flexible cantilever probe over a surface. ...
Stamping out low cost nanodevices
(PhysOrg.com) -- A simple technique for stamping patterns invisible to the human eye onto a special class of nanomaterials provides a new, cost-effective way to produce novel devices in areas ranging from ...
Bring in the (nano) noise
(PhysOrg.com) -- At the forefront of nanotechnology, researchers design miniature machines to do big jobs, from treating diseases to harnessing sunlight for energy. But as they push the limits of this technology, ...
Cell viscosity research improves our knowledge of cancer cells
EU-funded researchers from Germany and Poland have made some groundbreaking discoveries about cell cytoplasm viscosity, which could further our knowledge of the cytoplasm of cancer cells.
Quantum dots with built-in charge boost solar cell efficiency by 50%
Conducting ferroelectrics may be key to new electronic memory
(PhysOrg.com) -- Novel properties of ferroelectric materials discovered at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are moving scientists one step closer to realizing a new paradigm of electronic memory storage.