News tagged with nano

Stability of cheap solar cells improved

The stability of a very efficient and cheap material for solar cells has now been enhanced by up to two orders of magnitude. The material manipulations that enabled this enhancement were developed in a project supported by ...

dateAug 01, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Graphene based optoelectronics

As an important step towards graphene integration in silicon photonics, researchers from the Graphene Flagship have published a paper which shows how graphene can provide a simple solution for silicon photodetection in the ...

dateJul 07, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Remote control actuation goes down to nanoscale

Researchers of the Nanomagnetism Group and Electron Microscopy Group at CIC nanoGUNE devised and demonstrated a novel approach to nanoactuation that relies on magnetomechanics instead of the conventional electromechanics ...

dateJun 24, 2016 in Nanophysics
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How nanoparticles flow through the environment

Carbon nanotubes remain attached to materials for years while titanium dioxide and nanozinc are rapidly washed out of cosmetics and accumulate in the ground. Within the National Research Program "Opportunities and Risks of ...

dateMay 12, 2016 in Bio & Medicine
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Completely new kind of polymer developed

Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver something to the environment and then be chemically regenerated to function again. Or a polymer that can lift weights, contracting and expanding the way muscles do.

dateJan 28, 2016 in Polymers
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