A cluster of twenty atoms of gold visualized for the first time
(Phys.org) -- Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a method to visualise gold on the nanoscale by using a special probe beam to image 20 atoms of gold bound together to make a cluster. ...
Scalable device for quantum information processing
(Phys.org) -- Researchers in NPL's Quantum Detection Group have demonstrated for the first time a monolithic 3D ion microtrap array which could be scaled up to handle several tens of ion-based quantum bits ...
Hollow iron oxide nanoparticles for lithium-ion battery applications
Novel hollow iron oxide nanoparticles with a high concentration of defects were synthesized by Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) facility users from Argonne's Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division and ...
Researchers develop rapid diagnostic test for pathogens, contaminants
Using nanoscale materials, researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a single-step method to rapidly and accurately detect viruses, bacteria and chemical contaminants.
Nanoparticles: Big potential or big threat?
Zinc oxide would be the perfect sunscreen ingredient if the resulting product didn't look quite so silly. Thick, white and pasty, it was once seen mostly on lifeguards, surfers and others who needed serious sun protection.
Researchers say first atomic-scale look at ferroelectric nanocrystals points to terabytes/inch storage
Promising news for those who relish the prospects of a one-inch chip storing multiple terabytes of data, some clarity has been brought to the here-to-fore confusing physics of ferroelectric nanomaterials. ...
Scientists 'fingerprint' nanoscale objects and viruses
Spanish scientists at the University of Barcelona have found a way of effectively identifying nanoscale objects and viruses that could offer a breakthrough for biomedical diagnostics, environmental protection and nano-electronics
Bugs inspire better X-rays: Nanostructures modeled like moth eyes may boost medical imaging
Using the compound eyes of the humble moth as their inspiration, an international team of physicists has developed new nanoscale materials that could someday reduce the radiation dosages received by patients ...
New printing method for nanostructures
(Phys.org) -- Swiss researchers have developed an economic, fast and reproducible method for printing tiny structures with a simple printing method. Now they are planning a spin-off.
Graphene decoupling of organic/inorganic interfaces
(Phys.org) -- Cryogenic ultrahigh vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) was employed by researchers in the Center for Nanoscale Materials Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group at the Argonne ...
Thinner than a pencil trace
Energy-efficient, high-speed electronics on a nanoscale and screens for mobile telephones and computers that are so thin they can be rolled up. Just a couple of examples of what the super-material graphene ...
Friction almost vanishes in microscale graphite
Nanoscale protein containers could aid drug, vaccine delivery
UCLA biochemists have designed specialized proteins that assemble themselves to form tiny molecular cages hundreds of times smaller than a single cell. The creation of these miniature structures may be the ...
DNA strands create tiniest Smileys
Harvard University scientists on Wednesday said they had created Smileys, Chinese characters and card-game symbols at scales of billionths of a metre using strands of DNA.