Alternating stacks of planar cations and dipyrrole-containing anions provides concept for new materials
(PhysOrg.com) -- Pyrroles, which are rings containing one nitrogen and four carbon atoms, are essential components of our red hemoglobin as well as the green chlorophyll in plants. Japanese researchers led ...
Nano-diamond qubits and photonic crystals
Quantum information processing is arguably one of the most fascinating facets of modern quantum physics.
Oscillating layers of molecules on liquid's surface influence carbon capture
Two tiny molecular layers in a liquid that traps carbon dioxide constantly swap places, influencing how much of the greenhouse gas is absorbed, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, ...
Imaging tool may aid nanoelectronics by screening tiny tubes
Researchers have demonstrated a new imaging tool for rapidly screening structures called single-wall carbon nanotubes, possibly hastening their use in creating a new class of computers and electronics that ...
Nanoengineers aim to grow tissues with functional blood vessels
University of California, San Diego NanoEngineers won a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop the tools to manufacture biodegradable frames around which heart tissues functional ...
Nanostructured materials repel water droplets before they have a chance to freeze (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers from Harvard University have designed and demonstrated ice-free nanostructured materials that literally repel water droplets before they even have the chance to freeze.
Key to tissue growth may be in anti-wrinkle cream
The first study to investigate the chemical structure of an advanced class of anti-wrinkle cream has shown that it could be used to promote wound healing and regenerative medicine.
A forest of nanorods: Amazing nanostructures created by glancing-angle deposition
Just as landscape photographs shot in low-angle light dramatically accentuate subtle swales and mounds, depositing metal vapors at glancing angles turns a rough surface into amazing nanostructures with a vast range of potential ...
Intricate, curving 3-D nanostructures created using capillary action forces
ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Twisting spires, concentric rings, and gracefully bending petals are a few of the new three-dimensional shapes that University of Michigan engineers can make from carbon nanotubes using ...
Single-crystal films could advance solar cells (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cornell researchers have developed a new method to create a patterned single-crystal thin film of semiconductor material that could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells and batteries.
Scientist receives grant to develop hydrogen-powered, solar-inspired nano-battery
There's a big buzz today over future nanostructure devices performing specialized jobs in everything from electronics to medicine. But what's still needed are unconventional ways to power these tiny machines.
Magical BEANs: New nano-sized particles could provide mega-sized data storage
The ability of phase-change materials to readily and swiftly transition between different phases has made them valuable as a low-power source of non-volatile or “flash” memory and data storage. Now an ...
'Nanosprings' offer improved performance in biomedicine, electronics
Researchers at Oregon State University have reported the successful loading of biological molecules onto "nanosprings" - a type of nanostructure that has gained significant interest in recent years for its ...
New super strong alloy discovered
(PhysOrg.com) -- International team of researchers has discovered a new super-strength light alloy and had their key findings published in Nature Communications.