News tagged with self assembly

Switchable Nanostructures Made with DNA

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have found a new way to use a synthetic form of DNA to control the assembly of nanoparticles — this time resulting ...

Dec 21, 2009
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DNA brings materials to life

DNA-coated colloids have been used to create novel self-assembling materials in a breakthrough experiment by EPFL and University of Cambridge scientists.

Jun 13, 2013
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Nanotech Batteries for a New Energy Future

(PhysOrg.com) -- In order to save money and energy, many people are purchasing hybrid electric cars or installing solar panels on the roofs of their homes. But both have a problem -- the technology to store ...

Mar 19, 2009
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Researchers find new route to nano self-assembly

(PhysOrg.com) -- If the promise of nanotechnology is to be fulfilled, nanoparticles will have to be able to make something of themselves. An important advance towards this goal has been achieved by researchers ...

Oct 22, 2009
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Nanoscale origami from DNA

Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and Harvard University have thrown the lid off a new toolbox for building nanoscale structures out of DNA, with complex twisting and curving shapes. ...

Aug 06, 2009
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Self-rolled tubes make miniature electronics

(Phys.org)—With downscaling as one of the main pursuits in electronics research today, scientists and engineers are developing a variety of miniaturization strategies, from those involving powerful microscopes ...

Dec 12, 2012 feature
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Quantum effects in nanowires at room temperature

Nano technologists at the University of Twente research institute MESA+ have, for the first time, demonstrated quantum effects in tiny nanowires of iridium atoms. These effects, which occur at room temperature, ...

Aug 28, 2013
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