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Humidity switches molecular diode off and on

An international group of scientists from Leiden, Delft, Bern and Chuo has developed the first switchable molecular diode, which can be turned on and off through humidity. It also functions as a humidity sensor at the nanoscale. ...

dateDec 04, 2017 in Nanophysics
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Designing a golden nanopill

Imagine a microscopic gold pill that could travel to a specific location in your body and deliver a drug just where it is needed. This is the promise of plasmonic nanovesicles.

dateNov 30, 2017 in Nanophysics
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Nano-sensor measures tension of tissue fibres

Bacteria are able to attach themselves to tissue fibres with the aid of a 'nano-adhesive'. Just how they achieve this was investigated a few years ago by Viola Vogel, Professor of Applied Mechanobiology at ETH Zurich, using ...

dateNov 28, 2017 in Nanophysics
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