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Analytical Chemistry Apr 23, 2021

Synthesis method expands material possibilities

Since the beginning of civilization, humans have exploited new materials to improve their lives, from the prehistoric Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age to the modern Silicon Age. With each period came technological breakthroughs ...

Materials Science Apr 22, 2021

New AI tool calculates materials' stress and strain based on photos

Isaac Newton may have met his match.

Nanomaterials Apr 22, 2021

Researchers create long-sought zigzag-edged carbon nanobelts

NUS chemists have developed a strategy for the atomically precise synthesis of fully conjugated zigzag-edged carbon nanobelts (CNBs). The obtained molecule, known as octabenzo[12]cyclacene, is acknowledged as one of the first ...

Bio & Medicine Mar 26, 2021

Single-stranded DNA as supramolecular template for highly organized palladium nanowires

Nanowires are vital components for future nanoelectronics, sensors, and nanomedicine. To achieve the required complexity, it is necessary to control the position and growth of the metal chains on an atomic level. In the journal ...

Nanophysics Mar 25, 2021

Exploring the nanoworld in 3D

Imagine a cube on which light is projected by a flashlight. The cube reflects the light in a particular way, so simply spinning the cube or moving the flashlight makes it possible to examine each aspect and deduce information ...

Nanomaterials Mar 10, 2021

Adaptive microelectronics reshape independently and detect environment for first time

Flexible and adaptive microelectronics is considered an innovation driver for new and more effective biomedical applications. These include, for example, the treatment of damaged nerve bundles, chronic pain, or the control ...

Biotechnology Feb 23, 2021

Scientists use DNA origami to monitor CRISPR gene targeting

The remarkable genetic scissors called CRISPR/Cas9, the discovery that won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sometimes cut in places that they are not designed to target. Though CRISPR has completely changed the pace of ...

Quantum Physics Feb 18, 2021

Blueprint for fault-tolerant qubits

Building a universal quantum computer is a challenging task because of the fragility of quantum bits, or qubits for short. To deal with this problem, various types of error correction have been developed. Conventional methods ...

Nanomaterials Feb 16, 2021

Nanotechnologies reduce friction and improve durability of materials

A team of scientists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI and Immanuel Kant Baltic State Federal University suggested using innovative thin films to considerably reduce friction and thus increase the durability ...

Quantum Physics Feb 11, 2021

A new quantum switch for electronics

A Russian physicist and his international colleagues studied a quantum point contact (QCP) between two conductors with external oscillating fields applied to the contact. They found that, for some types of contacts, an increase ...

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