Nanophysics News

Fast computer control for molecular machines

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular machines to move a hundred thousand times faster ...

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Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments

MIT researchers have developed hardware that uses electric fields to move droplets of chemical or biological solutions around a surface, mixing them in ways that could be used to test thousands ...

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Team takes a deep look at memristors

In the race to build a computer that mimics the massive computational power of the human brain, researchers are increasingly turning to memristors, which can vary their electrical resistance ...

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Imaging system allows entire eye to be examined with one instrument

Eye exams may be getting quicker and easier, plus ophthalmologists may be able to save money on equipment, thanks to a new instrument developed by scientists in Poland and Spain. Unlike ...

Fri 19 Jan 18 from Gizmag

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Method uses DNA, nanoparticles and lithography to make optically active structures

Northwestern University researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind technique for creating entirely new classes of optical materials and devices that could lead to light bending and cloaking ...

Thu 18 Jan 18 from

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Atomically resolving images of beam-sensitive materials using transmission electron microscopy

Staff members at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have devised a methodology for the procurement of atomically resolved images of beam-sensitive materials using transmission ...

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The world's first all-silicon laser

Integrated silicon photonics incorporates microelectronics and optoelectronics, a combination expected to revolutionize a variety of fields such as communication, sensing, lighting, displays, ...

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Smart windows channel magnetic fluids to shade and heat rooms

Our future selves might look back and wonder how we ever handled having just plain old glass in our windows. Curtains or blinds might get the flick in favor of a variety of smart windows ...

Wed 17 Jan 18 from Gizmag

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2-D tin (stanene) without buckling: A possible topological insulator

An international research team led by Nagoya University synthesized planar stanene: 2-D sheets of tin atoms, analogous to graphene. Tin atoms were deposited onto the Ag(111) surface of silver. ...

Fri 19 Jan 18 from Eurekalert

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Building blocks to create metamaterials

Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zürich in Switzerland have created a method to systematically design metamaterials using principles of quantum mechanics.

Thu 18 Jan 18 from

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