Gold standards for nanoparticles

Understanding how small organic ions stabilize gold nanoparticles may allow for better control, say researchers in a new report.

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Information storage with a nanoscale twist

Discovery of a novel rotational force inside magnetic vortices makes it easier to design ultrahigh capacity disk drives, report scientists.

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Self-assembly technique could lead to long-awaited, simple method for making smaller microchip patterns

A new interface control technique for block co-polymer self-assembly could provide long-sought method for making even tinier patterns on microchips with lines just 9 nanometers wide.

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Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinum

A group researchers has developed a manufacturing method for electrocatalysts that only uses one hundredth of the amount of platinum generally used in commercial products. The activity achieved using the new material is similar to that of commercial electrocatalysts. The method is based on the special characteristics of carbon nanotubes.

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Flexible glass made for tiny medical devices

Researchers have developed new glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices. Led by electrical engineering professors, the researchers have found a way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex. The research opens up the ability to create a new family of lab-on-a-chip devices based on flexing glass.

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Hydrogen freed by nanoparticle duo

Heat treatment offers precise control over catalytic activity of metal sulfide nanoparticles, report scientists.

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Molecular ‘treasure maps’ to help discover new materials

Scientists have developed a new method which has the potential to revolutionise the way we search for, design and produce new materials.

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3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workers

Researchers have unlocked the key to transforming microscopic nanorings into smart materials that perform work at human-scale.

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World’s most efficient, environment-friendly solar cells

In the future, solar cells can become twice as efficient by employing a few smart little nano-tricks, suggest investigators in a new report.

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