Detecting radio waves with entangled atoms

Ultra-sensitive receiver also blocks unwanted signals. […] Read More

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Ferroelectric phenomenon proven viable for oxide electrodes, disproving predictions

Scientists have disproved the theory that oxide electrodes destabilize ferroelectric phenomena called flux-closure domains in ferroelectric thin films. […] Read More

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Bacterial biofilms, begone

Researchers have created a new material that inhibits biofilm formation of a virulent superbug. […] Read More

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Hybrid nanoparticle photoinitiator for 3D-printing in water

These novel nanoparticles could allow for the creation of bio-friendly 3D printed structures, further the development of biomedical accessories and drive progress in traditional industries such as plastics. […] Read More

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It’s never too cold for quantum

The peculiar characteristics demonstrated by ‘quantum critical points’ at absolute zero remain one of the great unsolved mysteries of science. […] Read More

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Foldable like an accordion: Bending individual nanostructures

After bending, the tetrapods automatically retain its original shape, without suffering any damage. […] Read More

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Nanomanufacturing approach to rapidly optimize and fabricate quasi-random photonic nanostructures

Quasi-periodic and random patterns in nature can exhibit extraordinary functions, such as iridescent color in bird wings, strong adhesion in gecko feet, and water repellency from lotus leaves. However, nature-inspired 3D nanostructures can be prohibitively expensive to make using modern nanoscale manufacturing processes. In new work, researchers a design approach integrated with scalable nanomanufacturing that can rapidly optimize and fabricate quasi-random photonic nanostructures. […] Read More

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Nanogaps improve optical sensor

New optical device could help detect drugs, bomb-making chemicals and more. […] Read More

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Extracting hydrogen from water cheaply and efficiently

Researchers discovered a new class of cheap and efficient catalyst to facilitate the water splitting process. […] Read More

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Carbon nanotubes form first known tunable room-temperature quantum emitters at telecom wavelengths

Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing. […] Read More

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A semiconductor that can beat the heat

A newly discovered collective rattling effect in a type of crystalline semiconductor blocks most heat transfer while preserving high electrical conductivity. […] Read More

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New nanocluster MRI contrast agent tested on big animals

Experiments in dogs, rabbits and monkeys show the efficacy and biocompatibility of a new MRI/MRA contrast agent in detecting stroke. […] Read More

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Bubbles help new catalysts self-optimize

Scientists have predicted and created new two-dimensional electrocatalysts to extract hydrogen from water with high performance and low cost. […] Read More

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Energy storage solution combines polymers and nanosheets

A new, lightweight composite material for energy storage in flexible electronics, electric vehicles and aerospace applications has been experimentally shown to store energy at operating temperatures well above current commercial polymers. […] Read More

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Scientists watch artificial atoms assemble into perfect lattices with many uses

A serendipitous discovery lets researchers spy on this self-assembly process for the first time. What they learn will help them fine-tune precision materials for electronics, catalysis and more. […] Read More

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New research could make dew droplets so small, they’re invisible

By better understanding the behavior of water in its smallest form, researchers could be improving the efficiency of removing condensation in a major way. […] Read More

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One-nanometer trimetallic alloy particles created

A research group succeeded in developing precisely controlled alloy nanoparticles ‘multimetallic nanoclusters (MNCs)’ made of three metals: copper, platinum, and gold. They also discovered that MNCs show catalytic activity that is 24 times greater than commercially available carbon-supported platinum catalysts in the oxidization of hydrocarbons using oxygen in the air. […] Read More

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Wood is made into an electrical conductor by turning its surface into graphene

Scientists used a laser to blacken a thin film pattern onto a block of pine. The pattern is laser-induced graphene. […] Read More

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Graphene-based tattoo-like skin biosensors

Researchers have developed a stretchable and transparent graphene-based electronic tattoo (GET) sensor that is only hundreds of nanometers thick but demonstrates high electrical and mechanical performance. They show that a GET can be fabricated through a simple wet-transfer/dry-patterning process directly on tattoo paper, allowing it to be transferred on human skin exactly like a temporary tattoo, except this sensor is transparent. Due to its ultra-thinness, a GET can fully conform…

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Novel technique uses graphene to create solar cells to be mounted on surfaces

Researchers develop a novel technique using graphene to create solar cells they can mount on surfaces ranging from glass to plastic to paper and tape. […] Read More

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Metal instability achieves energy-efficient nanotechnology

Researchers show their nanowire resonators can be used to miniaturize energy-efficient electronics. […] Read More

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Amplification on a chip: Research raises hope for erbium-based integrated photonics device

The discovery attains a decades-long goal in the field of photonic integration, in which different small optical components are tightly combined for better performance and ease of fabrication. […] Read More

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Single molecular layer and thin silicon beam enable nanolaser operation at room temperature

For the first time, researchers have built a nanolaser that uses only a single molecular layer, placed on a thin silicon beam, which operates at room temperature. […] Read More

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New light-activated catalyst grabs CO2 to make ingredients for fuel

New study shows potential for new crystalline material to advance clean fuel technology while reducing greenhouse gas. […] Read More

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Brain-like computing comes closer in big artificial intelligence retina project

Nanomaterials for neuromorphic computing in artificial intelligence retina receives major funding. […] Read More

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Scientists discover new magnet with nearly massless charge carriers

The recent discoveries of topological materials hold great promise for use in energy saving electronics. […] Read More

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MOF nanomaterials show promise for chillers

New research may ultimately help lower energy consumption for air conditioning by engineering tiny porous materials to hold onto a large amount of refrigerant gases. […] Read More

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Broadband light sources with liquid core

Scientists generate supercontinuum light source using liquid core optical fibers and reveal a new type of soliton dynamics. […] Read More

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On-chip pumps achieve high-speed sorting of large cells

Scientists developed a high-speed cell sorting method of large cells with high-viability using dual on-chip pumps. […] Read More

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PI’s New $15MM R+D Center – Commitment to Future Precision Engineering Innovations

The doors are open of it’s new 108,000sqft technology facility at worldwide headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany. […] Read More

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