nanotechnology

Carbon Nanotubes ‘See’ Full Visible Spectrum

Carbon Nanotubes ‘See’ Full Visible Spectrum

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratory in Livermore, California have created the first carbon nanotube device capable of detecting light in the entire visible spectrum. This should enable scientists to study single molecules and how they react to light. The new ...

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Gold Nanorods Target Tumors

Gold Nanorods Target Tumors

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed tiny gold rods capable of singling out tumorous cells and destroying them without damaging nearby healthy tissue. The gold nanorods absorb energy from near infrared light and then focus that ...

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Electrospun Fibers Softer Than Silk

Electrospun Fibers Softer Than Silk

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a tissue-like material that is softer than silk and made up of fibers that are a thousand times thinner than a human hair. The unique fabric, according to the scientists, ...

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New Method Leads to Thinner Circuitry

New Method Leads to Thinner Circuitry

Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have developed a novel technique using two separate colors of light to reduce the size of circuitry employed in nanotechnology devices such as computer chips and solar cells. Existing methods of creating patterns ...

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New Generation Nanowire Assembly Technology

New Generation Nanowire Assembly Technology

Researchers at Penn State’s Nanofabrication Laboratory have developed a new technique for assembling nanowires which could eventually allow the development of handheld ultra-portable devices that can identify and instantly report on a broad array of substances. The new technology could ...

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Graphene-based Insulator Developed

Graphene-based Insulator Developed

Researchers at the University of Manchester have developed a revolutionary material named graphane (with an “a”). The new material was obtained from graphene through a technique that reacted graphene with other substances to materialize new compounds with distinctive characteristics, which ...

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Print Electronics with New Silver-Based Ink

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new ink that can be used in electronic and optoelectronic applications to produce flexible, stretchable, and spanning microelectrodes that transmit signals from one circuit element to another. The ink, which is ...

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250 DVDs on a Coin?

250 DVDs on a Coin?

Scientists at the University of California (UC) Berkeley, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have developed an easily executable technique whereby nanoscale elements can accurately assemble themselves over sizeable surfaces. This finding could inadvertently change the face of the data ...

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Single Atom Quantum Dots

Single Atom Quantum Dots

Researchers from the National Institute for Nanotechnology and the University of Alberta have created single atom quantum dots that are able to control individual electrons. The quantum dot was developed using a single atom of silicon, measuring less than one ...

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Tuning Graphene’s Nature

Tuning Graphene’s Nature

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have revealed an innovative technique for controlling the nature of graphene. This achievement brings academia and industry nearer to the realization of being able to mass produce graphene-based nanoelectronics. Graphene was uncovered in 2004 and ...

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