New method for studying individual defects in transistors
Dec 06, 2016
Scientists from the University of Twente's MESA+ Research Institute have developed a method for studying individual defects in transistors. All computer chips, which are each made up of huge numbers of transistors, contain ...
Scientist designs lamp light operative photodynamic molecules for tumor therapy
Dec 05, 2016
UMass Medical School scientist Gang Han, PhD, and his team have designed a new class of molecules used in photodynamic therapy that are able to direct lamp light deep into tissue to kill cancer tumors.
World's first gas sensor to apply a new principle for graphene use
Dec 05, 2016
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the world's first successful development of an exquisitely sensitive gas sensor based on a new principle that takes advantage of graphene, a material in which carbon atoms are arranged ...
Coaxial nanotubes used to improve performance of lithium-sulfur batteries
Dec 05, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the University of Texas has found that using coaxial nanotubes can improve the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries (Li-S). In their paper published in the journal Nano Letters, the ...
New aspect of atom mimicry for nanotechnology applications
Dec 02, 2016
In nanotechnology control is key. Control over the arrangements and distances between nanoparticles can allow tailored interaction strengths so that properties can be harnessed in devices such as plasmonic sensors. Now researchers ...
How laser annealing technology can lead to production of ultrathin nanomaterials
Dec 01, 2016
Smart phones have shiny flat AMOLED displays. Behind each single pixel of these displays hide at least two silicon transistors which were mass-manufactured using laser annealing technologies. While the traditional methods ...
Proposed quantum nano-MRI could generate images with angstrom-level resolution
Dec 01, 2016 feature
(Phys.org)—Similar to the way that a conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine uses large magnets to generate 3D images, physicists have developed a proposal for a quantum nano-MRI machine that would use the ...
Team combines quantum physics and photosynthesis to make discovery that could lead to highly efficient solar cells
Nov 30, 2016
A University of California, Riverside assistant professor has combined photosynthesis and physics to make a key discovery that could help make solar cells more efficient. The findings were recently published in the journal ...
Researchers load nanocarriers to deliver chemotherapy drugs and imaging molecules to tumors
Nov 29, 2016
A conundrum of cancer is the tumor's ability to use our bodies as human shields to deflect treatment. Tumors grow among normal tissues and organs, often giving doctors few options but to damage, poison or remove healthy parts ...
Nanotechnology a 'green' approach to treating liver cancer
Nov 29, 2016
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 700,000 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year. Currently, the only cure for the disease is to surgically remove the cancerous part of the liver or ...