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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

Organics Energize Solar Cell Research

Oct. 1, 2015 — Scientists are using a new supercomputer to advance next-generation solar energy technologies by probing the functional interfaces found in organic and hybrid solar ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Toyohashi Tech researchers in cooperation with researchers at the National Institute of Technology, Kurume College have demonstrated the formation of composite nanoparticles of luminescent ZnO ... read more

Researchers Create First Entropy-Stabilized Complex Oxide Alloys

Sep. 29, 2015 — Materials researchers have created the first entropy-stabilized alloy that incorporates oxides -- and demonstrated conclusively that the crystalline structure of the material can be determined by ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — A new study puts us closer to do-it-yourself spray-on solar cell technology—promising third-generation solar cells utilizing a nanocrystal ink deposition that could make traditional expensive ... read more

Designed Defects in Liquid Crystals Can Guide Construction of Nanomaterials

Sep. 24, 2015 — Imperfections running through liquid crystals can be used as miniscule tubing, channeling molecules into specific positions to form new materials and nanoscale structures, according to engineers. The ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — With fossil-fuel sources dwindling, better biofuel cell design is a strong candidate in the energy field. In a new study, researchers and external collaborators synthesized and characterized a new ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — A detailed nano-mechanical study of mechanical degradation processes in silicon structures containing varying levels of lithium ions offers good news for researchers attempting to develop reliable ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — A new article discusses how DNA molecules can be assembled into tailored and complex nanostructures, and further, how these structures can find uses in therapeutics and bionanotechnological ... read more

Nanoparticles Could Boost Effectiveness and Reduce Side Effects of Allergy Shots

Sep. 23, 2015 — Whether triggered by cats, bees, pollen or mites, allergies are on the rise. And the bad news doesn't stop there. The only current therapy that treats their causes is allergen-specific ... read more

Extremely Dense: Approaching a Poorly Understood State of Matter

Sep. 23, 2015 — Warm dense matter displays characteristics of all other physical states at the same time, in apparent contradiction. Scientists have now developed a new simulation technique which overcomes the ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Semiconductor nanocrystals, or quantum dots, are tiny, nanometer-sized particles with the ability to absorb light and re-emit it with well-defined colors. With low-cost fabrication, long-term ... read more

Molecular Diagnostics at Home

Sep. 23, 2015 — Chemists have used DNA molecules to developed rapid, inexpensive medical diagnostic tests that take only a few minutes to perform. Their findings may aid efforts to build point-of-care devices for ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Physicists unveil a project known as Gecko Hamaker, a new computational and modeling software tool plus an open science database to aid those who design nano-scale ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Researchers around the globe are on a quest for materials capable of capturing and storing greenhouse gases. This shared goal led researchers to team up to explore the feasibility of vertically ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — The atoms that make up metallic glasses lack the orderly lattice structure present in most other crystalline solids. Researchers have now shown that within randomly packed clusters of atoms, a ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Atoms are the building blocks of all matter on Earth, and the patterns in which they are arranged dictate how strong, conductive or flexible a material will be. Now, scientists have used a powerful ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated working electronic circuits that have been produced in a radically new way, using methods that resemble Darwinian evolution. The size of these circuits is comparable to ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Single atoms or molecules imprisoned by laser light in a doughnut-shaped metal cage could unlock the key to advanced storage devices, computers and high-resolution ... read more

Physicists Defy Conventional Wisdom to Identify Ferroelectric Material

Sep. 17, 2015 — In a discovery that could open new pathways to find new materials for nanotechnology devices, physicists have found ferroelectricity could be induced in a thin sheet of strontium titanate. The ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Researchers have devised an ultra-thin invisibility 'skin' cloak that can conform to the shape of an object and conceal it from detection with visible light. Although this cloak is only ... read more

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