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2013-07-26 18:52:59

University of Akron researchers have developed new materials that function on a nanoscale, which could lead to the creation of lighter laptops, slimmer televisions and crisper smartphone visual displays. Known as "giant surfactants" – or surface films and liquid solutions – the researchers, led by Stephen Z.D. Cheng, dean of UA's College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, used a technique known as nanopatterning to combine functioning molecular...

2013-07-26 18:41:05

Article in the journal 'Applied Physics Letters' shows how to boost performance for commonly used devices The mineral molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which, when solid, behaves in many ways like grease, has semiconducting properties that make it a promising alternative to silicon or graphene in electronic devices. It also strongly absorbs visible light, and so it has been widely employed in light-sensing photodetectors, which are used in a wide range of technologies, such as environmental...

2013-07-26 12:24:15

Article in the Journal "Applied Physics Letters" Shows How to Boost Performance for Commonly Used Devices WASHINGTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mineral molybdenum disulfide (MoS(2)), which, when solid, behaves in many ways like grease, has semiconducting properties that make it a promising alternative to silicon or graphene in electronic devices. It also strongly absorbs visible light, and so it has been widely employed in light-sensing photodetectors, which are...

Blood Clotting With Gold Nanoparticles
2013-07-26 10:23:00

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MIT researchers have developed an exciting new use for gold nanoparticles. Controlled by an infrared laser, the particles can be used to turn blood clotting on and off. This could be especially useful to doctors who are trying to control clotting during surgery and could promote faster, safer healing after surgery. Using blood thinners is the only way doctors can currently control the body's natural clotting mechanism. This is...

Making Water Droplets Dance
2013-07-23 04:59:10

[ Watch the Video: Magnetic Droplets on a Superhydrophobic Surface ] Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are experimenting with non-dissapative droplet patterns to study reversible switching between static and dynamic self-assembly. Researchers from Aalto University and Paris Tech studied water droplets containing nanoparticles on a strong water repellent surface to observe the self-assembly process. A video demonstrating the mesmerizing phenomena was posted...

Record Broken By Stanford Scientists For Thinnest Light-absorber
2013-07-18 13:12:21

Stanford University Stanford University scientists have created the thinnest, most efficient absorber of visible light on record. The nanosize structure, thousands of times thinner than an ordinary sheet of paper, could lower the cost and improve the efficiency of solar cells, according to the scientists. Their results are published in the current online edition of the journal Nano Letters. "Achieving complete absorption of visible light with a minimal amount of material is highly...

2013-07-17 12:29:09

ALBANY, New York, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) has released a new market report titled "Nanocomposites (Carbon Nanotubes, Polymer Metal Fiber, Nanofibers, Graphene, Nanoplatelet and Others) Market for Automotive, Aviation, Electronics, Energy, Construction, Healthcare, Plastics, Military, Consumer Goods and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 -...

Making Nanoscale Measurements Of Plasmonic Nanomaterials
2013-07-16 15:21:59

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have shown how to make nanoscale measurements of critical properties of plasmonic nanomaterials -- the specially engineered nanostructures that modify the interaction of light and matter for a variety of applications, including sensors, cloaking (invisibility), photovoltaics and therapeutics. Their technique is one of the few...

2013-07-15 23:04:53

The Graphene Electronics Market [413 Pages Report] categorizes the global market by Materials (PV, Electronics), by Devices (Supercapacitors, Transistors, Spintronics, Sensors, ICs & Chips, Lenses), by Products (Computing, Consumer, Memory, Display), by Developments (Nanotubes & Ribbons, Fullerenes), and by Geography. (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 According to a new market research report "Graphene Electronics Market: Materials (PV, Electronics), Devices (Supercapacitors,...

New Form Of Carbon: Grossly Warped 'Nanographene'
2013-07-15 15:15:00

Boston College Bucking planarity, contorted sheets of graphene alter physical, optical and electronic properties of new material Chemists at Boston College and Nagoya University in Japan have synthesized the first example of a new form of carbon, the team reports in the most recent online edition of the journal Nature Chemistry. The new material consists of multiple identical pieces of grossly warped graphene, each containing exactly 80 carbon atoms joined together in a network of 26...