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Glowing, Nanoscale Diamond Optically Levitated By Researchers
2013-08-13 10:17:15

University of Rochester [ Watch The Video - Floating Nanodiamonds Light Measured For First Time ] Researchers at the University of Rochester have measured for the first time light emitted by photoluminescence from a nanodiamond levitating in free space. In a paper published this week in Optics Letters, they describe how they used a laser to trap nanodiamonds in space, and – using another laser – caused the diamonds to emit light at given frequencies. The experiment, led by Nick...

Researchers Discover A Tiny Twist In Bilayer Graphene That May Solve A Mystery
2013-08-12 16:36:44

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a unique new twist to the story of graphene, sheets of pure carbon just one atom thick, and in the process appear to have solved a mystery that has held back device development. Electrons can race through graphene at nearly the speed of light – 100 times faster than they move through silicon. In addition to being superthin...

2013-08-09 23:04:24

Transparency Market Research publishes new "Nanocomposites Market (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 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse full report with TOC :...

Salt Savior Of Tech Industry
2013-08-09 10:48:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Silicon nanostructures are used in everything from electronics to energy storage, but their production process is complex and costly. However, engineers from Oregon State University have identified a compound sitting in every kitchen that could reduce production costs and boost mass production of the tiny structures: table salt. According to a recently published report in the journal Scientific Reports, sodium chloride can melt and...

Size Matters In Nanocrystals' Ability To Adsorb And Release Gases
2013-08-07 08:02:53

Vanderbilt University More efficient catalytic converters on autos, improved batteries and more sensitive gas sensors are some of the potential benefits of a new system that can directly measure the manner in which nanocrystals adsorb and release hydrogen and other gases. The technique, which was developed by Vanderbilt University Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Rizia Bardhan, is described in a paper published online Aug. 4 by the journal Nature Materials....

Resonance In 'Artificial Atoms' Control Quantum Communication
2013-08-06 12:26:15

University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, together with colleagues in the US and Australia, have developed a method to control a quantum bit for electronic quantum communication in a series of quantum dots, which behave like artificial atoms in the solid state. The results have been published in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters. In a conventional computer, information is made up of bits, comprised of 0's and 1's. In a quantum...

2013-08-02 23:03:22

According to a new technical market research report, the global market for theranostic nanomaterial was valued at $112 billion in 2012. BCC Research expects the market to reach $188 billion by 2017, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.8% for the period 2012 to 2017. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, NANOMATERIALS IN THERANOSTICS: GLOBAL MARKETS (Report code: HLC144A) from BCC Research...

2013-08-01 15:49:33

In this month's edition of Physics World, a group of physicists describe how unique structures in the natural world are inspiring scientists to develop new types of materials with unprecedented properties. From adhesive tape inspired by the toes of geckos to a potential flaw-resistant coating of aeroplanes inspired by mother of pearl, the attractiveness centers on one concept -- hierarchical design. When materials have a hierarchical design, the overall structure is made up of much...


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