An international team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled that brittle diamonds can be bent and stretched elastically when made into ultrafine needles.
New biotechnology reported in the journal Nature Communications could make testing potential medicine for pulmonary fibrosis, one of the most common and serious forms of lung disease, quicker and less expensive. The innovation, lung-on-a-chip technology, relies on the same technology used to print electronic chips, photolithography.
A team of Lobachevsky University researchers headed by Prof. Vladimir Burdov investigates radiative properties of silicon nanocrystals having sizes of the order of one nanometer, with phosphorus or lithium impurity ion introduced into them. The scientists also examine the possibility of improving the optical characteristics of nanocrystals by introducing shallow donors, as well as the temperature dependence of these characteristics.
Molecular switch will facilitate the development of pioneering electro-optical devices.
Scientists from the universities of Bristol and Cambridge have found a way to create polymeric semiconductor nanostructures that absorb light and transport its energy further than previously observed.
Researchers using powerful supercomputers have found a way to generate microwaves with inexpensive silicon, a breakthrough that could dramatically cut costs and improve devices such as sensors in self-driving vehicles.
The shape of DNA can be changed with a range of triggers including copper and oxygen - according to new research from the University of East Anglia. The structure of DNA is widely accepted to exist as a double helix, but different DNA structures also exist. New research published today points to a range of triggers that can manipulate its shape.
Carbon nanotubes are supermaterials that can be stronger than steel and more conductive than copper, but they're rare because, until now, they've been incredibly expensive.
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are the first to successfully simulate an atomic nucleus using a quantum computer. The results, published in Physical Review Letters, demonstrate the ability of quantum systems to compute nuclear physics problems and serve as a benchmark for future calculations.
Paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Johannes Vermeer have been delighting art lovers for years. But it turns out that these works of art might be their own worst enemy -- the canvases they were painted on can deteriorate over time. In an effort to combat this aging process, one group is reporting in ACS Applied Nano Materials that nanomaterials can provide multiple layers of reinforcement.