Carbon nanotube 'wires' self-assemble in electric field
Introducing 'Teslaphoresis', where a Tesla coil and antenna remotely force powdered carbon nanotubes to assemble into electricity-conducting wires. Belinda
Nano 'hall of mirrors' causes molecules to mix with light
When a molecule emits a blink of light, it doesn't expect it to ever come back. However researchers have now managed to place single molecules in such a tiny optical cavity that emitted photons, or particles of light, return to the molecule before they have properly left. The energy oscillates back and forth between light and molecule, resulting in a complete mixing of the two.
DNA shaping up to be ideal framework for rationally designed nanostructures
A cube, an octahedron, a prism—these are among the polyhedral structures, or frames, made of DNA that scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed to connect nanoparticles into a variety of precisely structured three-dimensional (3D) lattices. The scientists also developed a method to integrate nanoparticles and DNA frames into interconnecting modules, expanding the diversity of possible structures.
Scientists Use Nanoparticles to Create a ‘Universal Treatment’ for Allergies
A new approach to treating allergies could could not only prevent them, but also strengthen the body's immune system.
Scientists Complete First Successful “Surgery” on a Nanoparticle
Chemists conducted the first site-specific surgery on a nanoparticle, affording it 10 times more photoluminescence, a property useful in many applications. They hope to generalize this technique so that any nanoparticle property could be enhanced.
Nanoparticles beat back atherosclerosis
Nanoparticles that find and destroy waxy plaques in blood vessels could be the next big treatment for heart disease.
Research alliance builds new transistor for 5nm technology
IBM, its Research Alliance partners Globalfoundries and Samsung, and equipment suppliers have developed an industry-first process to build silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5 nanometer (nm) chips. The details of the process will be presented at the 2017 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits conference in Kyoto, Japan. In less than two years since developing a 7nm test node chip with 20 billion transistors, scientists have paved the way for 30 billion switches on a…
Synthetic nanoparticles achieve the complexity of protein molecules
Chemists at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that synthetic nanoparticles can achieve the same level of structural complexity, hierarchy and accuracy as their natural counterparts - biomolecules. The study, published in Science, also reveals the atomic-level mechanisms behind nanoparticle self-assembly.