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Triboelectric nanogenerator extracts energy from ocean waves

Researchers are aiming to use ocean waves to produce energy by making use of contact electrification between a patterned plastic nanoarray and water. They have introduced an inexpensive and simple prototype of a triboelectric nanogenerator that could be used to produce energy and as a chemical or temperature sensor.

Posted: Oct 14th, 2013

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Nanotechnology team writes artificial cell membranes onto graphene

Researchers around Dr. Michael Hirtz from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan from the University of Manchester have developed a new method to produce artificial membranes: Using a nanoscaled tip, they write tailored patches of phospholipid membrane onto a graphene substrate.

Posted: Oct 14th, 2013

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Quantum conductors benefit from growth on smooth foundations

Researchers in the United States and China have teamed to develop a speedway for future devices, an exotic type of electrical conductor called a topological insulator (TI). In a new paper in the journal AIP Advances, the international collaborators report that they grew two types of TI materials inside an ultra-high vacuum chamber on both smooth and rough surfaces and then evaluated their abilities to transport electrons.

Posted: Oct 11th, 2013

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Graphene Flagship has set sails

The Graphene Flagship - one of Europe's first ten-year, 1,000 million Euro flagships in Future and Emerging Technologies - was launched during a ceremony in Gothenburg today.

Posted: Oct 11th, 2013

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Toward single-molecule microscopy and spectroscopy on smartphones

New work opens the fascinating prospects of single-molecule microscopy and spectroscopy on a smart phone. One can now speculate on the possible applications of such a portable imaging device and on the perspectives it may open in different fields of science and technology.

Posted: Oct 11th, 2013

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