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On the way to 'smart' microrobots (w/video)

Researchers have developed a micromachine that can perform different actions. First nanomagnets in the components of the microrobots are magnetically programmed and then the various movements are controlled by magnetic fields.

Nov 6th, 2019

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Novel nanostructures could make smartphones more efficient

Researchers are pushing the boundaries of the laws of physics, developing nanocomposite materials and nanoelectronic circuits to greatly improve energy, thermal and computing performance. This could make smartphones and other electronics more efficient and boost the potential of solar power.

Nov 6th, 2019

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Perovskite solar cells get an upgrade

Through the strategic use of the element indium to replace some of the lead in perovskites, materials scientists say they're better able to engineer the defects in cesium-lead-iodide solar cells that affect the compound?s band gap, a critical property in solar cell efficiency.

Nov 5th, 2019

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Why is ice so slippery?

The answer lies in a film of water that is generated by friction, one that is far thinner than expected and much more viscous than usual water through its resemblance to the 'snow cones' of crushed ice we drink during the summer.

Nov 5th, 2019

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Ultrafast quantum motion in a nanoscale trap detected

Researchers have reported the detection of a picosecond electron motion in a silicon transistor. This study presents a new protocol for measuring ultrafast electronic dynamics in an effective time-resolved fashion of picosecond resolution.

Nov 5th, 2019

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Light-based 'tractor beam' assembles materials at the nanoscale

Researchers have developed a method that could make reproducible manufacturing at the nanoscale possible. The team adapted a light-based technology employed widely in biology - known as optical traps or optical tweezers - to operate in a water-free liquid environment of carbon-rich organic solvents, thereby enabling new potential applications.

Nov 4th, 2019

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