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Physicists develop ultrasensitive nanomechanical biosensor

It can analyze the chemical composition of substances and detect biological objects, such as viral disease markers, which appear when the immune system responds to incurable or hard-to-cure diseases, including HIV, hepatitis, herpes, and many others.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2015

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Ultrasensitive magnetoplasmonic sensors with nano-antennas

Systems allowing label-free molecular-level detection are expected to have enormous impact on biochemical sciences. Research focuses on materials and technologies based on exploiting the coupling of light with electronic charge oscillations, the so-called localized surface plasmon resonances, in metallic nanostructured antennas.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2015

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Closing in on the phenomenon of superconductivity with a two-dimensional atomic gas

Scientists are using this special gas as a model system to more easily study the largely unknown mechanism of the superfluid phase transition in 2D structures. The researchers hope to gain new insight into the so-called room-temperature superconductor, a hypothetical material that does not require cooling to achieve lossless conduction of electricity.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2015

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Nanomaterial self-assembly imaged in real time

Researchers have for the first time visualized the growth of nanoscale chemical complexes in real time, demonstrating that processes in liquids at the scale of one-billionth of a meter can be documented as they happen.

Posted: Jun 8th, 2015

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Ultrafast heat conduction can manipulate nanoscale magnets

Scientists have uncovered physical mechanisms allowing the manipulation of magnetic information with heat. These new phenomena rely on the transport of thermal energy, in contrast to the conventional application of magnetic fields, providing a new, and highly desirable way to manipulate magnetization at the nanoscale.

Posted: Jun 8th, 2015

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New nanocomposite material as CO2 sensor

Material scientists have developed a new type of sensor that can measure carbon dioxide. Compared with existing sensors, it is much smaller, has a simpler construction, requires considerably less energy and has an entirely different functional principle.

Posted: Jun 8th, 2015

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