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A new single-molecule tool to observe enzymes at work

Scientists have created an innovative tool to directly detect the delicate, single-molecule interactions between DNA and enzymatic proteins. Their approach provides a new platform to view and record these nanoscale interactions in real time.

Posted: Sep 28th, 2015

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New method for building on an atomic scale

Scientists have pioneered a new way of manipulating several thousand atoms at a time, paving the way for building nanoscale electronic devices more quickly and easily at room temperature.

Posted: Sep 28th, 2015

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Biomimetic dental prosthesis

Material researchers are developing a procedure that allows them to mimic the complex fine structure of biological composite materials, such as teeth or seashells. They can thus create synthetic materials that are as hard and tough as their natural counterparts.

Posted: Sep 28th, 2015

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Supercapacitors from scrap tires

Some of the 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States alone could be used in supercapacitors for vehicles and the electric grid using a new technology.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2015

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Rsearchers produce first 2D perovskite hybrid sheets

To the growing list of two-dimensional semiconductors, such as graphene, boron nitride, and molybdenum disulfide, whose unique electronic properties make them potential successors to silicon in future devices, you can now add hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites. However, unlike the other contenders, which are covalent semiconductors, these 2D hybrid perovskites are ionic materials, which gives them special properties of their own.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2015

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Proposed standards for triboelectric nanogenerators could facilitate comparisons

To provide a means for both comparing and selecting these energy-harvesting nanogenerators for specific applications, the Georgia Institute of Technology research group that pioneered the triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) technology has now proposed a set of standards for quantifying device performance. The proposal evaluates both the structural and materials performance of the four major types of TENG devices.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2015

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Organic electronics with an edge

Two-dimensional organic lattices are easier and safer to work with than inorganic materials for spintronic and quantum computing applications.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2015

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