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Researchers create nano-bot to probe inside human cells

Researchers have built a set of magnetic 'tweezers' that can position a nanoscale bead inside a human cell with unprecedented precision. The nano-bot has already been used to study the properties of cancer cells, and could lead to enhanced diagnosis and treatment.

Mar 13th, 2019

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X-ray analysis of carbon nanostructures helps material design

Nanostructures made of carbon are extremely versatile: they can absorb ions in batteries and supercapacitors, store gases, and desalinate water. How well they cope with the task at hand depends largely on the structural features of the nanopores. A new study has now shown that structural changes that occur due to morphology transition with increasing temperature of the synthesis can also be measured directly -- using small-angle X-ray scattering.

Mar 13th, 2019

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Harnessing active matter for nanoscale applications

A new NSF grant will support a five-year project to develop a unique system of microscale self-propelled particles (SPPs) that will enable them to control the movement and interaction of colloidal SPPs (moving microparticles suspended in a liquid) in unprecedented ways.

Mar 12th, 2019

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Device that 'shakes' light a breakthrough In photonics

Researchers have developed a device that combines mechanical vibration and optical fields to better control light particles. The device has demonstrated an efficient on-chip shaping of photons enabled by nanomechanics driven at microwave frequencies.

Mar 12th, 2019

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