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Nanotechnology helps track and improve drug action in pancreatic cancer

Scientists have been able to show ways in which we can markedly improve drug targeting of solid tumors, using tiny 'biosensors' along with new advanced imaging techniques. In real time and in three dimensions, these technologies can show us how cancers spread and how active cancer cells respond to a particular drug.

Posted: Jun 12th, 2013

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Polymer nanoreactors create uniform nanocrystals

Using star-shaped block co-polymer structures as tiny reaction vessels, researchers have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions and architectures - including metallic, ferroelectric, magnetic, semiconductor and luminescent nanocrystals.

Posted: Jun 11th, 2013

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'Popcorn' particle pathways promise better lithium-ion batteries

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have confirmed the particle-by-particle mechanism by which lithium ions move in and out of electrodes made of lithium iron phosphate, findings that could lead to better performance in lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, medical equipment and aircraft.

Posted: Jun 11th, 2013

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Why the shape of nanoparticles matters

A new study found that the shape of nanoparticles can enhance drug targeting. According to this study, rod-shaped nanoparticles - or nanorods - as opposed to spherical nanoparticles, appear to adhere more effectively to the surface of endothelial cells that line the inside of blood vessels.

Posted: Jun 10th, 2013

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World's first large(wafer)-scale production of III-V semiconductor nanowire

The research team demonstrated a novel method to epitaxially synthesize structurally and compositionally homogeneous and spatially uniform ternary InAsyP1-y nanowire on Si at wafer-scale using metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). The high quality of the nanowires is reflected in the remarkably narrow PL and X-ray peak width and extremely low ideality factor in the InAsyP1-y nanowire/Si diode.

Posted: Jun 10th, 2013

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