nanoscale Archive

nanoscaleAtom thin magnetic memory

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Researchers report that they used stacks of ultrathin materials to exert unprecedented control over the flow of electrons based on the direction of their spins — where the electron “spins” are analogous to tiny, subatomic magnets. The materials that they …

nanoscaleAtom thin magnetic memory

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Researchers report that they used stacks of ultrathin materials to exert unprecedented control over the flow of electrons based on the direction of their spins — where the electron “spins” are analogous to tiny, subatomic magnets. The materials that they …

bottom up nanotechnologyNanomachine made from DNA nanorings

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Researchers from the USA, University of Bonn and the research institute Caesar in Bonn have used nanostructures to construct a tiny machine that constitutes a rotatory motor and can move in a specific direction. The researchers used circular structures from …

lasersPhotonic precision measurement chip shows mass production of quantum sensors is possible

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Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a chip on which laser light interacts with a tiny cloud of atoms to serve as a miniature toolkit for measuring important quantities such as length with quantum …

nanoscaleSolving the issues around connecting nanowires to single atom qubits

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NIST researchers have pioneered a process that drastically simplifies fabrication of the kind of nanoscale microchip features that may soon form the basis of a quantum computer, among other applications. Instead of conventional 1-or-0 computer bits stored in the form …

cienceOpto-thermoelectric Nanotweezers on path to commercialized nano-particle manipulators integrated to smartphones

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Yuebing Zheng, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, is working toward with his “nanotweezers” — a new tool for handling nanoparticles using light that could create opportunities for innovations in nanotechnology and individual health …

materialsAtomic lattice crystal seamlessly sewn together to make atomically thin fabrics

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Scientists with the University of Chicago and Cornell University revealed a technique to “sew” two patches of crystals seamlessly together at the atomic level to create atomically-thin fabrics. The team wanted to do this by stitching different fabric-like, three-atom-thick crystals. …

lasersScalable and cost-effective manufacturing of nanothin film devices

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Engineers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Oregon State University are developing a new method of processing nanomaterials that could lead to faster and cheaper manufacturing of flexible thin film devices – from touch screens to window coatings, according to a …

DNAElectrically controlled DNA robot arm is 100,000 times faster – millisecond moves enable molecular factories

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Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular machines to move a hundred thousand times faster than with the biochemical processes used to date. This makes nanobots fast …

3dLawrence Livermore unlocks 3D printing to smaller than 150 nanometer features

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography (TPL), a high-resolution 3D printing technique capable of producing nanoscale features smaller than one-hundredth the width of a human hair. The findings unleashes …