nanotechnology Archive

nanotechnologyMethod for controlling nanomotors

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Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the first method for selecting and switching the mechanical motion of nanomotors among multiple modes with simple visible light as the stimulus. The capability of mechanical reconfiguration could lead to …

carbon nanotubesBreakthrough Carbon nanotube bundles are over 20 times stronger than Kevlar

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Finally ultralong (several centimeter) carbon nanotube fibers have been made into stronger bundles. The tensile strength of CNTBs (Carbon nanotube bundles) is at least 9–45 times that of other materials. If a more rigorous engineering definition is used, the tensile …

canadaCanada has future tech leadership with quantum computers, AI, nanotechnology, fusion and molten salt

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In 2018, Canada is ranked tenth in the world in nominal GDP. It is a rich developed country. Despite having an economy that is 11 times smaller than the USA or 7 times smaller than China, Canada has world competitive …

molecular nanotechnologyElectron-Beam Manipulation of individual atoms

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The scanning tunneling microscope has been able to move atoms over surfaces since the late 1980s. Now, the scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) is able to reliably focus an electron beam with sub-atomic precision, allowing scientists to directly see each …

brontoflopsNon-von Neumann zettaFLOPS supercomputers, yottaFLOPS cryogenic supercomputers and beyond with molecular nanotechnology

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Thomas Sterling has retracted his prediction that we will never reach ZettaFLOP computers. He now predicts zettaFLOPS can be achieved in less than 10 years if innovations in non-von Neumann architecture can be scaled. With a change to cryogenic technologies, …

carbon nanotubesCheap, mass produced solvent can scalably make Carbon nanotube-based dough

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Northwestern University’s Jiaxing Huang is ready to reignite carbon nanotube research. And he’s doing so with a common chemical that was once used in household cleaners. By using an inexpensive, already mass produced, simple solvent called cresol, Huang has discovered …

DNADNA nanomachines cartwheels for 100X the speed of previous DNA devices

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Arizona State University Professor Hao Yan and his colleagues describe an innovative DNA walker, capable of rapidly traversing a prepared track. Rather than slow, tentative steps across a surface, the new DNA acrobat cartwheels head over heels, covering ground 10 …

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 …

carbon nanotubesProto-molecular nanotechnology – Programmable Molecular Fabrication of trillions of functionalized carbon nanotubes

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New York-based Mattershift has managed to create large-scale carbon nanotube (CNT) membranes that are able to combine and separate individual molecules. Mattershift designs and manufactures nanotube membranes for carbon-zero fuels, health and performance optimized air and water, and precision medicine. …

darpaDARPA funds nanoscale magnetic materials for super computer memory and quantum info processing

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A team of Ohio State researchers has received a $6.34 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop novel magnetic materials by unlocking the power of skyrmions, nanoscale spin textures that offer promise for storage miniaturization. …