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Electronics at the nanoscale: challenges and opportunities for making metal nanowires
Mar 26, 2019 04:00 JST
Silver, gold and copper nanowires are leading contenders for next-generation nanoscale devices, however greater understanding of how they work and improved production methods are needed before they can be widely used, explains a recent review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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The Future of Stretchable Electronics
Mar 24, 2019 16:00 JST
Stretchable electronics is emerging as a promising new technology for next-generation wearable devices, according to a review published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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Progress in Self-assembling Nanomaterials
Feb 07, 2019 20:00 JST
Collaboration between material scientists, biologists and chemists could advance the development of self-assembling nanomaterials, called nanoarchitectonics, argues a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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Using Big Databases to find Superconductors of the Future
Jan 07, 2019 14:00 JST
Japanese researchers have found an approach to more quickly and successfully identify superconducting materials.
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Out of the fog: honeycomb films
Nov 23, 2018 08:00 JST
Researchers are producing honeycomb-shaped films using an approach that mimics what happens when we breathe on a glass surface. The films have potential use in numerous applications, from tissue regeneration and bio-sensing to solar cells, explains an article in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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Energizing heat for smart appliances
Nov 21, 2018 07:00 JST
Scientists are getting closer to designing thermoelectric materials that efficiently harvest heat from the surrounding environment and convert it into electricity to power various devices and appliances, according to a review of the latest research in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. Devices made with these materials could avoid the need to recharge, change and dispose of batteries.
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Printing the 'Soft' Robots of the Future
Mar 12, 2018 14:30 JST
Three-dimensional printing offers unique advantages, but still faces many challenges, for fabricating small, flexible robots that can navigate through the human body and other confined spaces, according to a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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Moving beyond graphene
Feb 01, 2018 19:30 JST
Chemists are working to synthesize the next generation of super materials for high-performance electronics, solar cells, photodetectors and quantum computers. While they have made progress with compound materials, they have not yet succeeded in developing unaltered or "freestanding" materials for such devices, according to a review published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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Simple Biomechanical Test could aid Implant Success
Oct 10, 2017 21:00 JST
The quality of the tissue-implant interface is key to the success of implant integration. High-output benchtop screening can help developers in assessing the complex interplay between biomaterials and the body to better prepare for clinical trials, highlights a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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Japan pivotal in advancing energy storage and conversion materials
Sep 12, 2017 18:00 JST
The field of solid-state ionics originated in Europe, but Japanese scientists have significantly advanced it over the past 70 years, according to a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM).
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A new path to safer, solid batteries
Sep 04, 2017 23:00 JST
Researchers have identified new solid materials that could lead to the manufacture of non-toxic lithium-ion batteries, according to a study recently published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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From iPad to iPaper
Sep 04, 2017 01:00 JST
Imagine folding up a paper-thin computer tablet like a newspaper. It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but such flexible electronics are moving closer to reality, according to a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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The Game Algorithm that could Improve Materials Design
Aug 23, 2017 19:00 JST
Designing advanced materials is a complex process, with many potential combinations for precisely placing atoms within a structure. But now, scientists have developed a new tool that helps determine the ideal placements - thanks to an algorithm that identifies the best moves to win computer games, according to a study recently published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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Printed 'coffee rings' avoided with nanofibers
May 10, 2017 22:30 JST
Drying is an important part of printing words and electronics. Particles suspended in liquid are applied to a surface and the liquid evaporates leaving the particles behind.
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Uncompromising on Organic Solar Cells
Mar 08, 2017 02:30 JST
Researchers developed a semi-transparent organic solar cell that achieves better efficiency and transparency than existing ones, according to a recent study in the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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Detecting Mercury with Gold
Mar 07, 2017 20:10 JST
Mercury is harmful even in small amounts. Detecting it currently requires expensive equipment. Researchers are working on a faster and cheaper alternative: a portable sensor that can perform a rapid analysis in the field. The key is finding something small and accurate enough to do the job.
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Imprinting Technology Improves Transistor-Based Biosensors
Feb 28, 2017 18:45 JST
Korean researchers are improving the fabrication of transistor-based biosensors by using silicon nanowires on their surface.
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Improving DNA-Detecting Transistors
Feb 24, 2017 20:30 JST
Researchers in India and Japan have developed an improved method for using graphene-based transistors to detect disease-causing genes.
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The Highs and Lows of Regenerative Medicine
Nov 09, 2016 07:30 JST
Scientists from the University of Malaya in Malaysia, Dr. Belinda Pingguan-Murphy et al., together with Prof. Sheikh Ali Akbar of Ohio State University, reviewed the most recent research on how the nanoscale topographies affect cellular regenerative responses.
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Shining Light on Disease
Nov 05, 2016 07:20 JST
Scientists use fragments of RNA and DNA with specific nucleotide sequences to identify others with complementary sequences, indicating, for example, the presence of a specific kind of virus.
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A Chain of Life for a Rare Neurodegenerative Disease
Nov 03, 2016 20:00 JST
The by-products of cellular processes need to be removed and degraded for cells to function normally. Tiny spherical vesicles, called lysosomes, act as the cell's main waste disposal system. Genetic abnormalities that affect them lead to waste accumulation inside cells.
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Imaging the Inside of Cells Using Polymeric Nanoparticles
Nov 01, 2016 07:00 JST
Nanoparticles are particles that are smaller than 100 nanometers. They are typically obtained from metals and, because of their tiny size, have unique properties that make them useful for biomedical applications.
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The Healing Potential of Crab Shells
Oct 24, 2016 23:00 JST
A review of the latest research shows that combining a sugar, obtained from crab and shrimp shells, with a variety of nanomaterials could lead to the development of biomedical applications that enhance bone regeneration, wound healing and targeted drug delivery.
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Stronger Turbine Blades with Molybdenum Silicides
Sep 24, 2016 20:00 JST
Materials scientists at Japan's Kyoto University investigated the properties of various compositions of molybdenum silicides, with and without additional ternary elements.
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Combining the Elements Palladium and Ruthenium for Industry
Sep 22, 2016 21:30 JST
A study published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials reviewed the latest research into the fabrication of Pd-Ru bimetallic nanomaterials.
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Getting Real with Nanotubes
Sep 06, 2016 23:30 JST
Carbon nanotubes show potential, but also many challenges, for the manufacture of flexible, wearable electronics, according to a research review in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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Speaking the Language of Microstructures
Aug 02, 2016 21:00 JST
Researchers are developing a common language that can be used by computer software tools to describe materials at their smallest scale, with the ultimate aim of designing faster and better materials for our everyday lives.
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Selective Sensing of Harmful Molecules with Light
Jul 28, 2016 20:30 JST
Brian Corbett and Muhammad Khan of University College Cork in Ireland reviewed the latest research in the field of "Bloch surface wave" devices, publishing their findings in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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Translating Materials with Math
Jun 09, 2016 18:20 JST
The rapidly evolving branches of materials science need mathematics to translate their accumulating knowledge into a common language.
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