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Mass Spectrometry, nanogenerators, Zhong Lin Wang, Chemical Analysis

Triboelectric Nanogenerators Boost Mass Spectrometry Performance

Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) convert mechanical energy harvested from the environment to electricity for powering small devices such as sensors or for recharging consumer electronics. Now, researchers have harnessed these devices to improve the charging of molecules in a way that dramatically boosts the sensitivity of a widely-used chemical analysis technique.

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Basic Energy Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Advanced Photon Source, Advanced Photon Source (APS), Center for Nanonphase Materials Science, Material Science, materials sciences, material sciences, Materials Science & Engineering, materials science engineering, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL, elastic tunability, Bismuth, iron, Nature Communication, N

Controlling the Stiffness of a Material at the Nanoscale

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Using a needle far thinner than a human hair, scientists reversibly changed a material’s hardness by up to 30 percent promises new functionalities for microphones and sensors.

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Neutron, Simulation, Supercomputing, Drug Design, Nanodiamond, RNA drugs, Supercomputer

Diamonds That Deliver

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Cutting-edge research and development can help solve some of the challenges associated with drug delivery.

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Small Crystals, Extreme Waves, Fracking and Microbes, and More in the DOE Science News Source

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Hydrogen Storage, Clean Energy, Hydrogen-powered vehicles, Nanotechnology

Nano-Sized Hydrogen Storage System Increases Efficiency

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Lawrence Livermore scientists have collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of researchers including colleagues from Sandia National Laboratories to develop an efficient hydrogen storage system that could be a boon for hydrogen powered vehicles.

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Masdar Institute Files Patent for Innovative Cloud Seeding Material that Could Trigger More Rainfall from Clouds

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First Time Nanotechnology Leveraged to Increase Rainfall, Would Support Greater Water Security in the UAE.

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quantum critical point, quantum criticality, quantum behavior, Absolute Zero, ultrathin systems, ultralow temperatures, measuring specific heat, thermal phase transition, quantum phase transition

Scientists Create a Nano-Trampoline to Probe Quantum Behavior

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For the first time, scientists have measured quantum criticality by developing a thin membrane suspended in air by very narrow bridges, thereby forming a "nano-trampoline". This enabled specific heat measurements of thin films through a quantum phase transition from a superconducting state to an electrically insulating state close to absolute zero temperatureS.

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Next-Generation Spacecraft Materials, Different Flavors of Iron, Spooky Meteor Noises, and More in the Space News Source

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Northwestern University, Nanotechnology

Nominations Invited for $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience

Northwestern University’s International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) is now accepting nominations for two prestigious international prizes: the $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine and the $10,000 Kabiller Young Investigator Award in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine.The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2017.

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cell’s nucleus, imaging technology

Researchers Are First to See DNA 'Blink'

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Northwestern University biomedical engineers have developed imaging technology that is the first to see DNA “blink,” or fluoresce. The tool enables researchers to study individual biomolecules (DNA, chromatin, proteins) as well as important global patterns of gene expression, which could yield insights into cancer. Vadim Backman will discuss the technology and its applications -- including the new concept of macrogenomics, a technology aiming to regulate the global patterns of gene expression without gene editing -- at the 2017 AAAS annual meeting.

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clean energy, Tech Transfer, energy innovation, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Cleantech, Materials Science

New Clean Energy Facility Accelerates Testing of Cleantech Innovations and Launching of Companies

The Clean Energy Institute (CEI), a research unit at the University of Washington (UW), has opened the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds to increase the rate at which breakthrough science and engineering discoveries turn into market-adopted clean energy technologies.

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Material Science, Microscopy, Chemistry, Nanoscience

Kalinin, Paranthaman Elected Materials Research Society Fellows

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Two researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sergei Kalinin and Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, have been elected fellows of the Materials Research Society.

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Nanodiamond, Quantum Mechanics, quantum sensing, Nanocrystals, X-ray imaging, nanodiamond healing, Stephan O. Hruszkewycz, Wonsuk Cha, Paolo Andrich, Christopher P. Anderson, Andrew Ulvestad, Ross Harder, Paul Fuoss, David D. Awschalom, F. Joseph P. Heremans, Argonne National Laboratory, University Of Chicago, APL Materials

Turning Up the Heat for Perfect (Nano)Diamonds

For use in quantum sensing, the bulk nanodiamond crystal surrounding the point defect must be highly perfect. Any deviation from perfection will adversely affect the quantum behavior of the material. Highly perfect nanodiamonds are also quite expensive and difficult to make. A cheaper alternative, say researchers, is to take defect-ridden, low-quality, commercially manufactured diamonds, and then “heal” them. In APL Materials, they describe a method to heal diamond nanocrystals under high-temperature conditions.

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Cancer, Chemistry, Warwick, Ovarian, Compound, Osmium, Medical, Cells, Mitochondria, Metal, zinc, Calcium, nano, Biology

Organo-Metal Compound Seen Killing Cancer Cells From Inside

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Researchers have witnessed - for the first time - cancer cells being targeted and destroyed from the inside, by an organo-metal compound discovered by the University of Warwick.

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Children's Medicine, Zein, Nanoparticles, milk protein, Antiretrovirals, Neuroblastoma, Tranzderm Solutions, South Dakota State University

Corn, Milk Proteins Make Medicine Easier to Swallow

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It’s all about the layers! Encapsulating a drug in corn protein nanoparticles and then covering with them milk protein can make children’s medications better tasting and safer.

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meta-lenses, Spectrometer, hand-held, Nanostructure, Light, Photonics, meta-spectrometer, A. Y. Zhu, W. T. Chen, M. Khorasaninejad, J. Oh, Aun Zaidi, Ishan Mishra, R. C. Devlin, F. Capasso, Harvard University, university of waterloo, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Center for Nanoscale Systems, APL Photonics

Meta-Lenses Bring Benchtop Performance to Small, Hand-Held Spectrometer

A research team of physicists from Harvard University has developed new hand-held spectrometers capable of the same performance as large, benchtop instruments. The researchers’ innovation, explained this week in APL Photonics, derives from their groundbreaking work in meta-lenses. The hand-held spectrometers offer real promise for applications ranging from health care diagnostics to environmental and food monitoring.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Electron Beam, Nature Photonics, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, X Rays, X Ray, X-Ray, X-rays, Free Electron Laser, Electrons, Lasers, Laser Pulse, Laser Pulses, echo-enabled harmonic generation, nanometer resolved image , Nanometer Scale, atomic resolution, High Energy Physics, Physics, Chemistry

Pure as the Driven X-Ray

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Seeding x-ray free electron lasers with customized electron beams produces incredibly stable laser pulses that could enable new scientific discoveries.

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Dna Barcoding, Nanoparticle, Gene Therapy

DNA “Barcoding” Allows Rapid Testing of Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Delivery

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Using tiny snippets of DNA as “barcodes,” researchers have developed a new technique for rapidly screening the ability of nanoparticles to selectively deliver therapeutic genes to specific organs of the body. The technique could accelerate the development and use of gene therapies for such killers as heart disease, cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

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particle accelerator, Neutrino, neutrino detector, DUNE

Fermilab Achieves Milestone Beam Power for Neutrino Experiments

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Fermilab’s accelerator is now delivering more neutrinos to experiments than ever before. On Jan. 24, the laboratory’s flagship particle accelerator delivered a 700-kilowatt proton beam over one hour at an energy of 120 billion electronvolts.

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Materials Science, Supercomputing, magnetic nanoparticles, Nanoscience

Supercomputing, Experiment Combine for First Look at Magnetism of Real Nanoparticle

Researchers working with magnetic nanoparticles approached computational scientists at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to help solve a unique problem: to model magnetism at the atomic level using experimental data from a real nanoparticle.







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