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Basic Energy Sciences, Basic Energy Research, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, CFN, BNL, Catalyst, Fuel Cell, Science magazine, Catalysis, Catalysts, oxygen reduction, Oxygen reduction reaction, Nanoscience, nanosciences, nanoplatelets, Oxygen, Fuel Cells, fuel cell catalyst, Platinum, platinum catalysts, lead, Electric Car, Electric Cars, Brookhaven Nationa

Adding Stress Boosts Performance, Stability for Fuel Cells

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Scientists design outstanding catalysts by controlling the composition and shape of these tiny plate-like structures on the nanoscale.

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Biotechnology, nanotechnnology, Quantum Dot, Antibiotic, Infection, Salmonella, E.Coli

Light-Activated Nanoparticles Can Supercharge Current Antibiotics

Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella, new University of Colorado Boulder research shows.

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Tungsten, Nanoscale, Interconnect, Microchip, electrical resistivity, Semiconductor, Conductivity, metal thin films, Pengyuan Zheng, Daniel Gall, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Journal of Applied Physics

Tungsten Offers Nano-Interconnects a Path of Least Resistance

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As microchips become smaller and faster, the shrinking size of their copper interconnects leads to increased electrical resistivity at the nanoscale. Finding a solution to this technical bottleneck is a problem for the semiconductor industry; one possibility involves reducing the resistivity size effect by altering the crystalline orientation of interconnect materials. Researchers conducted electron transport measurements in epitaxial single-crystal layers of tungsten as one potential solution. The work is published in this week’s Journal of Applied Physics.

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Drawing at the One-Nanometer Length Scale

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Scientists set record resolution for patterning materials at sizes as small as a single nanometer using microscope-based lithography.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Basic Energy Research, Material Science, material sciences, Materials Science, Materials Science & Engineering, materials science engineering, materials sciences, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, PNNL, Nature Materials, Crystals, Crystallization, Biomimetics, Biomimetic, biomimetic polymers, Polymers, crystal formation, crystal

The Road Less Traveled: How to Switch Assembly Pathways

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Big impacts on crystal formation result from small changes and reveal design principles for new materials for solar cells, more.

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Blurring the Line between Animate and Inanimate: “Active” Matter Drives Self-Propelled Fluid

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For the first time, self-organized, soft machines powered by molecular motors propelled fluid for hours across meters.

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Northwestern Engineer’s Innovative Design Exhibited as Art

Northwestern University engineer John A. Rogers has done something remarkable, steering his innovative “Lab on the Skin” invention to a rare level of cultural notoriety as part of an art exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

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Attosecond Laser Pulses, Tiny Energy Harvesters, School Energy Upgrade, and More in the DOE Science News Source

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Robert Langer of MIT Receives $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine From Northwestern

Chemical engineer and prolific inventor Robert S. Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- known as the “Edison of medicine” -- is the recipient of the $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine for 2017, Northwestern University’s International Institute for Nanotechnology announced.

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nanobubble, Surfactant, Stability, nanobubble stability, Molecular Dynamics, molecular dynamics simulation, Adsorption, Bubble, Substrate, Qianxiang Xiao, Yawei Liu, Zhenjiang Guo, Zhiping Liu, Xianren Zhang, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Applied Physics Letters

Popping Bubbles: Surfactants Have Surprising Effect on Nanobubble Stability

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The stability of nanobubbles is well understood, but the mechanisms causing their eventual destabilization are still in question. Using molecular dynamics simulations, researchers in China explored the effect of surfactants -- components that lower surface tension -- on the stabilization of nanobubbles. They report their findings on the surprising mechanisms of destabilization for both soluble and insoluble surfactants this week in Applied Physics Letters.







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