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AI technique 'decodes' microscope images, overcoming fundamental limit

 Nanotechnology News
 28 February 2024
Atomic force microscopy, or AFM, is a widely used technique that can quantitatively map material surfaces in three dimensions, but its accuracy is limited by the size of the microscope's probe. A new AI technique overcomes this limitation and allows microscopes to resolve material features smaller...

Want fewer microplastics in your tap water? Try boiling it first

 Nanotechnology News
 28 February 2024
Nano- and microplastics are seemingly everywhere -- water, soil and the air. While many creative strategies have been attempted to get rid of these plastic bits, one unexpectedly effective solution for cleaning up drinking water, specifically, might be as simple as brewing a cup of tea or coffee....

New, more biocompatible materials for bioelectronic applications

 Nanotechnology News
 28 February 2024
Bioelectronics is a field of research in which biology and electronics converge. In medicine, for example, an external electric current is used to cure or monitor diseases of the nervous system, and also to monitor biomarkers in situ. Devices made of conductive materials are used for these...

Unconventional piezoelectricity in ferroelectric hafnia

 Nanotechnology News
 27 February 2024
Hafnium oxide thin films are a fascinating class of materials with robust ferroelectric properties in the nanometer range. While the ferroelectric behavior is extensively studied, results on piezoelectric effects have so far remained mysterious....

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