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Controlling chemical mirror images

 Nanotechnology News
 29 April 2022
Chirality, while not a rarity in the world of molecules, is nevertheless a special property. If a molecule is chiral (from the Greek word chiros = hand), it exists in two mirrored versions that are very similar but not identical—like two hands that can be folded together, but cannot be placed...

Decoding the lifecycle of photogenerated charges

 Nanotechnology News
 29 April 2022
New materials will enable novel technologies to turn sunlight into electricity and fuels. Combinations of molecules and tiny nanoparticles make these materials a reality. The molecules in these materials are very good at absorbing sunlight and donating electrons to the nanoparticles. The...

Researchers create self-assembled logic circuits from proteins

 Nanotechnology News
 28 April 2022
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers have created self-assembled, protein-based circuits that can perform simple logic functions. The work demonstrates that it is possible to create stable digital circuits that take advantage of an electron's properties at quantum scales....

Skyrmions on the rise: New 2D material advances low-power computing

 Nanotechnology News
 28 April 2022
Two-dimensional magnetic materials have been hailed as building blocks for the next generation of small, fast electronic devices. These materials, made of layers of crystalline sheets just a few atoms thick, gain their unique magnetic properties from the intrinsic compass-needle-like spins of their...

Harnessing the powers of light to operate computers

 Nanotechnology News
 28 April 2022
It is said that light is the source of life, and in the near future, it will possibly form the basis of our everyday personal computing needs too. Recently, researchers from the University of Tsukuba have harnessed specific energies of light from a "packet" of light by creating a nanocavity, which...

Tangle no more, nanotubes

 Nanotechnology News
 27 April 2022
Scientists have developed an acid-based solvent that simplifies carbon nanotube processing in a way that's less toxic and easy to scale up for industrial applications. ...

Developing the world's smallest gear wheel

 Nanotechnology News
 27 April 2022
Ever smaller and more intricate—without miniaturization, we wouldn't have the components today that are required for high-performance laptops, compact smartphones or high-resolution endoscopes. Research is now being carried out in the nanoscale on switches, rotors or motors that consist of only a...

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