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    Team develops gas-sensing technology that could revolutionize environmental and medical diagnostics

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Relying on nanotechnology, scientists from Russia and Germany led by Skoltech research scientist Fedor Fedorov have developed an innovative solution for detecting traces of gas in the air. [...]

    Researchers produce first 2-D field-effect transistor made of a single material

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Modern life would be almost unthinkable without transistors. They are the ubiquitous building blocks of all electronic devices, and each computer chip contains billions of them. However, as the chips become increasingly small, the current 3-D field-ele… [...]

    Nanotechnology experts create first terahertz-speed polarization optical switch

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has for the first time used optics rather than electronics to switch a nanometer-thick thin film device from completely dark to completely transparent, or light, at a speed of trillionths of a second. [...]

    Quantum sensors decipher magnetic ordering in a new semiconducting material

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories For the first time, physicists have successfully imaged spiral magnetic ordering in a multiferroic material. These materials are considered highly promising candidates for future data storage media. The researchers were able to prove their findings using unique quantum sensors that were developed at Basel University and that can analyze electromagnetic fields on the nanometer scale. The results—obtained by scientists from the University of Basel’s Department of Physics, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute, the University of Montpellier and several laboratories from University Paris-Saclay—were recently published in the journal Nature. [...]

    Biophysics study makes exciting advancements for the future of DNA sequencing

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A Northeastern research team has developed new technology that optimizes DNA sequencing using nanophysics and electric currents. In a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, Northeastern Professor of Biological Physics Meni Wanunu, in partnership wit… [...]

    Biophysics study makes exciting advancements for the future of DNA sequencing

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A Northeastern research team has developed new technology that optimizes DNA sequencing using nanophysics and electric currents. In a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, Northeastern Professor of Biological Physics Meni Wanunu, in partnership wit… [...]

    Using mirrors to improve the quality of light particles

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Scientists from the University of Basel’s Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute have succeeded in dramatically improving the quality of individual photons generated by a quantum system. The scientists have successfully put a 10-year… [...]

    How diseases can be targeted using nanotechnology – and why it’s difficult

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Scientists are designing materials that are a thousand times smaller than the width of a hair. [...]

    Smartphone screen technology used to trick harmful bacteria

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Conducting plastics found in smartphone screens can be used to trick the metabolism of pathogenic bacteria, report scientists at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center at Karolinska Institutet in the scientific journal npj Biofilms and Microbiomes. By … [...]

    Researchers break through the wall in bacterial membrane vesicle research

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Many bacteria release membrane vesicles, which are nanoscale spheres consisting of a cellular membrane containing biomolecules. Membrane vesicles can transport DNA and proteins, and are involved in bacterial interactions. They have potential applicatio… [...]