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This represents a significant step forward in "directed assembly," where scientists build minute structures by specifying starting conditions and letting physical and chemical processes do the assembly work, instead of doing it themselves.
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Picture of printed materials and set of lighted circuits
Students at Duke University used an aerosol jet printer and nanoparticle inks to create a material capable of storing data that is also incredibly flexible.
The Lawrence Livermore National Lab research team were able to produce a predetermined architecture for a graphene-based aerogel, which previously had always been random, by using 3-D printing.
Fortune magazine reports: It's a better conductor. It's transparent. It's lightweight. It's strong. It's flexible and elastic. Can it change the electronics business?
NREL researchers made 'black silicon'-- nano-islands of silver on a silicon wafer with billions of holes-- that reduces light reflection allowing for greater energy capture.
Although the nanodrillers bear no physical resemblance to a machine we would recognize, the molecules strung together by chemists run like an electric motor.