The study of the performance of ultra-small structures, materials, and devices, usu. usually 0.1 to 100 nm; also, the study of manipulating materials on an atomic or molecular scale. Nanoscience is sometimes used interchangably with Nanotechnology, which is the manipulation of matter on an atomic ...

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Quantum Confinement in Quantum Dots

I have seen it referenced in several places that an electron will behave classically in a bulk material but as the dimension of the material in which the electron exists is limited below the electron'...
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Spikes and valleys of ferrofluid

I can understand that the spikes are formed because of the elongation of the ferrofluid due to the difference in forces experienced by the two ends of the particle. But I can't understand why there is ...
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What is the Lambertian Limit

I am new to this area, and I'd like to find an exact definition of the Lambertian Limit that frequently appears in solar cell related papers.
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Solvation of carbon nanotube in benzene

What is the entropy change upon solvation of carbon nanotube in benzene? I am interested in qualitative understanding of this phenomenon. Thank you.
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Interpretation of TEM pictures of atoms

I've got a question about images taken with Transmission Electronic Microscope. Are the images we find on scientific papers and articles on the web the negative of the real image appearing on the ...
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Is there a device or a way to nullify or actively shield from a INFRASOUND attack? [duplicate]

Reference Please scroll down to ARMOR if you are already familiar with the subject on how Dr. Gavreau either did or came close to developing Infrasound Defence Armaments. https://borderlandsciences....
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Plasmonic nanoparticle scatering efficient differences

Dears, I got a question for you. I am thinking which nanoparticle shape, nanorods or nanospheres, will have a higher light scattering efficiency, that is without considering the light absorbance due ...
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Ballistic Electrons in Ballistic Electron Emission Microscopy (BEEM)

This is for an exam that i have in the near future. Would someone be able to explain what a Ballistic electron is in terms of BEEM. From my understanding ballistic would mean only acted upon by ...
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Derivation of effective mass equation in carbon nanotubes

I am trying to reproduce the calculations in the paper here by Ando and Nakanishi and am already stuck on equation 1. It is stated that in the vicinity of $\epsilon=0$ the amplitude of the ...
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Is nanoparticle a Bose einstein Condensate

I was reading about nanopartilces(NPs) and their properties. At several places I have read that NPs act as coherent body. I wonder if the Nps can be treated as Bose Einstein condensate (BEC) as ...
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How strong could a carbon nanotube be?

I was thinking about the limits of flywheel energy storage and wondered about carbon nanotubes. The amount of energy that can be stored per unit mass in a flywheel depends not on tensile strength but ...
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Why the properties of a substance like color changes when we go into the nano scale?

I have heard that the physical as well as chemical properties of a substance changes when we go to the nano scale. For example, Gold is considered an inert material in that it doesn’t corrode or ...
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Difficulty in dissolving scotch tape

The scotch tape peeling of graphene is the classical way to do it. But I am having difficulties in dissolving the scotch tape gum and it is giving noise in the Raman signal. How can I transfer the ...
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Do silver or gold nano-partcles possess fluorescence?

my question is not only about silver or gold but any other metal nano-particles. Anyway, I'm personally interested in silver. So why do the tiny clusters (several atoms) of silver and gold possess ...
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How does a high-speed atomic force microscope (HS-AFM) form a realtime image?

Regular low speed AFM uses tapping to image a surface. How does a high-speed AFM (HS-AFM) capable of imaging a whole area in "real time"? (Ando et al., ref) Is it just improved signal processing?
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What are some good books for studying about Carbon Nanotubes?

Ok, so I am trying to computationally model a Carbon Nanotube FET and I need to know a lot about the actual equations and PDEs(Partial Differential Equations) involved while modeling such a material. ...
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type of photoluminescence depending on the FWHM

Depending on the FWHM of CdSe quantum dots, is it possible to estimate the type of dominant photoluminescence in question, as in excitonic luminescence is supposed to have a narrower spread than ...
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What is the difference between agglomeration and aggregation of nanoparticles?

I've been working with colloidal nanoparticles. Most of papers are about nanoparticles' aggregation while most of people I know use the term "agglomeration". Reading wikipedia convinced me that both ...
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Why are agglomerated gold nanoparticles black?

I put a drop of aqueous red colloidal gold on a glass. After the drop dried I saw that remaining nanoparticles were black instead of red. Why black? Does it mean that plasmon resonance is so strong ...
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References on Josephson ring modulators

I would like some good references on Josephson junctions and, in particular, Josephson ring modulators. I know that Devoret has written a handful of papers and notes on JJs, but I am hoping to find ...
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How to create linear parallel magnetic field lines

I am trying to make ferrofluids create a flat surface between two points. Most of the magnet configurations I have seen have field lines that arc. So I'm asking if there are any circumstances where ...
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Ferrofluids and normal-field instability

Could someone explain whether the spikes and uneven surfaces you see in ferrofluids being attracted or repelled away away from (against gravity) the surface of ferrofluids would happen if the fields ...
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cicumfernatial vector

Once a sheet of graphite is rolled up into a nanotube, the allowed values of k are constrained by the imposition of periodic boundary conditions along the circumferential direction. this periodic ...
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magnetic nanoparticle

What magnetic force(I need also an equation) acts on one domain magnetic particle in nonuniform magnetic field? In a case when one domain magnetic particle is magnetic nanoparticle. Thank you in ...
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Can conductivity (or resistivity) value be assigned to 2D materials?

2D materials, such as graphene monolayer or graphene nanoribbon, don't really have a cross section. By definition, conductivity is $\sigma = \frac{J}{E}$, and $J$, the current density, is calculated ...
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What is the underlying transport mechanism in “ballistic transport”?

From Wikipedia: Ballistic conduction or Ballistic transport is the transport of electrons in a medium having negligible electrical resistivity caused by scattering. Without scattering, ...
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Metallic and Semiconducting Nanotubes, symmetry discussion

I'm interested in band gaps of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs). I know that there are three kinds of SWNTs: Zigzag : $(n,0)$ Armchair : $(n,n)$ Chiral : $(n,m)$ Electical properties of ...
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How does flow rate affect plume dynamics and film properties in PLD?

So I use a home-built Pulsed Laser Deposition(PLD) system to deposit metal oxide thin films. I use a $ 248\ \mathrm{nm KrF}$ laser. I recently deposited two films under slightly different conditions. ...
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Why do magnetic forces scale down so poorly?

Im told by experts in MEMS and nanotech that magnetic forces scale down very poorly. This is one reason we have many MEMS devices based on electric forces/electrostatics but not on magnetics. Can ...
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What is the phase (state of matter) of a single particle? [duplicate]

Compressing a gas (or reducing its temperature) can form "agglomerations" in the form of liquid drops and solid grains. But if there's only one particle in the system, can it be assigned with a phase ...
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How is the color difference of CdS nano-particles related to the “particle in a box” problem in quantum mechanics?

In my lecture on quantum mechanics, I was told that nano-particles of CdS with different sizes of have different colors and that this fact is a direct consequence of the "particle in a box" problem. ...
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Pseudo-Perpetual Motion Machine

Clearly, the Second Law of Thermodynamics precludes the existence of any theoretical device that would continue running throughout the lifetime of the universe. However, is it possible to construct a ...
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Smallest object resolvable by optical microscopy

I am wondering what is the smallest object you can resolve with an optical microscope. I am aware of the equation $\delta=\frac{\lambda}{2\textrm{NA}}$ that basically gives you the resolution. $\...
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Formulation of Hamiltonian for an oscillating electron cloud?

How do I formulate the Hamiltonian of an electron cloud oscillating about a nanoparticle induced by an electromagnetic wave. Will the Hamiltonian be different if I consider the electron cloud as a ...
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Fabrication of highly ordered arrays of metallic nanorods

In this paper the authors are able to fabricate ordered arrays of tilted silicon nanorods in square and triangular lattices. It is also possible to fabricate arrays of metallic tilted nanorods. ...
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What happens to charge during laser ablation in water?

One of my friends from lab makes gold nanoparticles in the following manner: He puts a gold plate in water (without surfactants or other additives) He fires laser at the plate After 5 minutes ...
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Is graphene on a sticky tape strong enough to compete with my hand stretching it?

As we know we can make graphene using sticky tape so after we make graphene on a sticky tape will that thin sheet of graphene on a sticky tape be strong enough to compete with my hand trying to ...
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Why is graphene stronger than graphite?

Why is graphene stronger than graphite when graphene is just a single layer while graphite is multiple layers of graphene? And can't we say that diamond and coal also consist of layers of graphene as ...
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Could a long carbon nanotube be broken by hand?

Assuming we could get a single nanotube a metre long, would it be possible to break it by hand or would it slice through just about everything including flesh and bone? Could we even grip it, or would ...
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Have they really photographed light behaving both as a particle and a wave?

I just came across this article where they are claiming that they have photographed light behaving both as a wave and a particle! The paper has been published in Nature Communications and I read the ...
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Activation energy as a function of defects

Electrical conductivity has a form of Arrhenius equation. It is assumed that activation energy decreases with defect density in the insulating state and becomes zero in the conducting state. Can one ...
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Fresnel equations of S and T waves and Isofrequecy Curves: Feeling confused

First of all sorry for my (probably) bad english. I've been studying propagation of light in anisotropic media from the Born and Wolf and from Landau "electrodynamics in continuous media" and I'm ...
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How can you add an exactly one-atom-height layer upon your material?

So for example let's say I have a 2cm x 2cm x 2cm cube of gold powder. Now I want to add just another layer of 2cm x 2cm x 1 atom upon it. It's been a long time since I last read some physics but I ...
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Can a single molecule have a state?

I was studying a book about thermodynamics of nanosystems and I got stuck with this question in my mind which I couldn't find an answer for. For instance, does a single water molecule have a state, ...
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Ratings for my solar car using brushless dc motor

I need help to decide the ratings of motors,solar panels,battery ratings for my solar car.. I want my solar pannels to charge the battery while the car is running at speed nearly 70-80 km-ph. since I ...
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How come plasmon resonances of metals are capable of being tuned to different wavelengths?

I read in this article that plasmon resonances though being a pre-determined property of a metal are capable of being tuned to other wavelengths when these same metals are made into tiny ...
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Software for analysing SEM or TEM images

I am looking for a software to analyse SEM and TEM images of some PLD experiments because I want to characterize the samples, like calculate the concentration of nanoparticles, size, and do some ...
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Can there be a string so thin as to be invisible, but that can still support a visible weight?

A spider web thread is very thin, yet it can support a spider. Given that the human eye visual acuity is finite, are there materials, natural or man-made, sufficiently thin that a string made from ...
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Au, Ag nanoparticles plasmon peak position?

Is the interaction between metallic nanoparticles (~ 20 nm) and light in the UV-Vis-NIR range governed by Mie theory or by Rayleigh scattering theory? Where are the Au and Ag plasmonic peaks located? ...
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How to calculate the differential scattering cross section?

I am doing some simulations with the Meep code to study some properties of a metal nanoparticle. The situation is this: an incident electromagnetic wave on a metal nanoparticle. By now I know how to ...