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Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting one in 10 people over the age of 65. Scientists are engineering nanodevices to disrupt processes in the brain that lead to the disease.
In a study published in the Physical Review Letters, researchers simulated the transfer of angular momentum between rotating and stationary samples of a quantum fluid, revealing a corkscrew mechanism responsible for the transfer.
In a study published in Nature Materials, researchers demonstrated unprecedented superelasticity in a metallic crystal. The material could have applications in space and deep-sea exploration as well as robotics.
In a study published in Advanced Functional Materials, researchers designed a nanodevice to prevent peptides from forming dangerous plaques in the brain in order to halt development of Alzheimer’s disease.
In a study published in Advanced Materials, researchers used microscopy and X-ray diffraction techniques to examine the energy landscape of ferroelectric materials and the relationship between their electronic and structural orders.
In a study published in Nature Computational Materials, researchers developed a machine learning technique that combines topology and image processing to visualize 3D micro-structures and characterize features that affect their material properties.
In a study published in ACS Nano, researchers deepened their understanding of photodynamics. Their discoveries could inform design of brighter single photon sources for biological, quantum information and nanophotonic applications.
In a study published in Nano Letters, researchers investigated the underlying mechanisms that allow new graphene and silicon nitride lubricants to reduce friction and save energy in mechanical systems.