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Cryo-electron microscopy achieves unprecedented resolution using new computational methods

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM)--which enables the visualization of viruses, proteins, and other biological structures at the molecular level--is a critical tool used to advance biochemical knowled...

Argon is not the 'dope' for metallic hydrogen

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Hydrogen is both the simplest and the most-abundant element in the universe, so studying it can teach scientists about the essence of matter. And yet there are still many hydrogen secrets to unlock, i...

Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinum: Researchers from Aalto University have succeeded in manufacturing electrocatalysts used for storing electric energy with one-hundredth of the amount of platinum that

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Platinum is a very expensive metal and it is therefore one of the bottlenecks hindering the growth of renewable energy. Platinum is used as the catalyst in electrolysers that store electric energy as...

Nanobiotix: The Independent Data Monitoring Committee Recommends the Continuation of the Ongoing Phase II/III Trial of NBTXR3 in Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering new approaches to the local treatment of cancer, today announced that the Independent Data Monit...

Leti Presents Advances in Propagation Modeling and Antenna Design for mmWave Spectrum: Paper Is One of 15 that Leti Presented at European Conference on Antennas and Propagation March 19-24

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, presented a paper at the 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) on March 21 that characterizes the propagation channel in the V- and E-ban...

Rice U. refines filters for greener natural gas: New study defines best materials for carbon capture, methane selectivity

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Natural gas producers want to draw all the methane they can from a well while sequestering as much carbon dioxide as possible, and could use filters that optimize either carbon capture or methane flow...

Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light: Rice University lab turns transition metals into practical catalyst for solar, other applications

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have created an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for solar water splitting, the conversion of solar energy to c...

Scientists discover new 'boat' form of promising semiconductor: GeSe Uncommon form attenuates semiconductor's band gap size

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Princeton researchers have discovered a new form of the simple compound GeSe that has surprisingly escaped detection until now. This so-called beta-GeSe compound has a ring type structure like graphen...

Caught on camera -- chemical reactions 'filmed' at the single-molecule level

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists have succeeded in 'filming' inter-molecular chemical reactions - using the electron beam of a transmission electron microscope (TEM) as a stop-frame imaging tool. They have also discovered...

Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Surfaces that have been coated with rare earth oxides develop water-repelling properties only after contact with air. Even at room temperature, chemical reactions begin with hydrocarbons in the air. I...

Flash Nano: Electrical "nerve cuff" could help treat chronic disease

Nanotechweb - March 24, 2017 - 1:22pm
3D printed nerve cuff "nanoclips" tethered with carbon nanofibres may help towards bioelectronic medicine for modulating nerve signalling to treat disease.

MoS2 transistors display nervous behaviour

Nanotechweb - March 24, 2017 - 11:03am
Fundamental characteristics of neurotransmission and memory formation are replicated in MoS2 field-effect transistors.

Pulverizing e-waste is green, clean -- and cold: Rice, Indian Institute researchers use cryo-mill to turn circuit boards into separated powders

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at Rice University and the Indian Institute of Science have an idea to simplify electronic waste recycling: Crush it into nanodust.

CRMGroup in Belgium uses a Deben three point bending stage in the development of new steel & coated steel products for automotive and other industrial applications

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2017 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on how the Center for Research in Metallurgy (CRMGroup) in Belg...

Electro-optical switch transmits data at record-low temperatures: Operating at temperatures near absolute zero, switch could enable significantly faster data processing with lower power consumption

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2017 - 7:45am
A silicon optical switch newly developed at Sandia National Laboratories is the first to transmit up to 10 gigabits per second of data at temperatures just a few degrees above absolute zero. The devic...

Electrocrystallization: Breakthrough in gold nanoparticle research

InterNano Industry News - March 24, 2017 - 3:45am
Research team discovers how to prepare high-quality crystals formed of gold nanoparticles.
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Transforming greenhouse gas CO2 into carbon nanotubes

InterNano Industry News - March 24, 2017 - 3:45am
In two new studies, researchers show that cement plants can have their carbon dioxide exhaust eliminated while co-producing carbon nanotubes. They demonstrate that with their C2CNT (carbon dioxide into carbon nanotubes) process, a wide portfolio of tailored carbon nanotubes, such as those with special shapes or conductivity can be made. C2CNT is a straightforward process that transforms CO2 to carbon nanotubes by molten electrolysis with inexpensive (nickel and steel) electrodes and low voltage. This synthesis consumes only CO2 and electricity, and is constrained only by the cost of electricity.
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Transparent silver: Tarnish-proof films for flexible displays, touch screens, metamaterials

InterNano Industry News - March 24, 2017 - 3:45am
The thinnest, smoothest layer of silver that can survive air exposure has been laid down by scientists, and it could change the way touchscreens and flat or flexible displays are made.
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Towards super-efficient, ultra-thin silicon solar cells

InterNano Industry News - March 24, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers optimize nanophotonic light trapping.
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Imprinting nanopatterns in metals with diamonds

InterNano Industry News - March 24, 2017 - 3:45am
Materials scientists are imprinting nano-patterns in metals, a technology that could give metallic surfaces permanent functionality, like a lotus effect or reduced frictional properties.
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