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Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store information: Scientists use electron pulses to create and manipulate nanoscale magnetic excitations that can store data

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2017 - 7:45am
Magnets and magnetic phenomena underpin the vast majority of modern data storage, and the measurement scales for research focused on magnetic behaviors continue to shrink with the rest of digital tec...

Probiotics: Novel biosynthetic tool to develop metallic nanoparticles: This research article by Dr. Nida Akhtar et al has been published in Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2017

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2017 - 7:45am
Probiotics, being live microbes, exert numerous beneficial health effects on the host cells. Such probiotics are commercially available as dietary supplements, foods, pharmaceutical formulations. Yaku...

The first light atomic nucleus with a second face

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2017 - 7:45am
To some degree of approximation, atomic nuclei look like spheres which in most cases are distorted to a greater or lesser extent. When the nucleus is excited, its shape may change, but only for an ext...

Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticles

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2017 - 7:45am
An electrode brought to the surface of a liquid that contains microparticles can be used to pull out surprisingly long chains of particles. Curiously enough, the particles in the chains are held toget...

Here's a tip: Indented cement shows unique properties: Rice University models reveal nanoindentation can benefit crystals in concrete

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2017 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have determined that no matter how large or small a piece of tobermorite is, it will respond to loading forces in precisely the same way. But poking it with a sharp point w...

Tokyo Institute of Technology research: Antiaromatic molecule displays record electrical conductance

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers demonstrate high electrical conductance for an antiaromatic nickel complex — an order of magnitude higher than for a similar aromatic complex. Since the conductance is also tunable by ele...

Harnessing light to drive chemical reactions

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2017 - 7:45am
An exotic interaction between light and metal can be harnessed to make chemical reactions more sustainable, but the physics behind it has been widely debated in the field.

Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2017 - 7:45am
In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by 50 percent and even pave the way for invisibility cloaking devices, a team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a new te...

A firefly's flash inspires new nanolaser light

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2017 - 7:45am
A reinvented, low-cost laser source that stores light energy inside nanoscale disks could underpin the development of optically powered neurocomputers, reveals a simulation study led by KAUST research...

National Space Society Governor Scott Pace Named to National Space Council as Executive Secretary

Nanotech-Now - July 22, 2017 - 7:45am
The National Space Society (NSS) congratulates NSS Board of Governors member Dr. Scott Pace on his selection as the Executive Secretary of the National Space Council on July 13th, 2017. Pace is the...

Studying Argon Gas Trapped in Two-Dimensional Array of Tiny "Cages": Understanding how individual atoms enter and exit the nanoporous frameworks could help scientists design new materials for gas separation and nuclear waste remediation

Nanotech-Now - July 20, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory had just finished an experiment with a two-dimensional (2D) structure they synthesized for catalysis research when, t...

'Upconverted' light has a bright future: Rice University professor developing plasmon-powered devices for medicine, security, solar cells

Nanotech-Now - July 20, 2017 - 7:45am
A Rice University professor's method to "upconvert" light could make solar cells more efficient and disease-targeting nanoparticles more effective.

Researchers revolutionize vital conservation tool with use of gold nanotechnology and lasers: Cryopreservation study results have sweeping implications for wildlife conservation and human health

Nanotech-Now - July 20, 2017 - 7:45am
For more than 60 years, researchers have tried to successfully cryopreserve (or freeze) the embryo of zebrafish, a species that is an important medical model for human health. In a new study, research...

Coupling a nano-trumpet with a quantum dot enables precise position determination

Nanotech-Now - July 20, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel have succeeded in coupling an extremely small quantum dot with 1,000 times larger trumpet-shaped nanowire. The movement of t...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and VeriSilicon To Enable Single-Chip Solution for Next-Gen IoT Networks: Integrated solution leverages GF’s 22FDX® technology to decrease power, area, and cost for NB-IoT and LTE-M applications

Nanotech-Now - July 20, 2017 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES and VeriSilicon today announced a collaboration to deliver the industry’s first single-chip IoT solution for next-generation Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. Leveraging GF’s 22FDX®...

Tiny diamond magnetometer measures electron spin voltage

Nanotechweb - July 20, 2017 - 4:28am
New technique could help in the development of spintronics devices, such as spin transistors and spin gates.

Dielectric nanomaterial changes refractive index when heated

Nanotechweb - July 20, 2017 - 4:22am
(with video) Silicon-based metasurface could be used in a variety of “flat optics” applications, including as a protective coating on satellites or on astronaut spacesuits.

Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on August 1, 2017

Nanotech-Now - July 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its second quarter financial results after market close on August 1, 2017. A conference ca...

Nanometrics Introduces SpectraProbe Analysis Software: Advanced software and algorithms enhancing Nanometrics metrology fleet capabilities fab-wide

Nanotech-Now - July 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced the introduction of SpectraProbe™, a new software-based process control solution design...

The Physics Department of Imperial College, London, uses the Quorum Q150T to deposit metals and ITO to make plasmonic sensors and electric contact pads

Nanotech-Now - July 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, talk about how the Blackett Laboratory of the Physics Department at Imperial Colle...