Nano News & Events

New nanotechnology reporting rule from EPA

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
EPA issues guidance for new nanotechnology reporting and recordkeeping rule.
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UMass Amherst unveils high-tech labs - The Recorder

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
The RecorderUMass Amherst unveils high-tech labsThe RecorderThe five laboratories opened to the public Friday serve a large number of purposes that manufacturers will find appealing: roll-to-roll fabrication for nanomanufacturing; 3-D printing for wearable medical devices and biosensors; verification of those ...
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New Orleans Startup Advano Accepted Into YCombinator - Silicon Bayou News (press release) (blog)

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
New Orleans Startup Advano Accepted Into YCombinatorSilicon Bayou News (press release) (blog)Advano makes batteries better by making silicon nanomanufacturing affordable. The company has also hired six people and expanded to a 1,500 square foot office at the University of New Orleans. To date, the company has raised $800,000 to continue its ...
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Nanoscale honeycomb structures used in low-cost carbon monoxide sensor

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers have developed a highly sensitive, low-cost nanosensor that can quickly detect minute changes in carbon monoxide levels, with potential applications in environmental pollution monitoring.
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A high-resolution transfer printing method for graphene inks

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers have demonstrated here a transfer printing method based on a hydrophobic mold suitable for high-resolution patterning of graphene inks.
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Breathable, wearable nanomesh electronics on skin for long-term health monitoring

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
New nanomesh structure lets skin breathe, prevents inflammation.
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Researchers develop fast, cheap method to make supercapacitor electrodes for electric cars, high-powered lasers

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
A team of engineers thinks they've come up with a process for manufacturing supercapacitor electrode materials that will meet stringent industrial and usage demands.
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Nanomaterials strengthen 3D-printed parts

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
Scientists discovered a way to make 3-D printed parts stronger and immediately useful in real-world applications.
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USDA announces $4.6 million for nanotechnology research

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced 13 grants totaling $4.6 million for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber.
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Using graphene as transparent electrodes and alignment layers for liquid crystal devices

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
In conventional liquid crystal displays (LCD), the liquid crystal (LC) material is contained in conventional LC cells, where the polyimide layers are used to align the LC homogeneously in the cell, and the transmissive indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes are used to apply the electric field to reorient the LC along the field. Now, researchers have experimentally demonstrated that monolayer graphene films on the two glass substrates can function concurrently as the LC alignment layers and the transparent electrodes to fabricate an LC cell, without using the conventional polyimide and ITO substrates.
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Flexible sensors

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
Flexible sensors hold great promise for various innovative applications in fields such as medicine, healthcare, environment, and biology. Over the past decade, the development of flexible and stretchable sensors for various functions has been accelerated by rapid advances in materials, processing methods, and platforms. For practical applications, new expectations are arising in the pursuit of highly economical, multifunctional, biocompatible flexible sensors.
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Flexible and cost-effective fabrication of nature inspired structural colors

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
Scientists have successfully developed a new and cost-effective method for obtaining biomimetic structural colors with the ability to finely tune the completed structures.
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Self-organizing graphene nanodots

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
The ultimate challenge of nanotechnology is to control the structure of matter with atomic precision. The better we are at shaping and structuring material on a small scale, the more powerful technology we can dream of. Unfortunately, the atomic scale is entirely out of range for conventional patterning. Researchers now report that they have achieved nanoscale self-assembly within a two-dimensional layer. Dosing of ethylene and borazine near a hot iridium surface, leads for self-organising of a two-dimensional superlattice of graphene dots.
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Nanofabrication: A slick route to smart surfaces

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
Controlled rupturing of thin films can make low-cost nanopatterned arrays for solar cells and biomolecular detection.
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Graphene ribbons result in 100-fold increase in gold catalyst's performance

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
Bottom-up synthesis of tunable carbon nanoribbons provides a new route to enhance industrial, automotive reactions.
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Graphene and terahertz waves could lead the way to future communication

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
By utilizing terahertz waves in electronics, future data traffic can get a big boost forward. So far, the terahertz (THz) frequency has not been optimally applied to data transmission, but by using graphene, researchers have come one step closer to a possible paradigm shift for the electronic industry.
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New 'gold standard' for flexible electronics

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
Simple, economical process makes large-diameter, high-performance, thin, transparent, and conductive foils for bendable LEDs and more.
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Symposium explores possibilities of origami nanomachines

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
Origami usually brings to mind folded paper cranes, but scientists see in origami the promise of nanoscale machinery.
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Nanoparticles as food additives: improving risk assessment

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
The anticaking agent E551 silicon dioxide, or silica, has been used widely in the food industry over the past 50 years, and was long thought to be quite safe. Now, however, researchers have discovered that these nanoparticles can affect the immune system of the digestive tract.
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Highly sensitive nanofiber-embedded touchscreens

InterNano Industry News - August 16, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers have demonstrated the fabrication of transparent and flexible cellulose nanofiber films with high k values by incorporating ultralong metal nanofibers.
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