Nano News & Events

Amorphous Coordination Polymer Particles as alternative to classical nanoplatforms for nanomedicine

Nanotech-Now - November 2, 2014 - 7:45am
Members of ICN2 Nanostructures Functional Materials Group published a series of works developing robust nanoparticles based on coordination polymers for application on theranostics (therapy + diagnosi...
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'Electronic skin' could improve early breast cancer detection

Nanotech-Now - November 2, 2014 - 7:45am
For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an "electronic skin" that "feels" and images small lumps that fingers c...
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Dutch Researchers Develop Smart Membranes

Nanotech-Now - November 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
The pore size of the smart membranes can be adjusted from the outside: this is very attractive in applications like biosensors or chemical analysis. The ‘Swiss cheese' structure is characteristic of m...
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New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat: SunShot Project aims to make solar cost competitive

Nanotech-Now - October 31, 2014 - 7:45am
A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat...
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Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact

Nanotech-Now - October 31, 2014 - 7:45am
A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tin...
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Microrockets fueled by water neutralize chemical and biological warfare agents

Nanotech-Now - October 31, 2014 - 7:45am
With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against these dangerous agents, should the need arise. In the...
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Nanosafety research – there’s room for improvement

Nanotech-Now - October 31, 2014 - 7:45am
Empa toxicologist Harald Krug has lambasted his colleagues in the journal Angewandte Chemie. He evaluated several thousand studies on the risks associated with nanoparticles and discovered no end of s...
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Lomiko Signs Licensing Agreement to Produce and Supply Power Converter Systems to E-Commerce Customers

Nanotech-Now - October 31, 2014 - 7:45am
Lomiko Metals Inc. ("Lomiko") (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B) and its 100% owned subsidiary Lomiko Technologies Inc. are pleased to announce an agreement to license from Megahertz...
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Graphene growth substrate tailors metal atom magnetism

Nanotechweb - October 31, 2014 - 5:49am
New result may ultimately prove useful for information storage or for making qubits bits for quantum computing, albeit at very low temperatures.
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Plasmons convert light into a voltage

Nanotechweb - October 31, 2014 - 5:44am
Discovery of "plasmoelectric effect" could lead to new solar cells.
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Graphene boundaries heat up

Nanotechweb - October 30, 2014 - 6:47am
Defects could lead to early device failure, say researchers, but they might also be exploited to make better sensors from the atomically thin carbon sheets.
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Striking a balance for better quantum dot LEDs

Nanotechweb - October 30, 2014 - 4:26am
A quantum dot LED structure that includes an insulating layer to balance charge injections demonstrates greater efficiency and stability.
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A new cheap and efficient method to improve SERS, an ultra-sensitive chemical detection technique

Nanotech-Now - October 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Materials Today´s cover highlights the research work developed by CiQUS researchers, which developed a new method to overcome the problems of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS), an ultra-sensi...
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Nanoparticles Display Ability to Improve Efficiency of Filters

Nanotech-Now - October 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Kharazmi University studied the effects of application of nanoparticles to increase the efficiency and lifetime of polymeric membranes and reduce the cost of separation proces...
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New Compact SIMS at 61st AVS | Visit us on Booth 311

Nanotech-Now - October 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Hiden is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting the New Compact SIMS, a design breakthrough for surface analysis, at 61st AVS 9-14 November 2014, Baltimore MD, USA. Visit us on Booth 311. The Com...
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Sussex physicists find simple solution for quantum technology challenge

Nanotech-Now - October 29, 2014 - 7:45am
A solution to one of the key challenges in the development of quantum technologies has been proposed by University of Sussex physicists.
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Watching the hidden life of materials: Ultrafast electron diffraction experiments open a new window on the microscopic world

Nanotech-Now - October 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers at McGill University have succeeded in simultaneously observing the reorganizations of atomic positions and electron distribution during the transformation of the "smart material" vanadium...
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Molecular beacons shine light on how cells 'crawl'

Nanotech-Now - October 29, 2014 - 7:45am
By Carol Clark Adherent cells, the kind that form the architecture of all multi-cellular organisms, are mechanically engineered with precise forces that allow them to move around and stick to thing...
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New evidence for an exotic, predicted superconducting state

Nanotech-Now - October 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Superconductors and magnetic fields do not usually get along. But a research team led by a Brown University physicist has produced new evidence for an exotic superconducting state, first predicted a h...
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New nanodevice to improve cancer treatment monitoring

Nanotech-Now - October 29, 2014 - 7:45am
In less than a minute, a miniature device developed at the University of Montreal can measure a patient's blood for methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug. Just as accurate an...
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