Nano News & Events

Future electronics based on carbon nanotubes: A team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign finds way to purify arrays of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), possibly providing a step toward post-silicon circuits and devices

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2015 - 7:45am
The exceptional properties of tiny molecular cylinders known as carbon nanotubes have tantalized researchers for years because of the possibility they could serve as a successors to silicon in laying...
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UK National Graphene Institute Selects Bruker as Official Partner: World-Leading Graphene Research Facility Purchases Multiple Bruker AFMs

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced an official partnership with the University of Manchester's National Graphene Institute (NGI), joining a select list of industrial collaborators. This...
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Carbon nanotube computing? Single-walled carbon nanotube composites show great promise for many things -- including use as a material in 'unconventional' computing

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2015 - 7:45am
As we approach the miniaturization limits of conventional electronics, alternatives to silicon-based transistors--the building blocks of the multitude of electronic devices we've come to rely on--are...
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Device extracts rare tumor cells using sound: Microfluidic chip developed by CMU President Suresh and collaborators uses acoustic waves to separate circulating tumor cells from blood cells

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2015 - 7:45am
-A simple blood test may one day replace invasive biopsies thanks to a new device that uses sound waves to separate blood-borne cancer cells from white blood cells.
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Aluminum battery from Stanford offers safe alternative to conventional batteries

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternativ...
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In situ production of biofunctionalised few-layer defect-free microsheets of graphene

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2015 - 7:45am
This potentially scalable graphene production method has just been published in Advanced Functional Materials by the ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group, led by ICREA Prof Arben Merkoçi, in c...
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Better sensors for medical imaging, contraband detection: Magnetic-field detector is 1,000 times more efficient than its predecessors

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2015 - 7:45am
MIT researchers have developed a new, ultrasensitive magnetic-field detector that is 1,000 times more energy-efficient than its predecessors. It could lead to miniaturized, battery-powered devices for...
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Application of Egg White in Production of Nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences proposed the application of egg white as the size-controlling agent in the production of oxide nanoparticles.
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Scientists Find New Method to Determine Anti-Depression Drug in Biological Samples

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Bu-Ali Sina University of Hamedan succeeded in the production of a sensor which can be used in a sensitive tool to measure an anti-depression drug.
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Atoms interfere in new Hong-Ou-Mandel experiment

Nanotechweb - April 8, 2015 - 5:51am
(with audio) Observations could be important for testing fundamental concepts in physics such as Bell’s inequalities and the quantum-to-classical transition.
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Crystal-handedness revealed by twisted electron beams

Nanotechweb - April 7, 2015 - 9:50am
A modified electron-microscopy technique could measure chirality of single molecules
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Studies find $1 test using gold nanoparticles outperforms PSA screen for prostate cancer: Cancer biomarkers cling to gold nanoparticles, providing more accurate early-stage detection

Nanotech-Now - April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate can...
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OU physicists first to create new molecule with record-setting dipole moment

Nanotech-Now - April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
A proposed pathway to construct quantum computers may be the outcome of research by a University of Oklahoma physics team that has created a new molecule based on the interaction between a highly-exci...
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Camera chip provides superfine 3-D resolution: New imaging technology fits on a tiny chip and, from a distance, can form a high-resolution 3-dimensional image of an object on the scale of micrometers

Nanotech-Now - April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
Imagine you need to have an almost exact copy of an object. Now imagine that you can just pull your smartphone out of your pocket, take a snapshot with its integrated 3-D imager, send it to your 3-D p...
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Frustrated magnets -- new experiment reveals clues to their discontent

Nanotech-Now - April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
An experiment conducted by Princeton researchers has revealed an unlikely behavior in a class of materials called frustrated magnets, addressing a long-debated question about the nature of these disco...
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Targeting dangerous inflammation inside artery plaque: Study shows nanomedicine therapy reduces heart attack risk by halting artery plaque growth and suppressing inflammation

Nanotech-Now - April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
A research team showed that a nanotherapeutic medicine can halt the growth of artery plaque cells resulting in the fast reduction of the inflammation that may cause a heart attack, according to a stud...
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Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Presents “Piezoresponse Force Microscopy: From Theory to Advanced Applications” Two-part Webinar Series May 4 and May 6, 2015

Nanotech-Now - April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research will host a two-part webinar series on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM), May 4 and May 6, 2015. Presenters include Dr. Sergei V. Kalinin, Director at the Institu...
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Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases

Nanotech-Now - April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin-films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive, fast, highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide ran...
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A new breakthrough in thermoelectric materials

Nanotech-Now - April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
French physicist Jean Charles Athanase Peltier discovered a key concept necessary for thermoelectric (TE) temperature control in 1834. His findings were so significant, TE devices are now commonly ref...
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Nanoparticles may exploit tumor weaknesses to selectively attack cancers: CHOP collaborators explore ultrasmall drug delivery vehicles to target neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer

Nanotech-Now - April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
Delving into the world of the extremely small, researchers are exploring how biodegradable nanoparticles can precisely deliver anticancer drugs to attack neuroblastoma, an often-deadly children's canc...
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