Nano News & Events

Nanostructured metal-oxide catalyst efficiently converts CO2 to methanol: Highly reactive sites at interface of 2 nanoscale components could help overcome hurdle of using CO2 as a starting point in producing useful products

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a new catalytic system for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) to methanol-a key commodity used to create...
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Carnegie Mellon Chemists Create Nanofibers Using Unprecedented New Method

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a novel method for creating self-assembled protein/polymer nanostructures that are reminiscent of fibers found in living cells. The work offe...
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Pressure probing potential photoelectronic manufacturing compound

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Molybdenum disulfide is a compound often used in dry lubricants and in petroleum refining. Its semiconducting ability and similarity to the carbon-based graphene makes molybdenum disulfide of interest...
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NanoScience: Giants of the Infinitesimal

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2014 - 7:45am
The 21st century is at the beginning of an invisible revolution. As our scientific understanding of the natural world develops, we are learning to form new materials with astonishing properties, enabl...
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New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2014 - 7:45am
A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of th...
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Nanometrics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 28, 2014.
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East China University of Science and Technology Purchases Nanonex Advanced Nanoimprint Tool NX-B200

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanonex Corporation, the inventor of nanoimprint lithography and the world's leading provider in nanoimprint lithography solutions with the longest history, announces the purchase of Nanonex's NX-B200...
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Light 'needles' thread plasmonic nanoparticles together

Nanotechweb - July 31, 2014 - 8:12am
New nano-welding technique can be used to assemble nanostructures like chiral metamaterials from the bottom up for applications in molecular sensing and to make "cloaking devices".
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Watching Schrödinger's cat die (or come to life): Steering quantum evolution & using probes to conduct continuous error correction in quantum computers

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2014 - 6:06pm
One of the famous examples of the weirdness of quantum mechanics is the paradox of Schrödinger's cat. If you put a cat inside an opaque box and make his life dependent on a random event, when does...
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From Narrow to Broad

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2014 - 6:06pm
Electromagnetic absorbers based on plasmonic and metamaterial structures are of great interest for many areas as narrowband absorbers. A variety of approaches have been proposed to achieve broadband a...
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FLAG-ERA and TNT2014 join efforts: Graphene Networking at its higher level in Barcelona: Encourage the participation in a joint transnational call

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2014 - 6:06pm
On the occasion of the TNT2014 International Conference, a Graphene Networking Event organized by FLAG-ERA will take place in Barcelona, the 27th of October.
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New Objective Focusing Nanopositioner from nPoint

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2014 - 6:06pm
The nPFocus1000 is the latest addition to nPoint's nanopositioning lineup. This new piezo stage is designed to position an objective lens over 1000 µm with speed and accuracy.
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University of Manchester selects Anasys AFM-IR for coatings and corrosion research

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2014 - 6:06pm
Anasys Instruments reports on the recent installation of an AFM-IR system at the Corrosion & Protection Centre, part of the School of Materials at the University of Manchester for use by the group of...
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Nature inspires a greener way to make colorful plastics

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2014 - 6:06pm
Long before humans figured out how to create colors, nature had already perfected the process — think stunning, bright butterfly wings of many different hues, for example. Now scientists are tapping i...
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Analytical solutions from Malvern Instruments support University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers in understanding environmental effects of nanomaterials

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2014 - 6:06pm
Researchers at The School of Freshwater Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, are using NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) from Malvern Instruments to investigate the effects of...
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FEI Unveils New Solutions for Faster Time-to-Analysis in Metals Research

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2014 - 6:06pm
New Helios DualBeam uses a plasma focused ion beam for high-throughput milling, while the new Teneo scanning electron microscope provides high-resolution, high-contrast images and fast, precise analyt...
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Terabyte Photonic Dataset Sale

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2014 - 6:06pm
A whole terabyte dataset of various photonic crystal style geometric structures is open for view and purchase.
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SouthWest NanoTechnologies Names NanoSperse as A SWeNT Certified Compounder

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2014 - 6:06pm
SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) announced today that it has named NanoSperse, Inc. in Kettering, Ohio, as a "SWeNT Certified Compounder" for its line of SMWTM Specialty Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes...
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Magnetite self-assembly: competition yields surprises

Nanotechweb - July 30, 2014 - 10:46am
Nanocrystals of magnetite self-assemble in the presence of competing van der Waals and magnetic forces into previously unseen helical structures.
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Lasing plasmon nanocavity detects deadly explosives

Nanotechweb - July 30, 2014 - 8:08am
New device might be used in applications such as security screening at airports and in biosensing.
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