Nano News & Events

Scientists use nanoparticles to control growth of materials: UCLA-led team creates 'diet control' technique that could have broad applications in manufacturing and medicine

Nanotech-Now - May 20, 2014 - 7:45am
Growth is a ubiquitous phenomenon in plants and animals. But it also occurs naturally in chemicals, metals and other inorganic materials. That fact has, for decades, posed a major challenge for sci...
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Improved Supercapacitors for Super Batteries, Electric Vehicles: Researchers develop novel supercapacitor architecture that provides two times more energy and power compared to supercapacitors commercially available today

Nanotech-Now - May 20, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a novel nanometer scale ruthenium oxide anchored nanocarbon graphene foam architecture that improves the performance of supercapac...
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Acrylamide exposure impairs blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier function

Nanotech-Now - May 20, 2014 - 7:45am
The blood-brain barrier prevents xenobiotics from entering the central nervous system. Growing evidence indicates that neurotoxins, such as tributyltin, manganese and nanoparticles, may disrupt the fu...
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Interactions between Cancer Treatment Drugs, Boron Nitride Nanocarrier Studied in Iran

Nanotech-Now - May 20, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz carried out computational studies on the combination of an anticancer drug and nanomaterials and evaluated the possibility of introducing a...
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Researchers Develop Highly Efficient Nanoadsorbents to Remove Heavy Metals from Wastewater

Nanotech-Now - May 20, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Sharif University of Technology used nanotechnology to produce highly efficient adsorbents to remove heavy metals from industrial wastewater.
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One small chip -- one giant leap forward for early cancer detection: An ultra-sensitive nano-chip capable of detecting cancer at early stages

Nanotech-Now - May 20, 2014 - 7:45am
Today, the majority of cancers are detected on the macroscopic level, when the tumor is already composed of millions of cancer cells and the disease is starting to advance into a more mature phase. Bu...
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Liberating devices from their power cords

Nanotech-Now - May 20, 2014 - 7:45am
Imagine a future in which our electrical gadgets are no longer limited by plugs and external power sources. This intriguing prospect is one of the reasons for the current interest in building the c...
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Lighting the Way to Graphene-based Devices: Berkeley Lab Researchers Use Light to Dope Graphene Boron Nitride Heterostructures

Nanotech-Now - May 20, 2014 - 7:45am
Graphene continues to reign as the next potential superstar material for the electronics industry, a slimmer, stronger and much faster electron conductor than silicon. With no natural energy band-gap...
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Magnetic Field Helps Production of Recyclable Nanocatalyst

Nanotech-Now - May 20, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University produced a non-toxic and cheap nanocatalyst to achieve the objectives of green chemistry.
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Hybrid technology for 2D electronics

Nanotechweb - May 20, 2014 - 4:41am
Researchers have integrated different two-dimensional materials into a single electronic device for the first time
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Hybrid graphene biosensor breaks new record

Nanotechweb - May 19, 2014 - 1:21am
New device can detect naltrexone at levels that are up to 100 times lower than those obtained using current clinical diagnostic techniques
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Graphene 2014 attracted 800 participants Graphene 2014 in numbers

Nanotech-Now - May 18, 2014 - 7:45am
Participants: 800 from 49 countries (a huge success, a greater engagement as the organizers initially forecast roughly 600 participants)
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Fast and curious: Electrons hurtle into the interior of a new class of quantum materials

Nanotech-Now - May 18, 2014 - 7:45am
As smartphones get smarter and computers compute faster, researchers actively search for ways to speed up the processing of information. Now, scientists at Princeton University have made a step forwar...
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Tricking the Uncertainty Principle: Researchers at Caltech find a way to sidestep the quantum "noise" that limits the precision of ultrasensitive position measurements

Nanotech-Now - May 18, 2014 - 7:45am
Caltech researchers have found a way to make measurements that go beyond the limits imposed by quantum physics.
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Nanowire-bridging transistors open way to next-generation electronics (VIDEO)

Nanotech-Now - May 18, 2014 - 7:45am
A new approach to integrated circuits, combining atoms of semiconductor materials into nanowires and structures on top of silicon surfaces, shows promise for a new generation of fast, robust electroni...
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UH researchers find definitive evidence of how zeolites grow: A breakthrough technique allowed them to track crystal growth in real time

Nanotech-Now - May 18, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers have found the first definitive evidence of how silicalite-1 (MFI type) zeolites grow, showing that growth is a concerted process involving both the attachment of nanoparticles and the add...
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Protein sharpens salmonella needle for attack

Nanotech-Now - May 18, 2014 - 7:45am
A tiny nanoscale syringe is Salmonella's weapon. Using this, the pathogen injects its molecular agents into the host cells and manipulates them to its own advantage. A team of scientists at the Biozen...
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KAIST made great improvements of nanogenerator power efficiency

Nanotech-Now - May 18, 2014 - 7:45am
The energy efficiency of KAIST's piezoelectric nanogenerator has increased by almost 40 times, one step closer toward the commercialization of flexible energy harvesters that can supply power infinite...
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Advance brings 'hyperbolic metamaterials' closer to reality

Nanotech-Now - May 18, 2014 - 7:45am
Epitaxial superlattices with titanium nitride as a plasmonic component for optical hyperbolic metamaterials Gururaj V. Naik,1 Bivas Saha,2 Jing Liu,3 Sammy M. Saber,2 Eric Stach,2 Joseph MK Irudaya...
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Strongly interacting electrons in wacky oxide synchronize to work like the brain

Nanotech-Now - May 18, 2014 - 7:45am
Current computing is based on binary logic -- zeroes and ones -- also called Boolean computing, but a new type of computing architecture stores information in the frequencies and phases of periodic si...
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