Nano News & Events

From pencil marks to quantum computers: Introducing graphene

Nanotech-Now - July 7, 2014 - 7:45am
One of the hottest materials in condensed matter research today is graphene. Graphene had an unlikely start: it began with researchers messing around with pencil marks on paper. Pencil "lead" is ac...
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New Method Introduced for Synthesis of Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - July 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used a new method to produce hydroxyapatite powder with smaller size and lower cost.
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Development of an interactive tool for the implementation of environmental legislation for nanoparticles manufacturers

Nanotech-Now - July 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Biannual i-NanoTool project meeting was held last 17th of June in Kokkola (Finland) in Technology Centre Ketek Ltd. facilities. i-NanoTool project is funded by LIFE+2012 Programme (LIFE12 ENV/ES/00032...
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With 'ribbons' of graphene, width matters: A narrow enough ribbon will transform a high-performance conductor into a semiconductor

Nanotech-Now - July 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Using graphene ribbons of unimaginably small widths - just several atoms across - a group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has found a novel way to "tune" the wonder mater...
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Artificial cilia: Scientists from Kiel University develop nano-structured transportation system

Nanotech-Now - July 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Cilia, or ciliated epithelia, cover our respiratory tract like a lawn. In our pharynx and nasal mucosa they are responsible for continuously transporting mucus and particles embedded therein towards o...
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Iranian, US Scientists Use Nanoparticles to Increase Rate of Cancer Treatment

Nanotech-Now - July 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from North Khorassan University of Medical Sciences in association with their colleagues from Nevada Cancer Center, the United States, succeeded in increasing the sorption dose of...
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New Model Presented to Study Postbuckling Behavior of Nano/Microbeams

Nanotech-Now - July 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian mechanical researchers from Shiraz University studied the effects of heat on postbuckling behavior of nano/microbeams and corrected the inconsistency in the correlations.
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Ribosome Research in Atomic Detail Offers Potential Insights into Cancer, Anemia, Alzheimer’s: New movement during decoding occurs in humans, not in bacteria

Nanotech-Now - July 7, 2014 - 7:45am
A groundbreaking study of the human ribosome is revealing that the tiny molecular machine is more versatile than previously understood. Minor changes in its sequencing can change its operation, allowi...
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Phantoms Foundation launched a catalogue of Graphene companies Worldwide: The complete graphene landscape

Nanotech-Now - July 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Phantoms Foundation is pleased to announce a catalogue of companies working on Graphene launched during the International Conference & Exhibition Graphene 2014 (Toulouse, France) back in May. The firs...
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Japanese gold leaf artists worked on a nano-scale: Study demonstrates X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy is a non-destructive way to date artwork

Nanotech-Now - July 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Ancient Japanese gold leaf artists were truly masters of their craft. An analysis of six ancient Namban paper screens show that these artifacts are gilded with gold leaf that was hand-beaten to the na...
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Plasmons excite hot carriers

Nanotechweb - July 7, 2014 - 5:01am
New theory could help enhance solar-energy conversion in photovoltaic devices and make better photocatalysts.
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Surfactant stops colloidal nanocrystals sticking

Nanotechweb - July 7, 2014 - 4:35am
Technique could greatly improve yields in droplet-based reactors.
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STFC takes delivery of the 100th Hitachi Tabletop SEM in the UK

Nanotech-Now - July 5, 2014 - 7:45am
STFC's Innovations Technology Access Centre (I-TAC) has strengthened its imaging capabilities by installing additional Hitachi benchtop SEMs at both its Harwell and Daresbury campuses. These two instr...
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New NIST metamaterial gives light a one-way ticket

Nanotech-Now - July 5, 2014 - 7:45am
The light-warping structures known as metamaterials have a new trick in their ever-expanding repertoire. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a silver, g...
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Modelling molecular magnets

Nanotechweb - July 4, 2014 - 3:36am
Latest calculations will not only be crucial for developing real-world devices from these materials but also for studying fundamental nanoscale quantum phenomena such as magnetic tunnelling.
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Funding in Brazil plays to nanotechnology research strengths

Nanotechweb - July 4, 2014 - 3:27am
The SisNANO project aims to put a system in place that provides the necessary expertise, personnel, state-of-the-art research equipment and connections between researchers in academia and industry so that nanotechnology can achieve its potential in various industrial applications.
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Making dreams come true: Making graphene from plastic?

Nanotech-Now - July 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Graphene is gaining heated attention, dubbed a "wonder material" with great conductivity, flexibility and durability. However, graphene is hard to come by due to the fact that its manufacturing proces...
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Squid sucker ring teeth material could aid reconstructive surgery, serve as eco-packaging

Nanotech-Now - July 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Squid tentacles are loaded with hundreds of suction cups, or suckers, and each sucker has a ring of razor-sharp "teeth" that help these mighty predators latch onto and take down prey. In a study publi...
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Toward a new way to keep electronics from overheating

Nanotech-Now - July 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Computer technology has transformed the way we live, but as consumers expect ever more from their devices at faster speeds, personal computers as well as larger electronic systems can overheat. This c...
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Shrinky Dinks close the gap for nanowires

Nanotech-Now - July 3, 2014 - 7:45am
How do you put a puzzle together when the pieces are too tiny to pick up? Shrink the distance between them. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are using Shrinky Dinks, plas...
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