Nano News & Events

Diagnostics of quality of graphene and spatial imaging of reactivity centers on carbon surface

Nanotech-Now - May 12, 2015 - 7:45am
A convenient procedure to visualize defects on graphene layers by mapping the surface of carbon materials with an appropriate contrast agent was introduced by a team of researchers from Zelinsky Insti...
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Scientists control the flow of heat and light in photonic crystals

Nanotech-Now - May 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists from the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and Thales Research & Technology, France, have found a way to control heat propagation in photonic...
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International and U.S. Students and Teachers Headed to Toronto for 34th Annual International Space Development Conference®: Students competed in prestigious NSS-NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest

Nanotech-Now - May 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Hundreds of students and teachers from the United States and countries across the globe will converge in Toronto this month for the National Space Society's (NSS) 34th annual International Space Devel...
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Spiders spin reinforced silk

Nanotechweb - May 11, 2015 - 3:55am
First ever “bionicomposite” made from silk and carbon nanomaterials could find use in a range of applications, from textiles to nerve regeneration and tissue repair.
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Pixelligent Technologies Announces $1M Phase-II OLED Lighting Award From the US Department of Energy

Nanotech-Now - May 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Pixelligent Technologies announced today that it has been selected for a Phase II Solid State Lighting award from the US Department of Energy to support the development of advanced light-extraction ma...
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Cotton fibres instead of carbon nanotubes

Nanotech-Now - May 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Plant-based cellulose nanofibres do not pose a short-term health risk, especially short fibres, shows a study conducted in the context of National Research Programme "Opportunities and Risks of Nanoma...
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Scientists' Efforts Lead to Increased Stability of Anticancer Drug Nanocarriers in Blood

Nanotech-Now - May 10, 2015 - 7:45am
anian researchers from the University of Tabriz succeeded in the production of nanocarriers for a type of anticancer drug, which significantly decreases the side effects of the drug.
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NNCO to Host Second Free Webinar for Small- and Medium-Sized Nanotechnology Businesses

Nanotech-Now - May 10, 2015 - 7:45am
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold the second in a series of free webinars focusing on the experiences, successes, and challenges for small- and medium-sized nanotechnolo...
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Penn and UC Merced researchers match physical and virtual atomic friction experiments

Nanotech-Now - May 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Technological limitations have made studying friction on the atomic scale difficult, but researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Merced, have now made advances...
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Electrons corralled using new quantum tool: 'Whispering gallery' effect confines electrons, could provide basis for new electron-optics devices

Nanotech-Now - May 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers have succeeded in creating a new "whispering gallery" effect for electrons in a sheet of graphene -- making it possible to precisely control a region that reflects electrons within the mat...
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Plugging up leaky graphene: New technique may enable faster, more durable water filters

Nanotech-Now - May 10, 2015 - 7:45am
For faster, longer-lasting water filters, some scientists are looking to graphene —thin, strong sheets of carbon — to serve as ultrathin membranes, filtering out contaminants to quickly purify high vo...
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Precision Automation Actuator Features Closed-Loop Force and Position Control

Nanotech-Now - May 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Precision motion control systems leader PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. recently released a new series of actuators based on PIMag™ non-contacting voice-coil linear motor technology to ensure greater dyn...
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Carbodeon Appoints Leading Industry Expert as Advisory Board Member

Nanotech-Now - May 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Carbodeon Ltd Oy, a market leader in high-performance additives for the metal plating industry, announced today that it has appointed industry specialist Mr. John Torr as Advisory Board Member.
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Arrowhead Presents Data on Potential RNAi Candidate Targeting Factor 12 Mediated Angioedemic and Thromboembolic Diseases

Nanotech-Now - May 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today presented data at IBC's 17th Annual TIDES Conference in San Diego on the preclin...
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QuantumSphere Announces Production-Scale Validation of Nano Iron Catalysts for Multi-Billion Dollar Ammonia Industry: Significant Improvement in Ammonia Production for Agricultural Fertilizer, Global Food Crops

Nanotech-Now - May 8, 2015 - 7:45am
QuantumSphere, Inc. (QSI) (OTCBB: QSIM), today announced commercial validation of its proprietary nano iron catalyst (Product Name: FeNIXTM) in a production-scale ammonia plant in China. QSI is a lead...
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Putting a new spin on plasmonics: Researchers at Aalto University have discovered a novel way of combining plasmonic and magneto-optical effects

Nanotech-Now - May 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at Finland's Aalto University have discovered a novel way of combining plasmonic and magneto-optical effects. They experimentally demonstrated that patterning of magnetic materials into ar...
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Rice scientists use light to probe acoustic tuning in gold nanodisks: Rice University experts demonstrate new method for optomechanical tuning

Nanotech-Now - May 8, 2015 - 7:45am
In a study that could open doors for new applications of photonics from molecular sensing to wireless communications, Rice University scientists have discovered a new method to tune the light-induced...
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Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company OpGen Raises $17.1 Million in Initial Public Offering

Nanotech-Now - May 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), notes its portfolio company, OpGen, Inc., announced yesterday the pricing of its initial public offering of 2,850,000 units, with each unit consisting of one...
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New JEOL E-Beam Lithography System to Enhance Quantum NanoFab Capabilities

Nanotech-Now - May 8, 2015 - 7:45am
A state-of-the-art JEOL e-beam lithography system will soon be a new resource for quantum information science researchers that utilize the cutting-edge facilities at the University of Waterloo Quantum...
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