Nano News & Events

CIQUS researchers develop an extremely simple procedure to obtain nanosized graphenes

Nanotech-Now - July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
The prestigious journal Angewandte Chemie (link is external) has recently published a work by CiQUS researchers (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain) in collaboration with IBM Research - Zuric...
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Fundamental Chemistry Findings Could Help Extend Moore’s Law: A Berkeley Lab-Intel collaboration outlines the chemistry of photoresist, enabling smaller features for future generations of microprocessors

Nanotech-Now - July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Over the years, computer chips have gotten smaller thanks to advances in materials science and manufacturing technologies. This march of progress, the doubling of transistors on a microprocessor rough...
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Flashes of light on the superconductor: Using light to modulate the properties of a copper-based superconductor

Nanotech-Now - July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
A study just published in Nature Communications and carried out by a collaboration of several Italian and international centres, including SISSA, used a technique based on applying short flashes of li...
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National Space Society Calls For Less US Dependence On Russian Space Technology

Nanotech-Now - July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) strongly recommends in a position paper issued today that Congress should fully support the Commercial Crew program in order to restore independent...
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3-D nanostructure could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage: Rice U. researchers predict functional advantages of 3-D boron nitride

Nanotech-Now - July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
A three-dimensional porous nanostructure would have a balance of strength, toughness and ability to transfer heat that could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage and composite materials that perform m...
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Nanoporous oxide makes good memory device

Nanotechweb - July 17, 2014 - 6:09am
New RRAM might be the best candidate yet for replacing existing silicon-based flash memories.
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Parametric amplifier measures multiple qubit states

Nanotechweb - July 16, 2014 - 5:55am
Work could be important for developing fault tolerant quantum computing in the future.
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Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company D-Wave Systems Closes a $28.4 Million Financing

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, announced today its participation in portfolio company D-Wave Systems, Inc.'s $28.4 mi...
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Labs characterize carbon for batteries: Rice, Lawrence Livermore scientists calculate materials’ potential for use as electrodes

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Lithium-ion batteries could benefit from a theoretical model created at Rice University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that predicts how carbon components will perform as electrodes.
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Researchers discover boron 'buckyball'

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
The discovery of buckyballs — soccer-ball-shaped molecules of carbon — helped usher in the nanotechnology era. Now, Lai-Sheng Wang's research group and colleagues from China have shown that boron, car...
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Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device's invento...
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Penn researchers successfully alleviate pulmonary inflammation with targeted drug delivery: Proof-of-concept study showed nanocarriers can aid drug delivery in mice

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Pulmonary inflammation can cause shallow breathing and the lungs to become brittle in patients who experience multiple blood transfusions, sepsis, lung surgery and acute lung trauma. This complication...
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University of Illinois researchers demonstrate novel, tunable nanoantennas

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Illinois has developed a novel, tunable nanoantenna that paves the way for new kinds of plasmonic-based optomechanical systems whereby plasmonic...
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Weizmann Institute scientists take another step down the long road toward quantum computers

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Weizmann Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time a photonic router - a quantum device based on a single atom that enables routing of single photons by single photons. This achievemen...
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New Method Suggested for Production of Polymeric Nanocarriers Used in Medical Industries

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology produced polymeric nanocarriers that can be used in pharmaceutics and medical industries.
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Researchers Use Various Zinc Oxide Nanostructures to Boost Efficiency of Water Purification Process

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
An Iranian researcher in association with Swedish scientists studied the use of various nanostructures of zinc oxide in the improvement of the removal of industrial pollutants from water and the diffe...
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Nanoparticles Increase Primary Pressure Strength of Bone Cement

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Materials and Energy Research Center succeeded in increasing primary pressure strength of artificial bone cement by using nanoparticles.
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Joining up the dots

Nanotechweb - July 14, 2014 - 3:35am
Carbon dots and quantum dots combine to make good WLEDs.
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Haydale Announces Collaboration Agreement with Swansea University’s Welsh Centre for Printing and Coatings (WCPC)

Nanotech-Now - July 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Haydale, the company focused on enabling technology for the commercialisation of graphene, is pleased to announce that it has signed a research and collaboration agreement with the Welsh Centre for Pr...
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A review article summarizes the state-of-the-art knowledge about graphene grain boundaries

Nanotech-Now - July 13, 2014 - 7:45am
The graphene produced by chemical vapor deposition is typically polycrystalline. Authors from the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience Group, led by ICREA Research professor Stephan Roche, t...
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