Nano News & Events

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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Innovation Management and the Emergence of the Nanobiotechnology Industry

Nanotech-Now - July 3, 2014 - 7:45am
The confluence of nanotechnology and biotechnology is creating opportunities and an emerging industry, nanobiotechnology, with tremendous potential for economic and social value creation. The medical...
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Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company HZO Raises $20 Million in Growth Financing

Nanotech-Now - July 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, today announced that it has invested $2 million in portfolio company HZO, Inc.'s , $20...
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Albany NanoCollege Faculty Member Selected as Editor-in-Chief of the Prestigious Journal of Electronic Materials

Nanotech-Now - July 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Newly merged CNSE/SUNYIT Associate Professor of Nanoengineering Dr. F. (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik to leverage cutting-edge experience at the NanoCollege and manage internationally recognized journal.
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Up in Flames: Evidence Confirms Combustion Theory: Berkeley Lab and University of Hawaii research outlines the story of soot, with implications for cleaner-burning fuels

Nanotech-Now - July 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) and the University of Hawaii have uncovered the first step in the process that transforms gas-phase molecules in...
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New Study Raises Possibility of Production of P-Type Solar Cells

Nanotech-Now - July 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Shahid Beheshti University produced nanoparticles in homogenous particle sizes to make possible the production of p-type pigment solar cells.
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MoS2's dielectric constant is not constant

Nanotechweb - July 2, 2014 - 5:24am
Finding will be important for when it comes to designing molybdenum disulphide-based devices in the future
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FDA issues guidance on use of nanotechnology in foods

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 11:56am
The FDA recently issued a final guidance titled, "Guidance for Industry: Assessing the Effects of Significant Manufacturing Process Changes, Including Emerging Technologies, on the Safety and Regulato...
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Iranian, Norwegian Scientists Produce Nanopaper from Bagasse

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in association with their Norwegian colleagues succeeded in the production of a nanopaper with resistive and t...
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Noninvasive brain control: New light-sensitive protein enables simpler, more powerful optogenetics

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control brain activity by shining light on neurons, relies on light-sensitive proteins that can suppress or stimulate electrical signals within cel...
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Researchers create quantum dots with single-atom precision

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
A team of physicists from the Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik (PDI) in Berlin, Germany, NTT Basic Research Laboratories in Atsugi, Japan, and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has...
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