Nano News & Events

European collaboration accelerates silicon photonics prototyping services

InterNano Industry News - July 25, 2015 - 3:45am
Imec and its partners announced today that they have successfully completed a three-year program to leverage a variety of silicon photonics technologies by making them accessible for industry and academia worldwide.
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Major physics prize for graphene researcher

InterNano Industry News - July 25, 2015 - 3:45am
Dr Rahul Raveendran-Nair is the recipient of the 2015 Moseley medal and prize from the Institute of Physics for his outstanding contributions to our understanding of the electrical, optical and structural properties of graphene and its sister compounds.
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New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances

InterNano Industry News - July 23, 2015 - 3:45am
Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature.
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Nanoparticle catalysts: Protected with graphene - Nature.com

InterNano Industry News - July 23, 2015 - 3:45am
Nanoparticle catalysts: Protected with grapheneNature.comHowever, the cells typically rely on catalysts made of expensive noble metals such as platinum, which limits their widespread commercialization. This has led to an extensive search for cheaper materials, but an alternative approach is to try to improve ...
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Polymer mold makes perfect silicon nanostructures

InterNano Industry News - July 23, 2015 - 3:45am
Using molds to shape things is as old as humanity. In the Bronze Age, the copper-tin alloy was melted and cast into weapons in ceramic molds. Today, injection and extrusion molding shape hot liquids into everything from car parts to toys.
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High-performance solar-blind ultraviolet photodetector based on electrospun TiO 2 -ZnTiO 3 heterojunction nanowires

InterNano Industry News - July 21, 2015 - 3:45am
Abstract High-performance solar-blind UV (ultraviolet) photodetectors (PDs) based on low-dimension semiconducting nanostructures with high sensitivity, excellent cycle stability, and the ability to operate in harsh environments are critical for solar observations, space communication, UV astronomy, and missile tracking. In this study, TiO2-ZnTiO3 heterojunction nanowire-based PDs are successfully developed and used to detect solar-blind UV light. A photoconductive analysis indicates that the fabricated PDs are sensitive to UV illumination, with high sensitivity, good stability, and high reproducibility. Further analysis indicates that the rich existence of grain boundaries within the TiO2-ZnTiO3 nanowire can greatly decrease the dark current and recombination of the electron-hole pairs and thereby significantly increase the device’s photosensitivity, spectra responsivity (1.1 × 106), and external quantum efficiency (4.3 × 108 %). Moreover, the PDs exhibit good photodetective performance with fast photoresponse and recovery and excellent thermal stability at temperatures as high as 175 °C. According to these results, TiO2-ZnTiO3 heterojunction nanowires exhibit great potential for applications in high-performance optical electronics and PDs, particularly next-generation photodetectors with the ability to operate in harsh environments.
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New Technique to Create Graphene Film for Micro-Supercapacitors

InterNano Industry News - July 21, 2015 - 3:45am
There was a time during the early development of portable electronics when the biggest hurdle to overcome was making the device small enough to be considered portable. After the invention of the...
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Leti Announces Launch of First European Nanomedicine Characterisation Laboratory: Project Combines Expertise of 9 Partners in 8 Countries to Foster Nanomedicine Innovation and Facilitate Regulatory Approval

InterNano Industry News - July 21, 2015 - 3:45am
CEA-Leti today announced the launch of the European Nano-Characterisation Laboratory (EU-NCL) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programm[1]e. Its main objective is to...
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Proposed TSCA Nanomaterial Rule ‘Premature’, Says Former EPA Toxicologist

InterNano Industry News - July 21, 2015 - 3:45am
US EPA has proposed a new rule requiring reporting and recordkeeping for certain manufactured and processed nanomaterials under Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). “EPA’s propose...
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Nonstick coating goes commercial in consumer goods packaging (w/video)

InterNano Industry News - July 21, 2015 - 3:45am
The days of wasting condiments - and other products - that stick stubbornly to the sides of their bottles may be gone, thanks to MIT spinout LiquiGlide, which has licensed its nonstick coating to a major consumer-goods company.
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Flexible FeRAM fabricated with CMOS-compatible approach

InterNano Industry News - July 21, 2015 - 3:45am
Researchers have demonstrated the fabrication flexible ferroelectric random access memory (FeRAM) devices using state-of-the-art CMOS processes (sputtering, photolithography, and reactive ion etching). This bridges the existing gap between rigid inflexible semiconductor high performance, integration density, yield, and reliable electronics and highly flexible polymer/hybrid materials based relatively low performance electronics. This enables combining the best of two worlds to obtain flexible high performance electronics.
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NIST Launches New nano-EHS Protocol Website

InterNano Industry News - July 21, 2015 - 3:45am
As engineered nanomaterials increasingly find their way into commercial products, researchers who study the potential environmental or health impacts of those materials face a growing challenge to...
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Philips Introduces Quantum Dot TV with Color IQ™ Technology from QD Vision: Manufacturer is first to offer quantum dot displays for both TVs and monitors

InterNano Industry News - July 21, 2015 - 3:45am
Philips has expanded its portfolio of quantum dot displays with the launch of a 55” 4K TV with QD Vision Color IQ™ optics. The superior color performance of Color IQ quantum dots, combined with Philip...
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NEI Announces the Issuance of Multiple Patents on Self-Healing & Superhydrophobic Coatings

InterNano Industry News - July 21, 2015 - 3:45am
NEI Corporation announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued patents to the company on self-healing, superhydrophobic, and abrasion resistant coatings. With the allowance of five...
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Haydale Announces New Office Opening in USA and North American Service Agreement with Inventures Group

InterNano Industry News - July 19, 2015 - 3:45am
Haydale (AIM: HAYD), the group focused on the commercialisation of graphene and other nano particle products using their proprietary plasma process is pleased to announce further progress in North...
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Polymaker to Distribute Graphene 3D Manufactured Specialty and Functional Filaments

InterNano Industry News - July 19, 2015 - 3:45am
Graphene 3D Lab Inc. is pleased to announce a distribution and manufacturing partnership with Polymaker. Under the terms of the agreement, Polymaker will distribute all Graphene 3D manufactured...
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Simple Solution Processing Method for Growth of Well-Aligned Single-Crystals of Organic Semiconductors

InterNano Industry News - July 19, 2015 - 3:45am
Field-effect transistors (FETs) made of organic single crystals show superior mobility values as organic single crystals have fewer structural defects than their amorphous and polycrystalline...
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Rice University boots up powerful microscopes: New electron microscopes will capture images at subnanometer resolution

InterNano Industry News - July 19, 2015 - 3:45am
Rice University, renowned for nanoscale science, has installed microscopes that will allow researchers to peer deeper than ever into the fabric of the universe.
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How Graphene–based Nanomaterials and Films Revolutionize Science Explained in July 9 Webinar Hosted by Park Systems

InterNano Industry News - July 19, 2015 - 3:45am
Park Systems, world-leader in atomic force microscopy (AFM) is hosting a webinar to provide advanced scientific research into new classes of Nanoscale Graphene-based materials poised to revolutionize...
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DNP Launches New Nanoimprint-based Ultra-Micro Machining Business

InterNano Industry News - July 17, 2015 - 3:45am
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) will launch a new business applying nanoimprint technology in a variety of uses. These include, the development of ultra-micro machine product-related applications...
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