Nano News & Events

New Los Alamos Approach May Be Key to Quantum Dot Solar Cells With Real Gains in Efficiency: Nanoengineering Boosts Carrier Multiplication in Quantum Dots

Nanotech-Now - June 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Los Alamos researchers have demonstrated an almost four-fold boost of the carrier multiplication yield with nanoengineered quantum dots. Carrier multiplication is when a single photon can excite multi...
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Arrowhead Announces New Clinical Candidate ARC-AAT for Treatment of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency-Associated Liver Disease

Nanotech-Now - June 21, 2014 - 7:45am
• RNAi Therapeutic ARC-AAT Induces Dose Dependent Reductions in Mutant AAT Protein of Greater than 95 Percent in Preclinical Studies • Long Duration of Effect with AAT Remaining Reduced by Mo...
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Diamond defect images magnetic domain walls

Nanotechweb - June 20, 2014 - 4:30am
New technique could help in the development of sophisticated spintronics devices such as racetrack memory
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Carbon nanotube companies join forces

Nanotechweb - June 19, 2014 - 10:46am
Manufacturer OCSiAl has joined forces with the applications company Zyvex with the aim of transforming the potential of carbon nanotubes into a commercial reality.
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Iranian, Spanish Scientists Use Glass Ceramic Nanocomposites to Convert Infrared to Visible Waves

Nanotech-Now - June 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers from Iran University of Science and Technology in association with researchers from University of La Laguna, Spain, succeeded in the production of glass ceramic nanocomposite with the abil...
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Time Capsule to Mars™ – a $25 Million Student-Led Mission to the Red Planet – to Announce World's Largest Crowdfunding Initiative and Industry Partnerships: Project to be the First Privately-Funded Mission to Mars, a CubeSat-based Spacecraft with Custom P

Nanotech-Now - June 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Time Capsule to Mars™ (TC2M), the world's first student-led interplanetary mission, will host a press conference on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. ET at the National Press Club to announce the off...
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JPK reports on the use of the NanoWizard AFM system for force measurements at Monash University

Nanotech-Now - June 19, 2014 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of the NanoWizard® AFM system in the School of Chemistry...
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Developing an improved liposuction technique that melts fat

Nanotech-Now - June 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Although liposuction is one of the most common and well-established cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S., it still has its drawbacks. But a new biomedical start-up says it may have found a novel wa...
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Breathalyzer Test May Detect Deadliest Cancer: Researchers from TAU and partner institutions develop groundbreaking device that spots lung cancer – to stop it in its tracks

Nanotech-Now - June 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Lung cancer causes more deaths in the U.S. than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast, and pancreatic). The reason for the striking mortality rate is simple: poor detection. Lung...
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Nanoparticles from dietary supplement drinks likely to reach environment, say scientists

Nanotech-Now - June 19, 2014 - 7:45am
anoparticles are becoming ubiquitous in food packaging, personal care products and are even being added to food directly. But the health and environmental effects of these tiny additives have remained...
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New quantum mechanism to trigger the emission of tunable light at terahertz frequencies

Nanotech-Now - June 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists have found that two-dimensional (2D) nanostructures with asymmetric design enable a new quantum mechanism, triggering the emission of tunable light at terahertz frequencies—with unprecedent...
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Nanoparticles aid the microscopic detection of a protein relevant for cancer

Nanotech-Now - June 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Assemblies of proteins, known as protein complexes, have important functions in cells; protein complexes embedded in the cell membrane, for example, are responsible for the exchange with the extracell...
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Glucose monitoring for diabetes made easy with a blood-less method

Nanotech-Now - June 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Treating Diabetes - a major scourge of humanity bothering millions of people - requires a constant monitoring of the human blood for glucose concentrations. While current schemes employ electrochemica...
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Zyvex Technologies Joins OCSiAl to Create World’s Largest Nanotechnology Company: Acquisition will bring unprecedented scale and technology to the consumer products market

Nanotech-Now - June 19, 2014 - 7:45am
OCSiAl, the leading technology manufacturer for the mass industrial production of graphene tubes, announced today at a press conference at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference that it has acqui...
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Gold nanomatryoshkas kill cancer cells

Nanotechweb - June 19, 2014 - 5:11am
Nanospheres surrounded by a silica-gold shell can photothermally ablate aggressive breast tumours in mice.
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New Graphene Factory opens in Italy

Nanotechweb - June 18, 2014 - 3:53am
Directa Plus inaugurates new industrial plant this month – the largest European production unit of its kind
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A virus reveals the physics of nanopores

Nanotech-Now - June 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanopores could provide a new way to sequence DNA quickly, but the physics involved isn't well understood. That's partly because of the complexities involved in studying the random, squiggly form DNA...
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Iran to Hold 5th Int'l Congress on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology (ICNN2014)

Nanotech-Now - June 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Iran Nanotechnology Society is due to hold the Fifth International Congress on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICNN2014) in Tarbiat Modrres University on 22-24 November 2014.
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Trapping light: a long lifetime in a very small place - Researchers create an innovative light-trapping nanostructure using a genetic-inspired approach

Nanotech-Now - June 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Physicists at the University of Rochester have created a silicon nanocavity that allows light to be trapped longer than in other similarly-sized optical cavities. An innovative design approach, which...
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Nanoscale composites improve MRI: Rice, Methodist researchers merge magnetic particles to detect, fight disease

Nanotech-Now - June 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease.
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