Nanotech-Now

Syndicate content Nanotechnology Now
The most recent news stories from Nanotechnology Now
Updated: 1 day 3 hours ago

ORNL reports method that takes quantum sensing to new level

April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Thermal imaging, microscopy and ultra-trace sensing could take a quantum leap with a technique developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

A silver lining: UCSB researchers cradle silver nanoclusters inside synthetic DNA to create a programmed, tunable fluorescent array

April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
The silver used by Beth Gwinn's research group at UC Santa Barbara has value far beyond its worth as a commodity, even though it's used in very small amounts.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Electron spin brings order to high entropy alloys

April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to the high entropy alloy nickel iron chromium cobalt (NiFeCrCo) - and m...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Nature: Low-reflection wings make butterflies nearly invisible: Irregular nanostructures on the transparent wing of the glasswing butterfly prevent the reflection of light -- publication in Nature Communications -- researchers plan applications

April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
The effect is known from the smart phone: Sun is reflected by the display and hardly anything can be seen. In contrast to this, the glasswing butterfly hardly reflects any light in spite of its transp...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Scientists Use Nanoscale Building Blocks and DNA 'Glue' to Shape 3D Superlattices: New approach to designing ordered composite materials for possible energy applications

April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Taking child's play with building blocks to a whole new level-the nanometer scale-scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have constructed 3D "superlattice"...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Surface matters: Huge reduction of heat conduction observed in flat silicon channels

April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
The ability of materials to conduct heat is a concept that we are all familiar with from everyday life. The modern story of thermal transport dates back to 1822 when the brilliant French physicist Jea...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Nanoparticles Used to Improve Mechanical, Thermal Properties of Cellulose Fibers

April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian and Malaysian researchers studied the effects of clay nanoparticles on the process of production of cellulose fibers.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Nanoparticle drug reverses Parkinson's-like symptoms in rats

April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
As baby boomers age, the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease is expected to increase. Patients who develop this disease usually start experiencing symptoms around age 60 or older. Curr...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Drexel materials scientists putting a new spin on computing memory

April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Ever since computers have been small enough to be fixtures on desks and laps, their central processing has functioned something like an atomic Etch A Sketch, with electromagnetic fields pushing data b...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Quantum 'paparazzi' film photons in the act of pairing up

April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
In the quantum world of light, being distinguishable means staying lonely. Only those photons that are indistinguishable can wind up in a pair, through what is called Hong-Ou-Mandel interference. This...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Dispersion Stability Test Aids Characterisation of Functionalised Graphene Materials

April 22, 2015 - 7:45am
A new technical poster from Haydale Ltd. describes a cost-effective and repeatable method for characterisation of functionalised carbon nanomaterials.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

New Application Note Describes Nanomechanical Measurements on Diverse Materials Using the Asylum Research NanomechPro Toolkit

April 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research has released a new application note, “The NanomechProTM Toolkit: Nanomechanical AFM Techniques for Diverse Materials,” written Dr. Donna Hurley, founder of Lark Scie...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

UCLA nanoscientists are first to model atomic structures of three bacterial nanomachines: Cryo electron microscope enables scientists to explore the frontiers of targeted antibiotics

April 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have become the first to produce images of the atomic structures of three specific biological nanomachines, each derived from a different potenti...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Whiteboards of the future: New electronic paper could make inexpensive electronic displays: A simple structure of bi-colored balls made of tough, inexpensive materials is well suited for large handwriting-enabled e-paper displays

April 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Tokyo have revamped an old e-paper concept to make an inexpensive handwriting-enabled e-paper well suited to large displays like whiteboards. They describe the e-pap...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Rafts on the cell membrane: Researchers from TU Wien (Vienna) shed light on a big secret of cell membranes: The 'lipid rafts', which have been believed to move within the cell membrane, do not really exist

April 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Tiny structures made of lipid molecules and proteins have been believed to wander within the membrane of a cell, much like rafts on the water. This "raft hypothesis" has been widely accepted, but now...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

New tabletop detector 'sees' single electrons: Magnet-based setup may help detect the elusive mass of neutrinos

April 22, 2015 - 7:45am
MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Printing Silicon on Paper, with Lasers

April 22, 2015 - 7:45am
In seeking to develop the next generation of micro-electronic transistors, researchers have long sought to find the next best thing to replace silicon. To this end, a wealth of recent research into fu...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Harris & Harris Group Sponsors NYC American Heart Association's Health Sciences Innovation Investment Forum: Co-founder of Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company TARA Biosystems to Speak About the Value of Tissue Engineering Technology

April 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, continues its support of emerging companies in the biotech industry by sponsoring the...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Introduction of the LVEM25 Low Voltage Electron Microscope

April 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Delong America is proud to announce the international release of the new model LVEM25 compact electron microscope. Built on the same miniature and easy to operate platform as the widely used LVEM5 ben...
Categories: Nanotechnology News

‘Oxford Instruments Young Nanoscientist India Award 2015’ to Prof. Arindam Ghosh

April 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R Rao presented the ‘Oxford Instruments Young Nanoscientist India Award 2015’ to Prof. Arindam Ghosh for his outstanding contribution to Nano Science in India at ‘Nanotechno...
Categories: Nanotechnology News