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Nanometrics to Announce First Quarter Financial Results on May 1, 2018

April 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its first quarter financial results after market close on May 1, 2018. A conference call to...

Phononic SEIRA -- enhancing light-molecule interactions via crystal lattice vibrations

April 15, 2018 - 7:45am
The results published in Light: Science & Applications open new avenues for fundamental studies of vibrational strong coupling, as well as for the development of novel infrared sensors for chemical re...

Bloodless revolution in diabetes monitoring: Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test

April 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test, potentially removing the need for millions...

High efficiency solar power conversion allowed by a novel composite material: A composite thin film developed at INRS improves significantly solar cells' power conversion efficiency

April 13, 2018 - 7:45am
A composite thin film made of two different inorganic oxide materials significantly improves the performance of solar cells, as recently demonstrated by a joint team of researchers led by Professor Fe...

NEI Corporation introduces UV-Protect Technology to NANOMYTE® Coating Line

April 13, 2018 - 7:45am
NEI Corporation announced today that it has introduced UV-Protect (UVP) technology to formulate enhanced versions of its popular NANOMYTE® coating products, which offer unique functionalities in coati...

Light 'relaxes' crystal to boost solar cell efficiency: Rice, Los Alamos discovery advances case for perovskite-based solar cells

April 11, 2018 - 7:45am
Some materials are like people. Let them relax in the sun for a little while and they perform a lot better.

How do very small particles behave at very high temperatures?

April 11, 2018 - 7:45am
A Swansea University nanomaterials expert has been looking at how small gold particles survive when subjected to very high temperatures.

Double perovskites in environmentally friendly solar cells: Long electron-hole diffusion length in high-quality lead-free double perovskite films

April 11, 2018 - 7:45am
A further step has been taken along the road to manufacturing solar cells from lead-free perovskites. High quality films based on double perovskites, which show promising photovoltaic properties, have...

Twisting laser light offers the chance to probe the nano-scale: A new method to sensitively measure the structure of molecules has been demonstrated by twisting laser light and aiming it at miniscule gold gratings to separate out wavelengths:

April 11, 2018 - 7:45am
The technique could potentially be used to probe the structure and purity of molecules in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, foods and other important products more easily and cheaply than existing metho...

High-speed and on-silicon-chip graphene blackbody emitters: Integrated light emitters for optical communications

April 11, 2018 - 7:45am
Graphene is a two-dimensional nanocarbon material, having unique properties in electronic, optical and thermal properties, which can be applied for optoelectronic devices. Graphene-based blackbody emi...

Leti Silicon Photonics Design Kit Available in Synopsis OptoDesigner Suite: Kit Contains Design Rules and Building Blocks for Multi-Project Wafers And Custom Runs on Leti’s Si310 Platform

April 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced Leti’s silicon photonics process design kit (PDK) for photonic circuits is available in the Synopsys PhoeniX OptoDesigner suite.

Non-toxic filamentous virus helps quickly dissipate heat generated by electronic devices

April 7, 2018 - 7:45am
The researcher team of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) discovered that the film constructed by assembling a nontoxic filamentous virus functions as a heat dissipation material, and that can...

Researchers develop nanoparticle films for high-density data storage:

April 7, 2018 - 7:45am
As we generate more and more data, the need for high-density data storage that remains stable over time is becoming critical. New nanoparticle-based films that are more than 80 times thinner than a hu...

Ancient paper art, kirigami, poised to improve smart clothing: New research shows how paper-cutting can make ultra strong, stretchable electronics

April 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Like a yoga novice, electronic components don't stretch easily. But that's changing thanks to a variation of origami that involves cutting folded pieces of paper.

Easing uncertainty: A demonstration of how Heisenberg's uncertainty principle can be relaxed for a trapped-ion mechanical oscillator enables fundamental studies and practical uses alike

April 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Heisenberg's uncertainty principle posits that there is a fundamental limit to the precision with which so-called complementary variables, such as position and momentum, can be measured. That is, the...

Deep Space Industries to provide Comet satellite propulsion for BlackSky, LeoStella

April 5, 2018 - 7:45am
Deep Space Industries (DSI) announced today that it has signed a contract to provide its Comet water-based satellite propulsion systems for the BlackSky Earth observation constellation of smallsats. D...

Single-cell mRNA cytometry via sequence-specific nanoparticle clustering and trapping: Cell-to-cell variation in gene expression creates a need for techniques that can characterize expression at the level of individual cells

April 5, 2018 - 7:45am
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men and the fifth leading cause of death from cancer in men worldwide, according to 2012 numbers. While several viable treatment options for prostat...

Understanding charge transfers in molecular electronics

April 5, 2018 - 7:45am
An international research team, which includes University of Central Florida Professor Enrique del Barco and Christian A. Nijhuis of the National University of Singapore, has found a way to understand...

A new way to find better battery materials: Design principles could point to better electrolytes for next-generation lithium batteries

April 5, 2018 - 7:45am
A new approach to analyzing and designing new ion conductors -- a key component of rechargeable batteries -- could accelerate the development of high-energy lithium batteries, and possibly other energ...

MSU-based physicists witnessed the turning of a dielectric into a conductor

April 5, 2018 - 7:45am
A scientist from the Faculty of Physics, MSU together with Russian and foreign colleagues studied changes in the behavior of electrons in one of the types of dielectrics with high time resolution and...