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The next generation of power electronics? Gallium nitride doped with beryllium: How to cut down energy loss in power electronics? The right kind of doping

November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
The trick is to be able to use beryllium atoms in gallium nitride. Gallium nitride is a compound widely used in semiconductors in consumer electronics from LED lights to game consoles. To be useful in...

Leti Joins DARPA-Funded Project to Develop Implantable Device for Restoring Vision

November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
Leti announced today that a team of its researchers is participating in a U.S.-funded project to develop a safe, implantable neural interface system to restore vision by stimulating the visual cortex.

A new way to mix oil and water: Condensation-based method developed at MIT could create stable nanoscale emulsions

November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
The reluctance of oil and water to mix together and stay that way is so well-known that it has become a cliché for describing any two things that do not go together well. Now, a new finding from resea...

Nanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effects: In vitro study verifies method for remotely triggering release of cancer drugs

November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of app...

Novel Nano-CT device creates high-resolution 3D-X-rays of tiny velvet worm legs

November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In PNAS, a team from the Technical University of Mu...

Age-old malaria treatment found to improve nanoparticle delivery to tumors: Nanomedicine researchers find new use for 70-year-old drug

November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
A new study shows that a 70-year-old malaria drug can block immune cells in the liver so nanoparticles can arrive at their intended tumor site, overcoming a significant hurdle of targeted drug deliver...

Luleå University of Technology is using the Deben CT5000TEC stage to perform x-ray microtomography experiments with the ZEISS Xradia 510 Versa to understand deformation and strain inside inhomogeneous materials

November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on how Luleå University of Technology is using their CT5000TEC...

Quorum reports on how cryo prep techniques for SEM are being applied in the Laboratory of Food Technology & Engineering at the University of Ghent, Belgium

November 11, 2017 - 7:46am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on how the Laboratory of Food Technology & Engineering at the University of...

TUBALL nanotube-based concentrates recognised as the most innovative raw material for composites by JEC Group

November 10, 2017 - 7:46am
JEC Group has named OCSiAl’s TUBALL MATRIX, the first-ever single wall carbon nanotube-based pre-dispersed concentrate, as the most innovative raw material for composite applications. It can be applie...

Inorganic-organic halide perovskites for new photovoltaic technology

November 9, 2017 - 7:46am
The perovskite metal halide materials, such as CH3NH3PbI3, have attracted wide interest in the field of photoelectric conversion, detecting and luminescence. As an emerging semiconductor, this type of...

Dendritic fibrous nanosilica: all-in-one nanomaterial for energy, environment and health

November 9, 2017 - 7:46am
Dendritic fibrous nanosilica (DFNS) attracted a great deal of attention in a large number of scientific disciplines such as catalysis, solar energy harvesting (photocatalysis, solar cells, etc.), ener...

Nano-sized gold particles have been shaped to behave as clones in biomedicine

November 9, 2017 - 7:46am
Shaping nanometric gold particles - of the size of millionths of a millimeter - to improve their properties in biomedicine and photonics has been made possible thanks to a special laser system in a wo...

Solid State Laser manufacturer Lasertel Inc. purchases an Oxford Instruments ICPCVD advanced deposition solution for improved device performance

November 8, 2017 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology is pleased to announce that Lasertel Inc of Arizona, US have recently purchased one of their advanced inductively coupled plasma chemical vapour deposition (ICPCVD...

Park Systems Announces the Grand Opening of the Park NanoScience Center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

November 8, 2017 - 7:45am
Park Systems, world leader in Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) ,announces the opening of the Park NanoScience Center at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), one of the wor...

Wrinkles give heat a jolt in pillared graphene : Rice University researchers test 3-D carbon nanostructures' thermal transport abilities

November 8, 2017 - 7:45am
Pillared graphene would transfer heat better if the theoretical material had a few asymmetric junctions that caused wrinkles, according to Rice University engineers.

Anton Paar announces new software product: Tosca™ Analysis for industrial AFM users: Powered by Digital Surf’s Mountains® technology platform

November 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Following the recent launch of the Tosca™ 400 atomic force microscope, the leading scientific equipment manufacturing company Anton Paar is today announcing the launch of Tosca™ analysis software, bas...

Electrostatic force takes charge in bioinspired polymers

November 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst have taken the first steps toward gaining control over the self-assembly of synthetic materials in the same way t...

Metal-silicone microstructures could enable new flexible optical and electrical devices: Laser-based method creates force-sensitive, flexible microstructures that conduct electricity

November 5, 2017 - 7:45am
For the first time, researchers have used a single-step, laser-based method to produce small, precise hybrid microstructures of silver and flexible silicone. This innovative laser processing technolog...

3-D-printed device builds better nanofibers: Printed nozzle system could make uniform, versatile fibers at much lower cost.

November 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Meshes made from fibers with nanometer-scale diameters have a wide range of potential applications, including tissue engineering, water filtration, solar cells, and even body armor. But their commerci...

New Atomic Force Microscope to study piezoelectrics at the nanoscale

November 4, 2017 - 7:46am
A team of researchers have created a new Atomic Force Microscope called “Direct Piezoelectric Force Microscopy” (DPFM). In particular, they measure the tiny currents produced by the piezoelectric effe...