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Jim Barnhart Joins Nanometrics as Senior Vice President of Operations

March 18, 2018 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control solutions, today announced that industry veteran James L. Barnhart has joined Nanometrics as senior vice presiden...

Extracellular vesicles could be personalized drug delivery vehicles

March 18, 2018 - 7:45am
Creating enough nanovesicles to inexpensively serve as a drug delivery system may be as simple as putting the cells through a sieve, according to an international team of researchers who used mouse au...

Glass matters: UCSB researchers find that the chemical topology of silica can influence the effectiveness of many chemical processes that use it

March 18, 2018 - 7:45am
Better known as glass, silica is a versatile material used in myriad industrial processes, from catalysis and filtration, to chromatography and nanofabrication. Yet despite its ubiquity in labs and cl...

Department of Materials Test Engineering (WPT) at TU Dortmund University uses Deben CT5000TEC stage to perform X-ray micro-tomography experiments for better understanding of damage progression in composite materials

March 18, 2018 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on how TU Dortmund University is using their CT5000TEC compress...

Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Detect Molecular Biomarker for Osteoarthritis

March 18, 2018 - 7:45am
For the first time, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have been able to measure a specific molecule indicative of osteoarthritis and a number of other inflammatory diseases using a newl...

Polymer nanoparticle shows ability to locate and treat breast tumors

March 18, 2018 - 7:45am
One major problem in treating cancer is identifying the location of small tumors and treating them before they metastasize.

How to build a better railway -- in (almost) every cell in your body

March 16, 2018 - 7:45am
New work from the University of Warwick shows how a microscopic 'railway' system in our cells can optimise its structure to better suit bodies' needs.

NIOSH Releases New Nanotechnology Workplace Design Recommendations

March 16, 2018 - 7:45am
Realizing the promise of any scientific advancement requires understanding of its potential human health effects, and its safe and responsible development, even at the level of engineered nanomaterial...

'Sweet spot' in sweet material for hydrogen storage: Study IDs 'white graphene' architecture with unprecedented hydrogen storage capacity

March 16, 2018 - 7:45am
Rice University engineers have zeroed in on the optimal architecture for storing hydrogen in "white graphene" nanomaterials -- a design like a Lilliputian skyscraper with "floors" of boron nitride sit...

Flat gallium joins roster of new 2-D materials: Rice University, Indian Institute of Science introduce gallenene

March 14, 2018 - 7:47am
Scientists at Rice University and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, have discovered a method to make atomically flat gallium that shows promise for nanoscale electronics.

UCLA researchers develop a new class of two-dimensional materials: New kinds of 'superlattices' could lead to improvements in electronics, from transistors to LEDs

March 14, 2018 - 7:47am
A research team led by UCLA scientists and engineers has developed a method to make new kinds of artificial "superlattices" -- materials comprised of alternating layers of ultra-thin "two-dimensional"...

For nanomedicine, cell sex matmonoclonal antibodies crucial to fighting emerging infectious diseases say NIAID officials

March 14, 2018 - 7:47am
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)--preparations of a specific type of antibody designed to bind to a single target--have shown promise in the fight against cancer and autoimmune diseases. They also may pla...

Big steps toward control of production of tiny building blocks

March 14, 2018 - 7:47am
Nanoparticles, superstrong and flexible structures such as carbon nanotubes that are measured in billionths of a meter -- a diameter thousands of times thinner than a human hair -- are used in everyth...

Nanostructures made of previously impossible material: How do you combine different elements in a crystal? At TU Wien, a method has now been developed for incorporating previously unattainably high proportions of foreign atoms into crystals

March 13, 2018 - 7:47am
When you bake a cake, you can combine the ingredients in almost any proportions, and they will still always be able to mix together. This is a little more complicated in materials chemistry.

Houston Methodist researcher makes bold move by releasing nanotech 'recipe'

March 13, 2018 - 7:47am
In a rare move, a Houston Methodist researcher is sharing his recipe for a new, more affordable way to make nanoparticles. This will empower any laboratory in the world to easily create similar nanop...

New approach to measuring stickiness could aid micro-device design

March 13, 2018 - 7:47am
Brown University engineers have devised a new method of measuring the stickiness of micro-scale surfaces. The technique, described in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, could be useful in designing a...

Thermo Scientific Krios G3i Cryo-Electron Microscope Announced as 2018 Edison Awards Finalist

March 13, 2018 - 7:47am
Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced that the Thermo Scientific Krios G3i cryo-electron microscope (cryo-EM) has been named a finalist in the molecular analys...

Mapping battery materials with atomic precision: Berkeley Lab researchers map the atoms of battery materials and explored how composition affects structure

March 13, 2018 - 7:47am
Lithium-ion batteries are widely used in home electronics and are now being used to power electric vehicles and store energy for the power grid. But their limited number of recharge cycles and tendenc...

Cleaning nanowires to get out more light

March 12, 2018 - 7:47am
A technique for reducing the loss of light at the surface of semiconductor nanostructures has been demonstrated by scientists at KAUST.

JPK reports on the research of Professor Tanya Dahms from the University of Regina in Canada to characterize the properties of outer cell surfaces as a function of internal and external stimuli with applied atomic force microscopy

March 12, 2018 - 7:47am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the research of Professor Tanya Dahms from the University of Reg...