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Nano-photonics meets nano-mechanics: Controlling on-chip nano-optics by graphene nano-opto-mechanics

January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Active in situ control of light at the nanoscale remains a challenge in modern physics and in nanophotonics in particular. A promising approach is to take advantage of the technological maturity of na...

Vesper Collaborates with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Deliver First Piezoelectric MEMS Microphones: Acoustic sensing company works with top foundry to support mass-market consumer products

January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Vesper, the technology leader in acoustic MEMS, announced today that it is collaborating with GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, to deliver the wor...

Heriot-Watt's Institute of Photonics & Quantum Sciences uses the Deben Microtest 2 kN tensile stage to characterise ceramics and engineering plastics

January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on the use of a Microtest tensile stage in the Institute of Pho...

Nanoparticles combine photodynamic and molecular therapies against pancreatic cancer: Novel drug-delivery system cuts off common treatment escape pathways in animal models

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
A nanoparticle drug-delivery system that combines two complementary types of anticancer treatment could improve outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer and other highly treatment-resistant tumors...

Converting solar energy into electric power via photobioelectrochemical cells

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
A new paradigm for the development of photo-bioelectrochemical cells has been reported in the journal Nature Energy by researchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Israel, and the Universit...

Scientists have shown how to make a low-cost yet high precision glass nanoengraving: In a joint study, scientists have developed a mechanism of laser deposition of patterns on glass with a resolution of 1000 times lower than the width of a human hair

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
In a joint study, scientists from the MIPT (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), ICP (Institute of Chemical Physics) named after Semenov, MSU (Moscow State University) and IPCP (Institute of P...

Teijin to Participate in Nano Tech 2016

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Teijin Limited announced today that it will exhibit a wide range of nanotech materials and products incorporating advanced Teijin technologies during the International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Co...

Mechanical quanta see the light

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum physics is increasingly becoming the scientific basis for a plethora of new "quantum technologies". These new technologies promise to fundamentally change the way we communicate, as well as ra...

Quantum knots are real!

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
The very first experimental observations of knots in quantum matter have just been reported in Nature Physics by scientists at Aalto University (Finland) and Amherst College (USA). The scientists crea...

Graphene oxide 'paper' changes with strain: Rice researchers say material is more or less brittle, depending on how hard it's pulled

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
The same slip-and-stick mechanism that leads to earthquakes is at work on the molecular level in nanoscale materials, where it determines the shear plasticity of the materials, according to scientists...

Corrosion-Fighter Tesla NanoCoatings Pioneers 2x1 Wet-on-Wet Process

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Tesla NanoCoatings today announced development of its breakthrough wet-on-wet application process for Teslan® primer and topcoats as the company strengthens its leadership in carbon nanotube corrosio...

Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
A new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull - crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery - then melt away when they are no longer...

UCLA scientists create graphene barrier to precisely control molecules for making nanoelectronics

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Gardeners often use sheets of plastic with strategically placed holes to allow their plants to grow but keep weeds from taking root. Scientists from UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have fou...

Materials scientists at FAU reconstruct turbine material atom by atom in computer simulations

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Superalloys – materials made of a combination of nickel, aluminium and other elements such as rhenium – are essential for manufacturing turbine blades in jet engines, for example. They ensure that the...

FAU researchers develop nanoparticles for biomedical applications

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
An international, interdisciplinary team of researchers is developing highly porous biomaterials for localised release of therapeutic ions and drugs in the MOZART project which has received 4.65 milli...

FAU researchers show how mother-of-pearl is formed from nanoparticles

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Materials scientists at FAU have shown for the first time that the mother-of-pearl in clam shells does not form in a crystallisation process but is a result of the aggregation of nanoparticles within...

NIST simulates fast, accurate DNA sequencing through graphene nanopore

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have simulated a new concept for rapid, accurate gene sequencing by pulling a DNA molecule through a tiny, chemically activated...

Light-activated nanoparticles prove effective against antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
In the ever-escalating evolutionary battle with drug-resistant bacteria, humans may soon have a leg up thanks to adaptive, light-activated nanotherapy developed by researchers at the University of Col...

Nanodevice, build thyself: Researchers in Germany studied how a multitude of electronic interactions govern the encounter between a molecule called porphine and copper and silver surfaces

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
As we continue to shrink electronic components, top-down manufacturing methods begin to approach a physical limit at the nanoscale. Rather than continue to chip away at this limit, one solution of int...

Fuel cell advance: Research team reports success with low-cost nickel-based catalyst

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
"Planes, Trains and Automobiles" is a popular comedy from the 1980s, but there's nothing funny about the amount of energy consumed by our nation's transportation sector.