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Gas gives laser-induced graphene super properties: Rice University study shows inexpensive material can be superhydrophilic or superhydrophobic

May 23, 2017 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists who invented laser-induced graphene (LIG) for applications like supercapacitors have now figured out a way to make the spongy graphene either superhydrophobic or superhydrop...

Is this the 'holey' grail of batteries?

May 21, 2017 - 7:45am
In a battery system, electrodes containing porous graphene scaffolding offer a substantial improvement in both the retention and transport of energy, a new study reveals.

Can crab shells provide a 'green' solution to malaria? Study shows how a mixture of chitin and silver nanoparticles inhibits growth of mosquito larvae

May 21, 2017 - 7:45am
A non-toxic mixture of chitin-rich crab shell powder and nanosized silver particles could be an environmentally friendly way of curbing the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes, and malaria in partic...

Racyics Launches ‘makeChip’ Design Service Platform for GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 22FDX® Technology: Racyics will provide IP and design services as a part of the foundry’s FDXcelerator™ Partner Program

May 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Racyics GmbH announced today it has launched makeChip, an innovative design service platform, developed using GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 22FDX® process technology and supported by Cadence. Available to start-up...

Leti Announces Project to Create Nanotherapy Targeting Inflammatory Bowel Disease

May 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti, a technology research institute of CEA Tech, today announced a European Union project to develop a nanotherapy targeting the molecules involved in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Croh...

UnitySC Announces Wafer Thinning Inspection System; Win from Power Semiconductor IDM for Automotive: Leading IDM Selects New 4See Series Automated Defect Inspection Platform for Power Semiconductor Automotive Applications

May 19, 2017 - 7:45am
UnitySC, a leader in advanced inspection and metrology solutions, today announced multiple orders from a leading integrated device manufacturer (IDM) for its modular 4See Series automated defect inspe...

Three-dimensional Direction-dependent Force Measurement at the Subatomic Scale: International researchers led by Osaka University develop a microscopy technique to probe materials at the subatomic scale in multiple directions simultaneously

May 17, 2017 - 7:45am
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is an extremely sensitive technique that allows us to image materials and/or characterize their physical properties on the atomic scale by sensing the force above materia...

Fed grant backs nanofiber development: Rice University joins Department of Energy 'Next Generation Machines' initiative

May 17, 2017 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists who developed conductive fibers made entirely of carbon nanotubes will enhance their invention with the aid of a grant from the Department of Energy.

NREL’s Advanced Atomic Layer Deposition Enables Lithium-Ion Battery Technology:

May 14, 2017 - 7:45am
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Forge Nano to commercialize NREL's patented battery materials and syste...

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research and Microscopy and Analysis Present the Webinar: “Video-Rate Atomic Force Microscopy Enables New Research Opportunities”

May 14, 2017 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research in conjunction with Microscopy and Analysis will present the webinar “Video-Rate Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Enables New Research Opportunities” on June 7, 2017, 8...

Researchers develop transistors that can switch between two stable energy states

May 14, 2017 - 7:45am
Engineers are unveiling an upgrade to the transistor laser that could be used to boost computer processor speeds – the formation of two stable energy states and the ability to switch between them quic...

'Hot' electrons don't mind the gap: Rice University scientists find nanogaps in plasmonic gold wires enhance voltage when excited

May 12, 2017 - 7:45am
If they're quick about it, "hot" electrons excited in a plasmonic metal can tunnel their way across a nanoscale gap to a neighboring metal. Rice University scientists said the cool part is what happen...

Discovery of new transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells: Conductivity is highest-ever for thin film oxide semiconductor material

May 12, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, have discovered a new nano-scale thin film material with the highest-ever conductivity in its class. The new material could lead to smaller,...

CCNY physicists demonstrate photonic hypercrystals for control of light-matter interaction

May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Control of light-matter interaction is central to fundamental phenomena and technologies such as photosynthesis, lasers, LEDs and solar cells. City College of New York researchers have now demonstrate...

Sandia develops math techniques to improve computational efficiency in quantum chemistry

May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed new mathematical techniques to advance the study of molecules at the quantum level.

Graphene flagship steers towards higher technology readiness level

May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Six application-oriented spearhead projects and an invitation to express interest in joining the consortium. Those are examples of how the Graphene Flagship will move forward as it reaches midterm of...

MIT Energy Initiative awards 10 seed fund grants for early-stage energy research

May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Supporting promising energy research across a wide range of disciplines is one of the core tenets of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). Every spring for the past 10 years, the MITEI Seed Fund Program...

Precision NanoSystems @ CLINAM 2017

May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Precision NanoSystems will be showcasing the benefits of its NanoAssemblr™ System and microfluidics technologies on booth #6 at this year’s European Foundation of Clinical Nanomedicine (CLINAM) confer...

Erasable ink for 3-D printing: Laser-written three-dimensional microstructures can be erased and rewritten, if desired -- very important paper publication in Angewandte Chemie

May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
3D printing by direct laser writing produces micrometer-sized structures with precisely defined properties. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now developed a method to erase...

Scientists Set Record Resolution for Drawing at the One-Nanometer Length Scale: An electron microscope-based lithography system for patterning materials at sizes as small as a single nanometer could be used to create and study materials with new propertie

May 8, 2017 - 7:45am
The ability to pattern materials at ever-smaller sizes-using electron-beam lithography (EBL), in which an electron-sensitive material is exposed to a focused beam of electrons, as a primary method-is...