Nanotech-Now

Syndicate content Nanotechnology Now
The most recent news stories from Nanotechnology Now
Updated: 18 hours 11 min ago

Boron atoms stretch out, gain new powers: Rice University simulations demonstrate 1-D material's stiffness, electrical versatility

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Hold on, there, graphene. You might think you're the most interesting new nanomaterial of the century, but boron might already have you beat, according to scientists at Rice University.

For this metal, electricity flows, but not the heat: Berkeley-led study finds law-breaking property in vanadium dioxide that could lead to applications in thermoelectrics, window coatings

January 29, 2017 - 7:45am
There's a known rule-breaker among materials, and a new discovery by an international team of scientists adds more evidence to back up the metal's nonconformist reputation. According to a new study le...

Creating atomic scale nanoribbons: Researchers have demonstrated the first important step toward integrating atomically precise graphene nanoribbons (APGNRs) onto nonmetallic substrates

January 29, 2017 - 7:45am
Silicon crystals are the semiconductors most commonly used to make transistors, which are critical electronic components used to carry out logic operations in computing. However, as faster and more po...

Synthetic nanoparticles achieve the complexity of protein molecules: Study published in Science reveals the structure of the largest gold nanoparticles to-date and the self-assembly mechanisms behind their formation

January 29, 2017 - 7:45am
Chemists at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that synthetic nanoparticles can achieve the same level of structural complexity, hierarchy and accuracy as their natural counterparts - biomol...

New stem cell technique shows promise for bone repair

January 27, 2017 - 7:45am
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has developed a new method of repairing injured bone using stem cells from human bone marrow and a carbon material with photocatalytic properties, which could lea...

Graphene's sleeping superconductivity awakens: Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate that previously dormant potential

January 27, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers have found a way to trigger the innate, but previously hidden, ability of graphene to act as a superconductor - meaning that it can be made to carry an electrical current with zero resista...

Bruker Announces Acquisition of Nanoindenting Leader Hysitron: Acquisition strengthens Bruker’s leading position in nanoanalysis and nanomechanical materials characterization

January 27, 2017 - 7:45am
Bruker today announced that it has acquired Hysitron, Inc., a technology leader in the development, manufacture, and sale of nanomechanical test instrumentation. The acquisition adds Hysitron’s innova...

New low-cost technique converts bulk alloys to oxide nanowires

January 27, 2017 - 7:45am
A simple technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk materials could dramatically lower the cost of producing the one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures. That could open the door for a bro...

News from Quorum: Experienced electron microscopist, David McCarthy, talks about working with Quorum and his use of their coaters and cryo-SEM preparation instrumentation

January 27, 2017 - 7:45am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, hear from experienced electron microscopist, David McCarthy, about his work using...

Tough aqua material for water purification: Decontamination of water with a robust and sustainable membrane assembled from 2 synergistically working components

January 27, 2017 - 7:45am
Water purification processes usually make use of robust membranes for filtering off contaminants while working at high pressures. Can materials employing water as major component be made strong enough...

Harris & Harris Group Announces the Filing of Preliminary Proxy Materials Detailing Its Proposed Conversion From a BDC to a Registered Closed-End Fund

January 25, 2017 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY) (the "Company") announced today that it has filed a preliminary proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") relating to a special...

The speed limit for intra-chip communications in microprocessors of the future

January 25, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have developed a theory that gives the possibility to precisely predict the level of noise caused by the amplification of photonic and pla...

New, old science combine to make faster medical test: Nanoparticles and Faraday rotation allow faster diagnoses

January 25, 2017 - 7:45am
A UCF researcher has combined cutting-edge nanoscience with a magnetic phenomenon discovered more than 170 years ago to create a method for speedy medical tests.

Traffic jam in empty space: New success for Konstanz physicists in studying the quantum vacuum

January 25, 2017 - 7:45am
With these results, the researchers from the field of ultrafast phenomena and photonics build on their earlier findings, published in October 2015 in the scientific journal Science, where they have de...

A big nano boost for solar cells: Kyoto University and Osaka Gas effort doubles current efficiencies

January 25, 2017 - 7:45am
Solar cells convert light into electricity. While the sun is one source of light, the burning of natural resources like oil and natural gas can also be harnessed.

A toolkit for transformable materials: How to design materials with reprogrammable shape and function

January 23, 2017 - 7:45am
Metamaterials -- materials whose function is determined by structure, not composition -- have been designed to bend light and sound, transform from soft to stiff, and even dampen seismic waves from ea...

Explaining how 2-D materials break at the atomic level

January 23, 2017 - 7:45am
Cracks sank the 'unsinkable' Titanic; decrease the performance of touchscreens and erode teeth. We are familiar with cracks in big or small three-dimensional (3D) objects, but how do thin two-dimensio...

New research helps to meet the challenges of nanotechnology: Research helps to make the most of nanoscale catalytic effects for nanotechnology

January 23, 2017 - 7:45am
Research by scientists at Swansea University is helping to meet the challenge of incorporating nanoscale structures into future semiconductor devices that will create new technologies and impact on al...

Ultra-precise chip-scale sensor detects unprecedentedly small changes at the nanoscale

January 23, 2017 - 7:45am
Chip scale high precision measurements of physical quantities such as temperature, pressure and refractive index have become common with nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics resonance cavities. As excelle...

Chemists Cook up New Nanomaterial and Imaging Method: Nanomaterials can store all kinds of things, including energy, drugs and other cargo

January 23, 2017 - 7:45am
•Imaging method shows nanomaterial forming in real time, for first time •‘As close to useful molecular LEGOs as I’ve seen,’ William Dichtel says •Dichtel is a pioneer in developing useful porous pol...