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Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on August 1, 2017

Nanotech-Now - July 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its second quarter financial results after market close on August 1, 2017. A conference ca...

Nanometrics Introduces SpectraProbe Analysis Software: Advanced software and algorithms enhancing Nanometrics metrology fleet capabilities fab-wide

Nanotech-Now - July 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced the introduction of SpectraProbe™, a new software-based process control solution design...

The Physics Department of Imperial College, London, uses the Quorum Q150T to deposit metals and ITO to make plasmonic sensors and electric contact pads

Nanotech-Now - July 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, talk about how the Blackett Laboratory of the Physics Department at Imperial Colle...

National Space Society Supports VP Pence's Call for Constant Low-Earth Orbit Human Presence Leading to the Settlement of Space

Nanotech-Now - July 18, 2017 - 7:45am
The National Space Society (NSS) endorses Vice President Pence's call to maintain a "constant presence" in low-Earth orbit (LEO) leading to the settlement of the space frontier, made during a visit Ju...

Carbon displays quantum effects

Nanotech-Now - July 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Chemists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have found evidence that carbon atoms cannot only behave like particles but also like waves. This quantum-mechanical property is well-known for light particles such...

Colloidal metal nanoparticles make Coulomb transistor

Nanotechweb - July 17, 2017 - 5:05am
New device has sinusoidal ON/OFF characteristics.

Making two out of one: FAU researchers have explained the mechanism behind a process that can increase the efficiency of organic solar cells

Nanotech-Now - July 16, 2017 - 7:45am
In view of climate change and the needs of the energy reform, it has become particularly important to significantly increase the efficiency of organic solar cells. In a process known as 'singlet fissi...

Nanomedicine opens door to precision medicine for brain tumors

Nanotech-Now - July 16, 2017 - 7:45am
-Proof-of-concept study demonstrates potential therapy for incurable glioblastoma brain tumors -Involves injecting nanoparticles into tumors to shut down the cells driving the cancer -Nanoparticle p...

Thinking thin brings new layering and thermal abilities to the semiconductor industry: In a breakthrough for the semiconductor industry, researchers demonstrate a new layer transfer technique called "controlled spalling" that creates many thin layers from

Nanotech-Now - July 14, 2017 - 7:45am
What would a simple technique to remove thin layers from otherwise thick, rigid semiconductor crystals mean for the semiconductor industry? This concept has been actively explored for years, as integr...

News laser design offers more inexpensive multi-color output: Design can control color, intensity of light by varying cavity architecture

Nanotech-Now - July 14, 2017 - 7:45am
From checkout counters at supermarkets to light shows at concerts, lasers are everywhere, and they're a much more efficient light source than incandescent bulbs. But they're not cheap to produce.

Nature-inspired material uses liquid reinforcement: Rice U. nanoengineers create liquid-solid composites using clues from nature

Nanotech-Now - July 14, 2017 - 7:45am
Materials scientists at Rice University are looking to nature -- at the discs in human spines and the skin in ocean-diving fish, for example -- for clues about designing materials with seemingly contr...

Using graphene as transparent electrodes and alignment layers for liquid crystal devices

InterNano Industry News - July 14, 2017 - 3:45am
In conventional liquid crystal displays (LCD), the liquid crystal (LC) material is contained in conventional LC cells, where the polyimide layers are used to align the LC homogeneously in the cell, and the transmissive indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes are used to apply the electric field to reorient the LC along the field. Now, researchers have experimentally demonstrated that monolayer graphene films on the two glass substrates can function concurrently as the LC alignment layers and the transparent electrodes to fabricate an LC cell, without using the conventional polyimide and ITO substrates.
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Flexible sensors

InterNano Industry News - July 14, 2017 - 3:45am
Flexible sensors hold great promise for various innovative applications in fields such as medicine, healthcare, environment, and biology. Over the past decade, the development of flexible and stretchable sensors for various functions has been accelerated by rapid advances in materials, processing methods, and platforms. For practical applications, new expectations are arising in the pursuit of highly economical, multifunctional, biocompatible flexible sensors.
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Flexible and cost-effective fabrication of nature inspired structural colors

InterNano Industry News - July 14, 2017 - 3:45am
Scientists have successfully developed a new and cost-effective method for obtaining biomimetic structural colors with the ability to finely tune the completed structures.
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Self-organizing graphene nanodots

InterNano Industry News - July 14, 2017 - 3:45am
The ultimate challenge of nanotechnology is to control the structure of matter with atomic precision. The better we are at shaping and structuring material on a small scale, the more powerful technology we can dream of. Unfortunately, the atomic scale is entirely out of range for conventional patterning. Researchers now report that they have achieved nanoscale self-assembly within a two-dimensional layer. Dosing of ethylene and borazine near a hot iridium surface, leads for self-organising of a two-dimensional superlattice of graphene dots.
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Nanofabrication: A slick route to smart surfaces

InterNano Industry News - July 14, 2017 - 3:45am
Controlled rupturing of thin films can make low-cost nanopatterned arrays for solar cells and biomolecular detection.
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Graphene ribbons result in 100-fold increase in gold catalyst's performance

InterNano Industry News - July 14, 2017 - 3:45am
Bottom-up synthesis of tunable carbon nanoribbons provides a new route to enhance industrial, automotive reactions.
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Graphene and terahertz waves could lead the way to future communication

InterNano Industry News - July 14, 2017 - 3:45am
By utilizing terahertz waves in electronics, future data traffic can get a big boost forward. So far, the terahertz (THz) frequency has not been optimally applied to data transmission, but by using graphene, researchers have come one step closer to a possible paradigm shift for the electronic industry.
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New 'gold standard' for flexible electronics

InterNano Industry News - July 14, 2017 - 3:45am
Simple, economical process makes large-diameter, high-performance, thin, transparent, and conductive foils for bendable LEDs and more.
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Symposium explores possibilities of origami nanomachines

InterNano Industry News - July 14, 2017 - 3:45am
Origami usually brings to mind folded paper cranes, but scientists see in origami the promise of nanoscale machinery.
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