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Leti Invents Lens-Free Technology for Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Spinal Meningitis: Presentation at Photonics West Outlines New Microscope Technology that Provides Accurate Results without Time-Consuming, Manual Cell Counting

Nanotech-Now - February 4, 2018 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute at CEA Tech, has invented a lens-free microscope technology that provides point-of-care diagnosis for spinal meningitis. Outlined in a paper presented at Photonics West, the...

Diamonds show promise for spintronic devices: New experiments demonstrate the potential for diamond as a material for spintronics

Nanotech-Now - February 4, 2018 - 7:45am
Conventional electronics rely on controlling electric charge. Recently, researchers have been exploring the potential for a new technology, called spintronics, that relies on detecting and controlling...

Weak hydrogen bonds key to strong, tough infrastructure: Rice University lab simulates polymer-cement composites to find strongest, toughest materials

Nanotech-Now - February 4, 2018 - 7:45am
The right mix of hydrogen bonds in polymer and cement composites is critical to making strong, tough and ductile infrastructure material, according to Rice University scientists who want to mimic the...

Smart skin sensing density exceeds a fingertip - update from innoLAE 2018

Nanotechweb - February 2, 2018 - 9:50am
Smart skin made from piezotronic ZnO nanowire has more than 20 times more devices per square centimetre than the number of mechanical receptors in a human finger, as reported at innoLAE 2018.

Nanoparticles power up a storm

Nanotechweb - February 2, 2018 - 8:58am
Aerosol particles smaller than 50 nm in size influence weather much more than previously thought.

Grey tin: when one layer makes all the difference

Nanotechweb - February 2, 2018 - 8:46am
Researchers find a candidate material that could make up full nanoelectronic devices.

Nanowire LED Innovator Aledia Announces €30 ($36M) Million Series-C Financing: Intel Capital Joins Existing Investors to Commercialize Certain Nanowire-LED Technologies for Mobile Displays

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2018 - 7:47am
Aledia, a developer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D LEDs for display applications based on its gallium-nitride-nanowires-on-silicon platform, today announced the closing of its Series C financi...

A simple new approach to plastic solar cells: Osaka University researchers intelligently design new highly efficient organic solar cells based on amorphous electronic materials with potential for easy printing

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2018 - 7:47am
Humankind is in the midst of a massive drive to harness solar energy to power our homes, gadgets, and industry. Plastic solar cells, based on blends of conducting organic polymers, are of interest for...

Quantum cocktail provides insights on memory control: Experiments based on atoms in a shaken artificial crystal offer insight that might help in the development of future data-storage devices

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2018 - 7:47am
The speed of writing and reading out magnetic information from storage devices is limited by the time that it takes to manipulate the data carrier. To speed up these processes, researchers have recent...

New technology aiming to improve trueness in the piezoelectric microscopy characterization of ceramic materials

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2018 - 7:47am
A team of researchers from ICMAB has proved that unconventional AFM probes are suitable to acquire a trueness piezoelectric signal in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy. The work entitles “Diminish elec...

China aims for global leader in science by mid-century

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2018 - 8:42pm
China has significantly ramped up spending in scientific research over the past decade. The Natural Science Foundation of China, for example, financed 41,184 programs with 22.71 billion yuan (about 3...

Wireless photometer measures neuronal activity

Nanotechweb - February 1, 2018 - 9:47am
New device is much lighter and less cumbersome than existing fibre-optical-waveguide systems.

New research yields super-strong aluminum alloy

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2018 - 7:45am
ABSTRACT High-velocity projectile impact induced 9R phase in ultrafine-grained aluminium Sichuang Xue1, Zhe Fan1, Olawale B. Lawal2, Ramathasan Thevamaran 2,3, Qiang Li1, Jian Wang6, Edwin L. Th...

Folded graphene boosts energy storage in lithium-ion batteries

Nanotechweb - January 31, 2018 - 9:31am
Simple folding strategy could easily work for other battery electrode materials too.

Nano-ink-based sensors detect an eye blink

Nanotechweb - January 31, 2018 - 8:58am
Non-invasive, multilayered sensors made from graphene nanosheet inks enable monitoring of blinking, heart rate and other physiological parameters.

Moving nanoparticles using light and magnetic fields

Nanotech-Now - January 30, 2018 - 7:47am
In his 1959 lecture titled ‘There’s plenty of room at the bottom’, Richard Feynman envisioned the possibilities of manipulating and controlling things on a small scale. Today controlled manipulation o...

Researchers from TU Delft combine spintronics and nanophotonics in 2-D material

Nanotech-Now - January 30, 2018 - 7:47am
Spintronics in materials of just a few atoms thick is an emerging field in which the 'spin' of electrons is used to process data, rather than the charge. Unfortunately, the spin only lasts for a very...

Scientists reveal the fundamental limitation in the key material for solid-state lighting

Nanotech-Now - January 30, 2018 - 7:47am
For the first time an international research group has revealed the core mechanism that limits the indium (In) content in indium gallium nitride ((In, Ga)N) thin films - the key material for blue ligh...

Engineers develop flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics

Nanotech-Now - January 30, 2018 - 7:47am
New graphene printing technology can produce electronic circuits that are low-cost, flexible, highly conductive and water repellent.

Nanoparticle vaccine offers universal protection against influenza A viruses, study finds

Nanotech-Now - January 29, 2018 - 7:47am
Researchers have developed a universal vaccine to combat influenza A viruses that produces long-lasting immunity in mice and protects them against the limitations of seasonal flu vaccines, according t...