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Nanoporous hydroxide makes good supercapacitor

Nanotechweb - September 22, 2014 - 2:49am
Thin film has a high capacitance and promising energy and power densities, and so could be ideal for practical devices.
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IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting To Celebrate 60th Anniversary as The Leading Technical Conference for Advanced Semiconductor Devices

Nanotech-Now - September 20, 2014 - 7:45am
The world's leading scientists and engineers in micro and nanoelectronics will convene here from December 15-17, 2014 at the annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), continuing the c...
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FEI Opens New Technology Center in Czech Republic: FEI expands its presence in Brno with the opening of a new, larger facility

Nanotech-Now - September 20, 2014 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) announced today the opening of a new technology center in the industrial estate of Ĉernovická Terasa, Brno, Czech Republic. With a surface area of 27.000 m2 (nearly 300,000 squ...
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Biosensors Get a Boost from Graphene Partnership: $5 Million Investment Supports Dozens of Jobs and Development of 300mm Fabrication Process and Wafer Transfer Facility

Nanotech-Now - September 20, 2014 - 7:45am
The Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) today announced it is partnering with Graphene Frontiers, LLC, a world leader in the production of gr...
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Nanotubes couple up

Nanotechweb - September 19, 2014 - 10:48am
First observation of strong inter-tube coupling in “incommensurate” DWCNTS could help in the development of better electronics devices from these nanomaterials.
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New plasmonic nanolaser is cavity-free

Nanotechweb - September 19, 2014 - 3:02am
Proposed device could improve optical telecommunications.
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Next-Gen Luxury RV From Global Caravan Technologies Will Offer MagicView Roof and Windshield Using SPD-SmartGlass Technology From Research Frontiers: Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer Global Caravan Technologies (GCT) Features 28 Square Feet of MagicView™

Nanotech-Now - September 18, 2014 - 7:45am
When production starts in 2015, the world's first carbon fiber RV from Global Caravan Technologies will offer the ultimate in luxury and performance. The new towable CR-1 Carbon RV is a futuristic pr...
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PEN Inc. Chairman, Scott Rickert, Will Webcast a Live Company Update September 25, 1 PM EDT

Nanotech-Now - September 18, 2014 - 7:45am
PEN Inc. (OTCQB: PENC) (PEN) today announced that Dr. Scott Rickert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present a live company update webcast on September 25, 2014 at 1 pm EDT. On September 5,...
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New NPZ100-403 Piezo Stage from nPoint Inc.

Nanotech-Now - September 18, 2014 - 7:45am
The NPXY100-403 piezo stage is the newest addition to nPoint's nanopositioning lineup. This stage is designed for applications where high speed is necessary while carrying heavier loads.
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Scientists refine formula for nanotube types: Rice University theorists determine factors that give tubes their chiral angles

Nanotech-Now - September 18, 2014 - 7:45am
Many a great idea springs from talks over a cup of coffee. But it's rare and wonderful when a revelation comes from the cup itself.

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New non-invasive technique could revolutionize the imaging of metastatic cancer

Nanotech-Now - September 18, 2014 - 7:45am
Bioluminescence, nanoparticles, gene manipulation - these sound like the ideas of a science fiction writer, but, in fact, they are components of an exciting new approach to imaging local and metastati...
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Toward making lithium-sulfur batteries a commercial reality for a bigger energy punch

Nanotech-Now - September 18, 2014 - 7:45am
A fevered search for the next great high-energy, rechargeable battery technology is on. Scientists are now reporting they have overcome key obstacles toward making lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries, whi...
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Recruiting bacteria to be technology innovation partners:

Nanotech-Now - September 18, 2014 - 7:45am
For most people biofilms conjure up images of slippery stones in a streambed and dirty drains. While there are plenty of "bad" biofilms around - they even cause pesky dental plaque and a host of other...
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Nanoscience makes your wine better

Nanotech-Now - September 18, 2014 - 7:45am
One sip of a perfectly poured glass of wine leads to an explosion of flavours in your mouth. Researchers at Aarhus University have now developed a nanosensor that can mimic what happens in your mouth...
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Carbon Sciences Developing Breakthrough Technology to Mass-Produce Graphene -- the New Miracle Material: Company Enters Into an Agreement With the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to Fund the Further Development of a New Graphene Process

Nanotech-Now - September 18, 2014 - 7:45am
Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to mass-produce graphene, the new miracle material, today announced that it recently entered into an agreement with the...
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Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free: Rice University lab refines deicing film that allows radio frequencies to pass

Nanotech-Now - September 18, 2014 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass.
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Ionic crystals go 1D

Nanotechweb - September 18, 2014 - 2:38am
Researchers in Japan have made the first truly one-dimensional diatomic chains inside CNTs.
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New process allows fully additive roll-to-roll printing of flexible electrochromic devices

National Nanomanufacturing Network - September 17, 2014 - 5:26am
Electrochromic materials exhibit reversible optical change in the visible region when they are subjected to an electric charge. These switchable materials can be used for 'smart' windows in buildings, cars and airplanes as well as in information displays and eye wear. An electrochromic device is one of the most attractive candidates for paper-like displays, so called electronic paper, which will be the next generation display, owing to attributes such as thin and flexible materials, low-power consumption, and fast switching times. Electrochromic devices (ECDs) generally consist of a structure where certain material layers, among them an electrolyte, are sandwiched together. A major limitation until now has been the necessity to use the very expensive indium tin oxide (ITO) as transparent electrodes. ITO's brittleness makes it unsuitable for flexible device applications and its fabrication process – vacuum-coating, high-temperature annealing – is incompatible with plastic-based substrates. "ECD structure and manufacturing is to a wide extent challenged by the electrolyte component," Frederik C. Krebs (http://www.dtu.dk/english/Service/Phonebook/Person?id=3454), a professor and head of section of Energy Conversion and Storage at the Technical University of Denmark, tells Nanowerk. "As it remains common practice to employ a semisolid adhesive gel electrolyte, fabrication of devices is limited to separately coating of the two electrodes before finalizing the device in a lamination step; a technical challenge in a simple roll-to-roll (R2R) process and an impossibility in advanced R2R processes with 2D registration requirements." In new work, reported in the September 5, 2014 online edition of Advanced Materials ("From the Bottom Up – Flexible Solid State Electrochromic Devices" (http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1002/adma.201402771)), Krebs and first author Dr. Jacob Jensen describe solid state electrochromic devices, manufactured by sequentially stacking layers in one direction using flexographic printing and slot-die coating methods. The novelty of this bottom-up printing process for electrochromic device fabrication is the use of printed grid structures in combination with printable electrolytes that can be crosslinked in such a way that many layers can be printed on top of each other. Whereas previous processes have employed the lamination of two separately prepared films, this new method provides the ability to constitute multilayer structures with functionality through printing layers consecutively on top of each other. "We show how – using a specially developed 'curing chamber' mounted on a mini roll coater – solid state electrochromic devices can be manufactured continuously in one direction, i.e., from the bottom and up, using slot-die coating and flexographic printing," says Krebs. "This technique eliminates the need for a lamination step and enables fully additive roll-to-roll processes." This considerably simplified process constitutes an important step towards R2R manufacturing of ECDs without having to employ brittle materials such as ITO. This new paper extends the team's previous reports on ECD manufacture such as "Fast Switching ITO Free Electrochromic Devices" (http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1002/adfm.201302320) in Advanced Functional Materials and "Manufacture and Demonstration of Organic Photovoltaic-Powered Electrochromic Displays Using Roll Coating Methods and Printable Electrolytes" (http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1002/polb.23038) in the Journal of Polymer Science. The ability to cheaply mass-produce ECDs will find applications ranging from light management and shading to large area/low cost displays such as billboards. Basically, it is a simple way of printing thin, very low cost and low power consumption display devices. The compromises that need to be made with this process are slow switching speed and relatively poor contrast. Both can be improved, notes Krebs, but since these devices rely on a chemical reaction taking place when changing color there are limits to the switching speed that can be reached. Krebs points out that the current version of his team's ITO- and vacuum-free grid electrodes still require further optimization to achieve the same optical transmission as the brittle ITO. Source: Nanowerk (http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=37388.php)

Elusive Quantum Transformations Found Near Absolute Zero: Brookhaven Lab and Stony Brook University researchers measured the quantum fluctuations behind a novel magnetic material's ultra-cold ferromagnetic phase transition

Nanotech-Now - September 16, 2014 - 7:45am
Heat drives classical phase transitions-think solid, liquid, and gas-but much stranger things can happen when the temperature drops. If phase transitions occur at the coldest temperatures imaginable,...
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'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display: Rice lab creates RGB color display technology with aluminum nanorods

Nanotech-Now - September 16, 2014 - 7:45am
The quest to create artificial "squid skin" -- camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background -- is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough c...
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