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European nanotechnology project to design less toxic photovoltaic materials (w/video)

InterNano Industry News - April 8, 2017 - 3:45am
Project Sunflower's objective has been the development of organic photovoltaic materials less toxic and viable for industrial production.
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Leukosomes engage stealth mode by altering their protein shell

Nanotechweb - April 7, 2017 - 6:04am
A new type of nanoparticle, with promise for targeted drug delivery, is able to evade the host immune system.

Hot graphene-wrapped sponge quickly absorbs crude oil

Nanotechweb - April 6, 2017 - 10:58pm
New sorbent could help clean up heavy crude oil spills faster than existing materials.

Workshop on Formalizing Manufacturing Processes for Structured Sustainability Assessments

InterNano - Upcoming Events - April 6, 2017 - 1:28pm
Workshop/TrainingSunday, June 4, 2017 to Thursday, June 8, 2017Los Angeles, California https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2017/06/workshop-formalizing-manufacturing-processes-structured-sustainability The ASME 2017 MSEC conference will host an NSF-sponsored workshop and competition on the modeling of manufacturing processes using a new ASTM standard format. Competitive travel stipends of up to $1500 will be offered to 15 workshop participants including the 8 competition finalists. This workshop focuses on the modeling of manufacturing processes for system-level sustainability assessment. Any process type - including batch, continuous, and discrete event - is acceptable. Models can span from traditional scale down to nanoscale processes and be based on mechanical, electrical, chemical, biochemical, and bio technologies. Since sustainability is a balance of competing objectives including cost and time as well as environmental considerations, many different types of process performance metrics may be considered. In addition, the use of the models for system-level sustainability performance is encouraged. Formal methods for acquiring and exchanging information about manufacturing processes will lead to consistent characterizations and help establish a consolidated repository for reuse of these models. Standard methods will ensure effective communication of computational analytics and sharing of sustainability performance data. The purpose of this workshop is to (1) familiarize the research community with recent standards from ASTM E60 Subcommittee on Sustainable Manufacturing for modeling manufacturing processes, including the recently published ASTM E60 Standard Guide for Characterizing Environmental Aspects of Manufacturing Processes; (2) provide an opportunity for participants to put those standards into practice in modeling processes of their own interest, and to share experiences in applying the standards; and, (3) provide a source of candidate models to populate an extensible repository of reusable manufacturing process models being developed by NIST and its academic partners. The recently published ASTM E60 Standard Guide for Characterizing Environmental Aspects of Manufacturing Processes is the primary source for definition of the standard format. The standard is summarized in the ASME’s Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering paper: “Standard Representations for Sustainability Characterization of Industrial Processes (link is external)” and is available through ASTM for competition participants.

Workshop on Formalizing Manufacturing Processes for Structured Sustainability Assessments

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 6, 2017 - 1:28pm
Workshop/TrainingSunday, June 4, 2017 to Thursday, June 8, 2017Los Angeles, California https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2017/06/workshop-formalizing-manufacturing-processes-structured-sustainability The ASME 2017 MSEC conference will host an NSF-sponsored workshop and competition on the modeling of manufacturing processes using a new ASTM standard format. Competitive travel stipends of up to $1500 will be offered to 15 workshop participants including the 8 competition finalists. This workshop focuses on the modeling of manufacturing processes for system-level sustainability assessment. Any process type - including batch, continuous, and discrete event - is acceptable. Models can span from traditional scale down to nanoscale processes and be based on mechanical, electrical, chemical, biochemical, and bio technologies. Since sustainability is a balance of competing objectives including cost and time as well as environmental considerations, many different types of process performance metrics may be considered. In addition, the use of the models for system-level sustainability performance is encouraged. Formal methods for acquiring and exchanging information about manufacturing processes will lead to consistent characterizations and help establish a consolidated repository for reuse of these models. Standard methods will ensure effective communication of computational analytics and sharing of sustainability performance data. The purpose of this workshop is to (1) familiarize the research community with recent standards from ASTM E60 Subcommittee on Sustainable Manufacturing for modeling manufacturing processes, including the recently published ASTM E60 Standard Guide for Characterizing Environmental Aspects of Manufacturing Processes; (2) provide an opportunity for participants to put those standards into practice in modeling processes of their own interest, and to share experiences in applying the standards; and, (3) provide a source of candidate models to populate an extensible repository of reusable manufacturing process models being developed by NIST and its academic partners. The recently published ASTM E60 Standard Guide for Characterizing Environmental Aspects of Manufacturing Processes is the primary source for definition of the standard format. The standard is summarized in the ASME’s Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering paper: “Standard Representations for Sustainability Characterization of Industrial Processes (link is external)” and is available through ASTM for competition participants.

2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics

InterNano - Upcoming Events - April 6, 2017 - 1:18pm
ConferenceSunday, August 13, 2017 to Thursday, August 17, 2017Santa Fe, New Mexico https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2017/08/2017-international-conference-optical-mems-and-nanophotonics-omn2017 The 2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN), will be held August 13-17, 2017, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The conference will be hosted by NIST and co-sponsored by NIST CNST, Sandia and Argonne National Labs. OMN is an annual conference that draws in leading researchers, from industry and academia, who harness the interaction of light, or photons, with produced structures at micro and nanoscale and engineer these interactions through structure geometry and mechanical motion. This leads to diverse applications in technology fields such as imaging, communication, sensing, and instrumentation, as well as the sciences such as biology and medicine, chemistry and fundamental physics. Optical MEMS and nanophotonic technologies enable the miniaturization and ultra-miniaturization of photonic devices and systems/sub-systems yielding new and enhanced capabilities in optical communications; physical, chemical and bio-sensing; optical imaging and displays; optical and biomedical instrumentation; and internet of things (IoT) devices. The 2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN2017) will cover the most recent advances in optical MEMS and nanophotonics emerging from academic, government and industrial laboratories worldwide. The conference will focus on the latest advances in fundamental and applied research on micro-optical and nanophotonic devices and systems with a broad emphasis on interaction of photonic, electro-mechanical and acoustic degrees of freedom at the micro- and nano-scales. It will include the latest advances in materials and process technologies relevant to optical MEMS and nanophotonics and the latest advances in the applications of optical MEMS and nanophotonic devices and systems. Topics covered: Metamaterials and metasurfaces, passive and tunable Tunable and active micro- and nano-devices: optical, plasmonic, THz Silicon photonics, waveguides, photonic crystals Optomechanics and optofluidics Quantum phenomena: transduction, information, communication Nanoscale light-matter interactions: electro-mechanical, phononic, photonic, plasmonic Novel actuators and optically-powered devices Biomedical optical devices and nano-biophotonics Nanofabrication, packaging and integration Optical Imaging, sensing and metrology Optical and photonic sensors, transducers and microsystems

2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 6, 2017 - 1:18pm
ConferenceSunday, August 13, 2017 to Thursday, August 17, 2017Santa Fe, New Mexico https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2017/08/2017-international-conference-optical-mems-and-nanophotonics-omn2017 The 2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN), will be held August 13-17, 2017, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The conference will be hosted by NIST and co-sponsored by NIST CNST, Sandia and Argonne National Labs. OMN is an annual conference that draws in leading researchers, from industry and academia, who harness the interaction of light, or photons, with produced structures at micro and nanoscale and engineer these interactions through structure geometry and mechanical motion. This leads to diverse applications in technology fields such as imaging, communication, sensing, and instrumentation, as well as the sciences such as biology and medicine, chemistry and fundamental physics. Optical MEMS and nanophotonic technologies enable the miniaturization and ultra-miniaturization of photonic devices and systems/sub-systems yielding new and enhanced capabilities in optical communications; physical, chemical and bio-sensing; optical imaging and displays; optical and biomedical instrumentation; and internet of things (IoT) devices. The 2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN2017) will cover the most recent advances in optical MEMS and nanophotonics emerging from academic, government and industrial laboratories worldwide. The conference will focus on the latest advances in fundamental and applied research on micro-optical and nanophotonic devices and systems with a broad emphasis on interaction of photonic, electro-mechanical and acoustic degrees of freedom at the micro- and nano-scales. It will include the latest advances in materials and process technologies relevant to optical MEMS and nanophotonics and the latest advances in the applications of optical MEMS and nanophotonic devices and systems. Topics covered: Metamaterials and metasurfaces, passive and tunable Tunable and active micro- and nano-devices: optical, plasmonic, THz Silicon photonics, waveguides, photonic crystals Optomechanics and optofluidics Quantum phenomena: transduction, information, communication Nanoscale light-matter interactions: electro-mechanical, phononic, photonic, plasmonic Novel actuators and optically-powered devices Biomedical optical devices and nano-biophotonics Nanofabrication, packaging and integration Optical Imaging, sensing and metrology Optical and photonic sensors, transducers and microsystems

Carbon Nanotubes Self-Assemble into Tiny Transistors

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 6, 2017 - 1:04pm
Carbon nanotubes can be used to make very small electronic devices, but they are difficult to handle. University of Groningen This is an artist's impression of carbon nanotubes wrapped in polymers with thiol side chains (yellow spheres) and assembled on gold electrodes. (Image: Arjen Kamp)

Recent Progress in Graphene and Two-dimensional Materials Research Conference

InterNano - Upcoming Events - April 6, 2017 - 11:32am
ConferenceTuesday, September 19, 2017 to Friday, September 22, 2017Singapore http://www.rpgr2017.com The 9th annual Recent Progress in Graphene and Two-dimensional Materials Research Conference (RPGR2017) follows on the success of the first eight RPGR conferences held in Seoul (2009), Singapore (2010), Suwon (2011), Beijing (2012), Tokyo (2013), Taipei (2014), Australia (2015) and Korea (2016). RPGR is the premier conference focused on graphene and other novel two-dimensional materials in the Asia-Pacific region. The RPGR conference series began with a focus on the properties and applications of graphene, the first two-dimensional material to be isolated experimentally. In recent years the family of atomically thin two-dimensional materials has expanded to include boron nitride, layered transition-metal dichalcogenides, layered oxides, silicene, black phosphorus, and many more. Recognizing the strong intellectual ties between graphene and other atomically thin materials, the focus of RPGR has expanded to include “graphene and other two-dimensional materials”.

Recent Progress in Graphene and Two-dimensional Materials Research Conference

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 6, 2017 - 11:32am
ConferenceTuesday, September 19, 2017 to Friday, September 22, 2017Singapore http://www.rpgr2017.com The 9th annual Recent Progress in Graphene and Two-dimensional Materials Research Conference (RPGR2017) follows on the success of the first eight RPGR conferences held in Seoul (2009), Singapore (2010), Suwon (2011), Beijing (2012), Tokyo (2013), Taipei (2014), Australia (2015) and Korea (2016). RPGR is the premier conference focused on graphene and other novel two-dimensional materials in the Asia-Pacific region. The RPGR conference series began with a focus on the properties and applications of graphene, the first two-dimensional material to be isolated experimentally. In recent years the family of atomically thin two-dimensional materials has expanded to include boron nitride, layered transition-metal dichalcogenides, layered oxides, silicene, black phosphorus, and many more. Recognizing the strong intellectual ties between graphene and other atomically thin materials, the focus of RPGR has expanded to include “graphene and other two-dimensional materials”.

Built from the Bottom Up, Nanoribbons Pave the Way to ‘On–Off’ States for Graphene

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 6, 2017 - 11:23am
A new way to grow narrow ribbons of graphene, a lightweight and strong structure of single-atom-thick carbon atoms linked into hexagons, may address a shortcoming that has prevented the material fr Dawn Levy, Communications, Oak Ridge National Laboratory A graphene nanoribbon is born. A scanning tunneling microscope injects charge carriers called “holes” into a polymer precursor, triggering a reaction called cyclodehydrogenation at that site, creating a specific place at which a freestanding graphene nanoribbon forms from the bottom up. Image credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Next generation perovskite solar cells with new world-record performance

Nanotech-Now - April 6, 2017 - 7:45am
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has presented a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) which sets a new world-record efficiency performance, in...

Bio-inspired energy storage: A new light for solar power: Graphene-based electrode prototype, inspired by fern leaves, could be the answer to solar energy storage challenge

Nanotech-Now - April 6, 2017 - 7:45am
Inspired by an American fern, researchers have developed a groundbreaking prototype that could be the answer to the storage challenge still holding solar back as a total energy solution.

Researchers see inside integrated circuits at high resolution

Nanotechweb - April 6, 2017 - 6:27am
Manufacturing highly complex, nanoscale electronics is one thing, but how can we then image them to check what we’ve made?

Electronic nanosynapses could make artificial brains

Nanotechweb - April 6, 2017 - 3:50am
The devices, also known as memristors, might be used to make intelligent artificial neural networks capable of autonomous learning.

New ultrafast flexible and transparent memory devices could herald new era of electronics

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2017 - 6:25am
An innovative new technique to produce the quickest, smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent applications could pave the way for a future golden age of electronics.

Teri Odom and Richard Van Duyne Honored by Department of Defense: Each will receive $3 million over five years to conduct high-risk, high-payoff research

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2017 - 6:25am
Teri Odom will design novel 3-D nanoscale metamaterials Richard Van Duyne will work to control chemical reaction pathways and dynamics

Leti Marking 50th Anniversary with Events and Workshops in France, Asia and the U.S.: ‘Innovation Institute’ Has Launched 60 Startups, Invented Silicon-on-Insulator Technology and Offered the First Complete 300mm line for 3D Technologies

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2017 - 6:25am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, is marking its 50th anniversary this year during industry events and workshops in Grenoble, Tokyo, and Taipei and at both SEMICON West and IEDM 2017 in San Fran...

180 Degree Capital Corp. Announces the Start of Kevin Rendino as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Completion of its Transition to a Registered Closed-End Fund

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2017 - 6:25am
180 Degree Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:TURN), ("180" and the "Company") announced today that Kevin Rendino has formally joined the Company as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rendino is a fina...

Wearable, low-cost nanowire sensor to measure skin hydration

InterNano Industry News - April 5, 2017 - 2:25am
Researchers have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person's skin hydration for use in applications that need to detect dehydration before it poses a health problem.
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