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“Yolks” and “shells” improve rechargeable batteries: Aluminum could give a big boost to capacity and power of lithium-ion batteries

Nanotech-Now - August 7, 2015 - 7:45am
One big problem faced by electrodes in rechargeable batteries, as they go through repeated cycles of charging and discharging, is that they must expand and shrink during each cycle — sometimes doublin...

MEMS Industry Group Conference Asia

InterNano - Upcoming Events - August 6, 2015 - 9:35am
ConferenceSeptember 8, 2015 to September 11, 2015 http://asia2015.memsindustrygroup.org/ MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will gather the world’s leading providers of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors technology for its second annual MEMS Industry Group® Conference Asia in Shanghai, China on September 8-11, 2015. Held in partnership with Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT) and Shanghai Industrial Technology Research (SITRI), this four-day event blends a two-day conference focused on the challenges and opportunities for MEMS and sensors in the Internet of Things (IoT) with exclusive tours of top R&D labs and commercial companies. “MEMS Industry Group Conference Asia merges real-world exploration with a conference and networking event to give attendees a rare inside view of MEMS/sensors innovation engines in China,” said Karen Lightman, executive director, MEMS Industry Group. “From our tours of Nanopolis and SITRI Innovation Centers to interactive salon sessions with commercial industry and R&D — as well as presentations from the world’s most successful global suppliers of MEMS/sensors — conference attendees will engage with startup companies, researchers and multinational companies to learn firsthand about MEMS/sensors in Asia. Attendees will also gain valuable insight into the skyrocketing importance of MEMS/sensors in the IoT.” Pre-conference Tour of Nanopolis MIG will host a pre-conference tour of Nanopolis, called “the world’s largest hub of nanotech innovation and commercialization,” on September 8, 2015. Pre-conference attendees will visit Nanopolis-based MEMS and sensors companies: China Wafer Level CSP Co., Ltd. (WLCSP), the MEMS fab at MEMSRIGHT and SINANO laboratory (Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics).

Tilted nanomagnets could make good memory chips

Nanotechweb - August 6, 2015 - 5:49am
Researchers report on a new way to switch the polarization of tantalum nanodots without an external magnetic field

Buckyballs give copper a magnetic attraction

Nanotechweb - August 6, 2015 - 4:57am
Non-magnetic metals become ferromagnetic when in contact with carbon molecules.

2015 Bulk Graphene Pricing Webinar:The Graphene Council to Host Webinar in Collaboration with Fullerex

InterNano Industry News - August 6, 2015 - 3:45am
The commercial market for graphene is emerging and evolving rapidly. In this fast changing environment, buyers and sellers alike struggle to gain transparency into current prices and demand for differ...
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Researchers build a transistor from a molecule and a few atoms

InterNano Industry News - August 6, 2015 - 3:45am
An international team of physicists has used a scanning tunneling microscope to create a minute transistor consisting of a single molecule and a small number of atoms. The observed transistor action is markedly different from the conventionally expected behavior and could be important for future device technologies as well as for fundamental studies of electron transport in molecular nanostructures.
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Graphene and 2D Materials USA

InterNano Industry News - August 6, 2015 - 3:45am
External link:  http://www.idtechex.com/graphene-live-usa/conference.asp Event date:  Wed, 11/18/2015 (All day) - Thu, 11/19/2015 (All day) Event location:  Santa Clara, CA
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International Nanotechnology Conference & Expo

InterNano Industry News - August 6, 2015 - 3:45am
External link:  http://nanotech.madridge.com/ Event date:  Mon, 04/04/2016 (All day) - Wed, 04/06/2016 (All day) Event location:  Baltimore, MD
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Coping with Rapid Change in the Electronics Industry – what it means for Nano-initiatives and Nano-startups

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 5, 2015 - 2:27pm
Alan Rae, Ph.D., M.B.A.    Industry drivers are relentlessly changing the industry and its materials needs.  Current drivers include the increasing dominance of handhelds, everything connected, automobile automation, low power / long battery life, wearables and medical electronics. Increasing sustainability and other regulations are a given. CMOS devices are now below 10nm feature sizes, and the semiconductor industry is figuring out what it needs to do to predict the future as we move to different semiconductor materials. For evidence, look no further than the emergence of  "ITRS 2.0", a regrouping of ITRS as it looks towards discontinuous change that will involve different semiconductors - silicon carbide and other compound semiconductors for example - as well as carbon nanotubes, graphene and other 2-D structures. Moore's law, "More Moore",  "More than Moore" or something quite different?   Traditional roadmapping struggles to deal with discontinuous change.  It's not easy to predict when a new technology will become cost competitive, how it can scale to meet market needs, how the existing technologies can be tweaked to meet the performance challenge of new materials - or even which technologies will win and who will develop them! It becomes a situation where multiple scenarios are possible and the experts in the room have to make a best judgement based on the available information.   Currently, nanostructures appear to be limited to semiconductors and hydrophobic/oleophobic surfaces. Nanomaterials or near-nano materials are increasingly found in batteries, supercapacitors, silver for die attach and solar applications, phosphors and a range of polymer fillers as well as in CMP slurries.   The proposed changes by EPA to TSCA will affect reporting and other requirements for nanomaterials (www.epa.gov/oppt/nano/ and available as a Federal Register extract (Vol.80, No.65, April 26, 2015), searchable as EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0572-0001) have raised concerns as in some interpretations they appear to cover in-process slurried and suspended materials and other forms which would cover not only previously unregulated parts of the electronics industry but also most of the advanced ceramics industry.   Who will develop the nanomaterial and nanostructures?  The financial institutions and angel investors are not supporting the industry well.  I personally am working with two electronics startups struggling for survival as most of the angel money goes to handheld apps, VCs are missing in action, and IPOs seem to be limited to pharmaceuticals.  Those that are successful will partner with established companies who can supply the "patient money" needed for commercialization and scaling.  We do need a lot more corporations to embrace open innovation - rather than "not invented here!" for this to be successful.   The electronics industry needs nanomaterials and nanostructures if it is to meet customer expectations - higher performance, better battery life and more affordable.  We need to continue to work with startups and established industry to commercialize the excellent work stimulated by the NNI and now coming out of Universities to make this happen.                               Image credit: Permission to reprint image requested from ITRS.More than Moore White Paper by the IRC  

Single sheet lases white

Nanotechweb - August 5, 2015 - 8:32am
A chemically tailored single nanosheet demonstrates simultaneous lasing in all the colours needed to create white light.

Omni Nano and Time Warner Cable Partner to Provide Nanotechnology Education to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles: A $10,000 Donation to Benefit Youth of Los Angeles County's Boys & Girls Clubs

Nanotech-Now - August 5, 2015 - 7:45am
Omni Nano is honored to announce a partnership with Time Warner Cable's (TWC) Connect a Million Minds initiative to educate our youth about nanotechnology and opportunities in STEM (science, technolog...

Pixelligent Launches New PixClear® Light Extraction Materials for OLED Lighting

Nanotech-Now - August 5, 2015 - 7:45am
Pixelligent Technologies, the leading manufacturer of high index materials for demanding optoelectronics applications, announces the addition of four new OLED lighting products to its PixClear® Zircon...

The annual meeting on High Power Diode Lasers & Systems will be held as part of the Enlighten Conference, October 14th & 15th

Nanotech-Now - August 5, 2015 - 7:45am
Xmark Media, the organisers of the Enlighten Conference, co-located with the PHOTONEX 2015, the UK's showcase photonics exhibition, announces the annual meeting on High Power Diode Lasers & Systems. T...

Atomic view of microtubules: Berkeley Lab researchers achieve record 3.5 angstroms resolution and visualize action of a major microtubule-regulating protein

Nanotech-Now - August 5, 2015 - 7:45am
Microtubules, hollow fibers of tubulin protein only a few nanometers in diameter, form the cytoskeletons of living cells and play a crucial role in cell division (mitosis) through their ability to und...

World's quietest gas lets physicists hear faint quantum effects

Nanotech-Now - August 5, 2015 - 7:45am
Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, have cooled a gas to the quietest state ever achieved, hoping to detect faint quantum effects lost in the din of colder but noisier fluids.

Artificial blood vessels become resistant to thrombosis

Nanotech-Now - August 5, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists from ITMO University developed artificial blood vessels that are not susceptible to blood clot formation. The achievement was made possible by a new generation of drug-containing coating ap...

Engineering a better 'Do: Purdue researchers are learning how

Nanotech-Now - August 5, 2015 - 7:45am
Integrating Design Methodology, Thermal Sciences, and Customer Needs to Address Challenges in the Hair Care Industry Jaesik Hahn, Tikyna Dandridge, Priya Seshadri, Amy Marconnet and Tahira...

Proving nanoparticles in sunscreen products

Nanotech-Now - August 5, 2015 - 7:45am
Loads of cosmetics like sunscreen lotions contain titanium dioxide. These nanoparticles are contentious. Experts suspect they may have harmful effects on people and the environment. But it is difficul...

Global Carbon Nanotubes Industry 2015: Acute Market Reports

Nanotech-Now - August 5, 2015 - 7:45am
AcuteMarketReports.com has announced the addition of "Global Carbon Nanotubes Industry 2015: Acute Market Reports" Market Research Report to their Database.

Nanoparticles Give Antibacterial Properties to Machine-Woven Carpets

Nanotech-Now - August 5, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers produced antibacterial threads by using nanoparticles in an industrial study to be applied in machine-woven carpets.