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Skyrmion bubbles go gyrotropic

Nanotechweb - February 12, 2015 - 6:55am
Researchers image how magnetic skyrmions move for the first time – a result that bodes well for next-generation high-density data-storage technologies and nanodigital electronic devices.
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Nanoscientist heads CNRS Institute of Physics

Nanotechweb - February 12, 2015 - 6:24am
Alain Schuhl become new director of the Institute of Physics at the French National Centre for Scientific Research.
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Nanotechnology discoveries move from lab to marketplace with CNT fabrication process

National Nanomanufacturing Network - February 12, 2015 - 4:50am
A recent agreement between The University of Texas at Dallas and Lintec of America is expected to propel scientific discoveries from the University’s laboratories into the global marketplace and create jobs in North Texas. UT Dallas’ Office of Technology Commercialization (http://www.utdallas.edu/research/otc/) has licensed to Lintec of America a process developed over several years by Dr. Ray Baughman (http://www.utdallas.edu/chairs/profiles/baughman.html), the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry, and his colleagues at the University’s Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute (http://nanotech.utdallas.edu/about/index.html), which he directs. The patented process transforms tiny tubes of carbon — 10,000 times thinner than the width of a human hair — into useful large-scale structures, such as sheets and yarns, that are super-strong and extremely light. The carbon nanotube materials have unique thermal, mechanical and electrical properties, making them potentially suitable for use in areas such as wearable electronics, electronic displays, solar panels, sound projectors, batteries and harvesters of waste energy. Lintec of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Lintec Corporation (http://www.lintec-global.com/), a leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive adhesives. The company’s advanced materials and industrial products are used in items ranging from electronic devices and computer displays to building and automotive materials. Lintec recently opened the Nano-Science Technology Center (http://lintec-nstc.com/) in Richardson. Less than 5 miles from the UT Dallas campus, it is devoted specifically to the manufacture and commercialization of the carbon nanotube structures. Dr. David E. Daniel, president of UT Dallas, said the whole process — from lab to marketplace — exemplifies how research universities impact the economy and society. “One of the important roles a research university plays in the community is to translate the creativity and human talent developed on campus into the private sector,” he said. “This agreement is an example of UT Dallas doing exactly what it should be doing — fostering an ecosystem of hugely creative faculty who educate and train exceptional students, who then contribute significantly to business and add value to society.” Additionally, two UT Dallas alumni are leading efforts at the Nano-Science Technology Center: Dr. Kanzan Inoue MS’01 PhD’05 is managing director of the facility, and his wife, Dr. Raquel Ovalle-Robles MS’06 PhD’08, is the chief research and intellectual properties strategist. Both worked in the NanoTech Institute with Baughman and Dr. Anvar Zakhidov (http://nanotech.utdallas.edu/personnel/staff/zakhidov.html), professor of physics. Inoue said proximity to the University and access to its intellectual resources were primary factors in locating the new facility in Richardson. “The Nano-Science Technology Center was created to bridge the gaps between laboratory research, pilot production and ultimately full production processes,” he said. “Individual carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are much lighter, stronger and more thermally conducting than metals or diamond. However, applying CNTs in practical applications requires scalable and controllable processing methods for assembling them into products without losing the unique properties of individual CNTs.”Inoue also said that a critical factor for the controllable device fabrication is the ability to assemble CNTs in different forms, such as free-standing or on a substrate.“The technology developed at UT Dallas delivers an efficient and elegant solution to these key issues,” he said. “The electrically conducting CNT sheets that we can now make are lighter than air, transparent and much stronger per pound than steel.” Lintec has been an industrial affiliate of the NanoTech Institute for many years, and Baughman said the pairing of the UT Dallas science and technology with the company’s manufacturing capabilities was a natural match. “Lintec has expertise in technologies that will be critically important for economically manufacturing carbon nanotube sheets and converting these sheets into a wide range of products,” said Baughman, a National Academy of Engineering member who joined the UT Dallas faculty in 2001 after a 30-year career in private industry. “They invested in UT Dallas technology because they saw potential for valuable end products and because their manufacturing capabilities are particularly well-suited for upscaling the production of these materials to industrial levels.” Baughman said the licensing agreement will enable “teaming” that eliminates barriers between scientific and technological breakthroughs and products, which is an important goal of the NanoTech Institute. “I’m very happy that Lintec decided to open its new facility in Richardson in order to be close to and work collaboratively with our NanoTech Institute, and that they are creating jobs in Texas,” he said. “I’m also delighted that the leaders of this new business venture are UT Dallas alumni from our institute. I know how brilliant they are and look forward to their accomplishments.” Source: The University of Texas at Dallas (http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2015/2/9-31409_Nanotech-Discoveries-Move-from-Lab-to-Marketplace-_story-wide.html?WT.mc_id=NewsHomepageFeature)

Nanotech Discoveries Move from Lab to Marketplace with Lintec Deal: Licensing Partnership Brings Together University Technology, New Richardson-Based Facility Directed by Alumni

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
A recent agreement between The University of Texas at Dallas and Lintec of America is expected to propel scientific discoveries from the University's laboratories into the global marketplace and creat...
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MEMS/Sensors Drive IoT/E Innovation in Europe: MEMS Executive Congress Europe Speakers Explore Internet of Things/Everything in Automotive, Consumer, Industrial Markets, 9-10, March in Copenhagen

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) speakers will explore the integral nature of MEMS/sensors to the Internet of Things/Everything (IoT/E) during MEMS Executive Congress® Europe, 9-10 March, 2015 in Copenhagen,...
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Graphenea granted patent on graphene transfer

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Graphenea was granted a patent for a method of transfer of large-area graphene. In particular, the patent refers to transferring graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) from a metal foil to...
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A straightforward, rapid and continuous method to protect MOF nanocrystals against water

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
An article in Advanced Materials magazine presents a one-step, alternative, rapid, and scalable spray-drying (SD) synthesis of Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) nanocrystals coated with organic polymers (...
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Negative capacitance detected

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Prof Gustau Catalan has published in Nature Materials a "News and Views" commenting the measurement of negative capacitance presented by the teams led by Prof Sayeef Salahuddin and Prof. Ramesh in the...
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Nano-antioxidants prove their potential: Rice-led study shows how particles quench damaging superoxides

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Injectable nanoparticles that could protect an injured person from further damage due to oxidative stress have proven to be astoundingly effective in tests to study their mechanism.
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Corrosion Resistance of Copper Increased by Nanocoatings

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Uremia University succeeded in the production of a new type of nanocoating to increase the corrosion resistance of copper.
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Binding bad: Buckyballs offer environmental benefits - In Rice University study, treated carbon-60 molecules remove metals from liquids

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Treated buckyballs not only remove valuable but potentially toxic metal particles from water and other liquids, but also reserve them for future use, according to scientists at Rice University.
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Research shows benefits of silicon carbide for sensors in harsh environments: Advantages identified across industries

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
The use of silicon carbide as a semiconductor for mechanical and electrical sensor devices is showing promise for improved operations and safety in harsh working environments, according to new researc...
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UCLA and USC scientists devise breakthrough technique for mapping temperature in tiny electronic devices: Approach could lead to better designs for computer chips

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Overheating is a major problem for the microprocessors that run our smartphones and computers. But a team of UCLA and USC scientists have made a breakthrough that should enable engineers to design mic...
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Prickly structure rethinks catalyst supports

Nanotechweb - February 10, 2015 - 6:42am
A sea-urchin-shaped titania structure with an iron core provides a unique support for effective use and re-use of gold nanoparticle catalysts.
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Iranian Researchers Design Low-Price Nano-Method for Water Treatment

Nanotech-Now - February 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers designed a new cost-effective method for water purification, separating heavy metals from water using nano-technology.
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Production of New Nanocatalyst in Iran with Application in Pharmaceutical, Oil Industries

Nanotech-Now - February 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Birjand University used nanotechnology and produced a magnetic nanocatalyst that can be used many times without any reduction in its activity.
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Toronto-based Environmental Technology Pioneer Green Earth Nano Science Expands in EU

Nanotech-Now - February 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Green Earth Nano Science has signed an Exclusive Distribution Agreement with CleanShield Denmark to bring GENS NANO and SOLARSTUCCO self-cleaning coatings, and AGRIHIT biodegradable cleaners, organic...
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Cesium atoms shaken, not stirred, to create elusive excitation in superfluid

Nanotech-Now - February 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists discovered in 1937 that liquid helium-4, when chilled to extremely low temperatures, became a superfluid that could leak through glass, overflow its containers, or eternally gush like a fou...
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Iranian Scientists Find Solution to Measure Species Existing in Liquids

Nanotech-Now - February 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC) proposed a solution to measure the desired species in liquids by using XRF device.
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Production of Nanocatalyst Applicable in Synthesis of Organic Compounds

Nanotech-Now - February 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of a new nanocatalyst which eliminates the need for application of organic solvents in the synthesis of organic compounds.
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