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Aculon Receives Patent for Application of Enhanced Bonding Layers on Titanium

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2014 - 7:45am
Aculon, Inc. announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed a patent covering its method for enhanced bonding of layers on titanium.
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Human health, wealth require expanded marine science, experts say: In Rome, European experts publish a 'common vision' of priorities for marine research and action through 2020

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2014 - 7:45am
Toxic nanoparticles, micro-plastic pollution and the potential of rising seawater temperatures to transform chemicals at a molecular level into 'substances able to stimulate / participate in tumour ge...
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Nanoparticle research could enhance drug delivery through skin

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists at the University of Southampton have identified key characteristics that enhance a nanoparticle's ability to penetrate skin, in a milestone study which could have major implications for th...
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All that glitters is... slimy? Gold nanoparticles measure the stickiness of snot: New laser-based method helps doctors determine how well mucus oozes through the lungs, potentially leading to better treatment of certain lung diseases

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2014 - 7:45am
Some people might consider mucus an icky bodily secretion best left wrapped in a tissue, but to a group of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, snot is an endlessly fascin...
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Nanoparticles Used to Produce Multi-Layer Ceramic Thermal Insulators

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Material and Energy Research Center studied the effects of nanoparticles on mechanical and thermal properties of ceramics used in thermal insulators.
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Unconventional photoconduction in an atomically thin semiconductor: New mechanism of photoconduction could lead to next-generation excitonic devices

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2014 - 7:45am
It's a well-known phenomenon in electronics: Shining light on a semiconductor, such as the silicon used in computer chips and solar cells, will make it more conductive. But now researchers have discov...
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Nanoparticles get a magnetic handle: New method produces particles that can glow with color-coded light and be manipulated with magnets

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2014 - 7:45am
A long-sought goal of creating particles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment, and that could be precisely manipulated into position within living cells, has been achi...
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Triplet excitons transfer energy

Nanotechweb - October 10, 2014 - 2:55am
Mechanism might be used to help reduce unwanted heat loss in photovoltaic devices.
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Flexible FinFETs work at high temperatures

Nanotechweb - October 9, 2014 - 4:47am
Device characteristics are not affected at 125 °C.
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Nanotechnology process makes heat-resistant dyes

National Nanomanufacturing Network - October 9, 2014 - 4:34am
You may have heard about the hazards posed by pranksters who shine laser pointers at airplanes during takeoff or landing. One way to keep those beams of concentrated light from blinding pilots is to incorporate a special dye in the cockpit windows, one that blocks the wavelengths of laser light while letting other wavelengths through. Optical dyes can be used to control color and light in applications ranging from laser welding to production of sunglasses and plasma TVs. The dyes used for this purpose are often expensive; others are cheap but apt to decompose when exposed to heat. A better set of options — optical dyes that are both economical and stable — is about to hit the market, thanks to researchers at Binghamton University. Wayne Jones, professor of chemistry and chair of Binghamton’s chemistry department, received a $50,000 investment from SUNY’s Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) for a new process to bind organic dyes to metal oxides. The investment will help Jones and his lab further develop the process and scale up for commercial production. Jones made the discovery in collaboration with Bill Bernier, a research professor in the chemistry department, and graduate student Kenneth Skorenko. The organic dyes that form the focus of their research are small organic molecules. “In the presence of high temperature, they tend to react with oxygen and water in the atmosphere,” Jones says. The reaction causes the dyes to break down. That makes them a poor choice to use, for example, in plastics that are melted for extrusion or molding. The new process runs an electric current through a metal electrode to create charged nanoparticles of metal oxide, which bind to molecules of the dye. The bound molecular composite is stable at temperatures higher than needed in most industrial applications. Jones and his collaborators have used a prototype of this process to make polymer pellets infused with a light-controlling dye. “We hope the TAF investment is going to allow us to take this to full-scale manufacturing,” he says. Jones’ lab has patented the binding process. To commercialize the invention, the researchers formed a small company, ChromaNanoTech, with Bernier as chief executive officer and Skorenko as chief technology officer. The company will operate in Binghamton University’s business incubator. One potential customer has already sent ChromaNanoTech a purchase order for a large quantity of dye, Jones says. But there’s a catch. “The purchase order doesn’t become effective until we can produce a kilogram a week,” he says. “In a research lab like mine, typically we’re delighted if we produce one gram a week. So we have to scale up a thousand fold.” The TAF investment will help the company do just that, allowing the startup to buy new equipment and hire Skorenko, who will work on technologies to make the process run faster. Jones and his team also plan to develop and commercialize additional processes for stabilizing dyes. ChromaNanoTech has formed a partnership with a dye manufacturer that has hundreds of dyes in its portfolio, none of them currently suitable for applications involving high temperature plastics. “We can potentially convert all of them,” Jones says, “and have a wide series of these dyes.”Source: Binghampton University (http://discovere.binghamton.edu/news/dye-5865.html)

JPK report on the use of the NanoWizard® AFM system at TU Braunschweig to study the properties of DNA and DNA nanostructures

Nanotech-Now - October 8, 2014 - 7:45am
PK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their AFM system, the NanoWizard®, in the Nanobioscien...
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Over 100 European experts meet in Barcelona thanks to a COST Action coordinated from ICN2: The ISOS-7 Summit discusses the future of organic photovoltaic devices

Nanotech-Now - October 8, 2014 - 7:45am
StableNextSol, funded by the European Commission through a COST Action coordinated from ICN2, is an interdisciplinary network of academic and industry researchers to study the degradation mechanisms o...
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Photonex 2014 - the conference is now complete with the announcement of the Nano and Bio-Imaging programme on applied biophotonics applications

Nanotech-Now - October 8, 2014 - 7:45am
Xmark Media the organisers of Photonex 2014, the UK's showcase photonics conference & exhibition announce the programme and speakers for the meeting on Nano and Bio-Imaging. This FREE-to-attend confer...
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Dolomite and Lab on a Chip launch Productizing Science® Competition 2015

Nanotech-Now - October 8, 2014 - 7:45am
Dolomite, a pioneering microfluidics specialist, and Lab on a Chip are challenging entrepreneurial researchers, scientists and engineers to enter the Productizing Science Competition 2015, proposing n...
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CEO A. Paul Gill of Lomiko Metals Inc. to Be Interviewed Live on Clear Channel -- iHeart Business Talk Radio -- October 8, 2014

Nanotech-Now - October 8, 2014 - 7:45am
Lomiko Metals, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: LMR) (PINKSHEETS: LMRMF) (FRANKFURT: DH8B) (the "Company"), a graphite exploration company and graphene technology incubator, announced today that Chief Executive Of...
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JEOL Announces New EDXRF for Wide Range of Sample Types

Nanotech-Now - October 8, 2014 - 7:45am
JEOL has introduced an easy-to-use, smart solution for high-sensitivity elemental analysis in a new benchtop EDXRF spectrometer. The JSX-1000S ElementEye analyzes major to trace components on most sam...
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Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Hosts a Webinar October 21st: “There’s No Other AFM Like CypherTM: Recent Technological Advances”

Nanotech-Now - October 8, 2014 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, the technology leader in Atomic Force Microscopy, will host a free webinar October 21st, "There's No Other AFM Like Cypher: Recent Technological Advances." The Cyph...
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The "Cyberwar" Against Cancer Gets a Boost from Intelligent Nanocarriers: TAU researcher advances novel strategy to fight cancer by shoring up the immune system

Nanotech-Now - October 8, 2014 - 7:45am
Two years ago, Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy and Rice University's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics made the startling discovery that cancer,...
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Perpetuus Carbon Group Receives Independent Verification of its Production Capacity for Graphenes at 140 Tonnes per Annum: Perpetuus Becomes the First Manufacturer in the Sector to Allow Third Party Audit

Nanotech-Now - October 8, 2014 - 7:45am
Perpetuus Carbon Group (‘Perpetuus'), the world's largest producer of purified and functionalised graphene, is pleased to announce the results of an independent study of its graphene material producti...
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7th Nanotechnology Festival, Exhibition Kicks Off Work in Iran

Nanotech-Now - October 8, 2014 - 7:45am
The Seventh Nanotechnology Festival and Exhibition (Iran Nano 2014) started work in Tehran in the morning of 6 October 2014 in the presence of Dr. Saeed Sarkar, the Secretary of Iran Nanotechnology In...
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