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GaN matches ZnO nanogenerator devices

Nanotechweb - July 4, 2016 - 11:10am
Multiscale studies of GaN nanowires reveal state of the art piezoelectric generator performance for harvesting ambient mechanical energy.

Synthesized microporous 3-D graphene-like carbons: IBS research team create carbon synthesis using zeolites as a template

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene, an allotrope of carbon, discovered more than a decade ago has led to myriad research that seeks to unlock its vast potential. Zeolites, commonly used microporous solid catalysts in the petro...

A drop of water as a model for the interplay of adhesion and stiction

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
How can a gecko move across a ceiling upside down? Two mechanisms are responsible: Adhesion via billions of extremely fine hairs on its feet, which enable it to stick to ceilings and walls. And as soo...

No need in supercomputers: Russian scientists suggest a PC to solve complex problems tens of times faster than with massive supercomputers

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
A group of physicists from the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, the Lomonosov Moscow State University, has learned to use personal computer for calculations of complex equations of quantum mec...

Surprising qualities of insulator ring surfaces: Surface phenomena in ring-shaped topological insulators are just as controllable as those in spheres made of the same material

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Topological insulators behave like insulators at their core and allow good conductivity on their surface. They owe their characteristics to a new quantum state within the material discovered in 2007 a...

How cancer cells spread and squeeze through tiny blood vessels (video)

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
The spread of cancer from a tumor's original location to other parts of the body can play a major role in whether the disease turns deadly. Many steps in this process, called metastasis, remain murky...

Oxford Instruments and Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory collaborate to develop HTS magnet technology components for high field superconducting magnet systems

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, has entered into a collaboration agreement with the High Field Laboratory (HLD) at Helmholtz-Zent...

Texas A&M Chemist Says Trapped Electrons To Blame For Lack Of Battery Efficiency: Forget mousetraps — today’s scientists will get the cheese if they manage to build a better battery

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
An international team led by Texas A&M University chemist Sarbajit Banerjee is one step closer, thanks to new research published today (June 28) in the journal Nature Communications that has the poten...

Building a smart cardiac patch: 'Bionic' cardiac patch could one day monitor and respond to cardiac problems

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists and doctors in recent decades have made vast leaps in the treatment of cardiac problems - particularly with the development in recent years of so-called "cardiac patches," swaths of enginee...

Metal-organic framework makes good battery separator

Nanotechweb - July 4, 2016 - 7:16am
Porous hybrid composite helps reduce capacity decay rates by solving the 'polysulphide shuttling problem'.

Nanoelectronics scaffold maps cardiac cells

Nanotechweb - July 4, 2016 - 4:44am
New platform could be used to monitor and stimulate cardiac activity post-surgery.

New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers

Nanotech-Now - July 2, 2016 - 7:45am
The era of quantum computers is one step closer as a result of research published in the current issue of the journal Science. The research team has devised and demonstrated a new way to pack a lot mo...

Nano RAY-T

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 30, 2016 - 1:04pm
Nano RAY-T is a Latvian high­tech company ​with strong Technology Platform. We have developed several applications for using Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with extremely high purity (99.5%) and stable technical characteristics. Nano RAY-­T technology: Technology of electron field emission (cold cathode) for X­ray sources Additive material in 3D­printing Technology for new generation of Energy storage based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) We produce all types carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with extremely high purity in 99.5% and stable characteristics. Institūta iela 1, Ulbroka, Stopiņu novads, LV-2130, Latvia

EuroScience Open Forum

InterNano - Upcoming Events - June 30, 2016 - 12:47pm
ConferenceSaturday, July 23, 2016 to Wednesday, July 27, 2016Manchester, UK http://www.esof.eu/home.html The EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) is a biennial, pan-European, general science conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation. Each conference aims to deliver stimulating content and lively debate around the latest advancements and discoveries in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. ESOF brings together over 4,500 leading thinkers, innovators, policy makers, journalists and educators from more than 90 countries, to discuss current and future breakthroughs in contemporary science. Now in its seventh iteration, ESOF attracts thousands of delegates to the host city during the week of the conference, which, in 2016, will be held between 23 and 27 July in Manchester. ESOF is one of the best opportunities for everyone from leading scientists, early careers researchers, business people, policy makers, science and technology communicators to the general public to come together to find out more about how science is helping us advance today.

The small matter of safety – responsible use of nanotechnology

InterNano - Upcoming Events - June 30, 2016 - 12:42pm
LectureWednesday, July 27, 2016 - 2:00pmhttp://www.esof.eu/the-programme/event-information/small-matter-of-safety.html http://Manchester Central Convention Complex, UK There are already thousands of nano-enabled products on the market but knowledge of the effects of engineered nanomaterials on human health and the environment is still insufficient. The small size of nanoparticles (< 100nm) present countless possibilities for developing the characteristics of products, but at the same time may make them toxic if they penetrate the skin or enter the human blood circulation via the lungs. How can consumers and workers be exposed to nanomaterials and what are the risks? How can we promote the safe and sustainable use of nanomaterials? We will explore the responsible use of nanotechnologies and how it is crucial for the success and commercialisation of nanoproducts and for maintaining public trust.

NANOMOL

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 30, 2016 - 11:53am
NANOMOL is a research group with wide expertise and recognized excellence in the synthesis, processing and study of molecular and polymeric materials with chemical, electronic, magnetic and biomedical properties. We continuously generate new knowledge in our basic and applied research projects regarding the micro and nano structuring of molecular materials. We offer this knowledge to improve the properties of products manufactured in diverse sectors, such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals and electronics, thereby contributing to increasing their added value. Campus de la UAB E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona) SPAIN