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PCATDES Starts Field Testing of Photocatalytic Reactors in South East Asia

Nanotech-Now - January 3, 2017 - 7:45am
The European Commission Funded, FP7 PCATDES Project has commenced Field Testing of its latest photocatalytic reactor in early December 2016. The Project’s objective is to research and create a soluti...

Nanomechanics Inc. Continues Growth in Revenue and Market Penetration: Leading nanoindentation company reports continued growth in revenues and distribution channels on national and international scales

Nanotech-Now - January 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanomechanics Inc., a leading provider of innovative tools for industry and academia that are designed to understand, evaluate, and test the mechanical performance of materials at the micro- and nano...

Stability challenge in perovskite solar cell technology: New research reveals intrinsic instability issues of iodine-containing perovskite solar cells

Nanotech-Now - January 3, 2017 - 7:45am
While solar cell technology is currently being used by many industrial and government entities, it remains prohibitively expensive to many individuals who would like to utilize it.. There is a need fo...

Bottom-up calculations help make cheaper catalysts

Nanotechweb - January 3, 2017 - 5:49am
Work could help in the design of new and cost-effective catalytic heterointerfaces on demand.

Scientists have discovered a new state of matter for water

Nanotech-Now - January 2, 2017 - 1:25pm
Writing in an experimental paper, published in the International Journal of Nanotechnology, the researchers were surprised to find a number of physical properties of water change their behaviour betwe...

Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing

Nanotech-Now - January 1, 2017 - 7:45am
Faster production of advanced, flexible electronics is among the potential benefits of a discovery by researchers at Oregon State University's College of Engineering.

Nanometrics to Present at the 19th Annual Needham Growth Conference

Nanotech-Now - December 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced that company management is scheduled to present at the 19th Annual Needham Growth Confe...

Multigene–profiling nanoplatform detects circulating tumour cells

Nanotechweb - December 29, 2016 - 9:11am
New blood test could be a promising alternative to patient biopsies, which are difficult or impossible to perform in some cases.

Nanoscale 'conversations' create complex, multi-layered structures: New technique leverages controlled interactions across surfaces to create self-assembled materials with unprecedented complexity

Nanotech-Now - December 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Building nanomaterials with features spanning just billionths of a meter requires extraordinary precision. Scaling up that construction while increasing complexity presents a significant hurdle to the...

New material with ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism may lead to better computer memory

Nanotech-Now - December 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Traditional computer memory, known as DRAM, uses electric fields to store information. In DRAM, the presence or absence of an electric charge is indicated either by number 1 or number 0. Unfortunately...

Safe and inexpensive hydrogen production as a future energy source: Osaka University researchers develop efficient 'green' hydrogen production system that operates at room temperature in air

Nanotech-Now - December 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Hydrogen gas is a promising alternative energy source to overcome our reliance on carbon-based fuels, and has the benefit of producing only water when it is reacted with oxygen. However, hydrogen is h...

Going green with nanotechnology

Nanotech-Now - December 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanotechnology offers many chances to benefit the environment and health. It can be applied to save raw materials and energy, develop enhanced solar cells and more efficient rechargeable batteries and...

Highlights of 2016

Nanotechweb - December 27, 2016 - 9:53am
We look at some of the most exciting research coverage on nanotechweb.org over the past year.

Characterization of magnetic nanovortices simplified

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Magnetic nanovortices, so-called "skyrmions", count among the most promising candidates for the future of information technology.

Harris & Harris Group Announces a Proposed Strategic Restructuring

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Fellow Shareholders: The purpose of this letter is to share with you a proposed plan for a strategic restructuring that we believe has the opportunity to unlock value for our shareholders. Specific...

First use of graphene to detect cancer cells: System able to detect activity level of single interfaced cell

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2016 - 7:45am
What can't graphene do? You can scratch "detect cancer" off of that list. By interfacing brain cells onto graphene, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have shown they can differen...

Movable microplatform floats on a sea of droplets: New technique offers precise, durable control over tiny mirrors or stages

Nanotech-Now - December 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, are tiny machines fabricated using equipment and processes developed for the production of electronic chips and devices. They've found a wide variety of applic...

'Butterfly' magnetoresistance seen in nonmagnetic Dirac material

Nanotechweb - December 23, 2016 - 7:50am
New findings could help in the development of “fermitronic” devices for high-speed electronics and optics.

New graphene-based system could help us see electrical signaling in heart and nerve cells: Berkeley-Stanford team creates a system to visualize faint electric fields

Nanotech-Now - December 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have enlisted the exotic properties of graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of carbon, to function like the film of an incredibly sensitive camera system in visually mapping tiny electric field...