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To Give Cancer a Deadly Fever, NIST Explores Better Nanoparticle Design

InterNano Industry News - February 18, 2017 - 4:45am
Heat may be the key to killing certain types of cancer, and new research from a team including National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists has yielded unexpected results that should help optimize the design of ...
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Nanoelectronics Conference Focuses on Future of Semiconductor Manufacturing

InterNano Industry News - February 18, 2017 - 4:45am
The characterization technology needed for nanoelectronic materials and device research, development, and manufacturing was discussed by experts from industry, government, and academia at the 2015 International Conference on Frontiers of ...
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Penn Engineers Demonstrate a ‘Hybrid Nanomanufacturing’ System

National Nanomanufacturing Network - February 17, 2017 - 10:05am
Nanoscale structures have properties that can’t be achieved in any other way, stemming from precise control over the structure’s composition and geometry. Evan Lerner, Ali Sundermier - UPenn News Office Schematic of the Zn0.2Fe2.8O4:Au hybrid nanorod fabrication process. Step 1: a Si substrate with a spin-coated bilayer of Durimide and thermal resist is imprinted with a nanorod-pillar-patterned stamp. Step 2: a mixture of Au and Zn0.2Fe2.8O4 nanocrystals is deposited by spin-coating. Step 3: resist lift-off. Step 4: ligand-exchange of the patterned nanocrystal-based nanorods with NH4SCN. Step 5: nanorod release on dissolving the Durimide layer.

Dual-function nanorod LEDs could make multifunctional displays

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2017 - 7:45am
Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect light.

Nano-level lubricant tuning improves material for electronic devices and surface coatings

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2017 - 7:45am
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which is ubiquitously used as a solid lubricant, has recently been shown to have a two-dimensional (2D) form that is similar to graphene. But, when thinned down to less th...

Sorting machine for atoms:Researchers at the University of Bonn clear a further hurdle on the path to creating quantum computers

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2017 - 7:45am
Physicists at the University of Bonn have cleared a further hurdle on the path to creating quantum computers: in a recent study, they present a method with which they can very quickly and precisely so...

NIST Study Suggests Light May Be Skewing Lab Tests on Nanoparticlesapos Health Effects

InterNano Industry News - February 16, 2017 - 4:45am
Truth shines a light into dark places. But sometimes to find that truth in the first place, its better to stay in the dark. Thats what recent findings* at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) show about methods for ...
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Novel Sodium-Conducting Material Could Improve Rechargeable Batteries

InterNano Industry News - February 16, 2017 - 4:45am
Rechargeable battery manufacturers may get a jolt from research performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several other institutions, where a team of scientists has discovered* a safe, inexpensive, ...
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NIST Offers Electronics Industry Two Ways to Snoop on Self-Organizing Molecules

InterNano Industry News - February 16, 2017 - 4:45am
A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes seemed … well, cool, sure, but also a little fantastic. Now the day isnt far off when your ...
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Optical Microscope Technique Confirmed as Valid Nano-Measurement Tool

InterNano Industry News - February 16, 2017 - 4:45am
Recent experiments have confirmed* that a technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can enable optical microscopes to measure the three-dimensional (3-D) shape of objects at ...
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Nano: a cleaner option?

InterNano Industry News - February 16, 2017 - 4:45am
Could nanotechnology tidy up the planet without leaving a dangerous residue of its own?It's likely that you've recently swirled nanotechnology down your sink. Antimicrobial silver nanoparticles, for example, are added to food containers, socks, and cleaning products such as floor polish. But could nanoparticles – measuring less than 100 nanometres wide – clean more than just your house? Could nanotechnology tidy up the planet without leaving a dangerous residue of its own?The European Environment Agency estimates that "potentially polluting activities" have occurred at nearly three million EU sites. But nanoparticles could remediate water, soil and air polluted by compounds such as heavy metals and aromatic hydrocarbons. With high reactivity and a larger surface area than the same mass of material in a larger form, nanoparticles are prime candidates for capturing and destroying pollutants. Continue reading...
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Nanotube array images neurotransmitter signals

Nanotechweb - February 16, 2017 - 2:20am
MIT researchers succeed in imaging how dopamine is released from a single cell using 20,000 individually addressable sensors.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Expands to Meet Worldwide Customer Demand: Company invests for capacity growth in the United States, Germany, China and Singapore

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2017 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced plans to expand its global manufacturing footprint in response to growing customer demand for its comprehensive and differentiated technology portfolio. The company is...

Meta-lenses bring benchtop performance to small, hand-held spectrometer: Game-changing nanostructure-based lenses allow smaller devices, increased functionality

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2017 - 7:45am
A research team of physicists from Harvard University has developed new hand-held spectrometers capable of the same performance as large, benchtop instruments. The researchers' innovation explained th...

Direct radiolabeling of nanomaterials: Directly radiolabeled nanographene materials without chelators are suitable for bioimaging applications

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2017 - 7:45am
Positron emission tomography plays a pivotal role for monitoring the distribution and accumulation of radiolabeled nanomaterials in living subjects. The radioactive metals are usually connected to the...

Material can turn sunlight, heat and movement into electricity -- all at once: Extracting energy from multiple sources could help power wearable technology

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2017 - 7:45am
Many forms of energy surround you: sunlight, the heat in your room and even your own movements. All that energy -- normally wasted -- can potentially help power your portable and wearable gadgets, fro...

Flash Nano: Germanane FET shows real promise for optoelectronics

Nanotechweb - February 13, 2017 - 12:23pm
The first realisation of a field effect transistor made from the 2D material germanane reveals promising electronic and optoelectronic properties.

Sugar helps make new sodium sulphur battery

Nanotechweb - February 13, 2017 - 8:25am
Device could compete with lithium-ion batteries – in terms of both performance and cost.

Two-way LEDs for touchless, interactive displays

Nanotechweb - February 13, 2017 - 7:47am
New device both emits and senses light at the same time.

Portable superconductivity systems for small motors: Cambridge University lab achieves a breakthrough for portable superconductivity systems that are applicable for small motors, health care and other uses

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2017 - 7:45am
Superconductivity, where electrical currents course unhindered through a material, is one of modern physics' most intriguing scientific discoveries. It has many practical uses. Governments, industries...