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Production of Nanobiosensor to Distinguish Aggressive Cancer Cells from Benign Cells

Nanotech-Now - June 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Tehran University in association with researchers from Medical Nanotechnology Research Center of Shahid Beheshti Universi...
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Novel NIL methodology improves ordering in periodic arrays from BCPs

Nanotech-Now - June 1, 2014 - 7:45am
The low-cost scalable methodology suggested in Nanotechnology by the ICN2 Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group demonstrated an improvement in ordering of the nanodot lattice of up to 50%.
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Harris & Harris Group Continues Its Blog Series to Highlight Most Impactful Portfolio Companies With Nanosys, Inc.

Nanotech-Now - June 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, released its blog post on Nanosys, Inc., and why it is on the cutting edge of display...
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Quantum mechanics matters: First real time movies of the light-to-current conversion in an organic solar cell

Nanotech-Now - June 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Photovoltaic cells directly convert sun light into electricity and hence are key technological devices to meet one of the challenges that mankind has to face in this century: a sustainable and clean p...
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Nine scientific pioneers receive the 2014 Kavli Prizes

Nanotech-Now - June 1, 2014 - 7:45am
The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is shared between Alan H. Guth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Andrei D. Linde, Stanford University, USA, and Alexei A. Starobinsky, Landau Institute for T...
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IBM, SKKU, Raytheon and more headline the inaugural Graphene World Summit 2014: Smithers Apex and the Graphene Stakeholders Association to host conference and exhibition September 15-16 in Berkeley, CA

Nanotech-Now - June 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Smithers Apex, in association with the Graphene Stakeholders Association, is pleased to announce that IBM, Argonne National Laboratory, Grafoid, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Graphenea, Strategic Ne...
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Unexpected water explains surface chemistry of nanocrystals: Berkeley Lab scientists answer questions of how charged ligands balance on surface of colloidal nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - June 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Danylo Zherebetskyy and his colleagues at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found unexpected traces of water in semiconducting nanocrystals.
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American Chemical Society member among winners of top science prize

Nanotech-Now - June 1, 2014 - 7:45am
For his pioneering work in optics, Stefan W. Hell, an American Chemical Society (ACS) member for eight years, was named one of three winners of the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. The prizes, which consis...
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Cima NanoTech and Amdolla Group Announce Industry’s First Non-ITO Film-Based 42” Multi-Touch Module

Nanotech-Now - June 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Cima NanoTech, a smart nanomaterials company specializing in high performance transparent conductive films, announced today the industry's first ultra responsive, non-ITO film-based, 42-inch projected...
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SABIC collaborates with Cima NanoTech on breakthrough technology: industry-first transparent conductive polycarbonate film

Nanotech-Now - June 1, 2014 - 7:45am
With smart materials being one of the fastest growing areas of materials technology, SABIC and Cima NanoTech, a Singapore and US-based company, have announced the joint development of a plastics indus...
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Paul Alivisatos: Berkeley Lab director navigates uncertain times with a focus on research: Funding constraints have made the lab more efficient, and more focused on the fundamental mission that has led to 13 Nobel prizes

Nanotech-Now - May 31, 2014 - 2:42pm
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of Califor...
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Arrowhead to Present at the Jefferies 2014 Global Healthcare Conference

Nanotech-Now - May 30, 2014 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that Christopher Anzalone, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Office...
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Premium Glass Refractive Index Measurements with CRAIC Technologies

Nanotech-Now - May 30, 2014 - 7:45am
rIQ™ from CRAIC Technologies is designed to help the forensic scientist measure the refractive index of glass quickly, accurately and easily using the ASTM E1967 methodology.
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Large interest in new high-performance insulating material SLENTITE

Nanotech-Now - May 30, 2014 - 7:45am
• Novel aerogel as a solid panel • Excellent product properties due to nano-porous structure • Commissioning of pilot plant at the beginning of 2015
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PHASEFOCUS announces the publication of a new paper on 3D imaging: “Ptychographic microscope for three-dimensional imaging.”

Nanotech-Now - May 30, 2014 - 7:45am
Phase Focus Ltd (Phasefocus), the company that is revolutionising microscopy and imaging with the Phasefocus Virtual Lens®, reports on their latest publication released in Optics Express entitled "Pty...
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Nanomaterials for Personal and Environmental Protection: Combating Air Pollution Using Nanofibers

National Nanomanufacturing Network - May 30, 2014 - 3:25am
Theuse of nanotechnology for effective filtration of contaminants, ions, or toxicparticles from water and air sources has been demonstrated at various levelsnow for well over a decade. As methods to scale technologies for industrialapplication through emerging nanomanufacturing methodologies have matured inrecent years, an emerging focus has been the development of personal protectiongarments, textiles, and equipment based on nanostructured materials that canadsorb or filter potential contaminants based on size of ionic charge or particles.Similarly, antimicrobial/antibacterial surfaces can be created by tailoring thesurface morphology and functionality nanostructured materials to effectivelycapture or immobilize the microbes, and have shown superior properties incomparison to other approaches in part by way of the ultrahigh surface area ofsuch materials. Examples that have previously been reported on InterNanoinclude silver nanowires, carbon nanotubes, and woven nanofibers. Single walledcarbon nanotubes (SWNTs) for example have exhibited unprecedented properties interms of water transport with size dependent ion and heavy metal exclusion onthe order of 1-2 nm. SWNTs are also the foundation for wearable protectivesuites for first responders (http://www.internano.org/content/view/745/251/), that enablebreathability while also enabling other functionalities such as the sensing of chem/biothreats, isolating the wearer from the threat, and then providing breathabilityonce the threat has been mitigated. While such functionally reactive protectivegarments are still in development, nearer term technology impact utilizing highsurface area nanoporous or nanofiber materials are already at hand. One of the the challenges for personal protection equipment (PPE) garments is the need toprovide breathability. Recently, nanofibers have been demonstrated to providecompetitive or superior performance for filtration of pollutants and possibletoxic particulate matter for protective masks. “R D Magazine reports theuse of nanofiber face masks developed by Hong Kong Polytechnic University totrap the most harmful air pollutants at PM 2.5 (2.5 microns) and smaller. Dr.Leung and his team have developed effective filters that also allow adequateair-flow for respiration.”, reports Alan Rae in a recent expert commentary toInterNano.http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/05/multilayer-nanofiber-face-mask-helps-combat-pollution Theuse of nanofibers in a textile-like filter allows sufficient air-flow forrespiration for continuous wearability while demonstrating effective filtrationof particulate to the micron scale, and partial filtration of particles down tothe 100 nm scale. Further developments in this area would anticipateimprovements to enable effective screening of nanoscale pollutants. In thisparadigm, nanomaterials provide a significant societal benefit addressing theneed for both workforce and public safety while enabling PPE concepts withunique and superior performance. In addition, scaled nanomanufacturing willultimately affect new markets for application of such materials that requirechallenging form factors, assembly, or integration with other functionalities.The NNN looks forward to future reporting of such technology demonstrations andcommercialization.

Phosphorene speeds up

Nanotechweb - May 30, 2014 - 1:58am
Few-layer black phosphorus is the new 2D star.
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Structural supercapacitors take a load on

Nanotechweb - May 30, 2014 - 1:57am
Device could allow house walls to store energy
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Nanotech 2014

InterNano - Upcoming Events - May 29, 2014 - 10:32am
June 15, 2014 - Join us in Washington D.C. as Nanotech 2014 and TechConnect World expand their communities to be the worlds largest multi-industry research-to-commercialization gathering. We are pleased to announce the inclusion of the National Innovation Summit & Showcase partnering with leading Federal Agency programs along with the Nation\'s top commercially viable innovations.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Purchases Nanonex Advanced 8” Nanoimprint Tool NX-2608BA

National Nanomanufacturing Network - May 29, 2014 - 3:38am
It features all imprint forms: thermal, photo-curable, and embossing, with sub-5 nm imprinting resolution, up to 8 inches wafer size. Based on the Nanonex unique patented Air Cushion PressTM technology, the NX-2608BA offers unsurpassed uniformity regardless of backside topology, wafer or mask flatness, or backside contamination. This ACP technology also eliminates lateral shifting between the mask and substrate, which significantly increases mask lifetime. The small thermal mass design allows fast thermal cycling, resulting in a fast process cycle. The new NX-2600BA system is the second Nanonex nanoimprint equipment purchased by UMass Amherst. Both Nanonex nanoimprint systems will be located at the new UMass Life Sciences Center at UMass Amherst to support the center’s multidisciplinary research, that include nanoimprint material and processing, nanoimprint mold fabrication and duplication, roll-to-roll nanoimprint, bio/chemical sensors, etc. Nanonex (http://www.nanonex.com/) is excited to supply the cutting-edge nanoimprint tool to UMass Amherst’s new Life Sciences Center.Source: Nanonex (http://www.nanonex.com/documents/Press_Release_NX-2600BA_UMass.pdf)