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Nanoparticles boost performance of cancer drugs

Nanotechweb - April 12, 2017 - 3:50am
MIT researchers have found that they can amplify the effectiveness of certain cancer treatments by attaching nanoparticles to the surface of tumour cells.

Directa Plus and Colmar launch Second Collection of Graphene-enhanced Sportswear

InterNano Industry News - April 12, 2017 - 3:45am
New Technologic G+ ski jacket selected as Gold Winner at ISPO Munich Directa Plus plc (AIM: DCTA) (“Directa Plus” or the “Company”), a producer and supplier of...
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Engineers develop low-cost, flexible terahertz radiation source for fast, non-invasive screening

InterNano Industry News - April 12, 2017 - 3:45am
Novel invention presents promising applications in spectroscopy, safety surveillance, cancer diagnosis, imaging and communication.
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Dual-phase nanostructuring makes high-strength magnesium alloy

Nanotechweb - April 10, 2017 - 3:42am
New class of “supra-nanometre-sized dual-phase glass crystal” could be used in biomedical implants as well as in consumer electronics.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentations at The International Liver Congress(TM)

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2017 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will present clinical data on ARC-520, ARC-521, and ARC-AAT, the company's prior generation investigational medicines that were be...

The Catholic University of Rome uses the JPK NanoWizard® AFM & CellHesion® systems to understand how cells sense and respond to mechanical stimuli

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2017 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the work of Professor Marco De Spirito's research group at the C...

Controlling forces between atoms, molecules, promising for ‘2-D hyperbolic’ materials

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2017 - 7:45am
ABSTRACT Super-Coulombic atom–atom interactions in hyperbolic media Cristian L. Cortes1,2 & Zubin Jacob1,2 1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmo...

Leti Announces EU/South Korean Project for World’s First 5G-system Prototype: Coinciding with the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea, Prototype Will Be First Time State-of-the-art Terrestrial Wireless Communication Is Seamlessly Combined with Disrupt

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced a European and South Korean project, 5G CHAMPION, to deliver the world’s first fully integrated and operational 5G prototype in conjunction with...

Nanobiotix Expands its Clinical Development in Head and Neck Cancer and Immuno-Oncology New Clinical Data to be Presented at ASCO

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2017 - 7:45am
NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering new approaches to the treatment of cancer, today announced the expansion and acceleration of it...

Researchers “iron out” graphene’s wrinkles: New technique produces highly conductive graphene wafers

Nanotech-Now - April 8, 2017 - 7:45am
From an electron’s point of view, graphene must be a hair-raising thrill ride. For years, scientists have observed that electrons can blitz through graphene at velocities approaching the speed of ligh...

Nanoscribe 3D Prints Micro-Optics at the Nanoscale - 3DPrint.com

InterNano Industry News - April 8, 2017 - 3:45am
3DPrint.comNanoscribe 3D Prints Micro-Optics at the Nanoscale3DPrint.comNanoscale fabrication (nanofabrication) is a series of technologies being developed to make structures and even machines ranging in size from about one to a hundred nanometers. Nanoprinting usually refers to 3D printing/additive manufacturing being ...
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European nanotechnology project to design less toxic photovoltaic materials (w/video)

InterNano Industry News - April 8, 2017 - 3:45am
Project Sunflower's objective has been the development of organic photovoltaic materials less toxic and viable for industrial production.
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Leukosomes engage stealth mode by altering their protein shell

Nanotechweb - April 7, 2017 - 6:04am
A new type of nanoparticle, with promise for targeted drug delivery, is able to evade the host immune system.

Hot graphene-wrapped sponge quickly absorbs crude oil

Nanotechweb - April 6, 2017 - 10:58pm
New sorbent could help clean up heavy crude oil spills faster than existing materials.

Workshop on Formalizing Manufacturing Processes for Structured Sustainability Assessments

InterNano - Upcoming Events - April 6, 2017 - 1:28pm
Workshop/TrainingSunday, June 4, 2017 to Thursday, June 8, 2017Los Angeles, California https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2017/06/workshop-formalizing-manufacturing-processes-structured-sustainability The ASME 2017 MSEC conference will host an NSF-sponsored workshop and competition on the modeling of manufacturing processes using a new ASTM standard format. Competitive travel stipends of up to $1500 will be offered to 15 workshop participants including the 8 competition finalists. This workshop focuses on the modeling of manufacturing processes for system-level sustainability assessment. Any process type - including batch, continuous, and discrete event - is acceptable. Models can span from traditional scale down to nanoscale processes and be based on mechanical, electrical, chemical, biochemical, and bio technologies. Since sustainability is a balance of competing objectives including cost and time as well as environmental considerations, many different types of process performance metrics may be considered. In addition, the use of the models for system-level sustainability performance is encouraged. Formal methods for acquiring and exchanging information about manufacturing processes will lead to consistent characterizations and help establish a consolidated repository for reuse of these models. Standard methods will ensure effective communication of computational analytics and sharing of sustainability performance data. The purpose of this workshop is to (1) familiarize the research community with recent standards from ASTM E60 Subcommittee on Sustainable Manufacturing for modeling manufacturing processes, including the recently published ASTM E60 Standard Guide for Characterizing Environmental Aspects of Manufacturing Processes; (2) provide an opportunity for participants to put those standards into practice in modeling processes of their own interest, and to share experiences in applying the standards; and, (3) provide a source of candidate models to populate an extensible repository of reusable manufacturing process models being developed by NIST and its academic partners. The recently published ASTM E60 Standard Guide for Characterizing Environmental Aspects of Manufacturing Processes is the primary source for definition of the standard format. The standard is summarized in the ASME’s Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering paper: “Standard Representations for Sustainability Characterization of Industrial Processes (link is external)” and is available through ASTM for competition participants.

Workshop on Formalizing Manufacturing Processes for Structured Sustainability Assessments

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 6, 2017 - 1:28pm
Workshop/TrainingSunday, June 4, 2017 to Thursday, June 8, 2017Los Angeles, California https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2017/06/workshop-formalizing-manufacturing-processes-structured-sustainability The ASME 2017 MSEC conference will host an NSF-sponsored workshop and competition on the modeling of manufacturing processes using a new ASTM standard format. Competitive travel stipends of up to $1500 will be offered to 15 workshop participants including the 8 competition finalists. This workshop focuses on the modeling of manufacturing processes for system-level sustainability assessment. Any process type - including batch, continuous, and discrete event - is acceptable. Models can span from traditional scale down to nanoscale processes and be based on mechanical, electrical, chemical, biochemical, and bio technologies. Since sustainability is a balance of competing objectives including cost and time as well as environmental considerations, many different types of process performance metrics may be considered. In addition, the use of the models for system-level sustainability performance is encouraged. Formal methods for acquiring and exchanging information about manufacturing processes will lead to consistent characterizations and help establish a consolidated repository for reuse of these models. Standard methods will ensure effective communication of computational analytics and sharing of sustainability performance data. The purpose of this workshop is to (1) familiarize the research community with recent standards from ASTM E60 Subcommittee on Sustainable Manufacturing for modeling manufacturing processes, including the recently published ASTM E60 Standard Guide for Characterizing Environmental Aspects of Manufacturing Processes; (2) provide an opportunity for participants to put those standards into practice in modeling processes of their own interest, and to share experiences in applying the standards; and, (3) provide a source of candidate models to populate an extensible repository of reusable manufacturing process models being developed by NIST and its academic partners. The recently published ASTM E60 Standard Guide for Characterizing Environmental Aspects of Manufacturing Processes is the primary source for definition of the standard format. The standard is summarized in the ASME’s Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering paper: “Standard Representations for Sustainability Characterization of Industrial Processes (link is external)” and is available through ASTM for competition participants.

2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics

InterNano - Upcoming Events - April 6, 2017 - 1:18pm
ConferenceSunday, August 13, 2017 to Thursday, August 17, 2017Santa Fe, New Mexico https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2017/08/2017-international-conference-optical-mems-and-nanophotonics-omn2017 The 2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN), will be held August 13-17, 2017, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The conference will be hosted by NIST and co-sponsored by NIST CNST, Sandia and Argonne National Labs. OMN is an annual conference that draws in leading researchers, from industry and academia, who harness the interaction of light, or photons, with produced structures at micro and nanoscale and engineer these interactions through structure geometry and mechanical motion. This leads to diverse applications in technology fields such as imaging, communication, sensing, and instrumentation, as well as the sciences such as biology and medicine, chemistry and fundamental physics. Optical MEMS and nanophotonic technologies enable the miniaturization and ultra-miniaturization of photonic devices and systems/sub-systems yielding new and enhanced capabilities in optical communications; physical, chemical and bio-sensing; optical imaging and displays; optical and biomedical instrumentation; and internet of things (IoT) devices. The 2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN2017) will cover the most recent advances in optical MEMS and nanophotonics emerging from academic, government and industrial laboratories worldwide. The conference will focus on the latest advances in fundamental and applied research on micro-optical and nanophotonic devices and systems with a broad emphasis on interaction of photonic, electro-mechanical and acoustic degrees of freedom at the micro- and nano-scales. It will include the latest advances in materials and process technologies relevant to optical MEMS and nanophotonics and the latest advances in the applications of optical MEMS and nanophotonic devices and systems. Topics covered: Metamaterials and metasurfaces, passive and tunable Tunable and active micro- and nano-devices: optical, plasmonic, THz Silicon photonics, waveguides, photonic crystals Optomechanics and optofluidics Quantum phenomena: transduction, information, communication Nanoscale light-matter interactions: electro-mechanical, phononic, photonic, plasmonic Novel actuators and optically-powered devices Biomedical optical devices and nano-biophotonics Nanofabrication, packaging and integration Optical Imaging, sensing and metrology Optical and photonic sensors, transducers and microsystems

2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 6, 2017 - 1:18pm
ConferenceSunday, August 13, 2017 to Thursday, August 17, 2017Santa Fe, New Mexico https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2017/08/2017-international-conference-optical-mems-and-nanophotonics-omn2017 The 2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN), will be held August 13-17, 2017, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The conference will be hosted by NIST and co-sponsored by NIST CNST, Sandia and Argonne National Labs. OMN is an annual conference that draws in leading researchers, from industry and academia, who harness the interaction of light, or photons, with produced structures at micro and nanoscale and engineer these interactions through structure geometry and mechanical motion. This leads to diverse applications in technology fields such as imaging, communication, sensing, and instrumentation, as well as the sciences such as biology and medicine, chemistry and fundamental physics. Optical MEMS and nanophotonic technologies enable the miniaturization and ultra-miniaturization of photonic devices and systems/sub-systems yielding new and enhanced capabilities in optical communications; physical, chemical and bio-sensing; optical imaging and displays; optical and biomedical instrumentation; and internet of things (IoT) devices. The 2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN2017) will cover the most recent advances in optical MEMS and nanophotonics emerging from academic, government and industrial laboratories worldwide. The conference will focus on the latest advances in fundamental and applied research on micro-optical and nanophotonic devices and systems with a broad emphasis on interaction of photonic, electro-mechanical and acoustic degrees of freedom at the micro- and nano-scales. It will include the latest advances in materials and process technologies relevant to optical MEMS and nanophotonics and the latest advances in the applications of optical MEMS and nanophotonic devices and systems. Topics covered: Metamaterials and metasurfaces, passive and tunable Tunable and active micro- and nano-devices: optical, plasmonic, THz Silicon photonics, waveguides, photonic crystals Optomechanics and optofluidics Quantum phenomena: transduction, information, communication Nanoscale light-matter interactions: electro-mechanical, phononic, photonic, plasmonic Novel actuators and optically-powered devices Biomedical optical devices and nano-biophotonics Nanofabrication, packaging and integration Optical Imaging, sensing and metrology Optical and photonic sensors, transducers and microsystems

Carbon Nanotubes Self-Assemble into Tiny Transistors

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 6, 2017 - 1:04pm
Carbon nanotubes can be used to make very small electronic devices, but they are difficult to handle. University of Groningen This is an artist's impression of carbon nanotubes wrapped in polymers with thiol side chains (yellow spheres) and assembled on gold electrodes. (Image: Arjen Kamp)

Recent Progress in Graphene and Two-dimensional Materials Research Conference

InterNano - Upcoming Events - April 6, 2017 - 11:32am
ConferenceTuesday, September 19, 2017 to Friday, September 22, 2017Singapore http://www.rpgr2017.com The 9th annual Recent Progress in Graphene and Two-dimensional Materials Research Conference (RPGR2017) follows on the success of the first eight RPGR conferences held in Seoul (2009), Singapore (2010), Suwon (2011), Beijing (2012), Tokyo (2013), Taipei (2014), Australia (2015) and Korea (2016). RPGR is the premier conference focused on graphene and other novel two-dimensional materials in the Asia-Pacific region. The RPGR conference series began with a focus on the properties and applications of graphene, the first two-dimensional material to be isolated experimentally. In recent years the family of atomically thin two-dimensional materials has expanded to include boron nitride, layered transition-metal dichalcogenides, layered oxides, silicene, black phosphorus, and many more. Recognizing the strong intellectual ties between graphene and other atomically thin materials, the focus of RPGR has expanded to include “graphene and other two-dimensional materials”.