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A clue to generate electric current without energy consumption at room temperature

Nanotech-Now - January 4, 2016 - 7:45am
A group of researchers in Japan and China identified the requirements for the development of new types of extremely low power consumption electric devices by studying Cr-doped (Sb, Bi)2Te3 thin films...

Nanocrystal memory monitors heart rate

Nanotechweb - January 4, 2016 - 5:30am
Ultrathin, wearable and stretchy floating-gate memory can store much more recorded data than other similar devices.

Simultaneous detection of the polarities of hundreds of semiconducting nanowires

Nanotech-Now - January 2, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Valencia have developed a technique to determine the individual polarities of hundreds of semiconducting nanowires in a single, time-saving process. Led by Ana Cros, d...

New acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials

Nanotech-Now - January 2, 2016 - 7:45am
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnosti...

A new metamateria will speed up computers: Scientists have proposed a metasurface for the anomalous scattering of visible light

Nanotech-Now - January 2, 2016 - 7:45am
A new metamaterial with an unusual refraction of light will speed up computers.

OCSiAl Group showcases additive based on nanotechnology

Nanotech-Now - January 1, 2016 - 12:55pm
he OCSiAl Group showed off its nanotube technology to the rubber industry during the recent International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland. Mike Nemeth, vice president of sales and marketing at OC...

Nanoworld 'snow blowers' carve straight channels in semiconductor surfaces: NIST, IBM researchers report important addition to toolkit of 'self-assembly' methods eyed for making useful devices

Nanotech-Now - December 31, 2015 - 7:45am
In the nanoworld, tiny particles of gold can operate like snow blowers, churning through surface layers of an important class of semiconductors to dig unerringly straight paths. The surprising trenchi...

Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles Used to Purify Contaminated Water

Nanotech-Now - December 31, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University coated and modified the surface of magnetic nanoparticles to produce a special nanosorbent to eliminate environmental pollutions.

Application of Nanostructures; New Approach to Increase Efficiency, Decrease Cost of Solar Cells

Nanotech-Now - December 31, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers from Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran boosted the efficiency of dye sensitized solar cells and reduced their production cost by using specified nanostructures.

Properties, Quality of Edible Oils Improved by Special Nanocapsules

Nanotech-Now - December 31, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, in a laboratorial research, replaced harmful artificial antioxidant additives with natural compounds extracte...

Semblant to Demo Its Market-Leading MobileShield Waterproofing Solution for Consumer Electronic Devices at CES 2016

Nanotech-Now - December 31, 2015 - 7:45am
Semblant, the market leader in protective nanocoatings and liquid damage protection for electronic devices, today announced that it will showcase its patented MobileShield™ nanotechnology for mobile,...

Materials science from MRS Fall 2015

Nanotechweb - December 31, 2015 - 7:30am
We take a look at some of the talks, tutorials and exhibitors at MRS Fall earlier this month.

Infrared encoding of images with metasurfaces: French researchers have demonstrated subwavelength control of thermal emissivity at the subwavelength scale -- allowing them to encode images in infrared signals

Nanotech-Now - December 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at MINAO, a joint lab between The French Aerospace Lab in Palaiseau and the Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures in Marcoussis, have recently demonstrated metamaterial resonators...

Choreographing the dance of electrons: NUS scientists have discovered how to manipulate electrons in thin semiconductors by encapsulating them in atomically thin materials and changing the electric field

Nanotech-Now - December 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have demonstrated a new way of controlling electrons by confining them in a device made out of atomically thin materials, and applying external...

Photocatalytic Nanostructures Show Ability to Purify Wastewater

Nanotech-Now - December 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz in association with Swedish researchers synthesized and studied laboratorial nanostructures with high efficiency in the elimination of dye p...

UCLA researchers create exceptionally strong and lightweight new metal: Magnesium infused with dense silicon carbide nanoparticles could be used for airplanes, cars, mobile electronics and more

Nanotech-Now - December 29, 2015 - 7:45am
A team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a super-strong yet light structural metal with extremely high specific strength and modulus,...

nanotechweb.org highlights of 2015

Nanotechweb - December 28, 2015 - 5:18am
We bring you a round up of some of the highlights in nanoscale science and technology research in 2015.

Researchers found an unconventional phase transition in photonic structures

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2015 - 7:45am
A team of physicists from ITMO University, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute and Australian National University have researched the phenomenon of phase transition between photonic crystals and metama...

A quantum of light for material science: A study led by Ángel Rubio, the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country professor and head of the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg, shows that it is possible to predict the effects of photons on materials

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2015 - 7:45am
The basic building blocks of atoms, molecules and solids are positively charged nuclei and negatively charged electrons. Their mutual interactions determine most of the physical and chemical propertie...

Engineers demo first processor that uses light for ultrafast communications

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Engineers have successfully married electrons and photons within a single-chip microprocessor, a landmark development that opens the door to ultrafast, low-power data crunching.