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Austrian Science Fund grant proposal goes public with RIO Journal

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2015 - 7:45am
Controlled manipulation of matter on the scale of atoms is the topic of a new cutting edge Austrian Science Fund (FWF) project "Heteroatom quantum corrals and nanoplasmonics in graphene" (HeQuCoG), le...

Physicists discover material for a more efficient energy storage: Experiment confirms predictions of the University of Luxembourg

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2015 - 7:45am
Predictions of physicists of the University of Luxembourg recently lead to the discovery of a material with special electric properties which engages the interest of plastics producing industry. Three...

Scientists create atomically thin boron: Synthesis of borophene expands family of 2-dimensional materials beyond graphene

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2015 - 7:45am
A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University and Stony Brook University has, for the first time, created a two-dimensional sheet...

A step towards quantum electronics

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2015 - 7:45am
Work of physicists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), in which they connected two materials with unusual quantum-me...

Aromatics Detection Made Easy by New Sensor Produced by Using MOFs

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University succeeded in the laboratorial production of Metal Organic Framework (MOF) nanostructures that can be used as sensor to detect environmental aromati...

Watching molecules evaporate from a water nanodroplet

Nanotechweb - December 21, 2015 - 4:00am
Work will be important for better understanding the physical properties of O-H bonds in water.

Quick Detection of hCG Hormone by Biosensors in Iran

Nanotech-Now - December 19, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used nanoparticles to design a highly accurate and high speed biosensor to detect hCG hormone.

Scientists blueprint tiny cellular 'nanomachine'

Nanotech-Now - December 19, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists have drawn up molecular blueprints of a tiny cellular 'nanomachine', whose evolution is an extraordinary feat of nature, by using one of the brightest X-ray sources on Earth.

NANoREG

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 18, 2015 - 3:25pm
The innovative and economic potential of Manufactured Nano Materials (MNMs) is threatened by a limited understanding of the related EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) issues. While toxicity data is continuously becoming available, the relevance to regulators is often unclear or unproven. The shrinking time to market of new MNM drives the need for urgent action by regulators. NANoREG is the first FP7 project to deliver the answers needed by regulators and legislators on EHS by linking them to a scientific evaluation of data and test methods. Plesmanweg 1-6, 2597 JG Den Haag, NL

Education and Workforce Training Central to Initiatives in Manufacturing and Nanotechnology

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 18, 2015 - 3:00pm
Jeff Morse, Ph.D.Federal and state initiatives are making broad investments in education and workforce training in support of advanced manufacturing and nanotechnology initiatives.

Researchers tailor power source for wearable electronics

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 18, 2015 - 2:46pm
Case Western Reserve UniversityWearable power sources for wearable electronics are limited by the size of garments.

Fourth NANoREG newsletter now available as free download

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 18, 2015 - 2:27pm
NANoREGNANoREG is the first FP7 project to deliver the answers needed by regulators and legislators on EHS by linking them to a scientific evaluation of data and test

EUPHONON coordination action publishes report on nanophononics

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 18, 2015 - 1:53pm
Sebastian Voltz, EUPHONONThe EU funded EUPHONON coordination action has published a report which includes Pos

International conference on Advanced Nanomaterials

InterNano - Upcoming Events - December 17, 2015 - 1:38pm
ConferenceMonday, July 25, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, July 27, 2016 (All day) http://www.anm2016.com/ ANM2016 (www.anm2016.com) is a premier conference series on nanotechnology that will be held from July 25-27, 2016 at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, Europe, focusing on the following events: 7th International conference on Advanced Nanomaterials 2nd International conference on Graphene Technology 1st International conference on Spintronics Materials These international nanotechnology symposia, which will be hosted simultaneously as parallel sessions, promote the gathering of scientists, students and industry experts to exchange and enhance their knowledge and vanguard ideas for future applications. The topics explored will include and are not limited to: nanomaterials nanoelectronics nanoenergy nanomedicine nanomechanics graphenematerials spintronics materials devices fabrication characterization theoretical study

CNST: Next Generation Electricity Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries

InterNano - Upcoming Events - December 17, 2015 - 12:22pm
Workshop/TrainingWednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:30am http://www.nist.gov/cnst/next_generation_electricity.cfm George Crabtree Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) Argonne National Laboratory University of Illinois at Chicago Wednesday, March 30th 10:30 AM Bldg. 215, Rm C103-106 The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) pursues high performance, low cost beyond lithium ion electricity storage that will transform transportation and the electricity grid. JCESR will leave three legacies: A library of fundamental knowledge of the materials and phenomena of energy storage at the atomic and molecular level. Two prototypes, one for the grid and one for transportation, that, when scaled to manufacturing will be able to deliver five times the energy density at one-fifth the cost. A new paradigm for battery R&D that combines discovery science, battery design, research prototyping and manufacturing collaboration in a single highly interactive organization, accelerates the pace of discovery and innovation and shortens the time from discovery to commercialization. An introduction to JCESR’s vision, mission and legacies will be followed by research highlights illustrating its advances. This work was supported as part of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, an Energy Innovation Hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences For further information please contact Robert Ilic, 301-975-2639, robert.ilic@nist.gov

Quantum dots tune millisecond fluorescence lifetimes

Nanotechweb - December 17, 2015 - 10:54am
(with audio) Conjugating organic fluorophores to semiconductor quantum dots doped with manganese ions can extend the fluorescence lifetime from nano- to milliseconds.

Lifeboat Foundation launches 3 books

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Lifeboat Foundation launches 3 books .

Transparent metal films for smart phone, tablet and TV displays

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2015 - 7:45am
-- A new material that is both highly transparent and electrically conductive could make large screen displays, smart windows and even touch screens and solar cells more affordable and efficient, acco...

Faster, finer filtration: The right blend of polymers enables rapid and molecule-selective filtering of tiny particles from water

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2015 - 7:45am
A method of fabricating polymer membranes with nanometer-scale holes that overcomes some practical challenges has been demonstrated by KAUST researchers.

Nanoparticles Improve Thermal, Flame Resistance of Cellulose Polymer Simultaneously

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Kashan University succeeded in the production of laboratorial samples of a type of polymer that has high resistance to heat and flame concurrently.