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Tiny diamonds could enable huge advances in nanotechnology: UMD researchers develop a new method for pairing nanoscale diamonds with other nanomaterials

Nanotech-Now - June 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanomaterials have the potential to improve many next-generation technologies. They promise to speed up computer chips, increase the resolution of medical imaging devices and make electronics more ene...

Call for NanoArt and Art-Science-Technology Papers

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
The 4th International Festival of NanoArt An Art-Science-Technology special session will be hosted in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, by Babes-Bolyai University between September 8 - 14, 2016 in parallel with t...

Switzerland winds up superconductivity: For the first time in Europe, the Swiss have achieved a fully superconductive coil able to reach a magnetic field of 25 Tesla

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
The unusual electronic properties of some superconducting materials permit lossless and dense electrical currents at very low temperatures, even in high magnetic fields. Conductors made of these mater...

Revisiting trajectories at the quantum scale: The role of statistics in quantum scale observation explains microscale behavior

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
There is a gap in the theory explaining what is happening at the macroscopic scale, in the realm of our everyday lives, and at the quantum level, at microscopic scale. In this paper published in EPJ D...

Glass now has smart potential

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Australian researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a method for embedding light-emitting nanoparticles into glass without losing any of their unique properties -- a major step towards...

Rice wins award to recruit cancer researcher: $2 million CPRIT grant aims to bring MIT researcher Omid Veiseh to Houston

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Rice University has won a $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to recruit biomaterials researcher and entrepreneur Omid Veiseh to Rice's Department of Bi...

Spintronics development gets boost with new findings into ferromagnetism in Mn-doped GaAs

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
A research group at Tohoku University's WPI-AIMR has succeeded in finding the origin and the mechanism of ferromagnetism in Mn-doped GaAs. The discovery is significant as it will accelerate the develo...

Seeing Atoms

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Life in the nano lane is fast and just got faster in terms of knowledge of fundamental mechanisms working at the nanoscale -- where processes are driven by a dance of particles such as atoms and ions...

The Institute for Transfusion Medicine at the University Hospital of Duisburg-Essen in Germany uses the ZetaView from Particle Metrix to quantify extracellular vesicles

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Particle Metrix, developers of versatile particle characterization solutions for the life sciences, report on the work of the Giebel Working Group on the Developmental Biology of Stem Cells in the Ins...

New photonic sensor opens the door to high-speed biodetection

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new technique for extremely high speed photonic sensing of the mechanical properties of freely flowing particles using...

The Materials Project

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 9, 2016 - 10:11am
By computing properties of all known materials, the Materials Project aims to remove guesswork from materials design in a variety of applications. Experimental research can be targeted to the most promising compounds from computational data sets. Researchers will be able to data-mine scientific trends in materials properties. By providing materials researchers with the information they need to design better, the Materials Project aims to accelerate innovation in materials research. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 1 Cyclotron Rd Berkeley CA 94720

LIFE NanoMONITOR

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 9, 2016 - 9:23am
The overall aim of LIFE NanoMONITOR is to improve the use of environmental monitoring data to support the implementation of REACH regulation and promote the protection of human health and the environment when dealing with ENMs. Within the EU REACH Regulation, a chemical safety assessment report, including risk characterisation ratio (RCR), must be provided for any registered ENMs. In order to address these objectives, the project partners have developed a rigorous methodology encompassing the following aims: Lancaster Environment Centre Lancaster University Lancaster Lancashire, UK LA1 4YQ

Graphite makes good metallic contact for graphene

Nanotechweb - June 9, 2016 - 2:00am
New findings could help improve devices made from the carbon sheet.

Chemically powered nanomotor goes autonomous

Nanotechweb - June 8, 2016 - 1:26pm
Device might be used to help design artificial molecular machines similar to those found in nature.

'Breaking me softly:' UCF fiber findings featured in Nature

Nanotech-Now - June 8, 2016 - 7:45am
A finding by a University of Central Florida researcher that unlocks a means of controlling materials at the nanoscale and opens the door to a new generation of manufacturing is featured online today...