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First time physicists observed and quantified tiny nanoparticle crossing lipid membrane

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
This discovery may raise concerns about safety of nanomaterials for public health and may suggest to revise the security norms at nanoscale bringing attention to the safety of nanomaterials in general...

'Nanoparticle taxicab' materials can identify, collect and transport debris on surfaces: Scientists at UMass Amherst have developed new polymer-stabilized droplet carriers that can identify and encapsulate nanoparticles for transport in a cell, a "pick up

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Inspired by proteins that can recognize dangerous microbes and debris, then engulf such material to get rid of it, polymer scientists led by Todd Emrick at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have...

New technique for creating NV-doped nanodiamonds may be boost for quantum computing

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
“Novel synthesis and properties of pure and NV-doped nanodiamonds and other nanostructures” Authors: Jagdish Narayan and Anagh Bhaumik, North Carolina State University Published: Nov. 2, Materia...

Nanosensors on the alert for terrorist threats: Scientists interested in the prospects of gas sensors based on binary metal oxide nanocomposites

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists from the Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICP RAS) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have demonstrated that sensors based on...

Light drives single-molecule nanoroadsters: Rice University scientists part of international team demonstrating untethered 3-wheelers

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at Rice University and at the University of Graz, Austria, are driving three-wheeled, single-molecule "nanoroadsters" with light and, for the first time, seeing how they move.

Nanomaterials for neurology: State-of-the-art: This research article by Dr. María Fernanda Veloz-Castillo has been published in CNS & Neurological Disorders -- Drug Targets, Volume 15, Issue 10, 2016

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Despite the numerous challenges associated with the application of nanotechnology in neuroscience, it promises to have a significant impact on our understanding of how the nervous system works, how it...

Engineered spinach detects explosives

Nanotechweb - November 7, 2016 - 6:52am
(with video) By embedding plant leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT researchers have transformed a plant into a living sensor.

Trace metal recombination centers kill LED efficiency: UCSB researchers warn that trace amounts of transition metal impurities act as recombination centers in gallium nitride semiconductors

Nanotech-Now - November 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Using cutting-edge first-principles calculations, researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have demonstrated the mechanism by which transition metal impurities – iron in parti...

Leti Provides New Low-noise Image Technology to French SME PYXALIS; Will Be Demonstrated at Vision 2016 in Stuttgart

Nanotech-Now - November 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, and PYXALIS, a French SME specializing in high-performance image sensors, today announced a new technology that lowers readout noise for image sensors down to 0.5 elect...

Forge Nano raises $20 million in Series A Funding: Nano coating technology innovator Forge Nano will use funding to expand manufacturing capacity and grow Lithium-Ion battery opportunities

Nanotech-Now - November 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Forge Nano, formerly PneumatiCoat Technologies, a Colorado-based startup that has innovated a breakthrough technology to enable precision nano coatings at scale for manufacturing of products such as L...

Diamond nanothread: Versatile new material could prove priceless for manufacturing: Would you dress in diamond nanothreads? It's not as far-fetched as you might think

Nanotech-Now - November 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Would you dress in diamond nanothreads? It's not as far-fetched as you might think. And you'll have a Brisbane-based carbon chemist and engineer to thank for it.

Nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives: After sensing dangerous chemicals, the carbon-nanotube-enhanced plants send an alert

Nanotech-Now - November 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Spinach is no longer just a superfood: By embedding leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that inform...

Researchers nearly reached quantum limit with nanodrums: Extremely accurate measurements of microwave signals can potentially be used for data encryption based on quantum cryptography and other purposes

Nanotech-Now - November 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at Aalto University and the University of Jyväskylä have developed a new method of measuring microwave signals extremely accurately. This method can be used for processing quantum informat...

Physicists induce superconductivity in non-superconducting materials: Novel method also can improve efficiency in known superconducting materials

Nanotech-Now - November 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Houston have reported a new method for inducing superconductivity in non-superconducting materials, demonstrating a concept proposed decades ago but never proven.

Prototype device for measuring graphene-based electromagnetic radiation created: Russian scientists have created a prototype device for measuring graphene-based electromagnetic radiation

Nanotech-Now - November 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Bolometer is a device for measuring electromagnetic radiation energy flow based on measurement of variations of physical parameters of thermosensitive element as a result of heating by absorption of r...

Atom assembler makes defect-free arrays

Nanotechweb - November 3, 2016 - 8:00pm
(with video) New technique to rearrange atoms one by one in a fully ordered lattice could be used to simulate quantum systems.

NV centres for long-term 3D data storage

Nanotechweb - November 3, 2016 - 7:59pm
Diamond crystal defect system could outperform present-day DVD technology.

Marsden minds: Amazing projects revealed

Nanotech-Now - November 3, 2016 - 10:39am
With Associate Professor Egill Skulason from the University of Iceland, Garden will create new nanoparticle catalysts that can selectively convert nitrate to nitrogen without generating harmful by-pro...

News from Quorum: The Biomedical Imaging Unit at the University of Southampton uses Quorum coating system as a general purpose work station

Nanotech-Now - November 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on the use of their Q150T ES combined sputter coating and carbon coating sy...

New vacuum storage solution for FIB, SEM and TEM samples now available from EM Resolutions

Nanotech-Now - November 3, 2016 - 7:45am
EM Resolutions, manufacturers and suppliers of tools and accessories for users of electron microscopes, launches the EM-Storr vacuum sample storage container.