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Chemical Reactions at Surfaces

InterNano - Upcoming Events - December 7, 2016 - 1:03pm
ConferenceSaturday, February 4, 2017 to Sunday, February 5, 2017Lucca (Barga), Italy https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=15542 The Gordon Research Seminar on Chemical Reactions at Surfaces is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. The focus of this meeting is on both computational and experimental methods addressing relevant problems involving chemical reactions at surfaces. This includes fundamental and applied studies investigating heterogeneous catalysis, interfaces relevant for environmental applications, interfaces in biotechnology, and energy-related technologies such as solar energy conversion, CO2 capture, or hydrogen production and storage. The meeting will take off with a keynote lecture given by Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai (U. California, Berkeley), followed by three sessions spanning an assorted range of surface science methods and applications and devoted to oral research presentations by attendees. Two poster sessions will further allow the participants to exchange ideas about their research. All participants are strongly encouraged to attend the associated Gordon Research Conference "Chemical Reactions at Surfaces" that takes place immediately following the GRS.

Complex Active & Adaptive Material Systems

InterNano - Upcoming Events - December 7, 2016 - 12:33pm
ConferenceSunday, January 29, 2017 to Friday, February 3, 2017Ventura, CA https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=17358 The conference will focus on the design, synthesis, and modeling of dissipative (active) material systems that perform life-like functions. Dissipation is the physical process associated with the irreversible transformation of energy from one form to another. The systems to be considered at this meeting are capable of transducing, storing, and/or harvesting energy and using that energy to self-assemble, perform work, or dynamically respond to changes in the environment. In this sense, the materials are active and adaptive. Through discussions at this conference, we will be attempting to formulate ways of inscribing the vital functions found in biological systems into synthetic materials, and thereby, potentially blurring the lines between living and non-living systems. The meeting will highlight attempts to establish new design rules for achieving specific biologically-inspired functions or behaviors. The emphasis will be not only on designing material systems (i.e., a composite formed from different constituents), but also on creating "systems of materials" that encompass different components interacting across many scales to achieve a function. Technological advances in this field will come from iterative interactions between experimentalists and theorists to correlate the components of the system (organelles, reaction cascades, DNA, etc.) to a function (metabolism, motion, etc.). The outcome of such a multi-disciplinary forum could be a systems-level framework that can enable researchers to create biomimetic materials that exhibit new, useful functionality. The meeting will bring together materials scientists, physicists, engineers, biologists, chemists, and experts in computational modeling. This array of expertise is needed to address fundamental challenges at the core of this research area. Young researchers are especially welcome to present posters; please submit abstracts for posters a month before the meeting. We are attempting to secure funding to help defray the costs for speakers and poster presenters.

Australian Colloid and Interface Symposium

InterNano - Upcoming Events - December 7, 2016 - 12:32pm
ConferenceSunday, January 29, 2017 to Thursday, February 2, 2017Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia https://acis.wildapricot.org/ACIS2017 This international four-day conference (plus Sunday Welcome reception), will provide an excellent opportunity for international and local colloid, surface and interface scientists to meet and discuss recent developments in their areas of research.

RNA Nanotechnology Seminar

InterNano - Upcoming Events - December 7, 2016 - 12:30pm
ConferenceSaturday, January 21, 2017 to Sunday, January 22, 2017Ventura, CA https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=17536 The Gordon Research Seminar on RNA Nanotechnology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. The 2017 RNA Nanotechnology Gordon Research Seminar will focus on RNA nanotechnology and extracellular RNA with separate sessions specifically devoted to Nanoparticle Folding and Structure, RNA nanotechnology, RNA synthetic biology, and the biological roles of extracellular RNA. The first three sessions will emphasize on the current advances in nanoparticle formation and organization that includes both self organizing RNA nanostructure and small, biological RNA elements. These sessions aim to bridge the RNA information boom to applications within therapeutics and industry. The final session will be on the biological roles of extracellular RNA wherein discussion will be focused on the recent developments in our understanding of the multiple roles of extracellular RNA in various physiological and pathological conditions.

Printed and Flexible Electronics China

InterNano - Upcoming Events - December 7, 2016 - 12:28pm
ConferenceWednesday, January 11, 2017 to Friday, January 13, 2017Shanghai, China http://www.pfechina.com/ We set high expectation to bringing together major player from entire value chain to discuss the emerging technology and innovative end user cases for printed and flexible technologies. A wide range of field will be covered in this expo, top experts and industry leaders across the world will share their view about how we can accelerate commercialization of printed and flexible electronics.

Micro & Nanoscale Phase Change Heat Transfer

InterNano - Upcoming Events - December 7, 2016 - 12:26pm
ConferenceSunday, January 8, 2017 to Friday, January 13, 2017Galveston, TX https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=16879 This second Gordon Conference (GRC) on "Micro and Nanoscale Phase Change Heat Transfer" will focus on understanding the fundamental mechanisms for heat transfer enhancement during phase change processes. These insights are essential for applications ranging form electronics cooling, water desalination, energy harvesting and conversion, anti-icing, among many others. Recent advancements in experimental tools, predictive modeling capabilities, and fabrication techniques, have enabled opportunities to address some of the pressing questions of phase change processes raised in the community. This GRC will discuss start-of-the-art physical understanding of liquid-vapor-solid phase transitions and how various surface coatings, structures, and materials can be used to manipulate these processes to improve heat transfer performance. Yet, many challenges toward understanding and control of these processes remain, requiring active discussions within a multi-disciplinary community consisting of researchers in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, computational science, physics chemistry, material science, and interfacial science, among others. This GRC will bridge this gap between heat transfer experts with others from important relevant disciplines. In addition, the significant time allotted for discussions within the GRC structure will foster collaborations amongst diverse researchers to rapidly accelerate understanding and provide a unified knowledge base. Young and established researchers in the field alike will be encouraged to participate in the talks and poster sessions, which will enhance the diversity and intellectual capacity.

Physicists decipher electronic properties of materials in work that may change transistors

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2016 - 7:45am
University of Texas at Dallas physicists have published new findings examining the electrical properties of materials that could be harnessed for next-generation transistors and electronics.

Fast, efficient sperm tails inspire nanobiotechnology

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Just like workers in a factory, enzymes can create a final product more efficiently if they are stuck together in one place and pass the raw material from enzyme to enzyme, assembly line-style. That's...

Journal Nanotechnology Progress International (JONPI) Volume 6, issue 2 coming out soon!

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2016 - 7:45am
The latest issue of Journal Nanotechnology Progress International (JONPI) would come out very soon.

Infrared instrumentation leader secures exclusive use of Vantablack coating

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Exclusive rights to the use of ultra-black Vantablack S-VIS surface coating in blackbody calibration sources has been agreed between Surrey NanoSystems and Santa Barbara Infrared.

Construction of practical quantum computers radically simplified: Scientists invent ground-breaking new method that puts quantum computers within reach

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the University of Sussex have invented a ground-breaking new method that puts the construction of large-scale quantum computers within reach of current technology.

Shape matters when light meets atom: Mapping the interaction of a single atom with a single photon may inform design of quantum devices

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Have you ever wondered how you see the world? Vision is about photons of light, which are packets of energy, interacting with the atoms or molecules in what you're looking at. Some photons reflect off...

UTSA study describes new minimally invasive device to treat cancer and other illnesses: Medicine diffusion capsule could locally treat multiple ailments and diseases over several weeks

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2016 - 7:45am
A new study by Lyle Hood, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), describes a new device that could revolutionize the delivery of medicine to tr...

Research Study: MetaSOLTM Shatters Solar Panel Efficiency Forecasts with Innovative New Coating: Coating Provides 1.2 Percent Absolute Enhancement to Triple Junction Solar Cells

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2016 - 7:45am
MetaShield LLC, a market leader in advanced glass-based coating technology, today announced an independent research study indicating its proprietary MetaSOLTM nanotechnology coating can provide a 1.2...

Programmable plasmon modes could help make ultrasensitive molecular sensors

Nanotechweb - December 7, 2016 - 6:17am
A new way to make narrow plasmonic resonances in a nanomaterial and tune them across the visible range.

NSF awards $94 million to create four new Science and Technology Centers

InterNano Industry News - December 7, 2016 - 4:45am
Ambitious, complex research that leads to breakthrough discoveries requires large-scale, long-term investments. Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces $94 million in funding to support four new Science and Technology Centers (STCs), partnerships that lay the foundations for advances in fields ranging from cell biology and mechanobiology to particle physics and materials science. Each awardee will receive up to $24 million over a five-year period, with the possibility ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189782&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item.
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Deep insights from surface reactions: Researchers use Stampede supercomputer to study new chemical sensing methods, desalination and bacterial energy production

Nanotech-Now - December 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Things that happen on the surface are often given short shrift compared to what goes on inside. But when it comes to chemical reactions, what occurs on the surface can mean the difference between a wo...

Quantum obstacle course changes material from superconductor to insulator

Nanotech-Now - December 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from Brown University have demonstrated an unusual method of putting the brakes on superconductivity, the ability of a material to conduct an electrical current with zero resistance.

Throwing new light on printed organic solar cells

Nanotech-Now - December 5, 2016 - 7:45am
•Research from the University of Surrey reveals scientists are able to improve the efficiency of solar cells more than threefold •The solar cells are a flexible, lightweight and environmentally-frien...

New technology of ultrahigh density optical storage researched at Kazan University: The ever-growing demand for storage devices stimulates scientists to find new ways of improving the performance of existing technologies

Nanotech-Now - December 5, 2016 - 7:45am
According to current estimates, dozens of zettabytes of information will need to be placed somewhere by 2020. New physical principles must be found, the ones that facilitate the use of single atoms or...