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New Nanostructures Improve Performance of Lithium Ion Batteries

Nanotech-Now - May 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology synthesized new nanostructures that have application in the production of lithium ion batteries.
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Nano memory cell can mimic the brain’s long-term memory

Nanotech-Now - May 16, 2015 - 7:45am
RMIT University researchers have mimicked the way the human brain processes information with the development of an electronic long-term memory cell.
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Nanopores detect individual proteins

Nanotechweb - May 15, 2015 - 4:23am
New antibody model system could form the basis of a high-speed method to probe DNA-protein interactions.
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Carbon Sciences Develops Low Cost CVD Process to Produce Quality Graphene

National Nanomanufacturing Network - May 15, 2015 - 4:09am
Company funded research project at UCSB completes initial development of a graphene fabrication process and system Carbon Sciences, Inc. (CABN (http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r= msgid=0 act=11111 c=144987 destination=http%3A%2F%2Ffinance.yahoo.com%2Fq%3Fs%3Dcabn)), focused on the development of a breakthrough technology to mass-produce graphene, today announced that the research project funded by the company at the University of California, Santa Barbara (“UCSB”), has successfully demonstrated the production of high quality graphene using a low cost chemical vapor deposition (“CVD”) process. Due to its breakthrough natural properties, many experts believe that graphene is the miracle material that will power the next generation of electronics, communication and composites. However, the key obstacle to the widespread use of graphene today is the high manufacturing cost of high quality graphene. The least expensive method, CVD, currently used in the electronics industry is still too expensive for enabling mass-market graphene applications such as flexible electronics, unbreakable touchscreens, sensors, and energy. The UCSB research team led by, Dr. Kaustav Banerjee, has successfully engineered a low cost CVD system that is optimized for graphene production using proprietary processes, catalysts and techniques. By fully optimizing and innovating various steps in the process the team has produced very high quality graphene. The system can also be used to customize doping to create application specific graphene. Bill Beifuss, CEO of Carbon Sciences, commented, “After a very intense and highly focused development effort by Dr. Banerjee’s team, we are finally seeing very promising results. Now that the team has demonstrated a low cost laboratory method with proprietary processes, we can begin to look at transforming that into a viable commercial technology. Some of the steps in the process are truly innovative and are very likely to dramatically reduce the cost of making large quantities of graphene.” Carbon Sciences is currently funding a year long sponsored research program at UCSB for the development of a low cost graphene manufacturing process. About Carbon Sciences, Inc. Carbon Sciences is focused on the development of a breakthrough technology to mass-produce graphene, the new miracle material. Graphene, a sheet of pure carbon that is only one atom thick, is flexible, transparent, impermeable to moisture, stronger than diamonds and more conductive than gold. Ever since the Nobel Prize was awarded for its discovery, experts believe graphene to be the miracle material that will enable revolutionary applications such as bendable touchscreen displays, rapid charge batteries, super-capacitors, low cost solar cells, extreme high-speed semiconductors, biosensors, as well as water purification. While the raw materials to make graphene are readily available, the lack of an industrial scale manufacturing process has hindered its commercial use. Carbon Sciences has targeted the development of a breakthrough process that will transform natural gas into commercial size sheets of graphene that can be fine-tuned with application-specific electrical and materials properties. Source: Carbon Sciences (http://www.carbonsciences.com/view_news.php?id=141)

Electron pairing without superconductivity seen at long last

Nanotechweb - May 15, 2015 - 3:52am
Tiny transistor reveals electrons marching two by two.
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Swirling light beams carve intricate patterns

Nanotechweb - May 15, 2015 - 3:37am
Logarithmic spirals could further our understanding of light.
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Researchers build new fermion microscope: Instrument freezes and images 1,000 individual fermionic atoms at once

Nanotech-Now - May 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Fermions are the building blocks of matter, interacting in a multitude of permutations to give rise to the elements of the periodic table. Without fermions, the physical world would not exist.
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QD Vision to Showcase Quantum Dot “Firsts” at Display Week 2015: Executives will present, demo current and future quantum dot technology

Nanotech-Now - May 14, 2015 - 7:45am
QD Vision, the leading manufacturer of quantum dot solutions for display products, continues to drive quantum dot technical and market development discussions at the Society for Information Display’s...
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Catalyst Core Quantification

Nanotech-Now - May 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Hiden Analytical introduce the new Catlab FB system for analysis of catalyst core specimens at temperatures up to 1000oC, with multi-stream gas/vapour flow control and mass spectral analysis of both f...
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Dais Analytic Receives $1.2 Million From U.S. Department of Energy to Advance NanoAir Membrane HVAC Technology: Award Supports Dais' Drive to Commercialize a Product Line With the Potential to Change the Architecture of a 100+ Year Old Industry, Improving

Nanotech-Now - May 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Dais Analytic Corporation (OTCQB: DLYT), a commercial nanotechnology materials business selling its industry-changing technology into the worldwide energy and water markets, today announced it has bee...
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PEN Inc. Announces First Quarter Financial Results: Investor Webcast and Business Update Set for May 21, 1 pm EDT

Nanotech-Now - May 14, 2015 - 7:45am
PEN Inc. (OTCQB: PENC) (PEN) yesterday reported the financial results for the quarter that ended March 31, 2015.
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BESSTECH Announces $250K Investment from Eastern New York Angels : Funding will accelerate commercialization of BESSTECH’s innovative lithium-ion battery electrode technology and enable hiring of key personnel

Nanotech-Now - May 14, 2015 - 7:45am
BESSTECH LLC, a developer of innovative components that improve lithium-ion battery performance and storage, today announced that it has received a $250,000 investment from the Eastern New York Angels...
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New shortcut to solar cells: Rice University discovery employs electrodes as catalysts to make black silicon

Nanotech-Now - May 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have found a way to simplify the manufacture of solar cells by using the top electrode as the catalyst that turns plain silicon into valuable black silicon.
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Nano-policing pollution

Nanotech-Now - May 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Pollutants emitted by factories and car exhausts affect humans who breathe in these harmful gases and also aggravate climate change up in the atmosphere. Being able to detect such emissions is a criti...
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Researchers theoretically demonstrate detection of spin of atoms at room temperature

Nanotech-Now - May 14, 2015 - 7:45am
For the first time, a researcher at the University of Waterloo has theoretically demonstrated that it is possible to detect a single nuclear spin at room temperature, which could pave the way for new...
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siRNA-toting nanoparticles inhibit breast cancer metastasis

Nanotech-Now - May 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University combined finely crafted nanoparticles with one of nature's potent disrupters to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer in mouse models.
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Improving LFP battery cathodes

Nanotechweb - May 14, 2015 - 12:56am
Researchers make new high storage capacity 3D composite from reduced graphene oxide loaded with lithium iron phosphate nanoparticles.
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'Plateau-Rayleigh' technique grows nanoshells

Nanotechweb - May 13, 2015 - 11:05am
New results could be important for controlling the morphology and composition of crystals at the nanoscale in future electronics and optoelectronics devices.
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ORNL superhydrophobic glass coating offers clear benefits

Nanotech-Now - May 12, 2015 - 7:45am
A moth's eye and lotus leaf were the inspirations for an antireflective water-repelling, or superhydrophobic, glass coating that holds significant potential for solar panels, lenses, detectors, window...
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An important step in artificial intelligence: Researchers in UCSB's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are seeking to make computer brains smarter by making them more like our own

Nanotech-Now - May 12, 2015 - 7:45am
In what marks a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have demonstrated the functionality of a simple artificial neural circuit. For the first time, a c...
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