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USDA announces $4.6 million for nanotechnology research

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced 13 grants totaling $4.6 million for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber.
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Using graphene as transparent electrodes and alignment layers for liquid crystal devices

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
In conventional liquid crystal displays (LCD), the liquid crystal (LC) material is contained in conventional LC cells, where the polyimide layers are used to align the LC homogeneously in the cell, and the transmissive indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes are used to apply the electric field to reorient the LC along the field. Now, researchers have experimentally demonstrated that monolayer graphene films on the two glass substrates can function concurrently as the LC alignment layers and the transparent electrodes to fabricate an LC cell, without using the conventional polyimide and ITO substrates.
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Flexible sensors

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
Flexible sensors hold great promise for various innovative applications in fields such as medicine, healthcare, environment, and biology. Over the past decade, the development of flexible and stretchable sensors for various functions has been accelerated by rapid advances in materials, processing methods, and platforms. For practical applications, new expectations are arising in the pursuit of highly economical, multifunctional, biocompatible flexible sensors.
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Flexible and cost-effective fabrication of nature inspired structural colors

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
Scientists have successfully developed a new and cost-effective method for obtaining biomimetic structural colors with the ability to finely tune the completed structures.
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Self-organizing graphene nanodots

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
The ultimate challenge of nanotechnology is to control the structure of matter with atomic precision. The better we are at shaping and structuring material on a small scale, the more powerful technology we can dream of. Unfortunately, the atomic scale is entirely out of range for conventional patterning. Researchers now report that they have achieved nanoscale self-assembly within a two-dimensional layer. Dosing of ethylene and borazine near a hot iridium surface, leads for self-organising of a two-dimensional superlattice of graphene dots.
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Nanofabrication: A slick route to smart surfaces

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
Controlled rupturing of thin films can make low-cost nanopatterned arrays for solar cells and biomolecular detection.
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Graphene ribbons result in 100-fold increase in gold catalyst's performance

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
Bottom-up synthesis of tunable carbon nanoribbons provides a new route to enhance industrial, automotive reactions.
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Graphene and terahertz waves could lead the way to future communication

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
By utilizing terahertz waves in electronics, future data traffic can get a big boost forward. So far, the terahertz (THz) frequency has not been optimally applied to data transmission, but by using graphene, researchers have come one step closer to a possible paradigm shift for the electronic industry.
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New 'gold standard' for flexible electronics

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
Simple, economical process makes large-diameter, high-performance, thin, transparent, and conductive foils for bendable LEDs and more.
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Symposium explores possibilities of origami nanomachines

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
Origami usually brings to mind folded paper cranes, but scientists see in origami the promise of nanoscale machinery.
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Nanoparticles as food additives: improving risk assessment

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
The anticaking agent E551 silicon dioxide, or silica, has been used widely in the food industry over the past 50 years, and was long thought to be quite safe. Now, however, researchers have discovered that these nanoparticles can affect the immune system of the digestive tract.
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Highly sensitive nanofiber-embedded touchscreens

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers have demonstrated the fabrication of transparent and flexible cellulose nanofiber films with high k values by incorporating ultralong metal nanofibers.
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Nanosheets may produce more durable and longer lasting lithium-ion batteries

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
The team invented a generalized method of producing anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. The anodes are made from ultrathin metal oxide nanosheets, which are ultrathin, two-dimensional materials with excellent electrochemical and mechanical properties.
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Centimeter-sized objects 3D-printed with graphene foam

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
Nanotechnologists have used 3-D laser printing to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene.
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Lightweight steel production breakthrough: brittle phases controlled with nanosized morphology

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
High-strength, lightweight steels can finally be processed on an industrial scale, thanks to a breakthrough in controlling undesired brittle stages from production.
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E2SWITCH aimsto develop new nanoelectronics with ultra-low energy consumption

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
The European project E2SWITCH is aiming to develop new electronic systems with ultra-low energy consumption. The nine partners, universities, research institutes and companies, are committed to making these 'circuits of tomorrow' more energy efficient.
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Toyocolor to Launch New Carbon Nanotube Materials

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
Visitors to the Toyocolor booth at 5E-15, East Hall, will get a chance to see the latest developments in the company's nanotechnology-related products and solutions based on Toyo Ink Group's core technologies, in particular its original dispersion technology.
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California court revokes US EPA approval of nanosilver product

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
A federal appeals court in California has revoked the Environmental Protection Agency's conditional approval of a nanosilver product used in a wide range of consumer products.
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Piezoelectric nanogenerators for self-powered flexible sensors

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers have demonstrated a high performance flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator based on a piezoelectrically enhanced nanocomposite micropillar array of BaTiO3 nanoparticles embedded into a highly crystalline polymer for efficient energy harvesting and highly sensitive self-powered sensing.
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Printed nanosensors monitor tire wear in real time

InterNano Industry News - September 17, 2017 - 3:45am
Carbon nanotubes bring tire wear monitoring into the car.
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