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Step towards Production of Low-Cost, Highly Efficient Solar Cells

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Increasing the efficiency of solar cells has always been a serious concern in novel energy production industries and researchers try to optimize the processes to produce new devices to boost the prod...

New industrial possibilities for nanoporous thin films

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a new type of materials with nanoscale pores. Bioscience engineers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have developed an alternative method that produces these materials in th...

Doped organic semiconductors explored

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Current semiconductor technology is based on silicon, an inorganic semiconductor material in which impurity atoms are introduced or doped for use in electronic components to increase conductivity and...

Nanoscale one-way-street for light: An optical device at nanoscale which allows light to pass in only one direction has been developed at TU Wien (Vienna). It consists of alkali atoms which are coupled to ultrathin glass fibres

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2015 - 7:45am
If light is able to propagate from left to right, the opposite direction is usually allowed as well. A beam of light can normally be sent back to its point of origin, just by reflecting it on a mirror...

Spintronics, low-energy electricity take a step closer: A new class of topological insulators discovered

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Topological insulators are materials that let electric current flow across their surface while keeping it from passing it through their bulk. This exotic property makes topological insulators very pro...

How nanoparticles give electrons away: FAU researchers gain new insights into the electrical charge of platinum particles

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Whether it is in catalytic processes in the chemical industry, environmental catalysis, new types of solar cells or new electronic components, nanoparticles are everywhere in modern production and env...

Perovskite-based triboelectric photodetector a new weapon in air pollution fight

InterNano Industry News - December 17, 2015 - 4:45am
Peoiple could soon be using their smartphones to combat a deadly form of air pollution.
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Paper-based test could diagnose hepatitis B and assess male fertility at low cost

InterNano Industry News - December 17, 2015 - 4:45am
Scientists have developed a new paper device that analyzes DNA and could rapidly and inexpensively assess disparate conditions including hepatitis B and male infertility, which together affect millions of people around the world.
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Gold-copper nanostars can kill tumour cells

Nanotechweb - December 17, 2015 - 3:46am
Nanostructures can be used in photothermal therapy.

Picoindenter measures CNT junction stiffness

Nanotechweb - December 16, 2015 - 2:59am
New experiments could help in the design of carbon nanotube-based materials for specific applications in the future.

New ceramic firefighting foam becomes stronger when temperature increases

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
A team of chemists from ITMO University, in collaboration with research company SOPOT, has developed a novel type of firefighting foam based on inorganic silica nanoparticles. The new foam beats exist...

Brain cell death is a possible trigger of multiple sclerosis: New study in mice finds the death of a specific class of brain cells triggers an MS-like immune response, which can be prevented by nanoparticle therapy

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Multiple sclerosis (MS) may be triggered by the death of brain cells that make myelin, the insulation around nerve fibers, according to research on a novel mouse model developed by scientists from the...

Microscope creates near-real-time videos of nanoscale processes: Instrument scans images 2,000 times faster than commercial models

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
State-of-the-art atomic force microscopes (AFMs) are designed to capture images of structures as small as a fraction of a nanometer -- a million times smaller than the width of a human hair. In recent...

Biodegradable Nanoparticles Applied to Produce Nanocomposite Films

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Yasouj University used a simple and quick method to produce bio-nanocomposites with high strength.

Biosensor Produced in Iran to Diagnose Agents Harmful to DNA

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology produced a nanobiosensor to study the effects of various elements on DNA degradation and the methods to prevent it.

UC Davis scientists demonstrate DNA-based electromechanical switch: Opens possibilities for 'bioelectronics'

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from the University of California, Davis and the University of Washington have demonstrated that the conductance of DNA can be modulated by controlling its structure, thus openin...

The artificial materials that came in from the cold: Berkeley Lab researchers develop nature-mimicking freeze-casting technique for fabricating advanced porous materials

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
It has often been said that nature is history's greatest innovator and if that is true then scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) a...

Arrowhead Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index(R)

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it has been selected for addition to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Ind...

EUPHONON coordination action has published a report on Nanophononics

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
The EU funded EUPHONON coordination action has published a report which includes Position Paper, Road Map and Strategic Research Agenda on Nanophononics in the context of ICT.

Heat radiates 10,000 times faster at the nanoscale

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
-When heat travels between two objects that aren't touching, it flows differently at the smallest scales--distances on the order of the diameter of DNA, or 1/50,000 of a human hair.