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Bruker Enters High-Performance NanoIndenting Market, Launches NanoForce Nanomechanical Testing System for Challenging Nanomaterials Applications: Enabling True Nanoindenting Studies and Imaging on a Single Platform

Nanotech-Now - December 5, 2014 - 7:45am
At the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKR) today introduced the NanoForce Nanoindenting and Nanomechanical Testing System to enable new discoveries in nanoscience. Nanomaterials a...
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Bruker Introduces UMT TriboLab for Unmatched Material Testing Functionality and Modularity: Featuring Improved Performance, Versatility, Gold-Series Force Sensors, and Latest Script Modeling

Nanotech-Now - December 5, 2014 - 7:45am
At the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced the release of the UMT TriboLab™, the latest generation of the world-leading Universal Mechanical Tester (UMT) platform...
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TMD gets p-doped

Nanotechweb - December 5, 2014 - 6:32am
Researchers have succeeded in “substitutionally” introducing niobium atoms into molybdenum disulphide for the first time.
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Nanogaps enhance IR spectroscopy

Nanotechweb - December 5, 2014 - 4:16am
Arrays of tiny buried plasmonic cavities could be used to detect biomolecules.
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RESOLFT nanoscopy goes dual-channel

Nanotechweb - December 4, 2014 - 6:30am
Improved microscopy technique does not photodamage biological samples and is also free of chromatic errors.
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Laser pulse cleans up selenium nanoparticles

Nanotechweb - December 4, 2014 - 6:09am
A new and easy way to make nanostructures free of surface contamination – ideal for use as antibacterial agents and in solar cells.
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The Scientist Top 10 Innovations Award for Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X: Leica Microsystems' STED Super-Resolution Microscope Again Awarded for its Innovative Technology

Nanotech-Now - December 3, 2014 - 7:45am
The Scientist magazine has chosen the Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X as one of the Top 10 Innovations 2014 that will change the way life scientists work. An independent jury of experts from science and industr...
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Nanometrics Announces the NanoSpec II Film Metrology System for Advanced Material Characterization

Nanotech-Now - December 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced the launch of its NanoSpec® II standalone metrology system, the...
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Powerful new technique simultaneously determines nanomaterials' chemical makeup, topography

Nanotech-Now - December 3, 2014 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Ohio University have devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization...
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Chemists Fabricate Novel Rewritable Paper: An attractive alternate to regular paper, UC Riverside-developed technology helps address increasing problems in environment and resource sustainability

Nanotech-Now - December 3, 2014 - 7:45am
First developed in China in about the year A.D. 150, paper has many uses, the most common being for writing and printing upon. Indeed, the development and spread of civilization owes much to paper's...
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Lengthening the life of high capacity silicon electrodes in rechargeable lithium batteries: Novel rubber-like coating could lead to longer lasting batteries

Nanotech-Now - December 3, 2014 - 7:45am
A new study will help researchers create longer-lasting, higher-capacity lithium rechargeable batteries, which are commonly used in consumer electronics. In a study published in the journal ACS Nano,...
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Nanometrics Introduces Imperia PL Imaging System for Advanced Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing

Nanotech-Now - December 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced the launch of its latest photoluminescence (PL) system, Imperia...
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Atmospheric carbon dioxide used for energy storage products

Nanotech-Now - December 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers have discovered a fascinating new way to take some of the atmospheric carbon dioxide that's causing the greenhouse effect and use it to make an advanced, high-value material for use in ene...
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Nanotubes May Restore Sight to Blind Retinas: TAU researchers develop groundbreaking wireless material capable of sparking neuronal activity in response to light

Nanotech-Now - December 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Retinal degeneration is one of the most worrisome dangers in the aging process. Now Tel Aviv University researchers have made an important technological breakthrough towards a prosthetic retina that c...
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Revealed: How bacteria drill into our cells and kill them

Nanotech-Now - December 3, 2014 - 7:45am
A team of scientists has revealed how certain harmful bacteria drill into our cells to kill them. Their study shows how bacterial 'nanodrills' assemble themselves on the outer surfaces of our cells, a...
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Nutrition, Safety Key To Consumer Acceptance of Nanotech, Genetic Modification In Foods

Nanotech-Now - December 3, 2014 - 7:45am
"Heterogeneous Consumer Preferences for Nanotechnology and Genetic-modification Technology in Food Products" Authors: Chengyuan Yue and Shuoli Zao, University of Minnesota; Jennifer Kuzma, North Ca...
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Dye brings graphene composites closer to industry

Nanotechweb - December 2, 2014 - 8:48am
A common industrial dye provides a simple low-cost approach to producing and processing graphene composites.
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Extended Deadline - Call for Abstracts: Nanoinformatics Workshop 2015

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 2, 2014 - 4:28am
Nanoinformatics Workshop: Enabling successful discovery and applications January 26-28, 2015Holiday Inn National Airport Hotel Arlington, VA NEW EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 4, 2015 The purpose of the Nanoinformatics 2015 workshop (http://nanoinformatics.org/2015/overview) is to bring together stakeholders in order to assess the state of informatics relevant to the all aspects of the nanotechnology enterprise and to set priority targets for the future. From materials to processes to products; accessible data, information, models, and simulations will enable innovators to optimize performance and accelerate the innovation cycle from concept to product. Scientists and engineers will be able to efficiently assess the safety of new nanomaterials and quantitatively implement best practices of safe manufacturing and usage of nanomaterials throughout product lifecycles. Scientists will share predictive models and data that enable the design and discovery of nanomaterials and the resulting performance of systems that use them.Workshop Structure and Highlights NanoInfo 2015 will begin with a pre-workshop half-day tutorial, held on Monday, January 26 in the afternoon. The technical sessions will be held from Tuesday January 27 through Wednesday January 28. Accepted abstracts will be assigned to either a formal presentation session or to the poster presentation and discussion session on Tuesday.The NanoInfo 2015 on-line submission system is now open Authors wishing to submit an abstract for review may do so by clicking here, on the 2015 Call for Presentations and Posters link (http://nanoinformatics.org/nidocuments/add ).Please note that all submissions must be submitted using this on-line interface. No other form of submission can be accepted.Please note, that while we have extended the abstract submission deadline, the hotel block reservations are only available before the December 29, 2014 hotel deadline. Important Dates Extended Abstract Submission Deadline January 4, 2015Notification to Presenters On a rolling basis Hotel Reservation Deadline December 29, 2014Registration December - January 16, 2015NanoInfo 2015January 26-28, 2015

NanoHybrids Launches its First Product Line of Premium Gold Nanoparticles

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 2, 2014 - 4:23am
AUSTIN, TX NanoHybrids Corporation, a provider of nanotechnology-based contrast agents announced the launch of its new website and premium product line of gold nanoparticles specially designed to improve imaging results. The company’s initial technology platform was developed in collaboration with researchers from the Biomedical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. "Frustrated by inconsistent imaging results due to highly variable shape, size and other properties of commercially available gold nanoparticle contrast agents, our team has developed highly monodisperse gold nanorods and nanospheres that will help scientists obtain consistent and better quality data. We also have a policy of ‘no proprietary coatings’ which means that unlike some companies in this space, we offer full transparency on surface chemistry, making it easier for our customers to modify and use these particles depending on their application," says Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Kimberly Homan. NanoHybrids’ offerings include an exclusive line of silica-coated gold nanorods that are quickly gaining popularity as contrast agents in photoacoustic (optoacoustic) imaging. As opposed to current preclinical imaging contrast agents on the market, NanoHybrids’ silica-coated nanorods resist melting and shape distortion even when subjected to extreme heat via focused laser beams. In addition to providing this enhanced thermodynamic stability, the silica-coating also facilitates better heat transfer to the surrounding fluid, thus dramatically increasing signal strength. Overall, these benefits make the company’s silica-coated gold nanorods an excellent contrast agent for not only in vitro and in vivo photoacoustic imaging but also many other applications involving continuous or pulsed lasers. The founders at NanoHybrids have decades of experience in biomedical imaging and have been pioneering the development of contrast agents alongside custom designed imaging systems. "Our products have been developed by imaging researchers, for researchers. As scientists ourselves, we understand the challenges involved when working with gold nanoparticles in imaging and strive to provide the highest possible level of quality and technical support," says Homan. (http://www.nanohybrids.net)About NanoHybrids Inc. NanoHybrids is an Austin-based company focused on commercializing nanotechnology solutions. The company’s current product line comprises of premium gold nanoparticles with specialized coatings, including a proprietary silica coating that provides colloidal stability, bioconjugation potential and enhanced optical properties. NanoHybrids’ gold nanoparticles are ideal for use in imaging, tumor targeting, microscopy, lateral flow assays, SERS, drug delivery research, sensors and several other high-technology applications within the fields of life science and materials science. http://www.nanohybrids.net (http://www.nanohybrids.net) Product Applications: http://nanohybrids.net/pages/applications (http://nanohybrids.net/pages/applications) Products: http://nanohybrids.net/collections/all-products (http://nanohybrids.net/collections/all-products) Contact information: info at nanohybrids.net (mailto:info@nanohybrids.net)

Yu Chengzhong Wins 2015 Le Févre Memorial Prize

Nanotech-Now - December 1, 2014 - 8:25am
One of the University of Queensland's (UQ) leading materials science experts, Professor Yu Chengzhong (Michael), has been awarded a high-profile prize from the Australian Academy of Science. Prof....
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