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The 2017 Winners for Generation Nano

Nanotech-Now - June 8, 2017 - 1:20pm
Generation Nano challenges high school students to imagine novel superheroes who use the power of nanotechnology to solve crimes or tackle a societal challenge. Washington DC - infoZine - The Nati...

IBM Research Alliance Builds New Transistor for 5nm Technology: Less than two years since announcing a 7nm test chip, scientists have achieved another breakthrough

Nanotech-Now - June 8, 2017 - 7:45am
IBM (NYSE: IBM), its Research Alliance partners GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung, and equipment suppliers have developed an industry-first process to build silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5...

Scientists Design Molecular System for Artificial Photosynthesis: System is designed to mimic key functions of the photosynthetic center in green plants to convert solar energy into chemical energy stored by hydrogen fuel

Nanotech-Now - June 8, 2017 - 7:45am
Photosynthesis in green plants converts solar energy to stored chemical energy by transforming atmospheric carbon dioxide and water into sugar molecules that fuel plant growth. Scientists have been tr...

Plasmonics could bring sustainable society, desalination tech

Nanotech-Now - June 8, 2017 - 7:45am
The emerging field of plasmonics could bring advances in chemical manufacturing, usher in new clean and sustainable technologies and desalination systems to avert a future global water crisis.

In atomic propellers, quantum phenomena can mimic everyday physics

Nanotech-Now - June 8, 2017 - 7:45am
In molecules there are certain groups of atoms that are able to rotate. This movement occurs under the influence of random stimuli from the environment and is not continuous but occurs in jumps. It is...

Next generation perovskite solar cells with new world-record performance

InterNano Industry News - June 8, 2017 - 3:45am
A recent study has presented a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells which sets a new world-record efficiency performance, in particular photostability.
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Graphene lid revitalizes imaging technique

InterNano Industry News - June 8, 2017 - 3:45am
By capping liquids with graphene, an ultrathin sheet of pure carbon, researchers have revitalized and extended a powerful technique to image surfaces.
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Fast and simple way to make highly ordered porous films

InterNano Industry News - June 8, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers have developed a new method to create films of porous metal-organic frameworks fully aligned on inorganic substrates. The method is simple, requiring only that the substrate and an organic linker are mixed under mild conditions, and fast, producing perfectly aligned films within minutes.
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New Projects Create a Foundation for Next-Gen Flexible Electronics

InterNano Industry News - June 8, 2017 - 3:45am
NewsFlexible electronics are circuits and systems that can be bent, folded, stretched or conformed without losing their functionality.Contributed Author: Georgia Institute of TechnologyTopics: Engineering
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A big leap toward tinier lines

InterNano Industry News - June 8, 2017 - 3:45am
Self-assembly technique could lead to long-awaited, simple method for making smaller microchip patterns.
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Ink-jet printable and biocompatible layered electronics

InterNano Industry News - June 8, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers have developed biocompatible, water-based inks containing graphene and related layered materials as building blocks for ink-jet printable electronic devices.
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CRS Report on Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress Includes Nanotechnology and the NNI

InterNano Industry News - June 8, 2017 - 3:45am
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepared a March 14, 2017, report entitled Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress.  The report outlines science and technology policy issues that may come before the 115th Congress.  The report notes that, given the rapid pace of science and technology advancement and its importance in many diverse public policy issues, issues not discussed in this report may come before Congress.  The selected issues are grouped into nine categories.  The category Physical and Material Sciences includes the subcategory “Nanotechnology and the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).”  The report states that development of this field has been fostered by “significant and sustained” public investments in nanotechnology research and development (R&D).  In 2001, President Clinton launched the NNI to accelerate and focus nanotechnology R&D to achieve scientific breakthroughs and to enable the development of new materials, tools, and products.  According to the report, more than 60 nations subsequently established programs similar to the NNI.  Through fiscal year (FY) 2016, Congress appropriated approximately $21.8 billion for nanotechnology R&D; the President requested $1.4 billion in FY 2017 funding.  In 2003, Congress enacted the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (P.L. 108-153), providing a legislative foundation for some of the activities of the NNI, establishing programs, assigning agency responsibilities, and setting authorization levels through FY 2008.  The report notes that although legislation has been introduced in successive Congresses to amend and reauthorize the Act, none has been enacted into law.  According to the report, Congress “has directed its attention primarily to three topics that may affect the realization of nanotechnology’s hoped-for potential:  R&D funding; U.S. competitiveness; and environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns.”
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Smart sponge demonstrates tunable surface slipperiness

Nanotechweb - June 8, 2017 - 2:08am
Surface wettability changes when an external voltage is applied.

2D material goes ferromagnetic

Nanotechweb - June 7, 2017 - 8:28am
Researchers have observed robust magnetism in isolated chromium iodide monolayers for the first time.

Ultra-stable perovskite solar cell remains stable for more than a year

Nanotech-Now - June 6, 2017 - 7:45am
Perovskite solar cells promise cheaper and efficient solar energy, with enormous potential for commercialization. But even though they have been shown to achieve over 22% power-conversion efficiency,...

Nanosized silicon heater and thermometer combined to fight cancer

Nanotech-Now - June 6, 2017 - 7:45am
Russian physicists from ITMO University have found out that spherical silicon nanoparticles can be effectively heated up, and simultaneously emit light depending on their temperature. According to the...

JPK announces collaboration with Abberior Instruments to demonstrate STED capability with their NanoWizard® AFM systems with the opening of a new demonstration facility in their Berlin headquarters

Nanotech-Now - June 6, 2017 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, is pleased to announce a new demonstration capability at their Berlin headq...

EuroNanoForum 2017

InterNano - Upcoming Events - June 5, 2017 - 9:53am
ConferenceWednesday, June 21, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017Valletta, Malta http://euronanoforum2017.eu/ EuroNanoForum 2017 will focus on how nano and materials technologies can strengthen competitiveness across all European industries. The discussion will also extend to framework conditions such as education, standards, regulations, IPR and safety issues, as well as entrepreneurship and industrial policy. The programme will include sessions on finance and funding through European and National programmes, in particular Horizon 2020, smart specialisation and public-private partnership initiatives.

EuroNanoForum 2017

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 5, 2017 - 9:53am
ConferenceWednesday, June 21, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017Valletta, Malta http://euronanoforum2017.eu/ EuroNanoForum 2017 will focus on how nano and materials technologies can strengthen competitiveness across all European industries. The discussion will also extend to framework conditions such as education, standards, regulations, IPR and safety issues, as well as entrepreneurship and industrial policy. The programme will include sessions on finance and funding through European and National programmes, in particular Horizon 2020, smart specialisation and public-private partnership initiatives.

Graphene-quantum-dot camera sees in the infrared

Nanotechweb - June 5, 2017 - 8:47am
(with video) CMOS-integrated device could find use in night vision and many other surveillance applications.