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Quantum zone explains non-local STM effects

Nanotechweb - October 3, 2016 - 9:40am
(with movie) Researchers have visualized the quantum propagation of a charge at the site of injection from a scanning tunnelling microscope for the first time, offering a better understanding of how these charges (electrons or holes) propagate.

SurfCoat Korea 2017

InterNano - Upcoming Events - October 3, 2016 - 8:40am
ConferenceWednesday, March 29, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017Incheon, Korea http://www.setcor.org/conferences/SurfCoat-Korea-2017 The conference provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in the fields of surfaces, coatings and interfaces engineering, discusses recent advances and current problems, and points out the prospective development of the field. Contributions are expected to be in line with the surface treatments and coatings processes, and their properties/performance. The conference targets scientists, engineers, managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. It will provide opportunities for the delegates to exchange face-to-face their novel ideas and experiences with the international experts during plenary & invited talks, oral presentations and posters sessions. Conference Topics Surface treatments and coatings deposition processes Surface engineering and functionalization Characterization of engineered surfaces Surfaces and coatings properties/ Performance Interface and interaction science Electro- and electroless plating Cold and Thermal spraying Thermochemical surface engineering Thin film by PVD, CVD, and ALD Novel surface modification technologies Conversion coatings Additive manufacturing of surfaces Surface engineering in sustainable energy applications Biomedical/ Bioactive surfaces and coatings Biointerfaces Optical, electric, photovoltaic and magnetic coatings Hydro-, ice- and oleophobic/philic surfaces Multi-functional, composite/ hybrid, graded and multilayers coatings Smart surfaces and coatings Self-healing surfaces Modelling of simulation of coating Surface nanoengineering Nanocoatings and Ultra-Thin Films Graphene coatings/films Tribological coatings Wear and corrosion protection Adhesion and Adhesives

SurfCoat Korea 2017

National Nanomanufacturing Network - October 3, 2016 - 8:40am
ConferenceWednesday, March 29, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017Incheon, Korea http://www.setcor.org/conferences/SurfCoat-Korea-2017 The conference provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in the fields of surfaces, coatings and interfaces engineering, discusses recent advances and current problems, and points out the prospective development of the field. Contributions are expected to be in line with the surface treatments and coatings processes, and their properties/performance. The conference targets scientists, engineers, managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. It will provide opportunities for the delegates to exchange face-to-face their novel ideas and experiences with the international experts during plenary & invited talks, oral presentations and posters sessions. Conference Topics Surface treatments and coatings deposition processes Surface engineering and functionalization Characterization of engineered surfaces Surfaces and coatings properties/ Performance Interface and interaction science Electro- and electroless plating Cold and Thermal spraying Thermochemical surface engineering Thin film by PVD, CVD, and ALD Novel surface modification technologies Conversion coatings Additive manufacturing of surfaces Surface engineering in sustainable energy applications Biomedical/ Bioactive surfaces and coatings Biointerfaces Optical, electric, photovoltaic and magnetic coatings Hydro-, ice- and oleophobic/philic surfaces Multi-functional, composite/ hybrid, graded and multilayers coatings Smart surfaces and coatings Self-healing surfaces Modelling of simulation of coating Surface nanoengineering Nanocoatings and Ultra-Thin Films Graphene coatings/films Tribological coatings Wear and corrosion protection Adhesion and Adhesives

Room-temperature multiferroic goes magnetoelectric

Nanotechweb - October 3, 2016 - 4:25am
Material made from two types of lutetium iron oxide could be used in ultra low-power microprocessors, storage devices and next-generation electronics.

Oxford Instruments systems now facilitate water purification technology

Nanotech-Now - October 2, 2016 - 7:45am
As key providers of leading edge process technology equipment for HBLED manufacture, Oxford Instruments has been a major part of the HBLED industry since its very beginning. Now the company’s systems...

Dr Barbara Armbruster promoted to Worldwide Sales and Marketing Director for XEI Scientific

Nanotech-Now - October 2, 2016 - 7:45am
XEI Scientific, the leading supplier of Evactron® remote RF plasma de-contaminators for electron microscopes, announced the promotion of Dr Barbara Armbruster to the position of Worldwide Sales and Ma...

Transforming Nanomanufacturing - NSF Progresses Fundamental Science to Impact Future Manufacturing

National Nanomanufacturing Network - September 30, 2016 - 9:30am
The emerging capabilities in nanomanufacturing for systematic control and manufacturing across multiple length scales are evolving into the next generations of nanotechnology-enabled products. Jeff Morse, Ph.D.

Stacked Perovskite/CIGS Solar Module Achieves Unprecedented Efficiency at 17.8 Percent

National Nanomanufacturing Network - September 30, 2016 - 9:08am
Scientists from imec (partner in Solliance and EnergyVille), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (Centre for Solar En

Fighting cancer with sticky nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - September 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Sticky nanoparticles that deliver drugs precisely to their targets — and then stay there — could play a crucial role in fighting ovarian and uterine cancers.

Gold nanoparticles conjugated quercetin inhibits epithelial-mesenchymal transition, angiogenesis and invasiveness via EGFR/VEGFR-2 mediated pathway in breast cancer

Nanotech-Now - September 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Epidermal growth factor plays a critical role in breast malignancies by enhancing cell proliferation, invasion, angiogenesis and metastasis. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a crucial proces...

UNAM develops successful nano edible coating which increases life food

Nanotech-Now - September 30, 2016 - 7:45am
In order to extend the life of fruits and vegetables and preserve them for longer refrigeration, UNAM researchers developed an edible coating with added functional ingredients applied to freshly cut f...

Silica nanoparticles suppress tumour growth

Nanotechweb - September 30, 2016 - 4:56am
Particles less than 10 nm in diameter induce ferroptosis on their own, without the need for any conjugated cytotoxic molecules.

NSF awards $94 million to create four new Science and Technology Centers

National Nanomanufacturing Network - September 29, 2016 - 11:12am
Ambitious, complex research that leads to breakthrough discoveries requires large-scale, long-term investments. Robert J. Margetta, NSF

Livermore scientists Purify Copper Nanowires

National Nanomanufacturing Network - September 29, 2016 - 10:32am
Cell phones and Apple watches could last a little longer due to a new method to create copper nanowires. Anne M Stark, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory News

Memristor behaves like a synapse

Nanotechweb - September 29, 2016 - 6:56am
New device could be used as a key element in integrated circuits and next-generation computers that mimic how the human brain works.

International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology – ICONAN 2016

InterNano - Upcoming Events - September 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
ConferenceWednesday, September 28, 2016 to Friday, September 30, 2016Paris, France http://premc.org/iconan2016/ he International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology is an annual gathering with high-profile plenary speakers, oral and poster presentations, workshops, sponsor exhibitions and afterworks. It is the perfect opportunity to network, learn from others and improve your own skills and knowledge. Targeted drug delivery and nanocarriers Nanomedicine for cancer diagnosis & therapy Biological & medical nanodevices and biosensors Tissue engineering and regenerative nanomedicine Toxicology and risk assessment of nanomedicine systems Nano-Imaging for diagnosis, therapy and delivery Bionanocatalysis and nanobiosystems Microfluidics in nanomedicine and nanobiology

Nanomaterial Safety Assessment Conference

InterNano - Upcoming Events - September 28, 2016 - 9:11am
ConferenceTuesday, February 7, 2017 to Thursday, February 9, 2017Málaga, Spain http://www.nmsaconference.eu/ Jointly organized by five major FP7 projects NANOSOLUTIONS, GUIDEnano, SUN, NanoMILE and eNanoMapper, the conference aims at presenting the main results achieved in the course of the projects fostering a discussion about their impact in the nanosafety field and possibilities for future research programmes. Conference topics Hazard assessment along the life cycle of nano-enabled products Exposure assessment along the life cycle of nano-enabled products Risk assessment & management Systems biology approaches in nanosafety Categorization & grouping of nanomaterials Nanosafety infrastructure Safe by design

Nanomaterial Safety Assessment Conference

National Nanomanufacturing Network - September 28, 2016 - 9:11am
ConferenceTuesday, February 7, 2017 to Thursday, February 9, 2017Málaga, Spain http://www.nmsaconference.eu/ Jointly organized by five major FP7 projects NANOSOLUTIONS, GUIDEnano, SUN, NanoMILE and eNanoMapper, the conference aims at presenting the main results achieved in the course of the projects fostering a discussion about their impact in the nanosafety field and possibilities for future research programmes. Conference topics Hazard assessment along the life cycle of nano-enabled products Exposure assessment along the life cycle of nano-enabled products Risk assessment & management Systems biology approaches in nanosafety Categorization & grouping of nanomaterials Nanosafety infrastructure Safe by design

Crystalline Fault Lines Provide Pathway for Solar Cell Current: New tomographic AFM imaging technique reveals that microstructural defects, generally thought to be detrimental, actually improve conductivity in cadmium telluride solar cells

Nanotech-Now - September 28, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of scientists studying solar cells made from cadmium telluride, a promising alternative to silicon, has discovered that microscopic "fault lines" within and between crystals of the material act...

Researchers at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology show that bending semiconductors generates electricity

Nanotech-Now - September 28, 2016 - 7:45am
The discovery, published today in Nature, is a significant breakthrough in solid state physics and is also potentially relevant for technology. The phenomenon, called flexoelectricity, arises from the...