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ZEISS grants license for LED fluorescence excitation to Lumencor, Inc.

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2014 - 7:45am
ZEISS has granted a license for patents relating to LED fluorescence excitation in microscopy to Lumencor, Inc., Beaverton, USA. These patents protect the use of light emitting diodes for the excitati...
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Self-aligning DNA wires for application in nanoelectronics

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Since continuous miniaturization in microelectronics is already starting to reach the physical limits, researchers are seeking new methods for device fabrication. One promising candidate is the DNA or...
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Engineer brings new twist to sodium ion battery technology with discovery of flexible molybdenum disulfide electrodes: A Kansas State University engineer has made a breakthrough in rechargeable battery applications

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his student researchers are the first to demonstrate that a composite paper -- made of interleaved molybdenum disulfide a...
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Metal ink could ease the way toward flexible electronic books, displays

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists are reporting the development of a novel metal ink made of small sheets of copper that can be used to write a functioning, flexible electric circuit on regular printer paper. Their report o...
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Thin-film generator harvests energy from a beating heart

Nanotechweb - January 31, 2014 - 5:07am
New PZT-nanoribbon device could be used to power biomedical implants
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A faster way to flag bacteria-tainted food — and prevent illness

Nanotech-Now - January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
The regular appearance of food poisoning in the news, including a recent event that led to the recall of more than 33,000 pounds of chicken, drives home the need for better bacterial detection long be...
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Good Prospects for Fillers: Ceresana Publishes the 3rd Edition of Market Report

Nanotech-Now - January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
Ceresana forecasts revenues generated on the global market for fillers to rise to 27 billion US-dollars in 2021.
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FEI Launches 2014 Image Contest: Stunning Flower Image Wins the 2013 Grand Prize

Nanotech-Now - January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) today announced that the 2014 Image Contest will begin February 3, 2014. Image categories for the contest include: ‘The Natural World', ‘The Human Body', and ‘Around the House'. Al...
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Nearly Everyone Uses Piezoelectrics: Be Nice to Know How They Work

Nanotech-Now - January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
Piezoelectrics—materials that can change mechanical stress to electricity and back again—are everywhere in modern life. Computer hard drives. Loud speakers. Medical ultrasound. Sonar. Though piezoelec...
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Blackout at the Big Game? No Problem for Pictures; New "Photodetector" Nanotechnology Allows Photos in Near Darkness: Consumer cameras, MRI machines among devices that could benefit from SUNY CNSE research

Nanotech-Now - January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
When the lights went out at the big game, fans and film crews struggled to take a decent picture in the darkness. Those same folks will be cheering the latest research by a team of SUNY College of Nan...
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Using silver nanoparticles, researchers create cream that avoids the transmition of HIV: The product has proven efficiency in lab tests, although clinical trials are yet to be performed

Nanotech-Now - January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
After discovering that silver nanoparticles are capable of blocking the entry of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) into the organism, a group of researchers from the University of Texas, in collabora...
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XEI Scientific appoint SAMx Plus as Distributors for France

Nanotech-Now - January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
XEI Scientific Inc, maker of the popular EVACTRON® De-Contaminator™ Plasma Cleaning System for electron microscopes and other vacuum chambers, has appointed the SAMx Plus Company as distribution partn...
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'Chameleon of the sea' reveals its secrets: Cuttlefish may offer model for bioinspired human camouflage and color-changing products

Nanotech-Now - January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists at Harvard University and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) hope new understanding of the natural nanoscale photonic device that enables a small marine animal to dynamically change its...
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The NNN Requests Your Participation on 2014 U.S. Nanotechnology Commercialization Survey

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 30, 2014 - 7:05am
Public surveys are an extremely useful tool in assessing stakeholder opinions, needs, and feedback regarding targeted topics. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (http://www.ncms.org) (NCMS (http://www.ncms.org)) has partnered with the National Science Foundation (http://www.nsf.gov) under the auspices of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (http://www.nano.gov) (NNI) to conduct its latest study of commercialization trends in nanotechnology and nanofabrication. The goal of the 2014 survey is to document best practices in nanomanufacturing, i.e; nano-product development and integration, and subsequently identify the challenges stakeholders (academia, government labs, start-ups or established corporations) face in transitioning advances in nanotechnology from the laboratory to sustainable commercial applications of nano-enabled products.

Self-cleaning Solar Panel Coating Optimizes Energy Collection, Reduces Costs

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 30, 2014 - 6:26am
Soiling -- the accumulation of dust and sand -- on solar power reflectors and photovoltaic cells is one of the main efficiency drags for solar power plants, capable of reducing reflectivity up to 50 percent in 14 days. Though plants can perform manual cleaning and brushing with deionized water and detergent, this labor-intensive routine significantly raises operating and maintenance costs (O&M), which is reflected in the cost of solar energy for consumers. Under the sponsorship of the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy SunShot Concentrating Solar Power Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory is developing a low-cost, transparent, anti-soiling (or self-cleaning) coating for solar reflectors to optimize energy efficiency while lowering O&M costs and avoiding negative environmental impacts.

Band tail states appear in MoS2

Nanotechweb - January 30, 2014 - 5:49am
Charge-trapping defects in 2D semiconductors could be reduced by improving sample quality, says IBM team
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Pixelligent Awarded DOE SBIR Phase I Grant to Develop Nanocrystal Dispersions for OLED Lighting

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 29, 2014 - 10:43am
Pixelligent Technologies, manufacturer of PixClear™ and leading producer of advanced high index materials for demanding applications in the solid-state lighting, flat panel display, and optical components and films markets, announced today that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (http://science.energy.gov/sbir/) (SBIR) Phase I grant by the Department of Energy (http://science.energy.gov) (DOE). The nine-month, $150,000 program will enable Pixelligent to accelerate the development of its proprietary nanocrystal dispersions for use in OLED lighting. As part of this program, Pixelligent will partner with OLEDWorks LLC (http://www.oledworks.com/), a leading OLED lighting company.

Nanomaterials and the iNEMI Electronics Roadmap

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Those of you familiar with electronics will know that three of the most read roadmaps are the ITRS (http://www.itrs.net/) (International Roadmap for Semiconductors (http://www.itrs.net/)) roadmap, from the perspective of the semiconductor industry; the iNEMI (http://www.inemi.org) (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (http://www.inemi.org)) roadmap, bringing together the value chain from OEMs to material and equipment suppliers; and the IPC (http://www.ipc.org) (Association Connecting Electronic Industries (http://www.ipc.org)) roadmap, focused on package and board assembly and fabrication. iNEMI publishes their Research Priorities every other year after the roadmap has been analyzed and the iNEMI 2013 Research Priorities are accessible at iNEMI.org (http://www.iNEMI.org). These Priorities represent the longer-term research needs identified by the 650 participants, 375 organizations and 18 countries represented. How do nanomaterials and nanostructures figure in the current Research Priorities? In 2008 – five years ago – the number of internet-connected devices exceeded the number of people on earth (http://share.cisco.com/internet-of-things.html). The “internet of things” and cloud computing are dramatically altering the landscape of electronics from communications to transportation to medicine. The “better-smaller-faster-cheaper” and thinner handheld devices we need require new materials sets and designs.

Electrons in chains

Nanotechweb - January 29, 2014 - 5:55am
New scanning probe experiments reveal the chemical and electronic structure of semiconducting conjugated polymers
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Engineers teach old chemical new tricks to make cleaner fuels, fertilizers: Researchers from Denmark and Stanford show how to produce industrial quantities of hydrogen without emitting carbon into the atmosphere

Nanotech-Now - January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
University researchers from two continents have engineered an efficient and environmentally friendly catalyst for the production of molecular hydrogen (H2), a compound used extensively in modern indus...
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