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Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 22, 2016 - 4:11pm
The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2 – Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) is a non-profit international research institute located close to Barcelona, Spain. Its research lines focus on the newly discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the fascinating behaviour of matter at the nanoscale. Edifici ICN2 UAB Campus, Bellaterra (Barcelona) 08193, Spain

State of the Art on Graphene-based Biosensors

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 22, 2016 - 1:50pm
A biosensor is an instrument that measures a characteristic property of an analyte with a detector located on a substrate. ICN2 – Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology News Integration of graphene derivatives into plastic- and paper-based substrates as a biosensing platform. We envision a new generation of biosensing devices based on the synergy between flexible, lightweight, easy-to-use, versatile, and cost-effective materials (paper and plastic) and the outstanding properties of graphene derivatives.

Engineered quantum dots convert low-intensity IR light into visible light

Nanotechweb - December 22, 2016 - 3:59am
New Auger up-conversion technique could help make more efficient solar cells.

Scientists boost catalytic activity for key chemical reaction in fuel cells: New platinum-based catalysts with tensile surface strain could improve fuel cell efficiency

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Fuel cells are a promising technology for clean and efficient electrical power generation, but their cost, activity, and durability are key challenges to commercialization. Today's fuel cells use expe...

Carbon dots dash toward 'green' recycling role: Rice scientists, colleagues use doped graphene quantum dots to reduce carbon dioxide to fuel

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene quantum dots may offer a simple way to recycle waste carbon dioxide into valuable fuel rather than release it into the atmosphere or bury it underground, according to Rice University scientis...

NIST Device for Detecting Subatomic-Scale Motion Has Potential Robotics, Homeland Security Applications

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new device that measures the motion of super-tiny particles traversing distances almost unimaginably small—shor...