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Aspen Aerogels to Webcast 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Nanotech-Now - June 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) ("Aspen Aerogels") today announced that it will provide a live webcast of its 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will begin...
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Renishaw to present a paper and lead a workshop at this year's Microscience Microscopy Congress (MMC)

Nanotech-Now - June 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and spectroscopy technologies, announce their participation at MMC 2015, which takes place from 29th June to 2nd July 2015 at the Manchester Central Convention Co...
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2nd International Conference on Infectious Diseases & Nanomedicine (December 15-18, 2015, Kathmandu, NEPAL)

Nanotech-Now - June 14, 2015 - 7:45am
The preparation of “2nd International Conference on Infectious Diseases and Nanomedicine-2015 (ICIDN-2015)”, scheduled to be held in Kathmandu, NEPAL from December 15-18, 2015 is in progress, despite...
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Nature Communications: ultrasensitive magnetoplasmonic sensors

Nanotech-Now - June 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Research focuses on materials and technologies based on exploiting the coupling of light with electronic charge oscillations, the so-called localized surface plasmon resonances, in metallic nanostruct...
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Paper Published on Keystone Nano’s Ceramide Nanoliposome Program

Nanotech-Now - June 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Keystone Nano is pleased to announce the publication of a manuscript describing the preclinical development of the company’s lead product, the Ceramide Nanoliposome (CNL). This product is designed to...
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Framework materials yield to pressure

Nanotech-Now - June 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Pressure is a powerful thermodynamic variable that enables the structure, bonding and reactivity of matter to be altered. In materials science it has become an indispensable research tool in the quest...
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Lehigh University researchers unveil engineering innovations at TechConnect 2015: TechConnect is the world's largest accelerator for industry-vetted emerging-technologies ready for commercialization

Nanotech-Now - June 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Lehigh University engineers, materials scientists and chemists will present their innovative breakthroughs to a national showcase of investors and industrial partners at the TechConnect 2015 World Inn...
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The European project SVARNISH, a step forward in the food packaging sector

Nanotech-Now - June 13, 2015 - 7:45am
The two-year project Svarnish left behind 18 months and continues successfully. The project will develop a varnish with antimicrobial, oxygen and water vapour barrier properties and improved physic m...
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Green LEDs emit purest colour yet

Nanotechweb - June 12, 2015 - 6:05am
Toronto team makes first tuneable light-emitting diodes from colloidal cadmium selenide-sulphide alloyed nanoplatelets.
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How to make a better quantum thermometer

Nanotechweb - June 12, 2015 - 6:05am
Physicists develop theoretical framework for measuring heat in tiny objects.
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Carbon Nanotube-Based Water Desalination and Purification Technology Awarded Patent

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 11, 2015 - 4:24am
Somenath Mitra, distinguished professor of chemistry and environmental science, was awarded a patent last month for a next-generation water desalination and purification technology that uses uniquely absorbent carbon nanotubes to remove salt and pollutants from brackish water and industrial effluent for reuse by businesses and households. Mitra’s new carbon nanotube immobilized membrane (CNIM) is an energy-efficient device designed to filter higher concentrations of salt than is currently feasible through reverse osmosis, one of the standard industry processes. It is also used to remove pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – chemicals routinely used in solvents – from water. “There is a huge and growing demand for potable water coming from developing nations that are modernizing their infrastructure to improve living conditions. At the same time, droughts caused by climate change are reducing supply in many regions of the world, including parts of the U.S.,” Mitra said. “Our hope is to expand the supply of water in places that really need it, while also reducing costs for industry.” Mitra’s distillation process runs on energy-efficient fuels such as waste heat, an industrial by-product, and solar energy. Membrane distillation is a water desalination process in which heated salt water passes through a tube-like membrane, called a hollow fiber, which allows only pure water vapor to permeate its walls. Potable water emerges from the net flux of water vapor which moves from the warm to the cool side of the membrane where it condenses. Certain industries such as semiconductor manufacturing and pharmaceutical processing also require ultra-pure water for their operations. Mitra, who has conducted research on carbon nanotubes for the past 15 years, created a novel architecture for the membrane distillation process by immobilizing carbon nanotubes, which are an atom thick and about 10,000 times smaller than a human hair in diameter, in the membrane pores. Ken Gethard, a former doctoral student who helped him develop it, is the co-inventor on the patent. “One of the key characteristics of carbon nanotubes is their capacity to both rapidly absorb water vapor as well as industrial contaminants, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and then easily release them,” he notes. In the case of fracking, the fresh water and chemicals that are pumped into the ground to release natural gas trapped beneath rocks absorb high concentrations of salt from the soil they pass through before returning as polluted water in need of treatment. Reverse osmosis, which relies on power-driven pump pressure to force water through a membrane, is not commonly used to treat this so-called produced water because it typically contains very high concentrations of salt, requiring extremely high pressure. The electric power industry, which uses a vast amount of water to cool its generators, is also eager to come up with more efficient processes to treat its wastewater, including the incorporation of waste heat. “Our hope is to dramatically improve overall water and energy utilization,” Mitra said. Source: NJIT News Room (http://www.njit.edu/news/2015/2015-149.php?utm_source=njit utm_medium=home utm_content=news utm_campaign=teaser)

Porous graphene envelope improves performance of platinum catalysts

Nanotechweb - June 11, 2015 - 4:18am
Encapsulating Pt nanoparticles with carbon layers also makes them more resistant to catalytic degradation.
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Arrowhead Receives Orphan Drug Designation for ARC-AAT

Nanotech-Now - June 11, 2015 - 12:43am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted ARC-A...
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MIPT physicists develop ultrasensitive nanomechanical biosensor

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2015 - 7:45am
It can analyze the chemical composition of substances and detect biological objects, such as viral disease markers, which appear when the immune system responds to incurable or hard-to-cure diseases,...
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NIST's 'nano-raspberries' could bear fruit in fuel cells

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a fast, simple process for making platinum 'nano-raspberries' -- microscopic clusters of nanoscale particles of...
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Filming the film: Scientists observe photographic exposure live at the nanoscale: Advanced method opens up new opportunities for investigation of dynamic processes

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Photoinduced chemical reactions are responsible for many fundamental processes and technologies, from energy conversion in nature to micro fabrication by photo-lithography. One process that is known f...
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Mesoporous Particles for the Development of Drug Delivery System Safe to Human Bodies

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2015 - 7:45am
A research group led by MANA Scientist Kohsaku Kawakami, postdoctoral researcher Shaoling Zhang and MANA Principal Investigator Katsuhiko Ariga, at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitect...
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Development of Gold Nanoparticles That Control Osteogenic Differentiation of Stem Cells

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Tissue Regeneration Materials Unit (Guoping Chen, Unit Director) at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) (Masakazu Aono, Director General, MANA), NIMS (Sukekatsu Ushioda, P...
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Lake Shore Nanotech exhibit to highlight tools for nanoscale device and material characterization: Focus on MicroMag™ VSM/AGM magnetometers and cryogenic probe stations

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement over a wide range of temperature and magnetic field conditions, will exhibit its systems for advanced nanoscale device and mate...
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Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Article About the Evolution of Roof Coatings in Durability + Design Magazine

Nanotech-Now - June 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC PINK: INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy-saving solutions, is pleased to announce their feature article in the April issue of Durability + Design Maga...
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