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Mask Maker Worries Grow - SemiEngineering

InterNano Industry News - October 18, 2016 - 3:45am
Mask Maker Worries GrowSemiEngineeringFor example, Intel recently acquired IMS Nanofabrication, a developer of multi-beam mask writers. Defect-free EUV mask blanks. On the technology side, meanwhile, mask makers want a number of new technologies. One technology, defect-free EUV mask ...
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Blood, Sweat & Tears III Workshop

InterNano - Upcoming Events - October 17, 2016 - 2:08pm
Workshop/TrainingWednesday, November 2, 2016 to Thursday, November 3, 2016Arlington, Virginia http://www.nbmcworkshop.org/ BS&T III will link markets with manufacturing for wearable human monitoring devices – addressing both ends of the ecosystem. The forum will explore critical technical areas of discovery with product developers, and, collectively, show how quantitative monitoring leads to a healthier way of life. In addition, methods for reliably and consistent manufacturing of these devices will be addressed. This forum will bring together the players across the growing range of industries that are entering or advancing human monitoring applications, to: share pre-competitive ideas that may be applied to product development, assess roadblocks in bringing human monitoring products to market, and; form partnerships that have become key in overcoming obstacles to successful manufacturing and product development. Join the experts from NBMC who are at the cutting edge of product design and manufacturing techniques. Indeed, the success of previous BS&Ts was based on the unique membership of NBMC, where product and manufacturing-oriented engineers from industry, universities, and government labs form teams and pool resources (financial as well as technical) to accelerate human monitoring product development into manufacturing prototypes. Preliminary Agenda – More Speakers Confirming Daily Esther Sternberg Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Prof. Dermot Diamond Dublin City University Ralf Lenigk GE Kirsten Koehler Johns Hopkins University Stephen Walley MEMS & Sensor Industry Group Lisa Friedersdorf NNCO Denis Barbini Universal Instruments Jason Heikenfeld University of Cincinnati Dr. Andrew Steckl University of Cincinnati Lloyd Whitman White House OSTP Product Categories: Medical & Environmental Monitors Human performance, medical and environmental monitors, even with their different market focuses, share many similarities when it comes to design, manufacturing and data management. All three areas share certain combinations of chemistries, physics, electronics and biometrics for assessing the needs of the market. Please share your work with the group. Human performance-monitoring devices are aimed at measuring the ability of persons to function as needed on a moment-to-moment basis. This category includes, among others: warfighters, drivers, athletes, industrial workers, and health-care providers. Human medical-monitoring devices measure the response to treatment, or assess the potential for harm to individuals who may be patients or healthy individuals in a hazardous situation, and includes: elderly individuals at home, patients during treatment and patients in recovery. Environmental monitoring devices measure the health and condition of many of the external aspects also important to our well-being. The category includes air, agriculture, water, food, and other aspects of our daily lives. How does the development of small, flexible, electronic systems add to the viability of these systems? Devices for any of these markets must not only be precise and accurate, but also reliable in operation, repeatable in performance, and reproducible through consistent manufacturing. New Trends in Product & Process Development NBMC is at the forefront of a new trend in industry and academia that focuses on partnerships to develop new pre-competitive manufacturing technology as a spur to industry growth and economic security. The triad of NBMC with its sister organizations FlexTech and NextFlex supports advanced technology and initial product development from pre-pilot to implementation in full production.

Blood, Sweat & Tears III Workshop

National Nanomanufacturing Network - October 17, 2016 - 2:08pm
Workshop/TrainingWednesday, November 2, 2016 to Thursday, November 3, 2016Arlington, Virginia http://www.nbmcworkshop.org/ BS&T III will link markets with manufacturing for wearable human monitoring devices – addressing both ends of the ecosystem. The forum will explore critical technical areas of discovery with product developers, and, collectively, show how quantitative monitoring leads to a healthier way of life. In addition, methods for reliably and consistent manufacturing of these devices will be addressed. This forum will bring together the players across the growing range of industries that are entering or advancing human monitoring applications, to: share pre-competitive ideas that may be applied to product development, assess roadblocks in bringing human monitoring products to market, and; form partnerships that have become key in overcoming obstacles to successful manufacturing and product development. Join the experts from NBMC who are at the cutting edge of product design and manufacturing techniques. Indeed, the success of previous BS&Ts was based on the unique membership of NBMC, where product and manufacturing-oriented engineers from industry, universities, and government labs form teams and pool resources (financial as well as technical) to accelerate human monitoring product development into manufacturing prototypes. Preliminary Agenda – More Speakers Confirming Daily Esther Sternberg Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Prof. Dermot Diamond Dublin City University Ralf Lenigk GE Kirsten Koehler Johns Hopkins University Stephen Walley MEMS & Sensor Industry Group Lisa Friedersdorf NNCO Denis Barbini Universal Instruments Jason Heikenfeld University of Cincinnati Dr. Andrew Steckl University of Cincinnati Lloyd Whitman White House OSTP Product Categories: Medical & Environmental Monitors Human performance, medical and environmental monitors, even with their different market focuses, share many similarities when it comes to design, manufacturing and data management. All three areas share certain combinations of chemistries, physics, electronics and biometrics for assessing the needs of the market. Please share your work with the group. Human performance-monitoring devices are aimed at measuring the ability of persons to function as needed on a moment-to-moment basis. This category includes, among others: warfighters, drivers, athletes, industrial workers, and health-care providers. Human medical-monitoring devices measure the response to treatment, or assess the potential for harm to individuals who may be patients or healthy individuals in a hazardous situation, and includes: elderly individuals at home, patients during treatment and patients in recovery. Environmental monitoring devices measure the health and condition of many of the external aspects also important to our well-being. The category includes air, agriculture, water, food, and other aspects of our daily lives. How does the development of small, flexible, electronic systems add to the viability of these systems? Devices for any of these markets must not only be precise and accurate, but also reliable in operation, repeatable in performance, and reproducible through consistent manufacturing. New Trends in Product & Process Development NBMC is at the forefront of a new trend in industry and academia that focuses on partnerships to develop new pre-competitive manufacturing technology as a spur to industry growth and economic security. The triad of NBMC with its sister organizations FlexTech and NextFlex supports advanced technology and initial product development from pre-pilot to implementation in full production.

Silicon makes good qubit material

Nanotechweb - October 17, 2016 - 6:37am
Quantum bits based on Si are 100 times more robust than those made from the semiconductor gallium arsenide and can be manipulated with 10 times greater precision.

Researchers use temperature to control droplet movement: Method for moving fluids on a surface may find uses in condensers, microfluidics, and de-icing

Nanotech-Now - October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have developed a new way of driving fluid droplets across surfaces in a precisely controlled way. The method could open up new possibilities for highly adaptable micro...

Scientists Find Static "Stripes" of Electrical Charge in Copper-Oxide Superconductor: Fixed arrangement of charges coexists with material's ability to conduct electricity without resistance

Nanotech-Now - October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Cuprates, or compounds made of copper and oxygen, can conduct electricity without resistance by being "doped" with other chemical elements and cooled to temperatures below minus 210 degrees Fahrenheit...

Silver nanoparticle concentration too low to be harmful in water supply, paper finds

Nanotech-Now - October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Silver nanoparticles have a wide array of uses, one of which is to treat drinking water for harmful bacteria and viruses. But do silver nanoparticles also kill off potentially beneficial bacteria or c...

Particle Works offers bespoke microencapsulation for drug development

Nanotech-Now - October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Particle Works – the nano- and microstructured material specialist – provides microencapsulation services for drug development applications, including controlled drug release, solubility enhancement o...

Enterprise In Space Partners with Sketchfab and 3D Hubs for NewSpace Education

Nanotech-Now - October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Enterprise In Space (EIS), a non-profit program of the National Space Society (NSS), is thrilled to announce two new partnerships with 3D Hubs and Sketchfab to further develop the world's first NewSpa...

Tomoyasu Mani Wins 2016 Blavatnik Regional Award for Young Scientists: Award recognizes his work at Brookhaven Lab to understand the physical processes occurring in organic materials used to harness solar energy

Nanotech-Now - October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Tomoyasu Mani, former Goldhaber Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and now an assistant professor in the University of Connecticut's Department of Chemistry...

Scientists make structure analysis of protein molecules several times faster

Nanotech-Now - October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and several universities in the US came up with a technology for faster structure analysis of receptor proteins, which are important for...

Engineers Reveal Fabrication Process for Revolutionary Transparent Sensors

National Nanomanufacturing Network - October 14, 2016 - 3:03pm
In 2014, when University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers announced in the journal Nature Communications Renee Meiller, Director of communications, University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering