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Graphene oxide could make stronger dental fillings: Study reveals new filling material material that is not toxic to teeth

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2015 - 7:45am
Graphene oxide could be used to make super strong dental fillings that don't corrode, according to a new study published in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces.

'Nanobombs' might deliver agents that alter gene activity in cancer stem cells

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC -- James) have developed nanoparticles that swe...

Tiny Amounts of Lysozyme Measurable by Using Nanobiosensors

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers designed a biosensor with low detection limit that can accurately measure a type of protein in real samples.

Measuring nanoscale features with fractions of light: Shows promise for next-gen semiconductor production

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2015 - 7:45am
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers are seeing the light, but in an altogether different way. And how they are doing it just might be the semiconductor industry's ticket...

Penn researchers make thinnest plates that can be picked up by hand

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists and engineers are engaged in a global race to make new materials that are as thin, light and strong as possible. These properties can be achieved by designing materials at the atomic level,...

Scientists see the light on microsupercapacitors: Rice University's laser-induced graphene makes simple, powerful energy storage possible

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2015 - 7:45am
ice University researchers who pioneered the development of laser-induced graphene have configured their discovery into flexible, solid-state microsupercapacitors that rival the best available for ene...

Multilayer graphene makes ultrasonic microphone

Nanotechweb - December 7, 2015 - 5:22am
New device outperforms state-of-the-art commercial nickel-based devices over a large part of the acoustic spectrum.

Nanoflasks for tiny chemistry experiments

Nanotechweb - December 7, 2015 - 4:39am
The pores formed when photosensitive nanoparticles aggregate in response to light could be used as nanoreactors.

Quantum computer made of standard semiconductor materials: Magnetic field helps qubit electrons store information longer

Nanotech-Now - December 5, 2015 - 7:45am
Physicists at the Technical University of Munich, the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Stanford University (USA) have tracked down semiconductor nanostructure mechanisms that can result in the loss...

A quantum spin on molecular computers

Nanotech-Now - December 5, 2015 - 7:45am
If quantum computers existed, they would revolutionize computing as we know it. Based on fundamental properties of matter, the potential power of these theoretical workhorses would solve problems in a...

Sustainable Nanotechnologies Project reports on its second year

InterNano Industry News - December 5, 2015 - 4:45am
During their second annual meeting, held in Venice, Italy on 8-9 October 2015, SUN project partners presented the results obtained during the second 12 months of the SUN ? Sustainable Nanotechnologies Project.
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All-inorganic perovskite quantum dot display breaks Cd-barrier

InterNano Industry News - December 5, 2015 - 4:45am
Ever since the first cadmium selenide quantum dot-based light-emitting devices (QLEDs) were reported in 1994, the dominant materials for QLEDs investigated since then have been limited to wurtzite or zinc blende Cd-based QDs. Similarly, the best developed and studied colloidal QD lasers have been fabricated from Cd-based semiconductors. Now, researchers have presented a new family of photoelectric materials for light-emitting devices: colloidal all-inorganic perovskite cesium lead halide QDs. This new material could find applications in LEDs and lasers, and has an especially big potential in high-performance displays, lighting, monochromatic narrow-band photodetectors, and optical communications.
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Novel nanowire structures lead to white-light and AC-operated LEDs

InterNano Industry News - December 5, 2015 - 4:45am
Compared to the conventional inefficient incandescent and fluorescent lighting technologies, LED light bulbs can, in principle, operate at an efficiency level of 100%. The current LED lighting technology, however, is not even close to reaching this limit. This is due to several problems which, however, can be by and large solved by employing tunnel junction integration into current nanowire LED structures. Demonstrating this, researchers have developed tunnel junction nanowire LEDs that can eliminate the use of resistive p-GaN contact layers, leading to reduced voltage loss and enhanced hole injection.
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Cellulose Nanofibers Could Reduce Paper’s Environmental Impact

InterNano Industry News - December 5, 2015 - 4:45am
Nanomaterials: Adding nanofibers to paper more than doubles the number of times it can be recycled
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Nano Dimension CEO to Present on 3D Printing for Professional Industries at The Israel Conference

InterNano Industry News - December 5, 2015 - 4:45am
Nano Dimension Ltd., a leading printing electronics company in the area of 3D printing, announced today that Amit Dror, CEO of Nano Dimension, will participate at The Israel Conference™. Mr. Dror will...
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Nano One Awarded US Patent Covering Nanopowders of Lithium Metal Oxides for Battery Applications

InterNano Industry News - December 5, 2015 - 4:45am
Nano One Materials Corp. ("Nano One" or the "Company") wishes to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has recently issued to Nano One U.S. Patent No. 9,159,999...
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Scientific breakthrough can lead to cheaper and environmentally friendly solar cells

InterNano Industry News - December 5, 2015 - 4:45am
The hope is to develop efficient and environmentally friendly solar energy applications. Solar energy is an inexhaustible resource that we currently only utilise to a very limited extent. Researchers...
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Institute for Manufacturing

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 4, 2015 - 10:58am
This group focuses on the manufacturing of nanoparticles and well organized structures containing many nanoparticles. More generally, the field of nanotechnology focuses on small scale particles and devices. For instance, some of the particles we study such as Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) can have diameters of less than 1 nm, this is roughly 100.000 times smaller than a human hair. At the same time these tubes can reach very long lengths, up to more than half a meter. Institute for Manufacturing - Department of Engineering University of Cambridge 17 Charles Babbage Road Cambridge, CB3 0FS United Kingdom

Small but mighty: the manufacturing challenges of nanotechnology

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 4, 2015 - 10:36am
Dr Michael De Volder, Head of NanoManufacturing, University of CambridgeWe all know that graphene is the new wonder material – a sheet of carbon just one atom thick which is unbelievably strong, amazingly lightweight, virtually transparent and brilliant at conducting e

Next Generation Electricity Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries

InterNano - Upcoming Events - December 3, 2015 - 3:31pm
LectureMonday, January 25, 2016 - 10:30am http://www.nist.gov/cnst/next_generation_electricity.cfm CNST Nanotechnology Seminar Series Location: Bldg. 215, Rm C103-106 George Crabtree Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) Argonne National Laboratory University of Illinois at Chicago The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) pursues high performance, low cost beyond lithium ion electricity storage that will transform transportation and the electricity grid. JCESR will leave three legacies: A library of fundamental knowledge of the materials and phenomena of energy storage at the atomic and molecular level. Two prototypes, one for the grid and one for transportation, that, when scaled to manufacturing will be able to deliver five times the energy density at one-fifth the cost. A new paradigm for battery R&D that combines discovery science, battery design, research prototyping and manufacturing collaboration in a single highly interactive organization, accelerates the pace of discovery and innovation and shortens the time from discovery to commercialization. An introduction to JCESR’s vision, mission and legacies will be followed by research highlights illustrating its advances. This work was supported as part of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, an Energy Innovation Hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences For further information please contact Robert Ilic, 301-975-2639, robert.ilic@nist.gov