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Plasma Treatment, of PTFE

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2015 - 7:45am
PTFE is a chemically inert and highly hydrophobic fluoropolymer due to the high electronegativity of fluorine. It is not readily modified by standard plasma processes but the may be altered to render...
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Oxford Instruments commissions a powerful new high field, high energy magnet system at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments has successfully developed and installed a compact, high field, high stored energy superconducting magnet system at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Hochfeld-Magnetlabor...
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SouthWest Nanotechnologies CEO Dave Arthur Appointed to the Board of Affiliates of Rice University Professional Science Master’s Program

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2015 - 7:45am
SouthWest NanoTechnologies CEO David Arthur has been appointed to the distinguished Board of Affiliates of the Rice University Professional Science Master's Program.
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Light in the Moebius strip: A Moebius strip created from laser light opens up new possibilities for material processing and for micro- and nanotechnology

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Physics sometimes borders on light art. An international team headed by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)...
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Better ranking nanoparticle safety

Nanotechweb - February 16, 2015 - 6:56am
Researchers compare effect of carbon-based nanostructures on rodent lungs.
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Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.
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Exotic states materialize with supercomputers

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter known as the quantum spin Hall effect. The researchers published their results in the journal Sci...
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Heating targeted cancer drugs increases uptake in tumour cells

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Manchester scientists have found that gentle heating of targeted nano-sized drug parcels more effectively in deliver them to tumour cells - resulting in an improvement in survival rates.
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U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) Demonstrates Innovative PV Installation Technologies that Reduce Balance of System (BOS) Costs by up to 25%

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2015 - 7:45am
PVMC's Prototype Demonstration Facility (PDF) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's Solar Energy Development Center (CNSE SEDC) enables collaborations with in...
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Nanoclusters act as antioxidants

Nanotechweb - February 13, 2015 - 11:13am
Hydrophilic carbon nanoparticles might help in the treatment of traumatic brain injury, strokes, autoimmune diseases and neuropathy.
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One nanoparticle: six imaging modalities

Nanotechweb - February 13, 2015 - 8:51am
Researchers design a nanoparticle that can be detected by six different medical imaging techniques.
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Making a better wound dressing -- with fish skin

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
With a low price tag and mild flavor, tilapia has become a staple dinnertime fish for many Americans. Now it could have another use: helping to heal our wounds. In the journal ACS Applied Materials &...
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Aspen Aerogels, Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call for February 26, 2015

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) ("Aspen Aerogels") will issue a press release reporting its fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 financial results on Thursday, February 26, 2015 after the market closes.
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Extreme-temperature electronics: Futuristic material molybdenum disulfide may find new application for thin-film transistors in extremely high-temperature electronics and sensors

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Many industries are calling for electronics that can operate reliably in a harsh environment, including extreme temperatures above 200° Celsius. Examples of the high temperature applications include t...
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Iranian Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Boost Oil Extraction

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Sahand University of Technology and Islamic Azad University studied the effect of using nanoparticles on increasing oil extraction from reservoirs.
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Electronics you can wrap around your finger: A new multiferroric film keeps its electric and magnetic properties even when highly curved, paving the way for potential uses in wearable devices

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Electronic devices have shrunk rapidly in the past decades, but most remain as stiff as the same sort of devices were in the 1950s -- a drawback if you want to wrap your phone around your wrist when y...
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DNA 'cage' could improve nanopore technology

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Despite having a diameter tens of thousands of times smaller than a human hair, nanopores could be the next big thing in DNA sequencing. By zipping DNA molecules through these tiny holes, scientists h...
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Nanotubes self-organize and wiggle: Evolution of a nonequilibrium system demonstrates MEPP

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
The second law of thermodynamics tells us that all systems evolve toward a state of maximum entropy, wherein all energy is dissipated as heat, and no available energy remains to do work. Since the mid...
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Novel non-stick material joins portfolio of slippery surface technologies: Infusing liquids into polymers makes long lasting, self-replenishing material that repels deadly bacterial build-up

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
More than 80 percent of microbial infections in the human body are caused by a build-up of bacteria, according to the National Institutes of Health. Bacteria cells gain a foothold in the body by accum...
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Breakthrough may lead to industrial production of graphene devices

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
With properties that promise faster computers, better sensors and much more, graphene has been dubbed the 'miracle material'. But progress in producing it on an industrial scale without compromising i...
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