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INRS takes giant step forward in generating optical qubits

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
The optical chip developed at INRS by Prof. Roberto Morandotti's team overcomes a number of obstacles in the development of quantum computers, which are expected to revolutionize information processin...

New fuel cell design powered by graphene-wrapped nanocrystals: Berkeley Lab innovation could lead to faster fueling, improved performance for hydrogen-powered vehicles

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Hydrogen is the lightest and most plentiful element on Earth and in our universe. So it shouldn't be a big surprise that scientists are pursuing hydrogen as a clean, carbon-free, virtually limitless e...

Hot nano-pen writes reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns

Nanotechweb - March 14, 2016 - 5:54am
New technique could be used to fabricate a new generation of computing and sensing devices.

Majorana 'zero modes' spotted in superconducting nanowires

Nanotechweb - March 14, 2016 - 5:04am
Topological protection could lead to better quantum computers.

Atomic vibrations in nanomaterials

Nanotech-Now - March 12, 2016 - 7:45am
All materials are made up of atoms, which vibrate. These vibrations, or 'phonons', are responsible, for example, for how electric charge and heat is transported in materials. Vibrations of metals, sem...

ASRC professor leads study on reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns

Nanotech-Now - March 12, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of international scientists led by researchers of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) and the Politecnico of Milan in Italy has demonstrated a novel approach for designing fully re...

Drug-loaded nanocarriers in tumor targeted drug delivery: Nanoparticulate delivery systems in cancer therapies provide better penetration of therapeutic and diagnostic substances with the cancerous tissue in comparison to conventional cancer therapies

Nanotech-Now - March 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. It is a leading cause of death and the burden is expected to grow worldwide due to the growth and a...

Warming up optoelectronic research: A team of US/UK physicists has created a new material that can control excitons -- bound pairs of electrons and electron holes -- at room temperature, opening a path toward new optoelectronic devices for commercial appl

Nanotech-Now - March 12, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of physicists from the University of California, San Diego and The University of Manchester is creating tailor-made materials for cutting-edge research and perhaps a new generation of optoelec...

International research team achieves controlled movement of skyrmions: Basis for the utilization of skyrmions for application-related systems/ Magnetic vortices as data storage media of the future

Nanotech-Now - March 12, 2016 - 7:45am
A joint research project being undertaken by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has achieved a breakthrough in fundamental research in the fi...

UT, ORNL scientists gain new insights into atomic disordering of complex metal oxides

Nanotech-Now - March 12, 2016 - 7:45am
A study led by the University of Tennessee and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory could soon pay dividends in the development of materials with energy-related applications.

Blue Origin To Receive the National Space Society's 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering

Nanotech-Now - March 12, 2016 - 7:45am
The entrepreneurial company Blue Origin is the winner of the Society's 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering. This award recognizes the company's two recent major achievements: (1) The...

Light helps the transistor laser switch faster

Nanotech-Now - March 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Light and electrons interact in a complex dance within fiber optic devices. A new study by University of Illinois engineers found that in the transistor laser, a device for next-generation high-speed...

New Generation of Graphene Reinforced Carbon Fibre Prepreg Products

Nanotech-Now - March 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Haydale Composite Solutions (HCS) has announced the launch of three graphene enhanced carbon fibre pre-impregnated (prepreg) products in collaboration with SHD Composite Materials Ltd (Sleaford, Linco...

Researchers take giant step towards 'holy grail' of silicon photonics: Creation of first practical silicon-based laser has the potential to transform communications, healthcare and energy systems

Nanotech-Now - March 12, 2016 - 7:45am
A group of researchers from the UK, including academics from Cardiff University, has demonstrated the first practical laser that has been grown directly on a silicon substrate.

An alternative to platinum: Iron-nitrogen compounds as catalysts in graphene

InterNano Industry News - March 12, 2016 - 4:45am
Fuel cells convert the chemical energy stored in hydrogen (H2) into electrical energy by electrochemically "combusting" hydrogen gas with oxygen (O2) from the air into water (H2O), thereby generating...
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Wrapping Silicon Sawdust in a Graphene Cage Improves Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

InterNano Industry News - March 12, 2016 - 4:45am
For years, scientists have been trying to use silicon to produce a lithium-ion battery anode capable of storing 10 times more energy than the existing commercial anodes, and making smaller and lighter...
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New Technique May Open Up Effective Way to Produce Metallic/Semiconducting Nanomaterials

InterNano Industry News - March 12, 2016 - 4:45am
A team of Korean researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently pioneered in developing a new simple nanowire manufacturing technique that uses self-catalytic growth process assisted by thermal...
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NIST Invents Fleet and Fast Test for Nanomanufacturing Quality Control

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 11, 2016 - 1:09pm
Ben Stein, Director of Media Relations, NISTManufacturers may soon have a speedy and nondestructive way to test a wide array of materials under real-world conditions, thanks to an advance that researchers at the National Institute of Standar