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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

Origami tiles take shape

Nanotechweb - March 11, 2016 - 3:26am
Structures could be used as stimuli-responsive nanomaterials for controlled drug delivery.

Growth Areas for Flex Electronics Start-Ups

InterNano - Upcoming Events - March 10, 2016 - 2:48pm
WebinarWednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:00pm https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4836401279515367171 Join FlexTech and Lux Research's Tony Sun in a free webinar on business strategies that are working for growing flex electronics start up companies. Tony will focus on information uncovered at the recently-held 2016FLEX event in Monterey, California. His talk on "Don't be the next Blackberry" highlighted how some companies get caught flat-footed as technology changes and use cases change and don't make it up the next growth curve. The webinar will kick off with a few highlights and short recap from the recent event from moderator and FlexTech Senior Director, Heidi Hoffman.

Growth Areas for Flex Electronics Start-Ups

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 10, 2016 - 2:48pm
WebinarWednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:00pm https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4836401279515367171 Join FlexTech and Lux Research's Tony Sun in a free webinar on business strategies that are working for growing flex electronics start up companies. Tony will focus on information uncovered at the recently-held 2016FLEX event in Monterey, California. His talk on "Don't be the next Blackberry" highlighted how some companies get caught flat-footed as technology changes and use cases change and don't make it up the next growth curve. The webinar will kick off with a few highlights and short recap from the recent event from moderator and FlexTech Senior Director, Heidi Hoffman.

Chiral nanoparticles self-assemble into superstructures

Nanotechweb - March 10, 2016 - 11:54am
Nanoscale semiconducting particles are biomimetic and could be used, for example, to make better antibacterial and antiviral drugs in the future.

Harris & Harris Group Announces Formation of Co-Investment Fund for Accredited Investors

Nanotech-Now - March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, announced today that it will begin offering limited numbers of accredited investors th...

New nanoparticle technology to decipher structure and function of membrane proteins

Nanotech-Now - March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, have developed a nanoparticle technology that can be used to stabilise membrane proteins so that their structure can be studied in a lipid environment. Th...

Innovative catalyst fabrication method may yield breakthrough in fuel cell development: Kyushu University research group develops new method for creating highly efficient gold nanoparticle catalysts for fuel cells

Nanotech-Now - March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
The successful future of fuel cells relies on improving the performance of the catalysts they use. Gold nanoparticles have been cited as an ideal solution, but creating a uniform, useful catalyst has...

Unique optical trapping system offers way to launch high-power laser light: Simple, self-aligning method traps tiny tapered glass fiber inside hollow-core optical fiber, with potential applications in laser cutting and basic physics research

Nanotech-Now - March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that laser light can be used to manipulate a glass optical fiber tapered to a sharp point smaller than a speck of dust, in the middle of an optical f...

'Bending current' opens up the way for a new type of magnetic memory: Eindhoven physicists describe energy-efficient MRAM in Nature Communications

Nanotech-Now - March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Use your computer without the need to start it up: a new type of magnetic memory makes it possible. This 'MRAM' is faster, more efficient and robust than other kinds of data storage. However, switchin...

UCLA nanoscientists engage shoppers in fun conversations

Nanotech-Now - March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Aprecocious 6-year-old, Spencer Reisner already has an ambitious “to do” list for his future: become an astronaut and go to Mars, create new fuel sources and learn more about nanotechnology. Recently,...

A proposed superconductivity theory receives exclusive experimental confirmation: UC Riverside physicist Chandra Varma proposed the theory

Nanotech-Now - March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Superconductivity - a quantum phenomenon in which metals below a certain temperature develop flow of current with no loss or resistance - is one of the most exciting problems in physics, which has res...

Oxford Instruments unveils new generation 2016 Triton Cryofree dilution refrigerator: High power and enhanced sensitivity in quantum technologies and ultra low temperature physics

Nanotech-Now - March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments is unveiling its 2016 new generation Triton Cryofree® dilution refrigerator at a series of high-profile physics conferences this month. With over 220 systems installed worldwide, Tr...

Renishaw launches the new inVia Qontor confocal Raman microscope

Nanotech-Now - March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
The new inVia™ Qontor™ is Renishaw’s most advanced Raman microscope. Building on the market-leading inVia Reflex, the inVia Qontor adds a new dimension to the performance and ease of use for which inV...