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New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness

Nanotech-Now - August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Using an industry-standard semicond...

Committees at Odds Over Balance of Funding Between Basic Research and Small Business RD

InterNano Industry News - August 3, 2016 - 3:45am
(AIP) Two committees are staking out divergent stances on funding for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grant programs—with the House and Senate Small Business Committees both advancing bipartisan proposals to increase the fraction of agencies' extramural RD budgets allocated to these programs...6/21
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DOE commits more than $1.7 million to help commercialize promising Argonne-associated energy technologies

InterNano Industry News - August 3, 2016 - 3:45am
The U.S. Department of Energy announced that it is committing more than $1.7 million in funding to help Argonne and research partners move multiple promising energy technologies to the marketplace. News of the Argonne awards was part of a larger announcement by DOE that, through the first round of funding from its Technology Commercialization Fund, it will award nearly $16 million to support 54 projects at 12 national labs involving dozens of research partners.
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Nano-watermark sorts fakes from genuines

InterNano Industry News - August 3, 2016 - 3:45am
Nanoga, an EPFL-based startup, has developed a technique to put a nanoscopic watermark onto glass or ceramic. Products with this watermark, which is invisible to the naked eye and only shows up under ultraviolet light, are impossible to counterfeit. Read More...
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Graphene-Enabled Paper Makes for Flexible Display

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2016 - 9:39am
Graphene has been building quite a reputation for itself in flexible displays. Among the ways graphene has been used in this field is as an alternative to the relatively scarce indium tin oxide (ITO),...

Biohybrids combine the best of both worlds

Nanotechweb - August 1, 2016 - 9:20am
Work combining biological systems in artificial devices is making great progress for sensing, computing and energy harvesting devices, as discussed at Nano Korea 2016.

Scientists change properties of zeolites to improve hemodialysis

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists of Tomsk State University are working on changing physicochemical properties of zeolites using thermal and mechanical treatment. Based on the results of this research the scientists will be...

Novel state of matter: Observation of a quantum spin liquid

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Based on our everyday experience, we expect matter at low temperatures to freeze solid with the atoms fixed in a regular arrangement. The magnetic moments arising from the spins of the electrons on th...

A new type of quantum bits

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2016 - 7:45am
n computers of the future, information might be stored in the form of quantum bits. But how can a quantum bit be realised? A research team from Germany, France and Switzerland has realised quantum...

Lonely atoms, happily reunited

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2016 - 7:45am
At first glance, magnetite appears to be a rather inconspicuous grey mineral. But on an atomic scale, it has remarkable properties: on magnetite, single metal atoms are held in place, or they can be m...

Pixel-array quantum cascade detector paves the way for portable thermal imaging devices: Research team from TU-Wien Center for Micro- and Nanostructures have developed a new 'cooler' sensing instrument thereby increasing energy-efficiency and enhancing mo

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2016 - 7:45am
The primary source of infrared radiation is heat -- the radiation produced by the thermal motion of charged particles in matter, including the motion of the atoms and molecules in an object. The highe...

TMDC nanoflakes makes new type of photosynthetic solar cell

Nanotechweb - August 1, 2016 - 7:14am
Tungsten diselenide flakes can chemically convert CO2 to CO and so be used to remove carbon from the atmosphere while producing fuel.

Field effect improves quantum capacitors and vertical transistors

Nanotechweb - August 1, 2016 - 6:07am
Quantifying how transparent a 2D material is to an electrostatic field could help make better optoelectronics.

Dirty to drinkable: Engineers develop novel hybrid nanomaterials to transform water

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene oxide has been hailed as a veritable wonder material; when incorporated into nanocellulose foam, the lab-created substance is light, strong and flexible, conducting heat and electricity quick...

Thomas Swan and NGI announce unique partnership

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Thomas Swan the UK’s leading 2D materials supplier agrees to provide development materials to the National Graphene Institute to boost UK research and commercialisation.

Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2016 - 7:45am
The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can "hide" within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold...

Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale: Rice University scientists detect thermal boundary that hinders ultracold experiments

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists who analyze the properties of materials as small as a single molecule have encountered a challenge that appears at very low temperatures.