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Inorganic-organic halide perovskites for new photovoltaic technology

Nanotech-Now - November 9, 2017 - 7:46am
The perovskite metal halide materials, such as CH3NH3PbI3, have attracted wide interest in the field of photoelectric conversion, detecting and luminescence. As an emerging semiconductor, this type of...

Dendritic fibrous nanosilica: all-in-one nanomaterial for energy, environment and health

Nanotech-Now - November 9, 2017 - 7:46am
Dendritic fibrous nanosilica (DFNS) attracted a great deal of attention in a large number of scientific disciplines such as catalysis, solar energy harvesting (photocatalysis, solar cells, etc.), ener...

Nano-sized gold particles have been shaped to behave as clones in biomedicine

Nanotech-Now - November 9, 2017 - 7:46am
Shaping nanometric gold particles - of the size of millionths of a millimeter - to improve their properties in biomedicine and photonics has been made possible thanks to a special laser system in a wo...

Lasers go to the dark side

Nanotechweb - November 9, 2017 - 6:51am
Dark-mode resonators provide low-profile, high Q-factor, tunable lasers.

High-quality nanosheets can be deposited from liquid media – news from the Enlighten Conference 2017

Nanotechweb - November 9, 2017 - 5:25am
New method allows complete dissolution of 2D materials, but water-based dispersions still offer some advantages.

Solid State Laser manufacturer Lasertel Inc. purchases an Oxford Instruments ICPCVD advanced deposition solution for improved device performance

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2017 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology is pleased to announce that Lasertel Inc of Arizona, US have recently purchased one of their advanced inductively coupled plasma chemical vapour deposition (ICPCVD...

Park Systems Announces the Grand Opening of the Park NanoScience Center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2017 - 7:45am
Park Systems, world leader in Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) ,announces the opening of the Park NanoScience Center at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), one of the wor...

Wrinkles give heat a jolt in pillared graphene : Rice University researchers test 3-D carbon nanostructures' thermal transport abilities

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2017 - 7:45am
Pillared graphene would transfer heat better if the theoretical material had a few asymmetric junctions that caused wrinkles, according to Rice University engineers.

'Seeing' redox orbitals in batteries by Compton scattering

Nanotechweb - November 7, 2017 - 9:51am
A new high-resolution x-ray Compton scattering method helps to visualize the perturbation of redox orbitals in energy-storage materials.

New infrared camera goes multi-spectral

Nanotechweb - November 6, 2017 - 8:38am
InAsSb-based device can also be directly integrated on a silicon substrate and could find applications in astronomy, automotive safety, surveillance, search and rescue, and defence.

Unexplained huge protein conductances hint at evolution

Nanotechweb - November 6, 2017 - 5:41am
Fluctuating high-conductance states in a human integrin protein may be useful for single molecule detection, as well as having evolutionary implications.

Anton Paar announces new software product: Tosca™ Analysis for industrial AFM users: Powered by Digital Surf’s Mountains® technology platform

Nanotech-Now - November 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Following the recent launch of the Tosca™ 400 atomic force microscope, the leading scientific equipment manufacturing company Anton Paar is today announcing the launch of Tosca™ analysis software, bas...

Electrostatic force takes charge in bioinspired polymers

Nanotech-Now - November 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst have taken the first steps toward gaining control over the self-assembly of synthetic materials in the same way t...

Metal-silicone microstructures could enable new flexible optical and electrical devices: Laser-based method creates force-sensitive, flexible microstructures that conduct electricity

Nanotech-Now - November 5, 2017 - 7:45am
For the first time, researchers have used a single-step, laser-based method to produce small, precise hybrid microstructures of silver and flexible silicone. This innovative laser processing technolog...

3-D-printed device builds better nanofibers: Printed nozzle system could make uniform, versatile fibers at much lower cost.

Nanotech-Now - November 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Meshes made from fibers with nanometer-scale diameters have a wide range of potential applications, including tissue engineering, water filtration, solar cells, and even body armor. But their commerci...

New Atomic Force Microscope to study piezoelectrics at the nanoscale

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2017 - 7:46am
A team of researchers have created a new Atomic Force Microscope called “Direct Piezoelectric Force Microscopy” (DPFM). In particular, they measure the tiny currents produced by the piezoelectric effe...

2D metal oxides synthesized from liquid metal

Nanotechweb - November 3, 2017 - 9:33am
Researchers develop a low-cost room-temperature liquid metal synthesis procedure that also provides access to new 2D oxides that could not be produced before.

Why are parrotfish teeth tough enough to bite stony corals?

Nanotechweb - November 3, 2017 - 9:32am
The secret lies in the way that nanocrystals in tooth apatite are oriented.

How harmful are nano-copper and anti-fungal combinations in the waterways?

Nanotech-Now - November 3, 2017 - 7:45am
A recently published article in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, "Effects of Micronized and Nano-Copper Azole on Marine Benthic Communities" explores the risks to the smallest creatures in aqua...

Nanoparticles with pulse laser controlled antibacterial properties

Nanotech-Now - November 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are known to have excellent antibacterial properties and are considered by many to be a strong contender in the critical search for an answer to antibiotic-resistant bacte...