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Flat boron is a superconductor Rice University scientists predict 2-D material -- no longer theoretical -- has unique properties

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have determined that two-dimensional boron is a natural low-temperature superconductor. In fact, it may be the only 2-D material with such potential.

Superconductivity seen in a new light

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Superconducting materials have the characteristic of letting an electric current flow without resistance. The study of superconductors with a high critical temperature discovered in the 1980s remains...

Penn researchers move one step closer to sustainable hydrogen production

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Splitting water into its hydrogen and oxygen parts may sound like science fiction, but it's the end goal of chemists and chemical engineers like Christopher Murray of the University of Pennsylvania an...

Second quantum revolution a reality with chip-based atomic physics

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
A University of Oklahoma-led team of physicists believes chip-based atomic physics holds promise to make the second quantum revolution--the engineering of quantum matter with arbitrary precision--a re...

Molecular-scale ALD discovery could have industrial-sized impact: New atomic layer deposition technique reduces waste

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
In the world of nano-scale technology, where work is conducted at the atomic level, even the smallest changes can have an enormous impact. And a new discovery by a University of Alberta materials engi...

The impact of anti-odor clothing on the environment

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Anti-odor athletic clothes containing silver nanoparticles have gained a foothold among exercise buffs, but questions have arisen over how safe and effective they are. Now scientists report in ACS' jo...

Transparent wood could one day help brighten homes and buildings

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
When it comes to indoor lighting, nothing beats the sun's rays streaming in through windows. Soon, that natural light could be shining through walls, too. Scientists have developed transparent wood th...

Nanoscale solutions to a very large problem: NSF-funded Nanosystems Engineering Research Center to enable deployment of mobile, efficient water treatment and desalination systems

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Water, water is everywhere, but we need more drops to drink. The primary mission of the recently founded Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center, a consortium based at Rice University...

Nanotechnology is changing everything from medicine to self-healing buildings: Nanotechnology is so small it's measured in billionths of metres, and it is revolutionising every aspect of our lives

Nanotech-Now - April 2, 2016 - 11:41pm
The past 70 years have seen the way we live and work transformed by two tiny inventions. The electronic transistor and the microchip are what make all modern electronics possible, and since their deve...

Nanomechanics Introduces Remote Video Option for iNano: The iNano nanoindenter now offers a Remote Video Option upgrade, giving labs a new window on materials testing

Nanotech-Now - April 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanomechanics Inc., a leading provider of tools used to test mechanical properties at the micro- and nano-levels, has introduced a new function for the iNano nanoindenter, the Remote Video Option. Fro...

For the first time scientists can observe the nano structure of food in 3-D

Nanotech-Now - April 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have, for the first time, created a 3-D image of food on the nanometer scale. It has promising prospects as a more detailed knowledge of the structure of complex food systems could potentia...

Hybrid pixel array detectors enter the low-noise regime

Nanotech-Now - April 1, 2016 - 7:45am
The detector group at the Swiss Light Source at PSI has been one of the pioneers in the development of custom-made hybrid pixel array detectors (HPADs) for synchrotron applications. In a paper publish...

Revealing the fluctuations of flexible DNA in 3-D: First-of-their-kind images by Berkeley Lab-led research team could aid in use of DNA to build nanoscale devices

Nanotech-Now - April 1, 2016 - 7:45am
An international team working at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has captured the first high-resolution 3-D images from individual double-helix DNA segm...

Haydale Win Major Research Grant Awards

InterNano Industry News - April 1, 2016 - 3:45am
Haydale, a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, has announced that it has been awarded a number of research grants, totalling £350k, which will help accelerate...
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Common Glass Improves Graphene's Electronic Properties

InterNano Industry News - April 1, 2016 - 3:45am
Graphene combines transparency, electrical conductivity, and high durability into a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon. Even though graphene is known to be a "wonder material," it has still not...
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Engineering material magic: Utah engineers discover groundbreaking semiconducting material that could lead to much faster electronics

InterNano Industry News - April 1, 2016 - 3:45am
University of Utah engineers have discovered a new kind of 2D semiconducting material for electronics that opens the door for much speedier computers and smartphones that also consume a lot less power...
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Educating and Inspiring Students through Nanotechnology

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 31, 2016 - 10:36am
Lloyd Whitman - OSTP; Lisa Friedersdorf - NNCOThe Administration’s updated Strategy for American

USDA Announces $5.2 Million for Nanotechnology Research

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 31, 2016 - 10:22am
Amanda Hils, Public Affairs Specialist USDAAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced an investment of more than $5.2 million to support nanotechnology research at 11 universities.

University of Utah engineers develop material that can sense fuel leaks and fuel-based explosives

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 31, 2016 - 10:11am
Alkane fuel is a key ingredient in combustible material such as gasoline, airplane fuel, oil — even a homemade bomb.

Nanoparticle-Based Cancer Therapies Shown to Work in Humans

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 31, 2016 - 9:13am
Ker Than, Caltech NewsA team of researchers led by Caltech scientists has shown that nanoparticles can function to target tumors while avoiding adjacent healthy tissue in human cancer patients.