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Multimetal oxy-hydroxides make good OER catalysts

Nanotechweb - March 25, 2016 - 3:53am
(with video) Toronto researchers have made the best oxygen-evolving reaction catalysts yet.

$17.8 million awarded for 2D materials research at Penn State University

Nanotechweb - March 24, 2016 - 9:27am
(with audio) The National Science Foundation in the US has announced the award of $17.8 million dollars to Penn State University for the development of a 2D materials user facility

Carbon leads the way in clean energy: Groundbreaking research at Griffith University is leading the way in clean energy, with the use of carbon as a way to deliver energy using hydrogen

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Groundbreaking research at Griffith University is leading the way in clean energy, with the use of carbon as a way to deliver energy using hydrogen.

Printing nanomaterials with plasma: New method can deposit nanomaterials onto flexible surfaces and 3-D objects

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Printing has come a long way since the days of Johannes Gutenberg. Now, researchers have developed a new method that uses plasma to print nanomaterials onto a 3-D object or flexible surface, such as p...

No more washing: Nano-enhanced textiles clean themselves with light: New technique to grow nanostructures that degrade organic matter when exposed to light

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
A spot of sunshine is all it could take to get your washing done, thanks to pioneering nano research into self-cleaning textiles.

Keystone Nano selected by National Cancer Institute to participate in BIO

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Keystone Nano is pleased to announce that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has selected the company to participate in BIO 2016, being held in San Francisco in June. Keystone Nano will participate i...

Entanglement becomes easier to measure: New protocol to detect entanglement of many-particle quantum states

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
In quantum theory, interactions among particles create fascinating correlations known as entanglement that cannot be explained by any means known to the classical world. Entanglement is a consequence...

IBS Creates a wearable graphene-based biomedical device to monitor and combat diabetes: GP-based patch from the Center for Nanoparticle Research is capable of non-invasive blood sugar monitoring and painless drug delivery

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
A scientific team from the Center for Nanoparticle Research at IBS has created a wearable GP-based patch that allows accurate diabetes monitoring and feedback therapy by using human sweat. The researc...

Bacteria's Achilles heel uncovered by single molecule chemistry

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Drug resistant bacteria are fast becoming one of the big worries of the 21 century. Now researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered a previously unknown weakness; an "Achilles heel", o...

Solar fuels: A refined protective layer for the 'artificial leaf'

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
The team was able for the first time to produce a hybrid structure that converts 12 per cent of the incident solar energy into the form of hydrogen. The results have now been published in Advanced Ene...

Engineers adapt laser method to create micro energy units: Laser-writing technique can help manufacturers create micro energy storage and conversion units; possibilities are 'endless,' researchers say

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
In the race to design smaller handheld devices and smartphones, a key factor is decreasing the sizes of components. As the demand for thinner and lighter microelectronic devices increases, manufactur...

Layered graphene oxide hosts lithium metal anodes

Nanotechweb - March 24, 2016 - 2:05am
Stanford researchers have solved the ‘infinite relative volume change’ problem that plagues lithium metal.

Graphene patch detects glucose in sweat

Nanotechweb - March 24, 2016 - 2:04am
The device can also deliver metformin – a drug used to treat diabetes – through the skin.

CNST: Designer Materials Through Controlled Nanocrystal Coupling for Electronic and Optical Applications

InterNano - Upcoming Events - March 23, 2016 - 2:44pm
LectureThursday, April 7, 2016 - 1:00pmGaithersburg, MD http://www.nist.gov/cnst/designer_materials_through_controlled.cfm CNST Nanotechnology Seminar Series Cherie R. Kagan University of Pennsylvania, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry Bldg. 215, Rm C103-106 Semiconductor and plasmonic nanocrystals are known for their size- and shape-dependent photoluminescence and localized surface plasmon resonances respectively. In this talk, I will describe the use of semiconductor and plasmonic nanocrystals as building blocks of mesoscale materials for semiconductor electronics and optoelectronics and plasmonic optical metamaterials. Chemical exchange of the long ligands used in nanocrystal synthesis with more compact ligand chemistries brings neighboring nanocrystals into proximity and increases interparticle coupling. In semiconductor nanocrystal solids, we show strong electronic coupling in combination with doping allows us to control the carrier type and concentration and design high mobility n- and p-type materials. I will give examples where n- and p-type nanocrystal solids are used to construct field-effect transistors and integrated circuits and solar photovoltaics. In metal nanocrystals, ligand-controlled coupling allows us to tailor a dielectric-to-metal phase transition seen by a 1010 range in DC conductivity and a dielectric permittivity ranging from everywhere positive to everywhere negative across the whole range of optical frequencies. We realize a "diluted metal" with optical properties not found in the bulk metal analog, presenting a new axis in plasmonic materials design and the realization of optical properties akin to next-generation metamaterials. We harness the properties of metal NCs by using nanoimprint lithography to print large-area metamaterials on glass and plastics with widely tailorable optical properties that are used to realize near-infrared optical devices. For further information please contact Robert Ilic, 301-975-2639, robert.ilic@nist.gov

NCC-Foam

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 23, 2016 - 1:07pm
Highly crystalline nano particles, known as nano crystalline cellulose (NCC), are released when cellulose fibrils are processed under carefully controlled conditions. A unique technique for the self-assembly of NCC particles into highly ordered, cellular structures has recently been developed by Melodea and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. NCC-Foam will address this process by developing commercially-viable, lightweight, rigid foam core materials from self-assembled nano-crystalline cellulose (NCC). 4A Broom Business Park Bridge Way Chesterfield, UK S41 9QG

Additive Manufacturing Europe 2016

InterNano - Upcoming Events - March 23, 2016 - 12:52pm
ConferenceTuesday, June 28, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, June 30, 2016 (All day)Amsterdam http://www.amshow-europe.com/ Moving beyond 3D printing’s benefits for design and prototyping, additive manufacturing is today a technology that also allows for the creation of complex new products with entirely new properties – lighter, stronger and less wasteful. Come to Additive Manufacturing Europe 2016 and see the latest technology in action. It’s the entire advanced design and manufacturing ecosystem in one place!

NNI Agencies Announce Nanotechnology Signature Initiative for Water Sustainability

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 23, 2016 - 12:18pm
Marlowe Newman, NNCO Communications DirectorAs a part of the White House Water Summit held yesterday on World Water Day,

Nanoparticle-based cancer therapies shown to work in humans

Nanotech-Now - March 22, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of researchers led by Caltech scientists have shown that nanoparticles can function to target tumors while avoiding adjacent healthy tissue in human cancer patients.

A new model for how twisted bundles take shape: UMass Amherst, Virginia Tech team unravel rules of twisted bundle morphology

Nanotech-Now - March 22, 2016 - 7:45am
In the current issue of Nature Materials, polymer scientists Greg Grason, Douglas Hall and Isaac Bruss at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with Justin Barone at Virginia Tech, identify for the...