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Making electronics safer with perovskites: Scientists in Japan are developing methods to manufacture safer ceramic capacitors

Nanotech-Now - March 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Ceramic capacitors are used in a wide variety of electronics, ranging from computers and mobile phones to telecommunications transmitter stations and high voltage laser power supplies. Capacitors act,...

A surprising makeover turns an ordinary protein into a magnetic sculptor

Nanotech-Now - March 20, 2016 - 7:45am
By studying an unusual group of magnetic microorganisms, scientists at UC Berkeley have uncovered a new and unexpected function for a ubiquitous protein family. Proteases are workhorse enzymes found i...

Scientists suggest a 100 times faster type of memory cell based on superconductors

Nanotech-Now - March 20, 2016 - 7:45am
A group of scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and from the Moscow State University has developed a fundamentally new type of memory cell based on superconductors - this type of...

Democratizing high-throughput single molecule force analysis: New inexpensive technology platform enables multiplexed single molecule analysis under force

Nanotech-Now - March 20, 2016 - 7:45am
From the tension of contracting muscle fibers to hydrodynamic stresses within flowing blood, molecules within our bodies are subject to a wide variety of mechanical forces that directly influence the...

Insect wings inspire antibacterial surfaces for corneal transplants, other medical devices

Nanotech-Now - March 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Title Towards a Scalable, Biomimetic Antibacterial Polymer Surface Abstract Nanopillars on cicada wings are inherently antibacterial, irrespective of surface chemistry. Application of nanopil...

Nanostructures Promise Big Impact on Higher-Speed Lower-Power Optical Devices

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 18, 2016 - 2:34pm
Melanie Schefft, University of Cincinnati NewsUniversity of Cincinnati physicists are seeing big potential in small semiconductor nanowires for improved optical infrared sensor technologies.

Infiltrated water weakens catalysts

Nanotechweb - March 18, 2016 - 2:00pm
Fuel-cell catalysts and other nanomaterial applications may benefit from solvent processes that remove intercalated water.

Nano One Materials Corp.

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 18, 2016 - 8:59am
Nano One is a Vancouver-based technology company with a scalable industrial process for producing low cost high performance energy storage materials for batteries and a wide range of advanced nanostructured composite materials. The core technology assembles low-cost raw materials in solution (such as lithium, cobalt, magnesium) at high rates of production, prior to industrial driers and kilns completing the reaction. 620-650 West Georgia Street Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V6B 4N9

Eggshell nanoparticles could lead to expanded use of bioplastic in packaging materials

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Title Nano Engineered Eggshell Toughened Polylactic Acid/Aliphatic-Aromatic Copolyester Flexible Polymer Blend Abstract The need for compostable alternative packaging materials is an urgent o...

In cubosomes it's their interior that counts

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Under certain conditions appropriately selected particles can form closed surfaces in liquids with surprisingly complex shapes, cutting through space by a regular network of channels. So far, we have...

Incredible images reveal bacteria motor parts in unprecedented detail

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Many bacteria swim using flagella - long tails that are attached to tiny motors made of proteins, just tens of nanometres wide. These motors spin the flagella, which work as nanoscale propellers to dr...

Nanostructures promise big impact on higher-speed, lower-power optical devices: University of Cincinnati physicists are seeing big potential in small semiconductor nanowires for improved optical infrared sensor technologies

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2016 - 7:45am
With new technology getting smaller and smaller, requiring lower power, University of Cincinnati physics research points to new robust electronic technologies using quantum nanowire structures.

'Imprint control' makes better BTO films

Nanotechweb - March 18, 2016 - 4:39am
New technique may be a simple, yet powerful strategy to improve the functional properties of ferroelectric films.

Identifying Commercial Success Stories from the National Nanotechnology Initiative: National Nanotechnology Coordination Office and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Issue a Request for Information on NNI-Supported Success Stories

InterNano Industry News - March 18, 2016 - 3:45am
he National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) are asking for examples of commercialization success stories arising from Feder...
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Nanowires bend into spirals and helical coils

Nanotechweb - March 17, 2016 - 5:13am
Harvard researchers extend “Plateau–Rayleigh” crystal growth technique to synthesize complex 1, 2 and 3D shapes.

Drexel research helps bacteria-powered microrobots plot a course

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
The problem with having a microscopic robot propelled by a horde of tail-flailing bacteria is you never know where it's going to end up. The tiny, bio-robots, which amount to a chip coated with a "car...

Theoretical physics discovery to set the research field buzzing

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Bazinga! University of Cincinnati theoretical physicists are about to report on a controversial discovery that they say contradicts the work of researchers over the decades. The discovery concerns the...

Experimentation and largest-ever quantum simulation of a disordered system explain quantum many-particle problem

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Using some of the largest supercomputers available, physics researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have produced one of the largest simulations ever to help explain one of phy...