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Polymer nanowires that assemble in perpendicular layers could offer route to tinier chip components

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Since the 1960s, computer chips have been built using a process called photolithography. But in the past five years, chip features have gotten smaller than the wavelength of light, which has required...

Using light for targeted drug delivery could help fight tumors, local infections

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Some drug regimens, such as those designed to eliminate tumors, are notorious for nasty side effects. Unwanted symptoms are often the result of medicine going where it's not needed and harming healthy...

Bismuth-based nanoribbons show 'topological' transport, potential for new technologies

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Magnetic field-induced helical mode and topological transitions in a topological insulator nanoribbon Luis A. Jauregui1,2, Michael T. Pettes3†, Leonid P. Rokhinson1,2,4, Li Shi3,5 and Yong P. Chen1...

Nano-photonics meets nano-mechanics: Controlling on-chip nano-optics by graphene nano-opto-mechanics

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Active in situ control of light at the nanoscale remains a challenge in modern physics and in nanophotonics in particular. A promising approach is to take advantage of the technological maturity of na...

Vesper Collaborates with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Deliver First Piezoelectric MEMS Microphones: Acoustic sensing company works with top foundry to support mass-market consumer products

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Vesper, the technology leader in acoustic MEMS, announced today that it is collaborating with GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, to deliver the wor...

Heriot-Watt's Institute of Photonics & Quantum Sciences uses the Deben Microtest 2 kN tensile stage to characterise ceramics and engineering plastics

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on the use of a Microtest tensile stage in the Institute of Pho...

Flexoelectricity is more than Moore

InterNano Industry News - January 24, 2016 - 4:45am
The information revolution is synonymous with the traditional quest to pack more chips and increase computing power. This quest is embodied by the famous "Moore's law", which predicts that the number...
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Engineered 2D nanomaterials–protein interfaces for efficient sensors

InterNano Industry News - January 24, 2016 - 4:45am
Review ArticlesKiran Kumar Tadi, Tharangattu N. Narayanan, Sivaram Arepalli, Kaustav Banerjee, Sowmya Viswanathan, Dorian Liepmann, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Venkatesan Renugopalakrishnan Journal of Materials Research, FirstView Article(s), 10 pagesAbstract
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Tekna Signs Agreement with Sigma-Aldrich for Worldwide Distribution of its Nanoparticles in Sample Quantities

InterNano Industry News - January 24, 2016 - 4:45am
Tekna has entered into an Agreement with Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (SIAL, NASDAQ). The terms of the Agreement enable Sigma-Aldrich to distribute sample size quantities of Tekna's famous Boron...
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Carbon-supported and nanosheet-assembled vanadium oxide microspheres for stable lithium-ion battery anodes

InterNano Industry News - January 24, 2016 - 4:45am
Abstract Naturally abundant transition metal oxides with high theoretical capacity have attracted more attention than commercial graphite for use as anodes in lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion battery electrodes that exhibit excellent electrochemical performance can be efficiently achieved via three-dimensional (3D) architectures decorated with conductive polymers and carbon. As such, we developed 3D carbon-supported amorphous vanadium oxide microspheres and crystalline V2O3 microspheres via a facile solvothermal method. Both samples were assembled with ultrathin nanosheets, which consisted of uniformly distributed vanadium oxides and carbon. The formation processes were clearly revealed through a series of time-dependent experiments. These microspheres have numerous active reaction sites, high electronic conductivity, and excellent structural stability, which are all far superior to those of other lithium-ion battery anodes. More importantly, 95% of the second-cycle discharge capacity was retained after the amorphous microspheres were subjected to 7,000 cycles at a high rate of 2,000 mA/g. The crystalline microspheres also exhibited a high-rate and long-life performance, as evidenced by a 98% retention of the second-cycle discharge capacity after 9,000 cycles at a rate of 2,000 mA/g. Therefore, this facile solvothermal method as well as unique carbon-supported and nanosheet-assembled microspheres have significant potential for the synthesis of and use in, respectively, lithium-ion batteries.
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$13.5M Awarded to Stanford University and International Collaborators from the ... - Business Wire (press release)

InterNano Industry News - January 24, 2016 - 4:45am
PCWorld$13.5M Awarded to Stanford University and International Collaborators from the ...Business Wire (press release)The project brings together world renowned experts in accelerator physics, laser physics, nanophotonics and nanofabrication to develop a functional, scalable prototype accelerator within five years that will lead to electron and x-ray sources that are ...$13.5 million Moore grant to develop working 'accelerator on a chip' prototypeEurekAlert (press release)all 4 news articles »
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Pioneering research boosts graphene revolution

InterNano Industry News - January 24, 2016 - 4:45am
Pioneering new research by the University of Exeter could pave the way for miniaturised optical circuits and increased internet speeds, by helping accelerate the 'graphene revolution'.
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National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 22, 2016 - 10:10am
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FLEXcon Shares Insights on Developments and Safety Guidelines in Nanotechnology

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 22, 2016 - 9:19am
FLEXconFLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, hosted a New England Nanotechnology Association (NENA) event to discuss the newest industry developments and to share information regar

Nanoparticles combine photodynamic and molecular therapies against pancreatic cancer: Novel drug-delivery system cuts off common treatment escape pathways in animal models

Nanotech-Now - January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
A nanoparticle drug-delivery system that combines two complementary types of anticancer treatment could improve outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer and other highly treatment-resistant tumors...

Converting solar energy into electric power via photobioelectrochemical cells

Nanotech-Now - January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
A new paradigm for the development of photo-bioelectrochemical cells has been reported in the journal Nature Energy by researchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Israel, and the Universit...

Scientists have shown how to make a low-cost yet high precision glass nanoengraving: In a joint study, scientists have developed a mechanism of laser deposition of patterns on glass with a resolution of 1000 times lower than the width of a human hair

Nanotech-Now - January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
In a joint study, scientists from the MIPT (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), ICP (Institute of Chemical Physics) named after Semenov, MSU (Moscow State University) and IPCP (Institute of P...

Teijin to Participate in Nano Tech 2016

Nanotech-Now - January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Teijin Limited announced today that it will exhibit a wide range of nanotech materials and products incorporating advanced Teijin technologies during the International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Co...

Mechanical quanta see the light

Nanotech-Now - January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum physics is increasingly becoming the scientific basis for a plethora of new "quantum technologies". These new technologies promise to fundamentally change the way we communicate, as well as ra...

Quantum knots are real!

Nanotech-Now - January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
The very first experimental observations of knots in quantum matter have just been reported in Nature Physics by scientists at Aalto University (Finland) and Amherst College (USA). The scientists crea...