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Pinholes are Pitfalls for High Performance Solar Cells

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
The most popular next-generation solar cells under development may have a problem - the top layer is full of tiny pinholes, researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate Univ...
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New method allows for greater variation in band gap tunability: The method can change a material's electronic band gap by up to 200 percent

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
If you can't find the ideal material, then design a new one. Northwestern University's James Rondinelli uses quantum mechanical calculations to predict and design the properties of new materials by...
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Evidence mounts for quantum criticality theory: Findings bolster theory that quantum fluctuations drive strange electronic phenomena

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
A new study by a team of physicists at Rice University, Zhejiang University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Florida State University and the Max Planck Institute adds to the growing body of evidence...
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Everything You Need To Know About Nanopesticides

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
Rather, it's Harper's work in the laboratory that links her to the soil. A scientist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Harper is doggedly researching tiny, human-made substances called nanop...
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DNA nanoswitches reveal how life's molecules connect: An accessible new way to study molecular interactions could lower cost and time associated with discovering new drugs

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
A complex interplay of molecular components governs almost all aspects of biological sciences - healthy organism development, disease progression, and drug efficacy are all dependent on the way life's...
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Crystal light: New light-converting materials point to cheaper, more efficient solar power: University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new solar cell and LED applications

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new applications Engineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way f...
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Generating Möbius strips of light: Researchers experimentally produce these structures from light polarization

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
A collaboration of researchers from Canada, Europe and the USA have experimentally produced Möbius strips from the polarization of light, confirming a theoretical prediction that it is possible for li...
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Nanoantennas go fan-shaped

Nanotechweb - February 2, 2015 - 6:34am
New nanostructure improves the sensitivity of infrared spectroscopy.
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Rare polymorph grows on graphene

Nanotechweb - February 2, 2015 - 6:08am
Organic semiconductor pentacene assumes an unusual crystal structure when grown on carbon sheet.
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Why Is Google Making Synthetic Arms?

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2015 - 4:25pm
At the health research facility where it employs more than 100 doctors and scientists, Google is working on a magnetic nanoparticle technology that could change the way we test for cancer (and potenti...
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Hiden Gas Analysers at PITTCON 2015 | Visit us on Booth No. 1127

Nanotech-Now - January 31, 2015 - 7:45am
Hiden are exhibiting their latest laboratory gas analysers at Pittcon 2015, 9th - 12th March, New Orleans, LA USA. Visit us on Booth 1127. Hiden will feature their latest QGA systems for direct real t...
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Discovery Channel taps Angstron Materials for segment featuring graphene advances

Nanotech-Now - January 31, 2015 - 7:45am
Angstron Materials Inc., a heavy weight in the commercial scale production of graphene and graphene oxide materials, will be featured this month in a segment for Discovery Channel's Trending Today. Th...
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Asteroid Mining 101: A New Book by World-Renowned Expert Dr. John S. Lewis - Exclusive Sneak-Peek Opportunity for Book Reviewers and Media

Nanotech-Now - January 31, 2015 - 7:45am
Harvesting space resources to accelerate humanity's expansion into the solar system is the focus of Asteroid Mining 101: Wealth for a New Space Economy, a new book written by globally recognized exper...
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The Original Frameless Shower Doors Installs DFI's FuseCube™ to Offer Hydrophobic Protective Coating as a Standard Feature: First DFI FuseCube™ Installed on the East Coast to Enable Key Differentiator for the Original Frameless Shower Doors

Nanotech-Now - January 31, 2015 - 7:45am
Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) and IGE Glass Technologies along with The Original Frameless Shower Doors announce the first FuseCube™ to be installed in the eastern US by a shower door manufacturer...
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Creating new materials with quantum effects for electronics

Nanotech-Now - January 31, 2015 - 7:45am
Collaboration in a project to create a catalog of different materials and combining them to obtain a metamaterial (artificial material) with the desired characteristics.
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Top-grade perovskite boosts solar cells

Nanotechweb - January 30, 2015 - 10:41am
A hot-casting solution-processing technique produces perovskite crystals with millimetre size grain cells.
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The Impact of Nanomanufacturing on the Flexible Electronics Opportunity

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 30, 2015 - 10:17am
The National Academy of Engineering report that was just released in 2014 on “The Flexible Electronics Opportunity (http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18812/the-flexible-electronics-opportunity) ” has re-established interest in this growing area which includes strategic opportunities for several future technology platforms, including the Internet of Things, and wearable sensors and systems. The key recommendations are well aligned with strategies, goals and public-private partnerships that have been developing over the past decade. Key recommendations from the report are consistent with the challenges and opportunities that the relevant committees have determined, with the committee recommending the following: The United States should increase funding of basic research related to flexible electronics and augment support for university-based consortia to develop prototypes, manufacturing processes, and products in close collaboration with contributing industrial partners. Consortia, bringing together industry, universities, and various levels of government, should be used as a means of fostering precompetitive applied research in flexible electronics. The United States should establish and support a network of user facilities dedicated to flexible electronics. Where possible, federal efforts to support the growth of competitive flexible electronics industries should leverage state and regional developmental efforts, with the objective of establishing co-located local supply chains and capturing the associated cluster synergies.Agency mission needs should help drive demand for flexible electronics technologies, while lowering costs, improving capabilities, and contributing to the development of a skilled workforce. These recommendations build upon the developments by numerous institutions in establishing industry consortia user facilities to transition the innovations in materials, processes, and integration to industrially meaningful platforms. As such, innovations in nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing processes emerging from NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers (NSECS) and Nanosystems Engineering Research Centers (NERCs) will play a pivotal role in the innovation cycle to accelerate developments in flexible-hybrid electronics technologies and manufacturing platforms. Complimenting this are the manufacturing demonstration facilities that have been established at various universities as industry user facilities to take advantage of these emerging processes and cutting edge tools that are unavailable elsewhere. Examples include the Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM) at Binghamton University, the Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University, and the Center for Advanced Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The examples of academic driven public-private partnerships provide leading edge capabilities accessible to industry for acceleration of innovative product development.

QDs couple to PRCs

Nanotechweb - January 30, 2015 - 5:53am
Plasmonic ring cavities could be good alternatives to the widely used “dimer” or “bowtie” nanoantenna structures as possible light emitting sources in all-optical chip circuits.
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