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Tekna Signs Agreement with Sigma-Aldrich for Worldwide Distribution of its Nanoparticles in Sample Quantities
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...
Carbon-supported and nanosheet-assembled vanadium oxide microspheres for stable lithium-ion battery anodes
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.
$13.5M Awarded to Stanford University and International Collaborators from the ... - Business Wire (press release)
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 »
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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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
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Nanoparticles combine photodynamic and molecular therapies against pancreatic cancer: Novel drug-delivery system cuts off common treatment escape pathways in animal models
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...
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
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 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...
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...
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...
Graphene oxide 'paper' changes with strain: Rice researchers say material is more or less brittle, depending on how hard it's pulled
The same slip-and-stick mechanism that leads to earthquakes is at work on the molecular level in nanoscale materials, where it determines the shear plasticity of the materials, according to scientists...
Tesla NanoCoatings today announced development of its breakthrough wet-on-wet application process for Teslan® primer and topcoats as the company strengthens its leadership in carbon nanotube corrosio...
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) can be used to detect VX and Tabun on the femtomol scale for the first time.
Clay makes better high-temp batteries: Rice University scientists develop materials to power devices in harsh environments
A unique combination of materials developed at Rice University, including a clay-based electrolyte, may solve a problem for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries destined for harsh environments.
ConferenceSunday, June 12, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (All day)Salt Lake City, Utah http://ugim.nanofab.utah.edu/ The UGIM 2016 Symposium will be held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT on June 12-15, 2016. June 12: Introduction of new labs, Bootie camp, NNCI coordinating meeting, dinner reception and tours at the Utah Nanofab June 13-14: Conference and symposium June 15: Educational workshops (2 tracks repeated so you can hit the topics of interest) The goal of this symposium is to bring together educators and researchers involved in micro/nanotechnology management around the world and to provide a forum for exchanging information and presenting new lab operations and educational concepts. Representatives of micro/nano fabrication facilities, ranging from new labs to nationally recognized facilities, have found this symposium an excellent forum for exchanging information. Industry/university interactions, including technology transfer, collaborative research, and training efforts are included. New this year: 50-min detailed, non-commercial, educational workshops by topical experts and vendors. Abstract Submission Deadline: Leap Day! Feb 29, 2016
New devices simply resorb harmlessly into the body when no longer needed.
A thin metallic foil that heats batteries from the inside provides a cheap solution to battery power loss at subzero temperatures.
A new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull - crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery - then melt away when they are no longer...