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NanoMONITOR 1st stakeholders’ day

InterNano - Upcoming Events - March 27, 2017 - 12:43pm
Workshop/TrainingTuesday, April 4, 2017Valencia, Spain http://www.lifenanomonitor.eu/en/events/nanomonitor-1st-stakeholders-day/ This workshop is a forum for nanotechnology researchers, industry, and regulators to present and discuss the use of measured data on the concentration of engineered nanomaterials to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials and the implementation of safe exposure scenarios, guaranteeing a high level of protection of the human health and the environment. The workshop program focusses on the main progress and outcomes of the NanoMONITOR project, which provides scientific based solutions to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials on a regulatory basis, including critical issues such as environmental, occupational and consumer exposure to ENMs, environmental release and fate in the life cycle and product value chains, and human health impacts of ENMs. The overall aim of the project is to the develop a prototype system to generate robust, accessible, comparable and interoperable environmental and indoor air monitoring data to support the implementation of REACH regulation. A new solution to support data processing, and the monitoring and sampling of the concentration of ENMs in indoor workplaces and urban areas is being developed. A first prototype monitoring station combining remote sensing devices, filtering elements and data transmissions elements have been designed and developed. This prototype processes and sends the station’s data to our NanoMONITOR data acquisition software and visualization platform, being available for free download. This first prototype, as well as the main outcomes of the project concerning the concentration of ENMs on workplaces and urban areas will be presented. The Workshop topics include: Workplace and environmental exposure to ENMs Data acquisition and data sharing technologies Air Quality monitoring Impact of nanotechnologies on human health and the environment Risk Governance of nanotechnologies Target audience The 1st edition of NanoMonitor stakeholders’ day is specially designed for personnel from research and academic institutions. It is also ideal for workers and professional users who are interested in learning more about current technologies to measure the concentration of ENMs in indoor workplaces and urban environments, existing tools to gather information on the concentration of ENMs in workplaces, as well as recommended approaches to assist companies on the evaluation of the exposure to ENMs on a regulatory basis. Target Audience and Stakeholders are: Health and safety advisors Occupational hygienists Workers and professional users who use ENMs as such, in mixtures or incorporated into articles in research or production processes Researchers Experts from industry associations and other stakeholder organizations informing companies about the requirements for the safe handling and use of ENMs on a regulatory basis, especially for risk control purposes Experts from standardization (i.e. ISO committees) and/or regulatory bodies (i.e. ECHA).

Fast live nanoscopy reveals protein confinement in neurons

Nanotechweb - March 27, 2017 - 5:18am
A technique that can image particle movement on microsecond timescales and nanometre length scales provides evidence that supports the “picket fence” model of membrane protein confinement.

Switching domain-wall output in semiconducting ferroelectrics

Nanotechweb - March 27, 2017 - 2:22am
Structures could serve as circuit paths for charge carriers.

Leti Presents Advances in Propagation Modeling and Antenna Design for mmWave Spectrum: Paper Is One of 15 that Leti Presented at European Conference on Antennas and Propagation March 19-24

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, presented a paper at the 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) on March 21 that characterizes the propagation channel in the V- and E-ban...

Rice U. refines filters for greener natural gas: New study defines best materials for carbon capture, methane selectivity

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Natural gas producers want to draw all the methane they can from a well while sequestering as much carbon dioxide as possible, and could use filters that optimize either carbon capture or methane flow...

Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light: Rice University lab turns transition metals into practical catalyst for solar, other applications

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have created an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for solar water splitting, the conversion of solar energy to c...

Scientists discover new 'boat' form of promising semiconductor: GeSe Uncommon form attenuates semiconductor's band gap size

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Princeton researchers have discovered a new form of the simple compound GeSe that has surprisingly escaped detection until now. This so-called beta-GeSe compound has a ring type structure like graphen...

Caught on camera -- chemical reactions 'filmed' at the single-molecule level

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists have succeeded in 'filming' inter-molecular chemical reactions - using the electron beam of a transmission electron microscope (TEM) as a stop-frame imaging tool. They have also discovered...

Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age

Nanotech-Now - March 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Surfaces that have been coated with rare earth oxides develop water-repelling properties only after contact with air. Even at room temperature, chemical reactions begin with hydrocarbons in the air. I...

Flash Nano: Electrical "nerve cuff" could help treat chronic disease

Nanotechweb - March 24, 2017 - 1:22pm
3D printed nerve cuff "nanoclips" tethered with carbon nanofibres may help towards bioelectronic medicine for modulating nerve signalling to treat disease.

MoS2 transistors display nervous behaviour

Nanotechweb - March 24, 2017 - 11:03am
Fundamental characteristics of neurotransmission and memory formation are replicated in MoS2 field-effect transistors.

Pulverizing e-waste is green, clean -- and cold: Rice, Indian Institute researchers use cryo-mill to turn circuit boards into separated powders

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at Rice University and the Indian Institute of Science have an idea to simplify electronic waste recycling: Crush it into nanodust.

CRMGroup in Belgium uses a Deben three point bending stage in the development of new steel & coated steel products for automotive and other industrial applications

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2017 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on how the Center for Research in Metallurgy (CRMGroup) in Belg...

Electro-optical switch transmits data at record-low temperatures: Operating at temperatures near absolute zero, switch could enable significantly faster data processing with lower power consumption

Nanotech-Now - March 24, 2017 - 7:45am
A silicon optical switch newly developed at Sandia National Laboratories is the first to transmit up to 10 gigabits per second of data at temperatures just a few degrees above absolute zero. The devic...

Imec and Besi Demonstrate Long-Term Reliability of Ni-Cu-Ag Plated Solar Modules

InterNano Industry News - March 24, 2017 - 3:45am
Drunen (The Netherlands) and Leuven (Belgium)—January 3, 2017—Today, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics, energy and digital technology imec (partner in...
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Responsive filtration membranes by polymer self-assembly

InterNano Industry News - March 24, 2017 - 3:45am
A new review article discusses recent developments in stimuli-responsive membranes with an emphasis on membranes manufactured by polymer self-assembly.
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Controlling the organizational behavior of nanoparticles with polymers

InterNano Industry News - March 24, 2017 - 3:45am
By harnessing the intrinsic organizational properties of polymeric tethers, nanoparticles can be programmed to self-assemble into a variety of micron-sized domain structures in a reversible way.
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Three-layer nanoparticle catalysts improve zinc-air batteries

InterNano Industry News - March 24, 2017 - 3:45am
Nanoparticles containing three different layers of material can help to boost the performance of a zinc-air battery, researchers have found.
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Silver nanowire inks enable paper-based printable electronics

InterNano Industry News - March 24, 2017 - 3:45am
By suspending tiny metal nanoparticles in liquids, scientists are brewing up conductive ink-jet printer 'inks' to print inexpensive, customizable circuit patterns on just about any surface.
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Black gold maximizes the light absorption of nanomaterials

InterNano Industry News - March 24, 2017 - 3:45am
Maximizing light absorption of nanomaterials has been an emerging research field in the recent years due to its attractiveness in a wide range of applications that involves conversion or utilization of solar energy. However, most of the concepts reported are based on multi-layered architecture inspired by optical impedance matching concepts that requires complicated non-scalable fabrication process such as electron beam lithography. Efforts on maximizing light absorption via nanostructuring remain scarce. Researchers have now reported such a material - a nanolayer of black gold.
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