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U.S. Navy eyes nanotechnology for ultimate power control system

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
The Office of Naval Research has awarded engineers an $800,000 grant to develop narrow strips of graphene called nanoribbons that may someday revolutionize how power is controlled in ships, smartphones and other electronic devices.
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Graphene nanoscrolls used in design of near-frictionless material

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
Scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time.
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Nano-C Receives EPA Approvals for Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
Nano-C, Inc. received clearance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to manufacture and sell Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT) for a wide range of applications.
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Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Introduces Ultra Thin High Performance Thermal Insulation Film for Cooling Personal Electronic Devices

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC PINK: INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced that the Company has developed an ultra thin high performance thermal insul...
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Novel method creates nanowires with new useful properties

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
Scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind method of creating a class of nanowires that one day could have applications in areas ranging from consumer electronics to solar panels.
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Self-Assembly Trick Embeds Quantum Dots Inside Nanowires

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Image: Stephan Hofmann Self-assembling nanowires could give them a role in touch-screen displays, smoke detectors, and other applications. Now researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK in collaboration with IBM have developed a self-assembly process for nanowires that makes it possible to embed quantum dots within them, expanding their range of potential applications. “The key to building functional nanoscale devices is to control materials and their interfaces at the atomic level,” said Stephan Hofmann of the University of Cambridge and one of the paper’s senior authors, in a press release. “We’ve developed a method of engineering inclusions of different materials so that we can make complex structures in a very precise way.” The new self-assembly technique, which is described in the journal Nature Materials , is based on the typical process for producing nanowires: vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) synthesis.  VLS offers a fast way for producing nanowires based on chemical vapor deposition. In VLS, chemical vapors disolve into a droplet of liquid catalyst. The chemicals crystalize at the base of the droplet, forming the nanowire, which pushes the catalyst up as it grows. Over the years, VLS has developed into a highly controlled process in which every detail of the nanowires from its size to its crystal structure can be precisely controlled. The Cambridge researchers were able to build upon the VLS technique by using the catalyst droplet as a “mixing bowl” to add materials that lead to new growth phases. These new phases take the shape of faceted nanocrystals, or quantum dots. “The technique allows two different materials to be incorporated into the same nanowire, even if the lattice structures of the two crystals don’t perfectly match,” said Hofmann. “It’s a flexible platform that can be used for different technologies.” The inclusion of quantum dots in the nanowires would seem to indicate potential optoelectronic applications, for which the nanocrystals are well known. For example, the researchers anticipate that these new nanowires could find use in semiconductor lasers and other light emitters.
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Fabricating patterned graphene from a solid source of polystyrene

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
Since the first 'Scotch tape' method - i.e. mechanical peeling - of making graphene was reported in 2004, researchers have come up with a variety of techniques for producing graphene. Since simply using the as-produced graphene flakes is not good enough for use in sophisticated applications, intricate patterning processes are essential for the development of the required graphene structures for use in nanoelectronic and optical devices. Usinf a novel method, researchers have now successfully grown graphene from neat polystyrene regions.
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Aculon Launches NanoProof Series for PCB Waterproofing

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
Aculon, Inc., a proven nanocoating supplier to the electronics industry, announces the launch of their NanoProof Series of PCB water & oil protection products.
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After 85-year search, massless particle with promise for next-generation electronics found

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
An international team led by Princeton University scientists has discovered Weyl fermions, an elusive massless particle theorized 85 years ago. The particle could give rise to faster and more efficien...
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Unprecedented gigapixel multicolor microscope: Powerful new tool to advance drug research

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
A new multispectral microscope, one capable of processing nearly 17 billion pixels representing 13 individual color channels in a single image, has been successfully demonstrated by a team of research...
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Nanowires give 'solar fuel cell' efficiency a tenfold boost

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
A solar cell that produces fuel rather than electricity. Researchers today present a very promising prototype.
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II-VI Advanced Materials Exhibits World's First 200mm SiC Substrates at 2015 CS MANTECH Conference

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
II‐VI Incorporated ‐ II‐VI Advanced Materials, a world leading supplier of single crystal SiC (silicon carbide) substrates and CVD‐grown polycrystalline diamond materials,...
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CVD Equipment Secures More Than $13 Million in New Orders for Q2 2015

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
CVD Equipment Corporation, a leading provider of standard and custom chemical vapor deposition systems, today announced that it has received in excess of $13 Million in new orders during the quarter...
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New method to test candidate material for organic solar cells

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
New research shows it is possible to test a candidate material quickly and directly, using off-the-shelf laser technology. The method bypasses the costly, time-consuming step of constructing a prototype solar cell for each material to be evaluated.
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Plantations of nanorods on carpets of graphene capture the Sun's energy

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
The Sun can be a better chemist, thanks to zinc oxide nanorod arrays grown on a graphene substrate and 'decorated' with dots of cadmium sulphide. In the presence of solar radiation, this combination of zero and one-dimensional semiconductor structures with two-dimensional graphene is a great catalyst for many chemical reactions.
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Engineered quantum-dot-in-perovskite solids open new frontiers for high-efficiency lighting

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
Researchers successfully combine 2 different materials to create new hyper-efficient light-emitting crystal.
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On the way to breaking the terahertz barrier for graphene nanoelectronics

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
Simple thermodynamics defines the performance of ultrafast graphene transistors and photodetectors.
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New technique to synthesise nanostructured nanowires

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
Researchers have developed a new method for growing ?hybrid? crystals at the nanoscale, in which quantum dots - essentially nanoscale semiconductors - of different materials can be sequentially incorporated into a host nanowire with perfect junctions between the components.
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Coated Ultra-Thin Copper on Printed Circuit Laminates - I-Connect007

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
I-Connect007Coated Ultra-Thin Copper on Printed Circuit LaminatesI-Connect007Nano copper-based electronic ink and associated processing have been developed to create ultra-thin copper on flexible PCB substrates. Using a unique nanomanufacturing process, nanomaterial is created, dispersed, and sintered, resulting in copper foil ...and more »
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Leti and EVG Launch INSPIRE, a Lithography Program Aimed At Demonstrating Benefits of Nano-imprint Technology

InterNano Industry News - August 2, 2015 - 3:45am
CEA-Leti and EV Group have launched a new program in nano-imprint lithography (NIL) called INSPIRE to demonstrate the benefits of the versatile, powerful nano-patterning technology and spread its use...
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