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'Magnetic-charge ice' slides into view

Nanotechweb - May 26, 2016 - 3:01am
Frustrated material could lead to better computer memories.

Light can 'heal' defects in new solar cell materials: Defects in some new electronic materials can be removed by making ions move under illumination

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
A family of compounds known as perovskites, which can be made into thin films with many promising electronic and optical properties, has been a hot research topic in recent years. But although these m...

Attosecond physics: A switch for light-wave electronics

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Light waves could in principle be used to drive future transistors. Since the electromagnetic waves of light oscillate approximately one million times in a billionth of a second, i.e. at petahertz (PH...

Supercrystals with new architecture can enhance drug synthesis

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists from ITMO University and Trinity College have designed an optically active nanosized supercrystal whose novel architecture can help separate organic molecules, thus considerably facilitatin...

Nanoscale Trojan horses treat inflammation

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanosized Trojan horses created from a patient's own immune cells have successfully treated inflammation by overcoming the body's complex defense mechanisms, perhaps leading to broader applications fo...

Programmable materials find strength in molecular repetition

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Synthetic proteins based on those found in a variety of squid species' ring teeth may lead the way to self-healing polymers carefully constructed for specific toughness and stretchability that might h...

Physicists create first metamaterial with rewritable magnetic ordering

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
University of Notre Dame physicists and their collaborators have produced the first rewriteable artificial magnetic charge ice. The research, described in a paper published in Science today, shows str...

Tiny packages may pack powerful treatment for brain tumors: Nanocarrier provides efficient delivery of chemotherapeutic drug

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Great discoveries do come in small packages. Few know that better than Ann-Marie Broome, Ph.D., who feels nanotechnology holds the future of medicine with its ability to deliver powerful drugs in tiny...

Two-stage nanoparticle delivery of piperlongumine and TRAIL anti-cancer therapy

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York demonstrated a drug delivery mechanism that utilizes two independent vehicles, allowing for delivery of chemically and physically dis-...

Rice de-icer gains anti-icing properties: Dual-function, graphene-based material good for aircraft, extreme environments

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have advanced their graphene-based de-icer to serve a dual purpose. The new material still melts ice from wings and wires when conditions get too cold. But if the air is abo...

IOSH Safe Laboratory Work with Nanomaterials

InterNano - Upcoming Events - May 23, 2016 - 9:25am
Thursday, June 23, 2016 (All day)Singapore http://www.iom-world.sg/services/training-courses/%28nyp%29-iosh-safe-laboratory-work-with-nanomaterials/?eventid=568 Overview The potential risks of working with and using nanomaterials have been widely recognised as has the need to use safe working practices. This training is based on the concepts highlighted in internationally recognized best practice, (ISO, UK Nanosafety Group) combined with tested approaches that are used by leading nanomaterial research institutions. Objectives To provide laboratory staff, students and safety and health professionals at universities and other R&D facilities with a good understanding of approaches towards safe and healthy working in labs where nanomaterials are used or produced. On completion of this course, participants will understand the protection needs and applicable technical and organisational measures including how to identify and correctly wear personal protective equipment. The training includes practical hands-on exercises that will help all participants translate the guidance into their daily lab routines in a safe and healthy way.

Phase-change chalcogenides for neuronal computing

Nanotechweb - May 23, 2016 - 8:07am
IBM researchers are reporting on the first artificial neuron made from phase-change-based memristive devices.

ORNL demonstrates large-scale technique to produce quantum dots

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
A method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications has gained momentum with a demonstration by resea...

More light on cancer: Scientists created nanoparticles to highlight cancer cells

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
The group of Russian and French researchers, with the participation of scientists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, has succeeded to synthesize nanoparticles of ultrapure silicon, which exhi...

Nanotubes are beacons in cancer-imaging technique: Rice University researchers use spectral triangulation to pinpoint location of tumors

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Bathing a patient in LED light may someday offer a new way to locate tumors, according to Rice University researchers.

Researchers demonstrate size quantization of Dirac fermions in graphene: Characterization of high-quality material reveals important details relevant to next generation nanoelectronic devices

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum mechanics is the field of physics governing the behavior of things on atomic scales, where things work very differently from our everyday world.