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Nanoclusters act as antioxidants

Nanotechweb - February 13, 2015 - 11:13am
Hydrophilic carbon nanoparticles might help in the treatment of traumatic brain injury, strokes, autoimmune diseases and neuropathy.
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One nanoparticle: six imaging modalities

Nanotechweb - February 13, 2015 - 8:51am
Researchers design a nanoparticle that can be detected by six different medical imaging techniques.
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Making a better wound dressing -- with fish skin

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
With a low price tag and mild flavor, tilapia has become a staple dinnertime fish for many Americans. Now it could have another use: helping to heal our wounds. In the journal ACS Applied Materials &...
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Aspen Aerogels, Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call for February 26, 2015

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) ("Aspen Aerogels") will issue a press release reporting its fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 financial results on Thursday, February 26, 2015 after the market closes.
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Extreme-temperature electronics: Futuristic material molybdenum disulfide may find new application for thin-film transistors in extremely high-temperature electronics and sensors

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Many industries are calling for electronics that can operate reliably in a harsh environment, including extreme temperatures above 200° Celsius. Examples of the high temperature applications include t...
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Iranian Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Boost Oil Extraction

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Sahand University of Technology and Islamic Azad University studied the effect of using nanoparticles on increasing oil extraction from reservoirs.
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Electronics you can wrap around your finger: A new multiferroric film keeps its electric and magnetic properties even when highly curved, paving the way for potential uses in wearable devices

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Electronic devices have shrunk rapidly in the past decades, but most remain as stiff as the same sort of devices were in the 1950s -- a drawback if you want to wrap your phone around your wrist when y...
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DNA 'cage' could improve nanopore technology

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Despite having a diameter tens of thousands of times smaller than a human hair, nanopores could be the next big thing in DNA sequencing. By zipping DNA molecules through these tiny holes, scientists h...
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Nanotubes self-organize and wiggle: Evolution of a nonequilibrium system demonstrates MEPP

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
The second law of thermodynamics tells us that all systems evolve toward a state of maximum entropy, wherein all energy is dissipated as heat, and no available energy remains to do work. Since the mid...
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Novel non-stick material joins portfolio of slippery surface technologies: Infusing liquids into polymers makes long lasting, self-replenishing material that repels deadly bacterial build-up

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
More than 80 percent of microbial infections in the human body are caused by a build-up of bacteria, according to the National Institutes of Health. Bacteria cells gain a foothold in the body by accum...
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Breakthrough may lead to industrial production of graphene devices

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
With properties that promise faster computers, better sensors and much more, graphene has been dubbed the 'miracle material'. But progress in producing it on an industrial scale without compromising i...
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New design tool for metamaterials: Berkeley Lab study shows how to predict metamaterial nonlinear optical properties

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Metamaterials - artificial nanostructures engineered with electromagnetic properties not found in nature - offer tantalizing future prospects such as high resolution optical microscopes and superfast...
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Skyrmion bubbles go gyrotropic

Nanotechweb - February 12, 2015 - 6:55am
Researchers image how magnetic skyrmions move for the first time – a result that bodes well for next-generation high-density data-storage technologies and nanodigital electronic devices.
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Nanoscientist heads CNRS Institute of Physics

Nanotechweb - February 12, 2015 - 6:24am
Alain Schuhl become new director of the Institute of Physics at the French National Centre for Scientific Research.
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Nanotechnology discoveries move from lab to marketplace with CNT fabrication process

National Nanomanufacturing Network - February 12, 2015 - 4:50am
A recent agreement between The University of Texas at Dallas and Lintec of America is expected to propel scientific discoveries from the University’s laboratories into the global marketplace and create jobs in North Texas. UT Dallas’ Office of Technology Commercialization (http://www.utdallas.edu/research/otc/) has licensed to Lintec of America a process developed over several years by Dr. Ray Baughman (http://www.utdallas.edu/chairs/profiles/baughman.html), the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry, and his colleagues at the University’s Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute (http://nanotech.utdallas.edu/about/index.html), which he directs. The patented process transforms tiny tubes of carbon — 10,000 times thinner than the width of a human hair — into useful large-scale structures, such as sheets and yarns, that are super-strong and extremely light. The carbon nanotube materials have unique thermal, mechanical and electrical properties, making them potentially suitable for use in areas such as wearable electronics, electronic displays, solar panels, sound projectors, batteries and harvesters of waste energy. Lintec of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Lintec Corporation (http://www.lintec-global.com/), a leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive adhesives. The company’s advanced materials and industrial products are used in items ranging from electronic devices and computer displays to building and automotive materials. Lintec recently opened the Nano-Science Technology Center (http://lintec-nstc.com/) in Richardson. Less than 5 miles from the UT Dallas campus, it is devoted specifically to the manufacture and commercialization of the carbon nanotube structures. Dr. David E. Daniel, president of UT Dallas, said the whole process — from lab to marketplace — exemplifies how research universities impact the economy and society. “One of the important roles a research university plays in the community is to translate the creativity and human talent developed on campus into the private sector,” he said. “This agreement is an example of UT Dallas doing exactly what it should be doing — fostering an ecosystem of hugely creative faculty who educate and train exceptional students, who then contribute significantly to business and add value to society.” Additionally, two UT Dallas alumni are leading efforts at the Nano-Science Technology Center: Dr. Kanzan Inoue MS’01 PhD’05 is managing director of the facility, and his wife, Dr. Raquel Ovalle-Robles MS’06 PhD’08, is the chief research and intellectual properties strategist. Both worked in the NanoTech Institute with Baughman and Dr. Anvar Zakhidov (http://nanotech.utdallas.edu/personnel/staff/zakhidov.html), professor of physics. Inoue said proximity to the University and access to its intellectual resources were primary factors in locating the new facility in Richardson. “The Nano-Science Technology Center was created to bridge the gaps between laboratory research, pilot production and ultimately full production processes,” he said. “Individual carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are much lighter, stronger and more thermally conducting than metals or diamond. However, applying CNTs in practical applications requires scalable and controllable processing methods for assembling them into products without losing the unique properties of individual CNTs.”Inoue also said that a critical factor for the controllable device fabrication is the ability to assemble CNTs in different forms, such as free-standing or on a substrate.“The technology developed at UT Dallas delivers an efficient and elegant solution to these key issues,” he said. “The electrically conducting CNT sheets that we can now make are lighter than air, transparent and much stronger per pound than steel.” Lintec has been an industrial affiliate of the NanoTech Institute for many years, and Baughman said the pairing of the UT Dallas science and technology with the company’s manufacturing capabilities was a natural match. “Lintec has expertise in technologies that will be critically important for economically manufacturing carbon nanotube sheets and converting these sheets into a wide range of products,” said Baughman, a National Academy of Engineering member who joined the UT Dallas faculty in 2001 after a 30-year career in private industry. “They invested in UT Dallas technology because they saw potential for valuable end products and because their manufacturing capabilities are particularly well-suited for upscaling the production of these materials to industrial levels.” Baughman said the licensing agreement will enable “teaming” that eliminates barriers between scientific and technological breakthroughs and products, which is an important goal of the NanoTech Institute. “I’m very happy that Lintec decided to open its new facility in Richardson in order to be close to and work collaboratively with our NanoTech Institute, and that they are creating jobs in Texas,” he said. “I’m also delighted that the leaders of this new business venture are UT Dallas alumni from our institute. I know how brilliant they are and look forward to their accomplishments.” Source: The University of Texas at Dallas (http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2015/2/9-31409_Nanotech-Discoveries-Move-from-Lab-to-Marketplace-_story-wide.html?WT.mc_id=NewsHomepageFeature)

Nanotech Discoveries Move from Lab to Marketplace with Lintec Deal: Licensing Partnership Brings Together University Technology, New Richardson-Based Facility Directed by Alumni

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
A recent agreement between The University of Texas at Dallas and Lintec of America is expected to propel scientific discoveries from the University's laboratories into the global marketplace and creat...
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MEMS/Sensors Drive IoT/E Innovation in Europe: MEMS Executive Congress Europe Speakers Explore Internet of Things/Everything in Automotive, Consumer, Industrial Markets, 9-10, March in Copenhagen

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) speakers will explore the integral nature of MEMS/sensors to the Internet of Things/Everything (IoT/E) during MEMS Executive Congress® Europe, 9-10 March, 2015 in Copenhagen,...
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Graphenea granted patent on graphene transfer

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Graphenea was granted a patent for a method of transfer of large-area graphene. In particular, the patent refers to transferring graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) from a metal foil to...
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A straightforward, rapid and continuous method to protect MOF nanocrystals against water

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
An article in Advanced Materials magazine presents a one-step, alternative, rapid, and scalable spray-drying (SD) synthesis of Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) nanocrystals coated with organic polymers (...
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Negative capacitance detected

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Prof Gustau Catalan has published in Nature Materials a "News and Views" commenting the measurement of negative capacitance presented by the teams led by Prof Sayeef Salahuddin and Prof. Ramesh in the...
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