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Bioengineered sunscreen blocks skin penetration and toxicity

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
New sunscreen encased in nanoparticles eliminates cancer-causing potential of traditional sunscreens.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Researchers tailor power source for wearable electronics

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
Researchers have developed flexible wire-shaped microsupercapacitors that can be woven into a jacket, shirt or dress.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Transparent metal films for smartphone, tablet and TV displays

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
A new material that is both highly transparent and electrically conductive could make large screen displays, smart windows and even touch screens and solar cells more affordable and efficient, according to materials scientists and engineers who have discovered just such a material.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Designer crystals for next-gen electronics

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
A new process that uses vapour - rather than liquid - to grow designer crystals could lead to a new breed of faster, more powerful electronic devices.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

New ceramic firefighting foam becomes stronger when temperature increases

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
Chemists have developed a novel type of firefighting foam based on inorganic silica nanoparticles. The new foam beats existing analogues in fire extinguishing capacity, thermal and mechanical stability and biocompatibility.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Fourth NANoREG newsletter now available as free download

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
NANoREG is the first FP7 project to deliver the answers needed by regulators and legislators on EHS by linking them to a scientific evaluation of data and test methods.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Superhydrophobic coating protects without the price

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
A new class of superhydrophobic nanomaterials might simplify the process of protecting surfaces from water.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Engineers build biologically powered chip

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
System combines biological ion channels with solid-state transistors to create a new kind of electronics.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Liquid metal 'nano-terminators' target cancer cells

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
Researchers have developed a new drug delivery technique that uses a biodegradable liquid metal to target cancer cells. The liquid metal drug delivery method promises to boost the effect of cancer drugs.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Nanomembrane technology improves the removal of salt from seawater

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
The membrane is partly made from silicon and overcomes several challenges of existing designs by tolerating the harsh conditions inside desalination plant equipment.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Janus separator: A new opportunity to improve lithium-sulfur batteries

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
The two major problems with lithium-sulfur batteries stem from the intrinsic inert reaction kinetics of sulfur redox and the unique 'shuttle' mechanism described as that soluble intermediates - polysulfides consisting of lithium-terminated sulfur-chains - diffuse between the cathode and anode, thus being consumed within the battery instead of being utilized. To solve these issues and to improve battery performance relies on not only the electrode materials but also other cell components such as the separator.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

A new method of constructing nanowires for use as semiconductors

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
Physicists have discovered novel behaviours of materials that could enhance telecommunications technology.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Higher solar cell efficiency thanks to perovskite magic crystal

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
Researchers have come up with a procedure that makes it possible to produce thin film tandem solar cells in which a thin perovskite layer is used. The processing of peroveskite takes place at just 50 degrees Celsius and such a process is potentially applicable for low cost roll-to-roll production in future.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Chiroptical composites go stretchy

Nanotechweb - January 11, 2016 - 6:30am
New class of chiral materials might be used in next-generation optical and optoelectronic devices.

Mechanical properties of nanomaterials are altered due to electric field, researchers find

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Mechanical properties of nanomaterials can be altered due to the application of voltage, University of Wyoming researchers have discovered.

Researchers gauge quantum properties of nanotubes, essential for next-gen electronics: Imaging method allowed researchers to measure the nanotube quantum capacitance-a very unique property of an object from the nano-world

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
How do you get to know a material that you cannot see? That is a question that researchers studying nanomaterials--objects with features at the sub-micrometer scales such as quantum dots, nanoparti...

Tiny 'flasks' speed up chemical reactions: Self-assembling nanosphere clusters may improve everything from drug synthesis to drug delivery

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Miniature self-assembling "flasks" created at the Weizmann Institute may prove a useful tool in research and industry. The nanoflasks, which have a span of several nanometers, or millionths of a milli...

A 'printing press' for nanoparticles: New technique could facilitate use of gold nanoparticles in electronic, medical applications

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Gold nanoparticles have unusual optical, electronic and chemical properties, which scientists are seeking to put to use in a range of new technologies, from nanoelectronics to cancer treatments.

Aspen Aerogels to Present at the Needham Growth Conference

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) ("Aspen Aerogels") today announced that it will present at the Needham Growth Conference to be held at the New York Palace Hotel.

Imec and Cloudtag Collaborate on High Quality Frictionless Wearables for Lifestyle Coaching: Next-generation health and fitness tracker Cloudtag TrackTM launched at CES 2016

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Cloudtag (CTAG:LN), the company that brings accurate data and personalization to the health, wellbeing and fitness markets, and imec, the world-leading nanoelectronics research center, today presente...