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MIT Energy Initiative awards 10 seed fund grants for early-stage energy research

Nanotech-Now - May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Supporting promising energy research across a wide range of disciplines is one of the core tenets of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). Every spring for the past 10 years, the MITEI Seed Fund Program...

Precision NanoSystems @ CLINAM 2017

Nanotech-Now - May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Precision NanoSystems will be showcasing the benefits of its NanoAssemblr™ System and microfluidics technologies on booth #6 at this year’s European Foundation of Clinical Nanomedicine (CLINAM) confer...

Erasable ink for 3-D printing: Laser-written three-dimensional microstructures can be erased and rewritten, if desired -- very important paper publication in Angewandte Chemie

Nanotech-Now - May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
3D printing by direct laser writing produces micrometer-sized structures with precisely defined properties. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now developed a method to erase...

Nanomaterial risk assessment frameworks and tools evaluated

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
A recent study has evaluated frameworks and tools used in Europe to assess the potential health and environmental risks of manufactured nanomaterials. The study identifies a trend towards tools that provide protocols for conducting experiments, which enable more flexible and efficient hazard testing.
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Reducing conducting thin film surface roughness for electronics

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
In a significant advance, particularly within the microelectronics realm, engineers have established electrical surface treatment of conducting thin films as a physical processing method to reduce surface roughness.
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A new approach to improving lithium-sulfur batteries

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
Scientists have demonstrated a new polysulfide entrapping strategy that greatly improves the cycle stability of Li-S batteries.
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Towards mastering terahertz waves with graphene

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
Scientists have perfected a technique based on the usage of graphene, that allows for terahertz waves to be controlled accurately, paving the way for numerous applications.
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Textile-based wearable electronics and fashion displays

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
Based on actual fabrics and fibers, highly durable and high-luminance light-emitting clothes were realized. An era of wearable and fashionable displays is expected to arrive soon.
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Nanocoated regular paper can be erased and reprinted 80 times (w/video)

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers have developed a new nanoparticle coating for regular paper that needs no ink, and can be printed on with light, erased and reused more than 80 times.
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Nano-imprinting technology improves transistor-based biosensors

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
Silicon nanowires fabricated using an imprinting technology could be the way of the future for transistor-based biosensors.
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Portable nanofiber device offers precise, point-and-shoot capability

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers have developed a lightweight, portable nanofiber fabrication device that could one day be used to dress wounds on a battlefield or dress shoppers in customizable fabrics.
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Hi-tech machine enables new graphene purification technique

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
A revolutionary machine that can unboil an egg is being used to develop graphene purification technology.
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A Short film by the CHN

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
The Nanoscale Offset Printing System (NanoOPS) is a novel nanomanufacturing tool designed by the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern University.
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NanoOPS at Northeastern University

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
WTEC.org has published a short film on YouTube. Their website is here. From their website: “WTEC is the nation’s leading organization in conducting international technology assessments. During the 1990s, it was called the World Technology Evaluation Center (WTEC) Division of Loyola University Maryland. In 2001, WTEC was spun off into a separate nonprofit corporation by R. D. Shelton. WTEC now also provides other services to public and private sector clients.”
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CHTM Scanning Electron Microscope receives big upgrade - UNM Newsroom

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
UNM NewsroomCHTM Scanning Electron Microscope receives big upgradeUNM NewsroomA significant upgrade to equipment at UNM's Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM) means researchers can now observe how temperature and electric current change a semiconductor sample. This adds new dimensions to CHTM's ability to produce ...
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Waste silicon sawdust recycled into anode for lithium-ion battery

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers have found that the pulverization of silicon sawdust into silicon nanoflakes and the subsequent carbon coating are effective in fabricating high capacity and durable LIBs.
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Nanoparticles could be the future of agriculture

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
Nanoparticles that have always been considered a pollutant are being studied for a range of agricultural uses.
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Improved polymer and new assembly method for ultra-conformable 'electronic tattoo' devices

InterNano Industry News - May 10, 2017 - 3:45am
Process uses household inkjet printer without soldering to create 750 nm-thin elastomeric sheet.
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Nanoparticles resurrect antibacterial drugs

Nanotechweb - May 9, 2017 - 8:32am
Studies of nanoparticles combined with antibacterial drugs reveal a synergy in their activity that can overcome bacterial defence mechanisms to resist drugs, and improve drug efficacy by a factor of sixteen.

Soft lithography yields big results for plasmonic filters

Nanotechweb - May 9, 2017 - 4:27am
Optimizing a soft fabrication approach yields nanoarrays up to 23 times larger than those previously reported.