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Piezoelectrics transform low-power electronics

Nanotechweb - November 6, 2014 - 10:52am
Researchers get around the mismatch in power requirements between transistor switches and wires by designing a transformer that adjusts the voltage from one to the other.
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Live Images from the Nano-cosmos: Researchers watch layers of football molecules grow

Nanotech-Now - November 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Using DESY's ultrabright X-ray source PETRA III, researchers have observed in real-time how football-shaped carbon molecules arrange themselves into ultra-smooth layers. Together with theoretical simu...
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Malvern Instruments Zetasizer Nano plays key role in research to develop 3D cell cultures

Nanotech-Now - November 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers at the School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University London (QMUL), are using a Malvern Instruments Zetasizer Nano to provide particle size and charge data that is bei...
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Measuring nano-vibrations

Nanotech-Now - November 6, 2014 - 7:45am
In a recent paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, Joel Moser and ICFO colleagues of the NanoOptoMechanics research group led by Prof. Adrian Bachtold, together with Marc Dykman (Michigan Universit...
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Shape of things to come in platelet mimicry: Technology may have broad use in medicine

Nanotech-Now - November 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Artificial platelet mimics developed by a research team from Case Western Reserve University and University of California, Santa Barbara, are able to halt bleeding in mouse models 65 percent faster th...
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Longhorn beetle inspires ink to fight counterfeiting

Nanotech-Now - November 6, 2014 - 7:45am
From water marks to colored threads, governments are constantly adding new features to paper money to stay one step ahead of counterfeiters. Now a longhorn beetle has inspired yet another way to foil...
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Breaking down BPA and similar pollutants with sunlight, nanoparticles and graphene

Nanotech-Now - November 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Many pollutants with the potential to meddle with hormones — with bisphenol A (BPA) as a prime example — are already common in the environment. In an effort to clean up these pollutants found in the s...
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Aspen Aerogels, Inc. to Present at the Baird 2014 Industrial Conference

Nanotech-Now - November 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) ("Aspen Aerogels") today announced that it will present at the Baird 2014 Industrial Conference being held at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.
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JPK reports on the application of the NanoWizard AFM system in cancer research at the ITAV Centre in Toulouse

Nanotech-Now - November 6, 2014 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of the JPK NanoWizard® AFM system at ITAV, the Institut...
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Haydale Acquires EPL Composite Solutions Ltd to Advance Graphene Commercialization Capabilities

National Nanomanufacturing Network - November 6, 2014 - 5:03am
Haydale (http://www.internano.org/index.php?option=com_internanodirectory task=vieworg id=777 Itemid=179) , the company focused on the commercialisation of graphenes and other nanomaterials, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire EPL Composite Solutions (EPL), a specialist in the design, development and commercialisation of advanced composite polymer materials both in the UK and overseas. This acquisition will maximise EPL’s access to the nano-enhanced composites market and is expected to significantly boost Haydale’s sales potential. Haydale and EPL have already collaborated on a number of projects, and the acquisition of EPL is a significant step towards monetising Haydale’s proprietary technology for incorporating graphene and other nano-enhancing fillers into composites. The introduction of nanofillers to EPL’s product range will produce the added benefits of impermeable barriers, conductivity and reduced weight with improved strength and stiffness. These benefits are set to have a great impact on the development of future composite structures, with significant potential for the aerospace and automotive industries. Haydale’s tailored functionalisation capability allows solutions to be customised on three levels – raw material, functional group and level of functionalisation – which adds a powerful addition to the features and benefits of the products EPL produce for their clients. With recent estimates from market research firm IDTechEx forecasting a market value of $80m for nano-enhanced composites by 2018, graphene functionalisation promises to generate significant revenues as nano-reinforcement is adopted by greater numbers of composites manufacturers. Over the past 22 years, EPL has worked with global companies and has developed a reputation for delivering innovative solutions for commercial applications of advanced polymer composite materials. With customers spanning the oil and gas, water and energy sectors as well as the marine and transportation markets, EPL provides an entire development cycle from applied research, product design, process development, product testing and certification, to setting up manufacturing plants. EPL also works with OEMs and end-users to develop and provide composite solutions which show demonstrable clear technical, economic and environmental benefits over existing structures currently manufactured using traditional materials such as steel, aluminium, wood or concrete. Ray Gibbs, CEO at Haydale, commented; “This acquisition is a major step towards securing sales in the global composites market. The rapidly growing composites industry is known for the early adoption of new technologies and is one of the major markets known for its willingness to embrace disruptive technology and introduce innovative new materials. The Aerospace Corporation in the USA, has already independently verified that graphene functionalised using our patented applied-for process can enable the development of lighter, stronger composite materials – the acquisition of EPL gives us direct access to this emerging, growing market. The credibility of our plasma process has been further boosted by the UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL), which has recently confirmed the capability of our process to add compatible chemical groups on the surface of GNPs: known as functionalisation. ” He continued; “We have acquired EPL because it provides us with an immediate route into the fast moving and dynamic composites market together with a substantial R D resource and dedicated composite and polymer expertise to boost our current in-house capability. Our solution’s capability, when added to the technical competence and credibility of EPL, is set to be a powerful force in the composites market. Our strategy is to provide solutions that enable the commercialisation of graphene in key strategic markets, and our recent collaboration with the speciality inks and coatings solutions provider, the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC), addresses one of these key strategic markets. The acquisition of EPL, together with our WCPC association, gives us entry into the two substantial industries known for the early adoption of new technologies. This offers us exciting opportunities for securing revenues and consolidating our position as a leader in the commercialisation of graphene.” Gerry Boyce, Managing Director of EPL added; “We have been working closely with Haydale since the beginning of 2014 testing their materials and have been very impressed with their technology. The composite industry is always looking for innovative technology and has long recognised the benefits of using nano materials in composites. Haydale’s proprietary technology, as verified by Aerospace Corp and NPL, opens up a range of opportunities in the composites world not previously available to EPL”. Based in Loughborough, EPL has 17 scientists and technicians providing Haydale with access to a well-regarded and recognised R D operation. Recent work conducted by Haydale in collaboration with EPL using a standard epoxy resin mixed with Haydale functionalised GNPs achieved over a 200% improvement in ultimate tensile strength, using just 2% loading of Haydale’s GNPs. Due to the brittle nature of unreinforced composites, these results could have significant implications for the development of future composite structures, demonstrating the potential in future aircraft design for weight saving and the consequent environmental benefits such as reductions in CO2 emissions. Having demonstrated these excellent results Haydale can take advantage of EPLs high profile client list, to provide high-performance composite solutions to major players in the composites industry including , National Grid, SSE, Eirgrid, Chevron, Anglian Water, Severn Trent Water, Yorkshire Water and 3M. Source: Haydale News Stories (http://www.haydale.com/media/news-stories/haydale-acquires-epl-composite-solutions/)

New tool could help reshape the limits of synthetic biology: The 'telomerator' reshapes synthetic yeast chromosome into more flexible, realistic form, redefining what geneticists can build

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
NYU Langone yeast geneticists report they have developed a novel tool — dubbed "the telomerator" — that could redefine the limits of synthetic biology and advance how successfully living things can be...
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FEI Releases New Electronics Failure Analysis Applications for Helios NanoLab DualBeam Portfolio: Dx gas chemistry enables rapid delayering of ICs, while AutoLX advanced automation simplifies sample preparation for transmission electron microscopy

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) announced today the release of two new application packages for its third-generation Helios NanoLab™ DualBeam™ systems, including the latest addition to the family, the plasma-sourc...
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Keysight Technologies Begins Trading as Independent Company

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) has announced that its separation from Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has been completed. The newly independent company will begin "regular-way" trading o...
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Harris & Harris Group to Host Conference Call on Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on November 12, 2014

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
The management of Harris & Harris Group, Inc., (Nasdaq:TINY), will hold a conference call to discuss the Company's financial results for its third quarter 2014, to update shareholders and analysts on...
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Obtaining Optimum Formulation in Soundproof, Thermal Insulators

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers studied the effects of formulation of soundproof and thermal insulators to produce high-quality products.
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Tehran to Host 1st Int'l Conference on Composite Pipes, Vessels, Tanks

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
The First International Conference on Composite Pipes, Vessels and Tanks is due to be held in Tehran on 28-29 January 2015.
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Nanotubes could serve as "universal scaffolding" for cell membrane channels: The prestigious journal Nature has published a study in which UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country researchers have participated

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
A study, in which the Membrane Nanomechanics group led by the Ikerbasque lecturer Dr Vadim Frolov at the Biophysics Unit of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has participated, suggests that...
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SUNY Polytechnic Institute Hosts Massive Crowd of More Than 3,000 People Who Attended Community Day Activities Across New York State: CNSE’s ‘NANOvember’ kickoff event highlights New York State’s growing high-tech sector with open house events in Albany,

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
Demonstrating continued interest and excitement for Governor Andrew Cuomo's nanotechnology-based growth strategy for New York State, the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechn...
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Research conducted by the UPC paves the way for custom-made catalysts that make vehicles and industrial processes more efficient

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
A team led by Jordi Llorca, a professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), has discovered that atoms react differently depending on the characteristics of the catalyst that is used. Th...
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New technique efficiently turns antibodies into highly tuned 'nanobodies'

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
Antibodies, in charge of recognizing and homing in on molecular targets, are among the most useful tools in biology and medicine. Nanobodies - antibodies' tiny cousins - can do the same tasks, for exa...
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