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Sound and light trapped by disorder

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers from the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) and the Centre de Nanosciences et Nanotechnologies – C2N (CNRS / Université Paris-Sud) have proposed a new and counterintuit...

Scientists image conducting edges in a promising 2-D material

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2019 - 7:45am
A research team comprised of scientists at the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Washington has for the first time directly imaged “edge conduction” in monolayer tungsten dite...

Nominations invited for $250,000 Kabiller Prize — the world’s largest monetary award for achievement in nanomedicine: An additional $10,000 award will honor a young investigator in nanoscience, nanomedicine

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Northwestern University is now accepting nominations for two prestigious international prizes: the $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine and the $10,000 Kabiller Young Investigator...

Kanazawa University research: Chirality inversion in a helical molecule at controlled speeds

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2019 - 7:45am
A strategy to invert the chirality of a metal-containing helical molecule controlling the speed of the response is reported in Chemistry, A European Journal by researchers at Kanazawa University.

John Chong of Kionix Named Chair of MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Governing Council

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2019 - 7:45am
SEMI, the global industry association serving the electronics manufacturing supply chain, today announced the appointment of John Chong, vice president of product and business development at MEMS man...

CEA-Leti Combines Integrated Optics and Holography In Novel Lens-Free, Augmented Reality Technology: Approach Eliminates the Need for Optical Systems and Combiners in AR; Will Be Presented at SPIE Photonics West 2019

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Leti, an institute of CEA-Tech, has developed a novel retinal-projection concept for augmented reality (AR) uses based on a combination of integrated optics and holography. The lens-free optical syste...

Helping smartphones hold their charge longer

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Light-weight and energy-efficient, lithium-ion batteries have long been the battery of choice for powering smartphones, laptops, hoverboards, drones and other portable electronic devices. But even the...

CEA-Leti Builds Prototype of Next-Generation Mid-Infrared Optical Sensors for Portable Devices: Coin-size, On-chip Sensors that Combine High Performance and Low Power Consumption Presented in Paper at SPIE Photonics West 2019

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2019 - 7:45am
CEA-Leti today announced it has prototyped a next-generation optical chemical sensor using mid-infrared silicon photonics that can be integrated in smartphones and other portable devices. Mid-IR ch...

Straightforward biosynthesis of functional bulk nanocomposites

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2019 - 7:45am
Interest in constructing bulk nanocomposite materials from biosourced and renewable nanoscale building blocks is growing. As a crystalline cellulosic polymer, cellulose is the most abundant biosourced...

Breaching the horizons: Universal spreading laws confirmed: A novel toolbox developed to implement ultrafast simulations of quantum transport allowed to achieve unprecedented limits in the understanding of wave spreading mechanisms

Nanotech-Now - February 10, 2019 - 7:45am
The universal laws governing the dynamics of interacting quantum particles are yet to be fully revealed to the scientific community. A team of researchers at the Center for Theoretical Physics of Comp...

Current generation via quantum proton transfer

Nanotech-Now - February 8, 2019 - 7:45am
NIMS and Hokkaido University jointly discovered that proton transfer in electrochemical reactions is governed by the quantum tunneling effect (QTE) under the specific conditions. In addition, they mad...

Large, stable pieces of graphene produced with unique edge pattern: Breakthrough in graphene research

Nanotech-Now - February 8, 2019 - 7:45am
Graphene is a promising material for use in nanoelectronics. Its electronic properties depend greatly, however, on how the edges of the carbon layer are formed. Zigzag patterns are particularly intere...

Fighting cancer: Scientists developed a theory of 'collective behavior' of nanoparticles: Experiments with supercomputers are led by Russian and Scottish scientists

Nanotech-Now - February 6, 2019 - 7:45am
A computer experiment conducted by the scientists of Ural Federal University together with colleagues from Edinburgh showed that it is incorrect to describe the behavior of magnetic nanoparticles that...

VIS To Acquire GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ Fab 3E In Singapore

Nanotech-Now - February 6, 2019 - 7:45am
Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) today announced that VIS will acquire GF’s Fab 3E in Tampines, Singapore. The transaction includes buildings, facilities...

TOCHA will take a topological approach to the next generation of electronic, photonic and phononic devices

Nanotech-Now - February 6, 2019 - 7:45am
The European Project “Dissipationless topological channels for information transfer and quantum metrology” (TOCHA) is launching today a consortium of 9 leading institutions from 6 European countries....

Fluid-inspired material self-heals before your eyes: Coating for metals rapidly heals over scratches and scrapes to prevent corrosion

Nanotech-Now - February 6, 2019 - 7:45am
Novel material works by trapping oil within pockets of graphene When scratched, network releases free oil to readily flow and heal within seconds Could address localized corrosion, which causes larg...

Platinum forms nano-bubbles: Technologically important noble metal oxidises more readily than expected

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2019 - 7:45am
Platinum, a noble metal, is oxidised more quickly than expected under conditions that are technologically relevant. This has emerged from a study jointly conducted by the DESY NanoLab and the Universi...

A Nanobiotechnology Startup from a small town in India attracts the Global Investors

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2019 - 7:45am
Ariviya, a Nanotechnology Biotechnology Startup from a small town Pattukkottai in the State of Tamil Nadu, India who is developing a product called MammaryO to prevent a costly disease "Mastitis" in d...

A powerful catalyst for electrolysis of water that could help harness renewable energy

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2019 - 7:45am
The importance of finding and improving renewable energy sources is becoming increasingly important. One strategy to generate energy is breaking water molecules (H2O) apart in an electrochemical react...

Disruptive by Design: Nano Now

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2019 - 1:52pm
The drive toward increasingly capable, low-cost nanotechnologies will follow a trajectory similar to many macroscale products. The challenges associated with the Internet of Things will only increase...