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Nanogate Expands Sustainability Management: Nanogate publishes a statement of compliance with the German Sustainability Code for the first time

Nanotech-Now - March 20, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanogate AG, a leading global specialist for design-oriented high-tech surfaces and components, has submitted its first statement of compliance with the German Sustainability Code (Deutscher Nachhalti...

Shedding more light on strain in nanowires

Nanotechweb - March 20, 2017 - 7:25am
Results from ptychography experiments on InGaN/GaN structures could help in the development of cheaper, more efficient LEDs in the future.

Optical fingerprint can reveal pollutants in the air: Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have proposed a new, sophisticated method of detecting molecules with sensors based on ultra-thin nanomaterials

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2017 - 7:45am
More efficient sensors are needed to be able to detect environmental pollution. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have proposed a new, sophisticated method of detecting molecules with s...

Superparamagnetic nanocomposites go homogenous

Nanotechweb - March 17, 2017 - 8:00am
Encapsulation technique uniformly disperses magnetite particles in a poly(ethylene) matrix, allowing for better control of material properties.

Reducing Conducting Thin Film Surface Roughness for Electronics

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 16, 2017 - 10:37am
In a significant advance, University of Massachusetts Amherst engineers have established electrical surface treatment of conducting thin films as a physical processing method to reduce surface roug Julia Majors - AIP News Staff Sequence of snapshots from a computer simulation of electric-field-driven morphological evolution of a copper thin film, demonstrating current-induced smooth surface. CREDIT: Du and Maroudas

Block copolymer dot arrays form moiré superstructures

Nanotechweb - March 16, 2017 - 7:45am
Technique might help make photonic metasurfaces with tuneable optical properties.

Rice's Tour to testify before Congress Wednesday

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2017 - 7:45am
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering at Rice University, will testify before the U.S. House Committee o...

Leti to Release Versatile SensiNact IoT Platform for Open-Source Development: Middleware Collects, Aggregates and Secures Scripting of Data From Multiple Devices via Virtually Any IoT Communication Protocol

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced the release of its middleware for the SensiNact Internet of Things (IoT) platform for open-source development.

New nanofiber marks important step in next generation battery development

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2017 - 7:45am
One of the keys to building electric cars that can travel longer distances and to powering more homes with renewable energy is developing efficient and highly capable energy storage systems.

Discovery in new material raises questions about theoretical models of superconductivity

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2017 - 7:45am
The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has successfully created the first pure, single-crystal sample of a new iron arsenide superconductor, CaKFe4As4, and studies of this material have calle...

TriboTEX Uses Nanotechnology to Improve the Efficiency of Old Vehicles

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2017 - 7:45am
TriboTEX has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring to the market their anisotropic flat nanoparticle-with functionally different sides ( sticlky/Slippery) which creates self-forming films and reve...

Three UT Austin Professors Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors - UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

InterNano Industry News - March 16, 2017 - 3:45am
UT News | The University of Texas at AustinThree UT Austin Professors Named Fellows of the National Academy of InventorsUT News | The University of Texas at AustinSreenivasan has published more than 100 technical articles and holds more than 100 U.S. patents in the area of nanomanufacturing. He has received several awards for his work including the Technology Pioneer Award by the World Economic Forum (2005), ...and more »
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Nano-Nouvelle Trial Delivers Nanotech Breakthrough

InterNano Industry News - March 16, 2017 - 3:45am
A successful production trial by Australian battery technology innovator Nano-Nouvelle has proved its pioneering nanotechnology ­­­supports industrial-scale manufacture, with output rates...
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Perovskite edge states help dissociate excitons

Nanotechweb - March 15, 2017 - 8:42am
(with video) The result is an increase in the power conversion efficiency to 12% in “Ruddlesden–Popper” perovskites greater than two units thick and a five-fold enhancement in the efficiency of a photovoltaic cell made from these materials.

MIPT physicists predict the existence of unusual optical composites

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2017 - 7:45am
Physicists from MIPT have predicted the existence of transparent composite media with unusual optical properties. Using graphics card based simulations, scientists studied regular volume structures co...

Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance: Layered 2D material improves efficiency for solar cells and LEDs

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2017 - 7:45am
In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating innovative 2D layered hybrid perovskites t...

Imaging the inner workings of a sodium-metal sulfide battery for first time: Understanding how the structural and chemical makeup of the material changes during the charge/discharge process could help scientists advance battery design for future energy st

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2017 - 7:45am
Sometimes understanding how a problem arises in the first place is key to finding its solution. For a team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, taking...

Rice lab expands palette for color-changing glass: Nanophotonics team creates low-voltage, multicolor, electrochromic glass

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2017 - 7:45am
Rice University's latest nanophotonics research could expand the color palette for companies in the fast-growing market for glass windows that change color at the flick of an electric switch.<...

Leti Announces Backside Shield that Protects Microchips from Physical Attacks

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced it has developed a shield that can help protect electronic devices against physical attacks from the chips’ backside. Integrated circuits (ICs)...

Biophysicists propose new approach for membrane protein crystallization

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of scientists from the Laboratory for Advanced Studies of Membrane Proteins at MIPT, Research Center Jülich (Germany), and Institut de Biologie Structurale (France) have developed a new approac...