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Static electricity could charge our electronics: While common in everyday life, the science behind this phenomenon is not well understood

Nanotech-Now - January 31, 2019 - 7:45am
Unhappy with the life of your smartphone battery? Thought so. Help could be on the way from one of the most common, yet poorly understand, forms of power generation: static electricity.

‘GO dough’ makes graphene easy to shape and mold: New form of graphene oxide is fun to play with — and solves manufacturing challenges

Nanotech-Now - January 31, 2019 - 7:45am
GO dough can be shaped and reshaped into free-standing, 3D structures Product is a safer version of graphene oxide powders and much lighter than dispersions Can be readily transformed into high-qual...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2019 First Quarter Results

Nanotech-Now - January 31, 2019 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will host a webcast and conference call on February 7, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. EST to discuss its financial results for the fiscal 2019...

Self-assembling nanomaterial offers pathway to more efficient, affordable harnessing of solar power: The new materials produce a singlet fission reaction that creates more and extends the life of harvestable electronic charges

Nanotech-Now - January 31, 2019 - 7:45am
Solar rays are a plentiful, clean source of energy that is becoming increasingly important as the world works to shift away from power sources that contribute to global warming. But current methods of...

Shelley Claridge, an assistant professor at Purdue University, is leading research to improve electronic and energy conversion devices. (Image by Vincent Walter)

Nanotech-Now - January 31, 2019 - 7:45am
Tech wizards to tech novices may benefit from the ability to “grow” solar cells and advance electronics, computers and energy conversion devices.

Taking magnetism for a spin: Exploring the mysteries of skyrmions

Nanotech-Now - January 31, 2019 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered the relaxation dynamics of a zero-field state in skyrmions, a spinning magnetic phenomenon that has potential applications...

Kanazawa University research: A closed cage-like molecule that can be opened

Nanotech-Now - January 29, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers at Kanazawa University and University of Tsukuba report in Chemistry – A European Journal the synthesis of a closed molecular cage with areas that can be opened. The opening is achieved t...

Elliot Scientific now representing Digital Holographic Microscopy company Lyncée Tec SA in the UK and Eire

Nanotech-Now - January 26, 2019 - 7:45am
Elliot Scientific has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Lyncée Tec SA, of Lausanne in Switzerland, to distribute and support their range of holographic microscopes based on the revolutio...

Oxford Instruments Supplies ITRI with Plasma Etch Solutions for MicroLED Development

Nanotech-Now - January 26, 2019 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT), a leading supplier of plasma etch and deposition optoelectronics solutions have announced that Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) based in Hsi...

Using bacteria to create a water filter that kills bacteria: New technology can clean water twice as fast as commercially available ultrafiltration membranes

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2019 - 7:45am
More than one in 10 people in the world lack basic drinking water access, and by 2025, half of the world's population will be living in water-stressed areas, which is why access to clean water is one...

Nanometrics to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results on February 5, 2019

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq: NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its fourth quarter and full year financial results after market close on February 5, 2019...

ULVAC Inc., and Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology collaborate to bring Atomic Scale Processing solutions to the Japanese Power and RF markets

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Leading semiconductor equipment solution providers, Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (a trading name of Oxford Instruments Nanotechnology Tools Limited, Tubney, Oxford, UK) and ULVAC Inc., (Chigas...

Kiel physicists discover new effect in the interaction of plasmas with solids

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Plasmas - hot gases consisting of chaotically-moving electrons, ions, atoms and molecules - can be found inside of stars, but they are also artificially created using special equipment in the laborato...

Brilliant glow of paint-on semiconductors comes from ornate quantum physics

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2019 - 7:45am
LED lights and monitors, and quality solar panels were born of a revolution in semiconductors that efficiently convert energy to light or vice versa. Now, next-generation semiconducting materials are...

Light up logic: Engineers from UTokyo and RIKEN perform computational logic with light

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2019 - 7:45am
For the first time, researchers performed logic operations -- the basis of computation -- with a chemical device using electric fields and ultraviolet light. The device and the pioneering methods used...

Nanobiotix Plans to Conduct Registered Public Offering in the United States

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2019 - 7:45am
NANOBIOTIX SA (Euronext : NANO – ISIN : FR0011341205) announced today that it plans to conduct a registered public offering of its ordinary shares, including in the form of American Depositary Shares...

Power stations driven by light: More efficient solar cells imitate photosynthesis

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2019 - 7:45am
The smallest building blocks within the power stations of organisms which get their energy directly from the sun are basically miniature reactors surrounded by collectors which capture photons and for...

Drilling speed increased by 20% – yet another upgrade in the oil & gas sector made possible by graphene nanotubes

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2019 - 7:45am
As is well known in the oil industry, one of the most common reasons for drilling tools breaking down is failure of rubber polymer. A leading producer of oil industry equipment in China has found that...

Chirality in 'real-time'

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2019 - 7:45am
In nature, certain molecules with the same chemical composition, can exist in two different shapes that are mirrors images of each other, much like our hands. This property is known as "chirality" and...

2D materials may enable electric vehicles to get 500 miles on a single charge

Nanotech-Now - January 18, 2019 - 7:45am
Lithium-air batteries are poised to become the next revolutionary replacement for currently used lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles, cell phones and computers.