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A highway for spin waves: Researchers in Dresden develop process for controlling innovative information media

Nanotech-Now - February 3, 2016 - 7:45am
The success story of information processing by way of moving electrons is slowly coming to an end. The trend towards more and more compact chips constitutes a major challenge for manufacturers, since...

Small but mighty: the manufacturing challenges of nanotechnology - Cambridge Network

InterNano Industry News - February 3, 2016 - 4:45am
Cambridge NetworkSmall but mighty: the manufacturing challenges of nanotechnologyCambridge NetworkHead of NanoManufacturing at Cambridge University Department of Engineering's Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Dr Michaël de Volder, explains why manufacturing carbon nanotubes is so difficult – and so important. There are still major challenges to ...
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Photonic 'sintering' may create new solar, electronics manufacturing technologies

InterNano Industry News - February 3, 2016 - 4:45am
Engineers at Oregon State University have made a fundamental breakthrough in understanding the physics of photonic "sintering," which could lead to many new advances in solar cells, flexible electronics, various types of sensors and other high-tech products printed onto something as simple as a sheet of paper or plastic.
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Cambrios Technologies Strikes Gold with Silver Nanowires

InterNano Industry News - February 3, 2016 - 4:45am
CEO John LeMoncheck is using tiny silver nanowires to build a major presence for Cambrios Technologies in the booming touch screen market. read more
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University of Liverpool to License Patented Solid Drug Nanoparticle Technology to Medicines Patent Pool

InterNano Industry News - February 3, 2016 - 4:45am
Alongside global events for World Aids Day, the University of Liverpool and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), a United Nations-backed public health organisation, have announced a collaboration and...
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Researchers from Deakin and Drexel develop super-absorbent material to soak up oil spills

InterNano Industry News - February 3, 2016 - 4:45am
In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, materials scientists from Drexel University and Deakin University, in Australia, have teamed up to manufacture and test...
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Researchers find new phase of carbon, make diamond at room temperature

InterNano Industry News - February 3, 2016 - 4:45am
Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed...
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Graphene shown to safely interact with neurons in the brain

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers have successfully demonstrated how it is possible to interface graphene - a two-dimensional form of carbon - with neurons, or nerve cells, while maintaining the integrity of these vital ce...

Are some people more likely to develop adverse reactions to nanoparticle-based medicines?

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2016 - 7:45am
The complement system, the human body's first line of defense against blood-borne intruders, is blamed for infusion-related reactions to nanomedicines, but the conventional models used to predict the...

Putting silicon 'sawdust' in a graphene cage boosts battery performance: Approach could remove major obstacles to increasing the capacity of lithium-ion batteries

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have been trying for years to make a practical lithium-ion battery anode out of silicon, which could store 10 times more energy per charge than today's commercial anodes and make high-perfo...

Researchers develop completely new kind of polymer: Hybrid polymers could lead to new concepts in self-repairing materials, drug delivery and artificial muscles

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver something to the environment and then be chemically regenerated to function again. Or a polymer that can lift weights, contracting and expanding...

A step towards keeping up with Moore's Law: POSTECH researchers develop a novel and efficient fabrication technology for cross-shaped memristor

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Along with the fast development of modern information technology, charge-based memories, such as DRAM and flash memory, are being aggressively scaled down to meet the current trend of small size devic...

Breakthrough enables ultra-fast transport of electrical charges in polymers

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2016 - 7:45am
A research team at Umeå University in Sweden has showed, for the first time, that a very efficient vertical charge transport in semiconducting polymers is possible by controlled chain and crystallite...

Heavy fermions get nuclear boost on way to superconductivity: Study finds surprise link between nuclear spins, unconventional superconductivity

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2016 - 7:45am
In a surprising find, physicists from the United States, Germany and China have discovered that nuclear effects help bring about superconductivity in ytterbium dirhodium disilicide (YRS), one of the...

Too-few proteins prompt nanoparticles to clump: Rice scientists: Blood serum proteins must find balance with therapeutic nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Blood serum proteins have been observed combining one-to-one with gold nanoparticles and prompting them to aggregate, scientists at Rice University reported.

Cellulose nanogenerators could one day power implanted biomedical devices

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Implantable electronics that can deliver drugs, monitor vital signs and perform other health-related roles are on the horizon. But finding a way to power them remains a challenge. Now scientists have...

Simplifying solar cells with a new mix of materials: Berkeley Lab-led research team creates a high-efficiency device in 7 steps

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2016 - 7:45am
An international research team has simplified the steps to create highly efficient silicon solar cells by applying a new mix of materials to a standard design. Arrays of solar cells are used in solar...

Israel: A Nanotech Superpower: Did you know that Israel is a hotbed for nanotechnology research and development?

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2016 - 6:16am
Israel has already established itself as a key player in the cybersecurity, networking, social media and telecommunications sectors. But did you know that Israel is also a hotbed for nanotechnology re...

Covalence level affects electron transfer across perovskite interfaces

Nanotechweb - February 1, 2016 - 4:39am
New results better our understanding of strongly correlated oxides and may even help in the quest for new high-temperature superconductors.

Tiny sweat sensor goes wireless

Nanotechweb - February 1, 2016 - 4:32am
(with video) New device can detect a panel of biomarkers in a person’s perspiration in almost real time.