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Sonocatalysts Able to Purify Organic Pollutants of Wastewater

Nanotech-Now - August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers produced a new catalyst that is able to decompose dye organic pollutants in the presence of ultrasonic waves to purify the wastewater.

Cave snail from South Korea suggests ancient subterranean diversity across Eurasia

Nanotech-Now - August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
As tiny as 1.7 mm, a snail whose relatives live exclusively in the deep recesses of caves, provided a sensational discovery from the depths of Nodong cave, South Korea, back in 2000 for its collector,...

High Precision, High Stability XYZ Microscope Stages, with Capacitive Feedback

Nanotech-Now - August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
As a nanopositioning and motion control systems leader, PI’s (Physik Instrumente) PInano™ super resolution (SR) microscope stage series is available in two variations - High Precision with piezoresist...

Biophysics: Formation of swarms in nanosystems

Nanotech-Now - August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
One of the striking features of self-organization in biomolecular systems is the capacity of assemblies of filamentous particles for synchronous motion. Physicists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (...

Engineers identify how to keep surfaces dry underwater: Research team is first to identify surface 'roughness' required to achieve amazing feat

Nanotech-Now - August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
Imagine staying dry underwater for months. Now Northwestern University engineers have examined a wide variety of surfaces that can do just that -- and, better yet, they know why.

Coupled quantum dots could make good energy harvesters

Nanotechweb - August 20, 2015 - 4:46am
Researchers have observed a new type of thermoelectric effect in a capacitively interacting system.

Making polymer nanostructures from a greenhouse gas

InterNano Industry News - August 20, 2015 - 3:45am
Scientists have introduced a two-step, one-pot conversion of CO2 and epoxides to polycarbonate block copolymers that contain both water-soluble and hydrophobic regions and can aggregate into nanoparticles or micelles.
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A CHIP FAB FOR MARCY? - Utica Observer Dispatch

InterNano Industry News - August 20, 2015 - 3:45am
Utica Observer DispatchA CHIP FAB FOR MARCY?Utica Observer Dispatch“The fab will be located in Tech Valley, the largest technology region in the U.S. and home to other nanotechnology and semiconductor companies.” Officials from SUNY Polytechnic Institute, which owns a site in Marcy that has been groomed for a chip ...
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Wafer-thin material heralds future of wearable technology

InterNano Industry News - August 20, 2015 - 3:45am
UOW's Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) has successfully pioneered a way to construct a flexible, foldable and lightweight energy storage device that provides the building blocks for next-generation batteries needed to power wearable electronics and implantable medical devices.
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Suppressing flicker noise in graphene boron nitride heterostructure field-effect transistors

InterNano Industry News - August 20, 2015 - 3:45am
The noise level in devices with graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials has to be reduced in order to enable their practical applications. It will not be possible to build graphene-based communication systems or detectors until the noise spectral density is decreased to the level comparable with the conventional state-of-the-art transistors.Researchers have now demonstrated that the electronic noise in graphene devices can be strongly suppressed if a graphene channel is encased between two layers of hexagonal boron nitride.
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Major innovation in molecular imaging delivers spatial and spectral info simultaneously: Berkeley Lab scientist invents technique to combine spectroscopy with super-resolution microscopy, enabling new ways to examine cell structures and study diseases

Nanotech-Now - August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Using physical chemistry methods to look at biology at the nanoscale, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researcher has invented a new technology to image single molecules with unp...

Charge transport in hybrid silicon solar cells

Nanotech-Now - August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Their results have now been published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports (doi:10.1038/srep13008) and could point the way toward improvements in hybrid solar cells.

Bionic liver micro-organs explain off-target toxicity of acetaminophen (Tylenol): Israeli-German partnership aims to replace animal experiments with advanced liver-on-chip devices

Nanotech-Now - August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Safety evaluation is a critical part of drug and cosmetic development. In recent years there is a growing understanding that animal experiments fail to predict the human response, necessitating the de...

Effects of Nanoparticles on Polymeric Blends Studied in Iran

Nanotech-Now - August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology studied the effects of nanoparticles on rheological properties of polymeric nanocomposites.

A thin ribbon of flexible electronics can monitor health, infrastructure

Nanotech-Now - August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Title Development of flexible hybrid electronics materials and processes for Air Force applications Abstract By combining thinned devices based on inorganic semiconductors with components & i...

Scientists achieve major breakthrough in thin-film magnetism

Nanotech-Now - August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Magnetism in nanoscale layers only a few tens of atoms thick is one of the foundations of the big data revolution – for example, all the information we download from the internet is stored magneticall...

Attosecond physics: Attosecond electron catapult: Physicists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich studied the interaction of light with tiny glass particles

Nanotech-Now - August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
A team of physicists and chemists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU) and the Laboratory of Attosecond Physics (LAP) at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ), from the Institut...

Drexel engineers 'sandwich' atomic layers to make new materials for energy storage

Nanotech-Now - August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
The scientists whose job it is to test the limits of what nature--specifically chemistry-- will allow to exist, just set up shop on some new real estate on the Periodic Table. Using a method they inve...

Surprising discoveries about 2-D molybdenum disulfide: Berkeley Lab researchers use award-winning campanile probe on promising semiconductor

Nanotech-Now - August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have used a unique nano-optical probe to study the effects of illumination on two-dimensional...

New optical chip lights up the race for quantum computer

Nanotech-Now - August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
The microprocessor inside a computer is a single multipurpose chip that has revolutionised people's life, allowing them to use one machine to surf the web, check emails and keep track of finances.