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Even geckos can lose their grip

Nanotech-Now - July 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Not even geckos and spiders can sit upside down forever. Nanophysics makes sure of that. Mechanics researchers at Linköping University have demonstrated this in an article just published in Physical R...
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Projecting a Three-Dimensional Future: TAU researchers develop holography technology that could change the way we view the world

Nanotech-Now - July 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Since the 1960s, theatergoers have shelled out for crude 3-D glasses, polarized glasses, and shutter glasses to enhance their viewing experience. These basic devices, used to trick the brain into perc...
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Nanoparticle oligomers detect hydrogen

Nanotechweb - July 11, 2014 - 5:56am
Northwestern team has invented a large-area nanofabrication technique called reconstructable mask lithography to make plasmon-enhanced devices.
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Top-down meets bottom-up to make arrays of single-molecule detection wells

Nanotechweb - July 11, 2014 - 5:04am
A new technique improves isolation of individual molecules with nanoscale accuracy for single-molecule studies.
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Hydrogel matrix makes superhydrophobic surface

Nanotechweb - July 10, 2014 - 3:50am
New waterproof coating might be used in applications such as self-cleaning windows, antifouling films and as a sponge to help clear up oil spills.
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Nanotechnology merger - temicon and holotools join forces

Nanotech-Now - July 9, 2014 - 7:45am
The two German high-tech companies temicon GmbH and holotools GmbH join forces to expand their product portfolio in the area of micro and nanotechnologies. In the future they are going to operate unde...
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Motorized Miniature Screw-Actuator Provides 20 nm Resolution, Based on Piezo Effect

Nanotech-Now - July 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Precision Motion specialist Physik Instrumente (PI) has introduced two new, vacuum compatible versions of its compact N-470 PiezoMike precision screw-type actuator family.
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Highlights for 2014 national meeting of world’s largest scientific society

Nanotech-Now - July 9, 2014 - 7:45am
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition August 10-14, 2014 San Francisco
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Nanotechnology that will impact the Security & Defense sectors to be discussed at NanoSD2014 conference

Nanotech-Now - July 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Nano for Security & Defense International Conference (NanoSD2014) will be held in Avila, Spain (September 23-26, 2014) - designated by UNESCO a World Heritage City in 1985. The conference will provid...
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Using Sand to Improve Battery Performance: Researchers develop low cost, environmentally friendly way to produce sand-based lithium ion batteries that outperform standard by three times

Nanotech-Now - July 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times. The key materia...
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High-precision positioning of wafers in inspection systems

Nanotech-Now - July 9, 2014 - 7:45am
The current standard wafer has a diameter of 8". The industry is moving towards manufacturing larger wafers. Technologies for production processes such as stealth dicing, lithography, doping, implant...
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UGA researchers use nanoparticles to enhance chemotherapy

Nanotech-Now - July 9, 2014 - 7:45am
University of Georgia researchers have developed a new formulation of cisplatin, a common chemotherapy drug, that significantly increases the drug's ability to target and destroy cancerous cells.
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Key Announcements made at TAPPI International Nanotechnology Conference

Nanotech-Now - July 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Over 230 delegates from 25 countries gathered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada last week at TAPPI's 9th International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Nanomaterials. "This year's confe...
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Malvern Instruments’ new Zetasizer Helix combines dynamic light scattering and Raman spectroscopy for advanced protein structure analysis

Nanotech-Now - July 9, 2014 - 7:45am
The new Zetasizer Helix from Malvern Instruments is a powerful tool for early stage biopharmaceutical development that enables the detailed study of mechanisms of protein aggregation. This new system...
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NSS Pays Tribute to Space Pioneer Frederick I. Ordway III

Nanotech-Now - July 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Frederick I. Ordway III, 87, of Huntsville, AL, passed away Tuesday. Fred was an icon of the space community. He joined with the L5 Society and the National Space Institute which later became today'...
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Carbodeon enables 20 percent increase in polymer thermal filler conductivity with 0.03 wt. ...

National Nanomanufacturing Network - July 9, 2014 - 6:58am
Vantaa, Finland – 9th July 2014: Carbodeon, a Finnish-based producer of functionalised nanodiamond materials, can now achieve a 20 percent increase in polymer thermal performance by using as little as 0.03 wt.% nanodiamond material at 45 percent thermal filler loading, enabling increased performance at a lower cost than with traditional fillers. Last October, Carbodeon published its data on thermal fillers showing that the conductivity of polyamide 66 (PA66) based thermal compound could be increased by 25 percent by replacing 0.1 wt.% of the typically maximum effective level of boron nitride filler (45 wt.%) with the company’s application fine-tuned nanodiamond material. The latest refinements in nanodiamond materials and compound manufacturing allow similar level performance improvements but with 70 percent less nanodiamond consumption and thus, greatly reduced cost. The samples were manufactured at the VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland and their thermal performance was analyzed by ESK (3M) in Germany. “The performance improvements achieved are derived from the extremely high thermal conductivity of diamond, our ability to optimise the nanodiamond filler affinity to applied polymers and other thermal fillers and finally, Carbodeon’s improvements in nanodiamond filler agglomeration control,” said Carbodeon CTO Vesa Myllymäki. “With the ability to control all these parameters, the nanotechnology key paradigm of ‘less gives more’ can truly be realised.” The active surface chemistry inherent in detonation-synthesised nanodiamonds has historically presented difficulties in utilising the potential benefits of the 4-6nm particles, making them prone to agglomeration. Carbodeon optimises this surface chemistry so that the particles are driven to disperse and to become consistently integrated throughout parent materials, especially polymers. The much-promised properties of diamond can thus be imparted to other materials with very low, and hence economic, concentrations. For more demanding requirements, conductivity increases of as much as 100 percent can be achieved using 1.5 percent nanodiamond materials at 20 percent thermal filler loadings. “This increase in thermal conductivity is achieved without affecting the electrical insulation or other mechanical properties of the material and with no or very low tool wear, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of electronics and LED applications,” said Vesa Myllymäki. “We know we have not yet uncovered all the benefits that Carbodeon nanodiamonds can deliver and continue our focused application development on both polymer thermal compounds, and on metal finishing and industrial polymer coatings,” Myllymäki added. “Recently we were granted a patent on nanodiamond-containing thermoplastic thermal composites and we see great future opportunities for these materials.” About Carbodeon Ltd Carbodeon supplies super hard materials for applications where toughness is at a premium. Its patented technologies offer superior opportunities to several fields of business. Its grades of Ultra-Dispersed Diamonds -– also known as NanoDiamonds – possess the desired properties fine-tuned for a growing number of dedicated applications. These grades are sold under the name uDiamond®. Similarly, the company’s Nicanite® graphitic carbon nitride can be converted to carbon nitride thin-film coatings with unique properties. http://www.carbodeon.com (http://www.carbodeon.com) Contact: Camille Closs +44 (0)20 8286 0654 Watch PR camille@watchpr.com (mailto:camille@watchpr.com)

From pencil marks to quantum computers: Introducing graphene

Nanotech-Now - July 7, 2014 - 7:45am
One of the hottest materials in condensed matter research today is graphene. Graphene had an unlikely start: it began with researchers messing around with pencil marks on paper. Pencil "lead" is ac...
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New Method Introduced for Synthesis of Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - July 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used a new method to produce hydroxyapatite powder with smaller size and lower cost.
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Development of an interactive tool for the implementation of environmental legislation for nanoparticles manufacturers

Nanotech-Now - July 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Biannual i-NanoTool project meeting was held last 17th of June in Kokkola (Finland) in Technology Centre Ketek Ltd. facilities. i-NanoTool project is funded by LIFE+2012 Programme (LIFE12 ENV/ES/00032...
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With 'ribbons' of graphene, width matters: A narrow enough ribbon will transform a high-performance conductor into a semiconductor

Nanotech-Now - July 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Using graphene ribbons of unimaginably small widths - just several atoms across - a group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has found a novel way to "tune" the wonder mater...
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