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Hiden Release New Gas Analysis Catalogue

Nanotech-Now - August 23, 2014 - 7:45am
With over 30 years experience in the field, Hiden Analytical continues to remain dedicated to producing mass spectrometer-based gas analysis systems. The latest product catalogue, just released, highl...
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Wyatt Technology’s 24th International Light Scattering Colloquium to Highlight Developments in Applications and Characterization of Nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - August 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Wyatt Technology Corporation, the world leader in light scattering tools for nanoparticle characterization, has announced that this year's International Light Scattering Colloquium (ILSC) will focus o...
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Ultra-short pulse lasers & Positioning

Nanotech-Now - August 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Applications in basic research, medical science and industry Ultra-short pulsed lasers are no longer used mainly in the laboratories of basic researchers. They are an important part in the industry f...
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Malvern’s Dr Alan Rawle talks TLAs in plenary lecture at Particulate Systems Analysis conference

Nanotech-Now - August 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Dr Alan Rawle, Applications Manager for Malvern Instruments, will give a plenary lecture at Particulate Systems Analysis (PSA) 2014, organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Particle Characteriz...
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Water window imaging opportunity: A new theoretical study elucidates mechanisms that could help in producing coherent radiations, ultimately promoting high-contrast imaging of biological samples

Nanotech-Now - August 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Ever heard of the water window? It consists of radiations in the 3.3 to 4.4 nanometre range, which are not absorbed by the water in biological tissues. New theoretical findings show that it is possibl...
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Nanotechnology Helps Production of Super Adsorbent Polymers

Nanotech-Now - August 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology used nanotechnology and succeeded in the production of super adsorbent polymers.
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Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life

Nanotech-Now - August 23, 2014 - 7:45am
The sweet and salty aroma of sunscreen and seawater signals a relaxing trip to the shore. But scientists are now reporting that the idyllic beach vacation comes with an environmental hitch. When certa...
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Strained WSe2 multilayers produce more light

Nanotechweb - August 22, 2014 - 5:20am
California researchers see indirect-to-direct bandgap transition in tungsten selenide films.
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Rice physicist emerges as leader in quantum materials research: Nevidomskyy wins both NSF CAREER Award and Cottrell Scholar Award

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
"Emergent" is a key concept in the work of Rice University theoretical physicist Andriy Nevidomskyy, and thanks to two prestigious new awards, it is also an apt description of his work.
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Graphene may be key to leap in supercapacitor performance

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
By Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx Graphene electrodes are one of the best prospects for enabling supercapacitors and superbatteries to take up to half of the lithium-ion battery market in 15...
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Newly-Developed Nanobiosensor Quickly Diagnoses Cancer

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian materials engineering researchers from Sharif University of Technology produced a biosensor for the early diagnosis of cancer.
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Ultrasonic Waves Applied in Production of Graphene Nanosheets

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Graphene oxide nanosheets were produced through a simple, fast and economical method by Iranian researchers from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
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The channel that relaxes DNA: Relaxing DNA strands by using nano-channels: Instructions for use

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
With the widespread use of methods for DNA analysis and manipulation, it's certainly useful to find a way to unravel and relax the strands of this molecule that tends to form tangles spontaneously. On...
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The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) is proud to announce the 2014 Space Elevator Conference! This annual event will be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington from Friday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 24th

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Come experience learning, brainstorming, and international collaboration in an atmosphere of history, invention, and discovery! In addition to the 3-day conference, a Family Science Fest will be held...
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KaSAM-2014 International Conference (September 7-10, 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal)

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
The 2nd International Conference: Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Materials-2014 (KaSAM-2014), organized by Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI) in association with Tribhuvan University (Kathmandu) Kathmand...
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Success in Intracellular Imaging of Cesium Distribution in Plants Used for Cesium Absorption

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
A research group led by Dr. Hirokazu Komatsu, a member of the YAMATO-MANA Program and a researcher at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA; Director General: Masakazu Aono)...
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Сalculations with Nanoscale Smart Particles

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have made an important step towa...
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Nanoindentation technique measures 2D elastic modulus

Nanotechweb - August 21, 2014 - 4:51am
TMDCs and their heterostructures could be ideal for making flexible optoelectronics and photonics devices.
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Graphene rubber bands could stretch limits of current healthcare, new research finds

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 20, 2014 - 8:26am
New research published today in the journal ACS Nano ("Sensitive, High-Strain, High-Rate Bodily Motion Sensors Based on Graphene–Rubber Composites" (http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1021/nn503454h)) identifies a new type of sensor that can monitor body movements and could help revolutionise healthcare. Although body motion sensors already exist in different forms, they have not been widely used due to their complexity and cost of production. Now researchers from the University of Surrey and Trinity College Dublin have for the first time treated common elastic bands with graphene, to create a flexible sensor that is sensitive enough for medical use and can be made cheaply. Once treated, the rubber bands remain highly pliable. By fusing this material with graphene - which imparts an electromechanical response on movement – the team discovered that the material can be used as a sensor to measure a patient's breathing, heart rate or movement, alerting doctors to any irregularities. "Until now, no such sensor has been produced that meets needs and that can be easily made. It sounds like a simple concept, but our graphene-infused rubber bands could really help to revolutionise remote healthcare," said Dr Alan Dalton from the University of Surrey. Co-author, Professor Jonathan Coleman from Trinity College, Dublin commented, "This stretchy material senses motion such as breathing, pulse and joint movement and could be used to create lightweight sensor suits for vulnerable patients such as premature babies, making it possible to remotely monitor their subtle movements and alert a doctor to any worrying behaviours. "These sensors are extraordinarily cheap compared to existing technologies. Each device would probably cost pennies instead of pounds, making it ideal technology for use in developing countries where there are not enough medically trained staff to effectively monitor and treat patients quickly." Source: University of Surrey (https://www.surrey.ac.uk/features/could-elastic-bands-monitor-patients%E2%80%99-breathing)

Polymer nanospheres make good OPVs

Nanotechweb - August 20, 2014 - 6:27am
New water-based fabrication process for organic photovoltaics allows researchers to control component assembly at different length scales for the first time.
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