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Iowa State scientists develop quick-destructing battery to power 'transient' devices

Nanotech-Now - August 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Self-destructing electronic devices could keep military secrets out of enemy hands. Or they could save patients the pain of removing a medical device. Or, they could allow environmental sensors to was...

Electronic skin patch measures blood alcohol concentration

Nanotechweb - August 11, 2016 - 4:28am
Tattoo-like biosensor provides results in a matter of minutes and might even be used to detect other analytes, such as dopants.

"Triathlete molecules" help make better OLEDs

Nanotechweb - August 10, 2016 - 4:48am
New Molecular Space Shuttle process screens out the best blue light-emitting diodes from a candidate list of nearly half a million.

Penn researchers improve computer modeling for designing drug-delivery nanocarriers

Nanotech-Now - August 9, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has developed a computer model that will aid in the design of nanocarriers, microscopic structures used to guide drugs to their targets in the body. Th...

Stanford-led team reveals nanoscale secrets of rechargeable batteries

Nanotech-Now - August 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Better batteries that charge quickly and last a long time are a brass ring for engineers. But despite decades of research and innovation, a fundamental understanding of exactly how batteries work at t...

New X-Ray microscopy technique images nanoscale workings of rechargeable batteries: Method developed at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source could help researchers improve battery performance

Nanotech-Now - August 9, 2016 - 7:45am
There's a new tool in the push to engineer rechargeable batteries that last longer and charge more quickly. An X-ray microscopy technique recently developed at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berk...

Argonne discovery yields self-healing diamond-like carbon

Nanotech-Now - August 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Fans of Superman surely recall how the Man of Steel used immense heat and pressure generated by his bare hands to form a diamond out of a lump of coal. The tribologists -- scientists who st...

Diamond-based light sources will lay a foundation for quantum communications of the future: Electrified quantum diamond can become the heart of quantum networks and computers of the future

Nanotech-Now - August 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Dmitry Fedyanin from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Mario Agio from the University of Siegen and LENS have predicted that artificial defects in the crystal lattice of diamond can b...

Record-breaking logic gate 'another important milestone' on road to quantum computers

Nanotech-Now - August 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Oxford have achieved a quantum logic gate with record-breaking 99.9% precision, reaching the benchmark required theoretically to build a quantum computer.

Scientists discover light could exist in a previously unknown form

Nanotech-Now - August 9, 2016 - 7:45am
New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining the properties of both.

Putting the pressure on platinum: Hokkaido University researchers have synthesised a uniquely structured platinum-based superconducting material

Nanotech-Now - August 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Superconductors are materials that, when cooled below a certain temperature, conduct free-flowing electricity without it being impeded by resistance. They are used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...

LightPath Teams Up with NIL to Use Carbide-Bonded Graphene Coating Technology for Molding Optics

InterNano Industry News - August 9, 2016 - 3:45am
LightPath Technologies, Inc. ("LightPath", the "Company" or "we"), a leading vertically integrated global manufacturer, distributor and integrator of proprietary optical...
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Duane Boning named LeBel Professor

InterNano Industry News - August 9, 2016 - 3:45am
Duane Boning has been named the Clarence J. LeBel Professor of Electrical Engineering. The chair is named for Clarence Joseph LeBel '26, SM '27, who co-founded Audio Devices in 1937, and was a pioneer in recording discs, magnetic media for tapes, and in hearing aids and stethoscopes. “Boning’s teaching is recognized as outstanding at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and he is a leader in the field of manufacturing and design,” said Anantha Chandrakasan, the Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). “This is fitting recognition of his outstanding contributions to research, teaching, mentoring, and service.” Boning’s research focuses on manufacturing and design, with emphasis on statistical modeling, control, and variation reduction in semiconductor, MEMS, photonic, and nanomanufacturing processes. His early work developed computer integrated manufacturing approaches for flexible design of IC fabrication processes. He also drove the development and adoption of run-by-run, sensor-based, and real-time model-based control methods in the semiconductor industry. He is a leader in the characterization and modeling of spatial variation in IC and nanofabrication processes, including plasma etch and chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP), where test mask design and modeling tools developed in his group have been commercialized and adopted in industry. Boning served as editor in chief for the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing from 2001 to 2011, and was named a fellow of the IEEE for contributions to modeling and control in semiconductor manufacturing in 2005. In addition to creating the graduate-level course 6.780J/2.830J (Control of Manufacturing Process), he has lectured in several core EECS subjects, including 6.003 (Signals and Systems) and 6.001 (Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs), and is also an outstanding recitation and laboratory instructor. His teaching has been recognized with the MIT Ruth and Joel Spira Teaching Award. Boning won the Best Advisor Award from the MIT ACM/IEEE student organization in 2012 and the 2016 Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising in the School of Engineering.   Boning served as associate head from Electrical Engineering in EECS from 2004 to 2011. He has previously and presently serves as associate director in the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, where he oversees the information technology and computer-aided design services organization in the laboratories. He is a long-standing and active participant in the MIT Leaders for Global Operations program. Since 2011, he has served as the director for the MIT/Masdar Institute Cooperative Program, fostering many joint activities between MIT and Masdar Institute. From 2011 through 2013, he served as founding faculty lead in the MIT Skoltech Initiative, working to launch the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). Within MIT, Boning has served on several Institute committees, including as chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid (CUAFA) in 2007, and he will serve as chair of the Committee on the Undergraduate Program (CUP) in 2016-2017.
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Nano 2016

InterNano - Upcoming Events - August 8, 2016 - 3:17pm
ConferenceSunday, August 7, 2016 to Friday, August 12, 2016Québec City http://www.nano2016.org/ NANO 2016, like preceding NANO conferences, is a top-level international conference bringing together scientists and engineers from around the world interested in recent developments in nanostructured materials—their chemistry, physics, mechanics, computer simulation and biomedical applications as well as techniques for their advanced characterization. The primary goal of NANO 2016 is to present state-of-the-art research, recent achievements and global trends in nanoscience and nanotechnology and to promote cross-disciplinary interactions that can spur the development of this exciting materials research field. Special emphasis will be placed on energy materials and applications, nanobiotechnology, health and environmental safety of nanomaterials and specific techniques to fully characterize nanostructured materials. The conference language will be English. All original contributions may be in the form of plenary, roundtable, E-poster or poster presentations, with a number of parallel sessions dedicated to specific topics. All presented abstracts by one of the authors will appear in the conference proceedings.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI): Innovate 2016

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 8, 2016 - 3:09pm
ConferenceWednesday, November 2, 2016 to Thursday, November 3, 2016Manchester Central, UK https://www.events.ukti.gov.uk/innovate-uk-2016 The global spotlight on UK innovation is back and promises to be better than ever. We’ll be bringing together 3,000 of the UK’s most exciting innovators to connect with export opportunities, investors, collaborators and the research base.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI): Innovate 2016

InterNano - Upcoming Events - August 8, 2016 - 3:09pm
ConferenceWednesday, November 2, 2016 to Thursday, November 3, 2016Manchester Central, UK https://www.events.ukti.gov.uk/innovate-uk-2016 The global spotlight on UK innovation is back and promises to be better than ever. We’ll be bringing together 3,000 of the UK’s most exciting innovators to connect with export opportunities, investors, collaborators and the research base.

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National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 8, 2016 - 11:50am
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