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Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 22, 2016 - 4:11pm
The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2 – Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) is a non-profit international research institute located close to Barcelona, Spain. Its research lines focus on the newly discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the fascinating behaviour of matter at the nanoscale. Edifici ICN2 UAB Campus, Bellaterra (Barcelona) 08193, Spain

State of the Art on Graphene-based Biosensors

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 22, 2016 - 1:50pm
A biosensor is an instrument that measures a characteristic property of an analyte with a detector located on a substrate. ICN2 – Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology News

Engineered quantum dots convert low-intensity IR light into visible light

Nanotechweb - December 22, 2016 - 3:59am
New Auger up-conversion technique could help make more efficient solar cells.

Scientists boost catalytic activity for key chemical reaction in fuel cells: New platinum-based catalysts with tensile surface strain could improve fuel cell efficiency

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Fuel cells are a promising technology for clean and efficient electrical power generation, but their cost, activity, and durability are key challenges to commercialization. Today's fuel cells use expe...

Carbon dots dash toward 'green' recycling role: Rice scientists, colleagues use doped graphene quantum dots to reduce carbon dioxide to fuel

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene quantum dots may offer a simple way to recycle waste carbon dioxide into valuable fuel rather than release it into the atmosphere or bury it underground, according to Rice University scientis...

NIST Device for Detecting Subatomic-Scale Motion Has Potential Robotics, Homeland Security Applications

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new device that measures the motion of super-tiny particles traversing distances almost unimaginably small—shor...

Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
From laptops to cellphones, today's technology advances through the ever-increasing speed at which electric charges are directed through circuits. Similarly, speeding up control over quantum states in...

WPI researchers build liquid biopsy chip that detects metastatic cancer cells in blood

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
More effective than existing microfluidic devices, the breakthrough technology developed in Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Small System's Laboratory paves the way for clinical development of simple...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Expands Partner Program to Speed Time-to-Market of FDX™ Solutions: Increased support affirms FDXcelerator™ Program’s vital role in promoting broader deployment of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ FDX™ portfolio

Nanotech-Now - December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the addition of eight new partners to its growing FDXcelerator Program, including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE Group), Amkor Technology, Infosys, Mento...

Nanoparticles liberate flexible solar cells

Nanotechweb - December 21, 2016 - 6:07am
A sacrificial layer of nanoparticles between device and substrate provides a sufficiently smooth surface for growing high-efficiency flexible organic solar cells that can be readily delaminated.