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Hand-held Raman device detects nerve gases

Nanotechweb - January 22, 2016 - 5:15am
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) can be used to detect VX and Tabun on the femtomol scale for the first time.

Clay makes better high-temp batteries: Rice University scientists develop materials to power devices in harsh environments

InterNano Industry News - January 22, 2016 - 4:45am
A unique combination of materials developed at Rice University, including a clay-based electrolyte, may solve a problem for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries destined for harsh environments.
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Dissolvable implants monitor brain injuries

Nanotechweb - January 21, 2016 - 5:42am
New devices simply resorb harmlessly into the body when no longer needed.

Simple solution foils lithium-battery freeze

Nanotechweb - January 21, 2016 - 1:41am
A thin metallic foil that heats batteries from the inside provides a cheap solution to battery power loss at subzero temperatures.

Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
A new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull - crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery - then melt away when they are no longer...

UCLA scientists create graphene barrier to precisely control molecules for making nanoelectronics

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Gardeners often use sheets of plastic with strategically placed holes to allow their plants to grow but keep weeds from taking root. Scientists from UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have fou...

Materials scientists at FAU reconstruct turbine material atom by atom in computer simulations

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Superalloys – materials made of a combination of nickel, aluminium and other elements such as rhenium – are essential for manufacturing turbine blades in jet engines, for example. They ensure that the...

FAU researchers develop nanoparticles for biomedical applications

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
An international, interdisciplinary team of researchers is developing highly porous biomaterials for localised release of therapeutic ions and drugs in the MOZART project which has received 4.65 milli...

FAU researchers show how mother-of-pearl is formed from nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Materials scientists at FAU have shown for the first time that the mother-of-pearl in clam shells does not form in a crystallisation process but is a result of the aggregation of nanoparticles within...

NIST simulates fast, accurate DNA sequencing through graphene nanopore

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have simulated a new concept for rapid, accurate gene sequencing by pulling a DNA molecule through a tiny, chemically activated...

Light-activated nanoparticles prove effective against antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
In the ever-escalating evolutionary battle with drug-resistant bacteria, humans may soon have a leg up thanks to adaptive, light-activated nanotherapy developed by researchers at the University of Col...

Nanodevice, build thyself: Researchers in Germany studied how a multitude of electronic interactions govern the encounter between a molecule called porphine and copper and silver surfaces

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
As we continue to shrink electronic components, top-down manufacturing methods begin to approach a physical limit at the nanoscale. Rather than continue to chip away at this limit, one solution of int...

Fuel cell advance: Research team reports success with low-cost nickel-based catalyst

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
"Planes, Trains and Automobiles" is a popular comedy from the 1980s, but there's nothing funny about the amount of energy consumed by our nation's transportation sector.

New particle can track chemo: Discovery could reveal how well -- and how fast -- treatment finds and kills cancer

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Tracking the path of chemotherapy drugs in real time and at a cellular level could revolutionize cancer care and help doctors sort out why two patients might respond differently to the same treatment.

New On-Chip Material that Transmits Light at Infinite Speeds Developed

InterNano Industry News - January 20, 2016 - 4:45am
By Jake Wilkinson Signal transmission using electrons is expected to quickly become a thing of the past. Photonic devices, which use light to rapidly transmit large volumes of information are...
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NanoOPS Finalist in R&D 100 Awards

InterNano Industry News - January 20, 2016 - 4:45am
CHN’s NanoOPS technology is a finalist in the R&D 100 Awards to be held on November 12-13, 2015 in Las Vegas. NanoOPS has been selected as a finalist in the Process/Prototyping category. Widely recognized as the “Oscars of Invention”, the R&D 100 Awards identify and celebrate the top technology products of the year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items, and high-energy physics. The R&D 100 Awards spans industry, academia, and government-sponsored research.
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Advance could bring commercial applications for silver nanowires

InterNano Industry News - January 20, 2016 - 4:45am
Silver nanowires hold promise for applications such as flexible displays and solar cells, but their susceptibility to damage from highly energetic UV radiation and harsh environmental conditions has limited their commercialization.
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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Devices, Microelectronics ... - Optics.org

InterNano Industry News - January 20, 2016 - 4:45am
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Devices, Microelectronics ...Optics.orgNortheastern University hosts the George J. Kostas Nanoscale Technology and Manufacturing Research Center, a unique major research user facility for micro and nanofabrication. The 7,000 sq. ft. user facility includes cleanroom space down to Class 10 ...
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Screen Printable Functionalised Graphene Ink

InterNano Industry News - January 20, 2016 - 4:45am
Haydale reports how its proprietary HDPlas® technology has been used to create functionalised Graphene Nanoplatelets (GNPs) that have been incorporated into a functional graphene ink, which has been d...
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Green perovskite LEDs shine brighter

Nanotechweb - January 19, 2016 - 7:41am
Interface engineering improves hole injection efficiency in these devices.