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Functional Integrated nanoSystems (nanoFIS 2017)

InterNano - Upcoming Events - October 16, 2017 - 12:31pm
ConferenceWednesday, November 22, 2017 to Friday, November 24, 2017Graz, Austria http://www.nanofis.net/ Sophisticated sensors and devices based on Key Enabling Technologies ranging from nanotechnology, micro- and nanoelectronics to photonics, are presently being developed in many R&D labs worldwide for future high-performance products. 3D heterogeneous integration with CMOS-technology is the key for product implementation of those devices and for realizing complex integrated systems with significantly advanced functionalities. This integrated system approach is an essential element of the More-than-Moore Grand Challenge and is expected to create future business opportunities for European semiconductor industries. ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS including materials such as Nanowires, Carbon Nanotubes, Nanorods, Quantum Dots & Nanoparticles 2D-Materials (Graphene, MoS2, MnS2, WS2,…) Electroceramic and Metal Oxide Materials Organic and flexible Electronic Materials Photonic Materials NANODEVICES & NANOSYSTEMS including devices and systems such as Nanowires, Carbon Nanotubes and Nanoparticles based Devices Nanosensors and Quantum Sensors 2D-Material based Devices Chemical and Particle Nanosensors Nanoresonators & Nanogenerators Nano Energy Harvesting & Energy Storage Nanophotonic Devices MEMS & NEMS Devices Nanodevice Architecture & Design SYSTEM INTEGRATION & PACKAGING including technologies such as Heterogeneous Integration TSV Technologies and TVS based Devices 3D-Integration, 3D SoC and SiP Solutions Advanced Wafer Bonding Technologies (W2W, D2W,…) High Performance Integration NANOANALYTICS & RELIABILITY including Reliability Issues of Nanomaterials, Nanodevices and Nanosystems Nanoanalytical Methods and Quantum Metrology Material Properties Characterization in nm- and µm-Scale Advanced Material Modelling and Simulation Statistical Models for short, mid and long term Reliability Prediction MEMS & NEMS Reliability Issues SMART MANUFACTURING PROCESSES including processes such as Nanomaterials Fabrication Technologies (Synthesis of Quantum Dots, Thermal Oxidation,…) New Patterning Approaches (NIL, roll-to-roll…) Thin Film Deposition (ALD, Spray Pyrolysis, Ink-Jetting, Print Transfer,…) (Post-)Processing of Nanomaterials on CMOS devices Back-end Equipment for 3D-Integration & Packaging

Nanoscale Photovoltaics: New Devices and Materials

National Nanomanufacturing Network - October 16, 2017 - 12:20pm
ConferenceTuesday, November 21, 2017 to Thursday, November 23, 2017Potsdam, Germany http://www.beilstein-institut.de/en/symposia/nanotech The scope of the symposium is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for discussions of novel developments and trends in the field of solar energy conversion and storage using nanoscale materials and concepts from chemistry, physics, and materials science. The key topics will include fundamental aspects of structural and chemical nanoscale characterization, new device and especially material concepts but also an overview for sustainable strategies for future developments. The symposium will bring together scientist working in the different areas and aims to stimulate discussions and cooperations. The number of participants is limited to around 50 including 20 invited speakers and the program is designed specifically to allow sufficient time for discussions and a stimulating exchange of thoughts and ideas.

Nanoscale Photovoltaics: New Devices and Materials

InterNano - Upcoming Events - October 16, 2017 - 12:20pm
ConferenceTuesday, November 21, 2017 to Thursday, November 23, 2017Potsdam, Germany http://www.beilstein-institut.de/en/symposia/nanotech The scope of the symposium is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for discussions of novel developments and trends in the field of solar energy conversion and storage using nanoscale materials and concepts from chemistry, physics, and materials science. The key topics will include fundamental aspects of structural and chemical nanoscale characterization, new device and especially material concepts but also an overview for sustainable strategies for future developments. The symposium will bring together scientist working in the different areas and aims to stimulate discussions and cooperations. The number of participants is limited to around 50 including 20 invited speakers and the program is designed specifically to allow sufficient time for discussions and a stimulating exchange of thoughts and ideas.

Organic/inorganic sulfur may be key for safe rechargeable lithium batteries

Nanotech-Now - October 16, 2017 - 7:45am
We have come a long way from leaky sulfur-acid automobile batteries, but modern lithium batteries still have some down sides. Now a team of Penn State engineers have a different type of lithium sulfur...

Magnetic particle imaging could help monitor stroke patients

Nanotechweb - October 16, 2017 - 7:21am
Results from experiments on mice with cerebral ischemia are promising and produce blood-flow images that are comparable to those obtained with MRI, but in real time.

Seeing the next dimension of computer chips: Researchers image perfectly smooth side-surfaces of 3-D silicon crystals with a scanning tunneling microscope, paving the way for smaller and faster computing devices

Nanotech-Now - October 14, 2017 - 7:46am
A research collaboration between Osaka University and the Nara Institute of Science and Technology for the first time used scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) to create images of atomically flat side-...

Missing atoms in a forgotten crystal bring luminescence

Nanotech-Now - October 14, 2017 - 7:46am
A little-studied member of the perovskite family of materials could find use in a range of electronic devices, after researchers at KAUST discovered the secret of its strong photoluminescence.

New Orleans Startup Advano Accepted Into YCombinator - Silicon Bayou News (press release) (blog)

InterNano Industry News - October 14, 2017 - 3:46am
New Orleans Startup Advano Accepted Into YCombinatorSilicon Bayou News (press release) (blog)Advano makes batteries better by making silicon nanomanufacturing affordable. The company has also hired six people and expanded to a 1,500 square foot office at the University of New Orleans. To date, the company has raised $800,000 to continue its ...
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Nanoscale honeycomb structures used in low-cost carbon monoxide sensor

InterNano Industry News - October 14, 2017 - 3:46am
Researchers have developed a highly sensitive, low-cost nanosensor that can quickly detect minute changes in carbon monoxide levels, with potential applications in environmental pollution monitoring.
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A high-resolution transfer printing method for graphene inks

InterNano Industry News - October 14, 2017 - 3:46am
Researchers have demonstrated here a transfer printing method based on a hydrophobic mold suitable for high-resolution patterning of graphene inks.
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Breathable, wearable nanomesh electronics on skin for long-term health monitoring

InterNano Industry News - October 14, 2017 - 3:46am
New nanomesh structure lets skin breathe, prevents inflammation.
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Researchers develop fast, cheap method to make supercapacitor electrodes for electric cars, high-powered lasers

InterNano Industry News - October 14, 2017 - 3:46am
A team of engineers thinks they've come up with a process for manufacturing supercapacitor electrode materials that will meet stringent industrial and usage demands.
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Nanomaterials strengthen 3D-printed parts

InterNano Industry News - October 14, 2017 - 3:46am
Scientists discovered a way to make 3-D printed parts stronger and immediately useful in real-world applications.
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USDA announces $4.6 million for nanotechnology research

InterNano Industry News - October 14, 2017 - 3:46am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced 13 grants totaling $4.6 million for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber.
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Current state of fabricating molecular electronics

InterNano Industry News - October 14, 2017 - 3:46am
Since the early days of molecular electronics, tremendous progress has been achieved both theoretically and experimentally by scientists and engineers who were fascinated by intriguing physical, chemical phenomena, and potential device applications of molecular junctions. In a recent paper, scientists review recent experimental efforts for pursuing high-yield functional molecular devices, in which a bundle of molecules (the contacted molecules number more than 1000) is contained in a junction.
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3D-printed, fully integrated wireless sensor devices

InterNano Industry News - October 14, 2017 - 3:46am
Researchers have demonstrated a fully integrated and packaged wireless sensor for environmental monitoring applications. The disposable sensor was developed using low-cost additive manufacturing technologies; namely, inkjet printing and 3D printing. This is a demonstration of 3D-printed fully-integrated System-on-Package (SoP) employing inkjet-printed sensors. This work could pave the way for low-cost disposable fully integrated wireless sensor nodes.
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Leading Engineering for America's Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI)

National Nanomanufacturing Network - October 13, 2017 - 1:41pm
The LEAP HI program challenges the engineering research community to take a leadership role in addressing demanding, urgent, and co National Science Foundation

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Present Preclinical Data on ARO-AAT at The Liver Meeting(R)

Nanotech-Now - October 13, 2017 - 7:46am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will present preclinical data on ARO-AAT, a second generation investigational medicine for the treatment of alpha-1 liver disease...

Quorum announces new customer support and demonstration facilities for users worldwide

Nanotech-Now - October 13, 2017 - 7:46am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, continue to expand their network of customer support facilities worldwide. The lat...

Single ‘solitons’ promising for optical technologies

Nanotech-Now - October 13, 2017 - 7:46am
Spatial mode-interaction induced single soliton generation in microresonators CHENGYING BAO1,* , Y I XUAN2 DANIEL E.LEAIRD1 STEFAN WABNITZ3 MINGHAO QI1,2 AND ANDREW M.WEINER1,2 1School of Electr...