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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.

Photocatalytic colour switching makes light-printable paper

Nanotechweb - December 20, 2016 - 7:03am
New rewritable film can be written onto and erased more than 80 times without the need for additional ink.

Nanocubes simplify printing and imaging in color and infrared: New technology allows multispectral reactions on a single chip

Nanotech-Now - December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Duke University researchers believe they have overcome a longstanding hurdle to producing cheaper, more robust ways to print and image across a range of colors extending into the infrared.

JPK launches the OT-AFM Combi-System - the world’s first combined system to provide optical tweezers and atomic force microscopy

Nanotech-Now - December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, announce the release of the world’s first combined system to provide optica...

Light provides pull for future nanocatalyst measurement: Rice University photonics lab tests photon-induced force microscopy

Nanotech-Now - December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Rice University nanophotonics researcher Isabell Thomann uses lasers, light-activated materials and light-measuring nanoscale tips to push the boundaries of experimental nanoscience, but light is prov...

Leti Will Demonstrate Fusion of Autonomous Car’s Senses: SIGMA FUSION’s Efficient, Sensor-based System Fits in a Microcontroller Platform, Anticipates Safety Requirements

Nanotech-Now - December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
SIGMA FUSION, Leti’s innovative low-cost solution for autonomous cars, transforms the myriad of incoming distance data into clear information about the driving environment. This efficient perception s...

Imec and Holst Centre Introduce World’s First Solid-State Multi-Ion Sensor for Internet-of-Things Applications

Nanotech-Now - December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
At last week’s IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco (USA), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology and Holst Centr...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Demonstrates Industry-Leading 56Gbps Long-Reach SerDes on Advanced 14nm FinFET Process Technology: Proven ASIC IP solution will enable significant performance and power efficiency improvements for next-generation high-speed applications

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2016 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that it has demonstrated true long-reach 56Gbps SerDes performance in silicon on the company’s 14nm FinFET process. As a part of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ high-performance ASIC...