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Using graphene as transparent electrodes and alignment layers for liquid crystal devices

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 18:00
In conventional liquid crystal displays (LCD), the liquid crystal (LC) material is contained in conventional LC cells, where the polyimide layers are used to align the LC homogeneously in the cell, and the transmissive indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes are used to apply the electric field to...

Flexible sensors

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 18:00
Flexible sensors hold great promise for various innovative applications in fields such as medicine, healthcare, environment, and biology. Over the past decade, the development of flexible and stretchable sensors for various functions has been accelerated by rapid advances in materials, processing...

Flexible and cost-effective fabrication of nature inspired structural colors

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 18:00
Scientists have successfully developed a new and cost-effective method for obtaining biomimetic structural colors with the ability to finely tune the completed structures.

Self-organizing graphene nanodots

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 07:00
The ultimate challenge of nanotechnology is to control the structure of matter with atomic precision. The better we are at shaping and structuring material on a small scale, the more powerful technology we can dream of. Unfortunately, the atomic scale is entirely out of range for conventional...

Nanofabrication: A slick route to smart surfaces

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 06:00
Controlled rupturing of thin films can make low-cost nanopatterned arrays for solar cells and biomolecular detection.

Graphene ribbons result in 100-fold increase in gold catalyst's performance

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 06:00
Bottom-up synthesis of tunable carbon nanoribbons provides a new route to enhance industrial, automotive reactions.

Graphene and terahertz waves could lead the way to future communication

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 06:00
By utilizing terahertz waves in electronics, future data traffic can get a big boost forward. So far, the terahertz (THz) frequency has not been optimally applied to data transmission, but by using graphene, researchers have come one step closer to a possible paradigm shift for the electronic...

New 'gold standard' for flexible electronics

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 06:00
Simple, economical process makes large-diameter, high-performance, thin, transparent, and conductive foils for bendable LEDs and more.

Symposium explores possibilities of origami nanomachines

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 06:00
Origami usually brings to mind folded paper cranes, but scientists see in origami the promise of nanoscale machinery.

Nanoparticles as food additives: improving risk assessment

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 06:00
The anticaking agent E551 silicon dioxide, or silica, has been used widely in the food industry over the past 50 years, and was long thought to be quite safe. Now, however, researchers have discovered that these nanoparticles can affect the immune system of the digestive tract.

Highly sensitive nanofiber-embedded touchscreens

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 06:00
Researchers have demonstrated the fabrication of transparent and flexible cellulose nanofiber films with high k values by incorporating ultralong metal nanofibers.

Nanosheets may produce more durable and longer lasting lithium-ion batteries

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 06:00
The team invented a generalized method of producing anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. The anodes are made from ultrathin metal oxide nanosheets, which are ultrathin, two-dimensional materials with excellent electrochemical and mechanical properties.

Centimeter-sized objects 3D-printed with graphene foam

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 00:00
Nanotechnologists have used 3-D laser printing to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene.

Lightweight steel production breakthrough: brittle phases controlled with nanosized morphology

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 00:00
High-strength, lightweight steels can finally be processed on an industrial scale, thanks to a breakthrough in controlling undesired brittle stages from production.

E2SWITCH aimsto develop new nanoelectronics with ultra-low energy consumption

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
The European project E2SWITCH is aiming to develop new electronic systems with ultra-low energy consumption. The nine partners, universities, research institutes and companies, are committed to making these 'circuits of tomorrow' more energy efficient.

Toyocolor to Launch New Carbon Nanotube Materials

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
Visitors to the Toyocolor booth at 5E-15, East Hall, will get a chance to see the latest developments in the company's nanotechnology-related products and solutions based on Toyo Ink Group's core technologies, in particular its original dispersion technology.

California court revokes US EPA approval of nanosilver product

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
A federal appeals court in California has revoked the Environmental Protection Agency's conditional approval of a nanosilver product used in a wide range of consumer products.

Piezoelectric nanogenerators for self-powered flexible sensors

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
Researchers have demonstrated a high performance flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator based on a piezoelectrically enhanced nanocomposite micropillar array of BaTiO3 nanoparticles embedded into a highly crystalline polymer for efficient energy harvesting and highly sensitive self-powered sensing.

Printed nanosensors monitor tire wear in real time

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
Carbon nanotubes bring tire wear monitoring into the car.

Current state of fabricating molecular electronics

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
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,...

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