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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,...

European Union launches 'Observatory for Nanomaterials' website

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
The EU observatory for nanomaterials launched with information on products, safety, regulation and much more.

PillarHall test structures accelerate the development of microelectronics in three dimensions

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
Scientists have developed the unique PillarHall test structures to accelerate the market entry of three-dimensional, small, efficient and low-power but high-performance electronic components. This will benefit developers of challenging thin film and related manufacturing processes, and thereby...

New waterproofing and antifouling nanomaterials

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00
A new class of nanomaterials with tunable wettability have important applications ranging from antifouling to water proofing surfaces.

New fabric nanocoating could thwart chemical weapons

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00
Scientists have developed a way to adhere a lightweight coating onto fabrics that is capable of neutralizing a subclass of chemical weapons - those that are delivered through the skin.

Building OLEDs from the ground up for better electronics

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00
Researchers introduce a new way to efficiently create patterns of OLEDs.

The first low-cost system for splitting carbon dioxide

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00
Scientists have developed an Earth-abundant catalyst based on copper-oxide nanowires modified with tin oxide. A solar-driven system set up using this catalyst was able to split CO2 with an efficiency of 13.4%.

Design and fabrication of 3D-printed stretchable tactile sensors

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00
Researchers demonstrate the design and fabrication of stretchable tactile sensors that are 3D printed under ambient conditions via a combination of nanocomposite ink optimization, 3D imaging, and multimaterial 3D printing.

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