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Making flexible electronics with nanowire networks

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:00
A smartphone touchscreen is an impressive piece of technology. It displays information and responds to a user's touch. But as many people know, it's easy to break key elements of the transparent, electrically conductive layers that make up even the sturdiest rigid touchscreen. If flexible...

New Method for Producing Ultralight Sponge-Like Materials from Nanoscale Ceramic Fibers

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:00
Ceramic materials are likely to shatter when they are deformed, however latest research demonstrates a technique of using ultra-thin ceramic nanofibers in order to make heat-resistant, squishy sponges...

Graphene and quantum dots put in motion a CMOS-integrated camera that can see the invisible

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:00
Researchers have shown for the first time the monolithic integration of a CMOS integrated circuit with graphene, resulting in a high-resolution image sensor consisting of hundreds of thousands of photodetectors based on graphene and quantum dots.

Tricking molecules into creating new nano-shapes

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 02:00
Scientists have devised materials that can create complex three-dimensional structures. They did it by exploiting how molecules self-assemble, spontaneously packing into nano-sized shapes.

A low-tech, solution-based route to high-performance carbon nanotube thin films

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 02:00
This novel method produces a film with millions of carbon nanotubes aligned and tightly packed, like water pipes on a flatbed truck. The tubes are orders of magnitude better aligned than previously possible.

Copper embedded in carbon nano-spikes can turn carbon dioxide into ethanol

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 02:00
Scientists found that tiny spikes of carbon combined with copper particles convert carbon dioxide into ethanol fuel. The catalysts take a waste product of coal used in power plants and other hydrocarbon combustion reactions, in the presence of electrical energy, and create liquid fuel.

3D printer nanoinks from the woods (w/video)

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 02:00
Researchers have succeeded in developing an environmentally friendly ink for 3D printing based on cellulose nanocrystals. This technology can be used to fabricate microstructures with outstanding mechanical properties, which have promising potential uses in implants and other biomedical...

Off-the-shelf, power-generating clothes are almost here

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:00
Researchers introduce coating that turns fabrics into circuits.

Ready to wear electronics

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:00
A group of scientists dreams of clothing that produces energy as we walk. They have combined very different nanomaterials into so-called energy harvesters.

Graphene on silicon carbide can store energy

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:00
By introducing defects into the perfect surface of graphene on silicon carbide, researchers have increased the capacity of the material to store electrical charge.

Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors (w/video)

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:00
Nanoengineers have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to solar cells and other kinds of electronics.

'Dialing-In' Wet Processing Parameters for MEMS, Nano Manufacturing and R&D - R & D Magazine

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:00
R & D Magazine'Dialing-In' Wet Processing Parameters for MEMS, Nano Manufacturing and R&DR & D MagazineAs the market for nanotechnology (nano) and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) solutions continues to ramp up, the rate of organizations seeking to get involved with...

Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:00
Scientists have created a rechargeable lithium metal battery with three times the capacity of commercial lithium-ion batteries by resolving something that has long stumped researchers: the dendrite problem.

New water-based, recyclable membrane filters all types of nanoparticles

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:00
Researchers have developed a new type of membrane that could extend the life of a separation system, lower its cost and, in some cases, increase its efficiency as well.

EPA Will Publish Draft Guidance for Reporting Nanoscale Materials for Comment

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to publish a Federal Register notice on May 16, 2017, announcing the availability of and requesting public comment on a draft guidance document entitled “Guidance on EPA’s Section 8(a) Information Gathering Rule on Nanomaterials in...

EPA nanotechnology information gathering rule extension and guidance

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
EPA extends effective date of nanotechnology reporting and recordkeeping rule, seeks public input on draft guidance.

Laser printing with nanoparticles holds promise for medical research

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
In a new study, researchers suggest that a laser printing technique using nanoparticles could help unlock a more cost-effective approach to building sturdier and safer components.

A silver molecular ink platform formulated for screen, inkjet, and aerosol jet printing

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
A simple formulation comprising silver neodecanoate, ethyl cellulose, and solvent provides improved performance versus that of established inks, yet with improved economics.

A novel method for the synthesis of hexagonal boron nitride

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
This synthesis of hBN in a controlled layer-by-layer fashion is critical to a number of applications, including tunneling barriers, used in transistors for low power devices, atomically thin capacitors, and two-dimensional transistors, which are smaller and use much less power than traditional...

NSF awards $2.25M for Semiconductor and Nanotechnology Education Center

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
Grant to expand credit-based high-tech learning opportunities, with an emphasis on providing skills to people from traditionally underserved communities.

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