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Iron nanocubes may be key in the future of NO2 sensing

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 02:00
Researchers report a flexible approach to produce Fe nanocubes as building blocks for high-performance NO2 gas sensor devices, and hybrid FeAu nanocubes with magneto-plasmonic properties.

Nanomaterial risk assessment frameworks and tools evaluated

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 02:00
A recent study has evaluated frameworks and tools used in Europe to assess the potential health and environmental risks of manufactured nanomaterials. The study identifies a trend towards tools that provide protocols for conducting experiments, which enable more flexible and efficient hazard...

Reducing conducting thin film surface roughness for electronics

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 19:00
In a significant advance, particularly within the microelectronics realm, engineers have established electrical surface treatment of conducting thin films as a physical processing method to reduce surface roughness.

2016 National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 19:00
Whitman, Lloyd J. and Henderson, Lori A. and Meador, Michael A. and Friedersdorf, Lisa E. and Standridge, Stacey and Thomas, Treye and Howard, John and Biaggi-Labiosa, Azlin M. and Madsen, Lynnette D. and Cannizzaro, Chris and Jillavenkatesa, Ajit and Bobalek, John F.. National Science and...

MIT awarded UNESCO Medal for contributions to nanoscience and nanotechnologies

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 19:00
MIT has been honored with the UNESCO Medal for contributions to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)....

A new approach to improving lithium-sulfur batteries

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:00
Scientists have demonstrated a new polysulfide entrapping strategy that greatly improves the cycle stability of Li-S batteries.

Towards mastering terahertz waves with graphene

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:00
Scientists have perfected a technique based on the usage of graphene, that allows for terahertz waves to be controlled accurately, paving the way for numerous applications.

Textile-based wearable electronics and fashion displays

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 14:00
Based on actual fabrics and fibers, highly durable and high-luminance light-emitting clothes were realized. An era of wearable and fashionable displays is expected to arrive soon.

Nanocoated regular paper can be erased and reprinted 80 times (w/video)

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:00
Researchers have developed a new nanoparticle coating for regular paper that needs no ink, and can be printed on with light, erased and reused more than 80 times.

Nano-imprinting technology improves transistor-based biosensors

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:00
Silicon nanowires fabricated using an imprinting technology could be the way of the future for transistor-based biosensors.

Portable nanofiber device offers precise, point-and-shoot capability

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:00
Researchers have developed a lightweight, portable nanofiber fabrication device that could one day be used to dress wounds on a battlefield or dress shoppers in customizable fabrics.

An economical solution for the removal of selenium contaminants in wastewater

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:00
Selenium (Se) is a metalloid element found in trace amounts in the earth’s crust and which has found extensive application due to its semiconducting properties. The use in photocopiers, microelectronic circuits and other applications has created a demand which makes selenium a valuable element....

Connecting two electrodes by liquid crystal-guided carbon nanotube wires

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:00
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) being highly electrically conductive along the tube axis, have gained great research interests in recent years for connecting two conducting electrodes at the nanoscale - where the CNTs can be integrated into a micro- or nanoelectronic system. Therefore, the orientational...

Hi-tech machine enables new graphene purification technique

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:00
A revolutionary machine that can unboil an egg is being used to develop graphene purification technology.

A Short film by the CHN

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:00
The Nanoscale Offset Printing System (NanoOPS) is a novel nanomanufacturing tool designed by the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern University.

NanoOPS at Northeastern University

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:00 has published a short film on YouTube. Their website is here. From their website: “WTEC is the nation’s leading organization in conducting international technology assessments. During the 1990s, it was called the World Technology Evaluation Center (WTEC) Division of Loyola...

CHTM Scanning Electron Microscope receives big upgrade - UNM Newsroom

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:00
UNM NewsroomCHTM Scanning Electron Microscope receives big upgradeUNM NewsroomA significant upgrade to equipment at UNM's Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM) means researchers can now observe how temperature and electric current change a semiconductor sample. This adds new dimensions...

Waste silicon sawdust recycled into anode for lithium-ion battery

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:00
Researchers have found that the pulverization of silicon sawdust into silicon nanoflakes and the subsequent carbon coating are effective in fabricating high capacity and durable LIBs.

Nanoparticles could be the future of agriculture

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:00
Nanoparticles that have always been considered a pollutant are being studied for a range of agricultural uses.

Improved polymer and new assembly method for ultra-conformable 'electronic tattoo' devices

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:00
Process uses household inkjet printer without soldering to create 750 nm-thin elastomeric sheet.