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UV-transparent coating for image sensors

Image sensors as used in cell phones are partially color-blind. This is because of their coating, which prevents UV light from passing through. CMOS chips have as a result not been suitable for spectroscopy up to now. A new production process makes the coating transparent - and the sensors suitable for special applications.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2011

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EU-funded team puts new semi-conductor material to the test

The electronic chips of the future might not be made of silicon or even graphene but of a material called molybdenite (MoS2). EU-funded research presented in the journal Nature Nanotechnology demonstrates that molybdenite is a highly effective semi-conductor that could be used to make transistors both smaller and more energy efficient.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2011

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Call for papers: Dilemmas of choice. Responsibility in nanotechnology development

The Centre for Environmental Law Decisions and Corporate Ethical Certification (CIGA) at the University of Padua and the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, organize an international workshop titled Dilemmas of choice. Responsibility in nanotechnology development, which is aimed at presenting and debating contributions from different disciplines on several issues concerning the relationship between nanotechnology innovation and responsibility.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2011

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Graphen anwendungsreif machen

An der Uni Bielefeld forschen die Physiker Prof. Dr. Armin Goelzhaeuser und Dr. Andrey Turchanin intensiv an dem vielversprechenden Nanomaterial mit besonderen elektronischen Eigenschaften.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2011

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Novel cancer-targeting investigational nanoparticle receives FDA IND approval for human trial

Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Nanotechnology Center, along with collaborators at Cornell University and Hybrid Silica Technologies, have received approval for their first Investigational New Drug Application (IND) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an ultrasmall silica inorganic nanoparticle platform for targeted molecular imaging of cancer, which may be useful for cancer treatment in the future.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2011

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Detecting lethal diseases with rust and sand

The next big thing in medical diagnostics could be minutes particles of rust, iron oxide, coated with the material from which sand is formed, silicon dioxide. These magnetic nanoparticles, a mere 29 to 230 nanometers across, can be used to trap antibodies to the virus that causes cervical cancer and to the bacteria that causes potentially lethal diarrhea.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2011

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The Universitat Jaume I leads the research on the use of nanotechnology in the search for alternative energies in Latin America

The Universitat Jaume I will lead the project 'Materiales y dispositivos de nanoescala para conversion y almacenamiento de energia' ("Nanoscale materials and devices for energy conversion and storage"). This three year long project has the main objective of promoting cooperation among countries in Latin America through the development of basic and applied research in various areas of nanotechnology in order to achieve clean energies such as photovoltaics, batteries, LED and a system to get fuel with sunlight.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2011

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