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Atomic scale microscopy goes commercial

The state-of-the-art technique for seeing atoms - transmission electron microscopy (TEM) - will become an important tool for chemical analysis over the next decade as instrument manufacturers commercialise advances pioneered in laboratories, researchers heard at the Microscience 2008 conference in London, UK.

Posted: Jul 3rd, 2008

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Keeping nanotechnology safe

The second generation of nanotechnology research will involve creating predictive models for the safe use of nanoparticles.

Posted: Jul 3rd, 2008

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Austria launches nanoimprint lithography project NILaustria

The Austrian government will fund a series of nanoimprint lithography (NIL) research projects. The NILaustria project will focus on large-area nanostructuring, using NIL to transfer different nanostructures to large surfaces in a cost-efficient manner.

Posted: Jul 2nd, 2008

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Study shows quantum dots can penetrate skin through minor abrasions

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that quantum dot nanoparticles can penetrate the skin if there is an abrasion, providing insight into potential workplace concerns for healthcare workers or individuals involved in the manufacturing of quantum dots or doing research on potential biomedical applications of the tiny nanoparticles.

Posted: Jul 2nd, 2008

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