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EPSRC issues Graphene Engineering call

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is issuing a call for proposals in graphene engineering research. The aim of the call, where there will be up to GBP20 million of funding available, is to focus research on manufacturing processes and technologies linked to graphene in order to accelerate the development and generation of novel devices, applications technologies and systems.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2012

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New measuring techniques can improve efficiency, safety of nanoparticles

Using high-precision microscopy and X-ray scattering techniques, University of Oregon researchers have gained eye-opening insights into the process of applying green chemistry to nanotechnology that results in high yields, improves efficiency and dramatically reduces waste and potential negative exposure to human health or the environment.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2012

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Gruenen erkundigen sich nach Umgang mit Ergebnissen der NanoKommission

Der Umgang der Bundesregierung mit den Ergebnissen und Empfehlungen der NanoKommission stehen im Mittelpunkt einer Kleinen Anfrage der Fraktion Buendnis 90/Die Gruenen. Die Fraktion kritisiert, dass die Bundesregierung im Januar 2011 - einen Monat vor der NanoKommission - einen Aktionsplan zur Nanotechnologie vorgelegt hat, in dem die NanoKommission nur an einer einzigen Stelle erwaehnt wird.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2012

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Two molecules communicate via single photons

Scientists realize one of the most elementary and oldest "Gedanken" experiments in modern physics, namely, excitation of a single molecule with a single photon. This paves the way for further investigations in which single photons act as carriers of quantum information to be processed by single emitters.

Posted: Feb 27th, 2012

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Transparent touch sensors using carbon nanotubes and ink solutions

Hanyang University of Korea and RIKEN of Japan, along with other Asian research institutes, are launching the Asian Research Network (ARN). Recently ARN members succeeded in producing transparent touch sensors using carbon nanotubes and ink solutions that can print electronic circuits or change colour in exposure to heat or UV radiation.

Posted: Feb 27th, 2012

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Graphyne may be better than graphene

Sheets of single-layer carbon with a variety of bonding patterns may have properties similar to the wonder material graphene, according to new computer simulations.

Posted: Feb 26th, 2012

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