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Imec and Holst Centre unveil fully-organic imager

At this week's International Image Sensor Workshop (IISW 2013, Snowbird, US, June 12-16 2013), imec and Holst Centre present a large-area fully-organic photodetector array fabricated on a flexible substrate. The imager is sensitive in the wavelength range suitable for x-ray imaging applications.

Posted: Jun 12th, 2013

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Controlling magnetic clouds in graphene

Graphene can be made magnetic and its magnetism switched on and off at the press of a button, opening a new avenue towards electronics with very low energy consumption.

Posted: Jun 12th, 2013

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Nanotechnology helps track and improve drug action in pancreatic cancer

Scientists have been able to show ways in which we can markedly improve drug targeting of solid tumors, using tiny 'biosensors' along with new advanced imaging techniques. In real time and in three dimensions, these technologies can show us how cancers spread and how active cancer cells respond to a particular drug.

Posted: Jun 12th, 2013

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Polymer nanoreactors create uniform nanocrystals

Using star-shaped block co-polymer structures as tiny reaction vessels, researchers have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions and architectures - including metallic, ferroelectric, magnetic, semiconductor and luminescent nanocrystals.

Posted: Jun 11th, 2013

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'Popcorn' particle pathways promise better lithium-ion batteries

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have confirmed the particle-by-particle mechanism by which lithium ions move in and out of electrodes made of lithium iron phosphate, findings that could lead to better performance in lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, medical equipment and aircraft.

Posted: Jun 11th, 2013

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Why the shape of nanoparticles matters

A new study found that the shape of nanoparticles can enhance drug targeting. According to this study, rod-shaped nanoparticles - or nanorods - as opposed to spherical nanoparticles, appear to adhere more effectively to the surface of endothelial cells that line the inside of blood vessels.

Posted: Jun 10th, 2013

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