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Graphene and a new dimension

A growing number of scientists recognises how graphene, an allotrope of carbon, is the next silicon. But they also know graphene is too conductive to be used in computer chips. Now a research team from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom may have found a way to address this problem.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2012

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Webinar addresses the EU definition of nanomaterials

NanoSight, leading manufacturers of unique nanoparticle characterization technology, responds to the EU Commission recommended definition of Nanomaterials with a webinar to provide expert insight into the consequences for chemical industries. This will be held on Wednesday 21st March.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2012

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Quantum conveyance: Electrical circuits talk to single atoms

If a practical quantum computer is ever to be realized, conventional electronic devices will have to interface with the delicate quantum systems such as atoms or ions in traps or wisps of magnetism near superconducting sensors. A new paper proposes one way to achieve this kind of quantum interface. It shows how an electrical circuit can be used to enable the transfer of quantum information encoded in a single ion to other quantum systems, such as another isolated ion.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2012

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A wee bit of nanotechnology comes to Glasgow

Smithycroft Secondary School in Glasgow, UK, is excited to announce that they will be hosting a Nanotechnology evening which will involve scientists and industry experts debating about the advantages and disadvantages of nanotechnology.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2012

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EMBL Conference: Microfluidics 2012

The EMBL Microfluidics Conference 2012 (on July 25-27, 2012 in Heidelberg, Germany) will bring together top researchers in the field, sparking scientific exchange across different disciplines. The latest Lab-on-a-Chip technologies and applications will be presented, alongside discussions of developments in the field.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2012

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A new method of making nanoparticles and nanofilms

An engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas and his colleagues at the University of Utah have discovered a new method of making nanoparticles and nanofilms to be used in developing better electronic devices, biosensors and certain types of high-powered and highly specific microscopes used for scientific research.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2012

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Symposium presentation on molecular orientation of electrospun fibers using nanoscale IR spectroscopy

Anasys Instruments, the company that pioneered nanoscale thermal analysis and nanoscale IR spectroscopy using an AFM, is pleased to announce that Dr. Bruce Chase is presenting an invited talk entitled "Structure and Orientation in Electrospun Nanofibers", at the 2012 Pittsburgh Conference, as part of the Organized Contributed Session on Analytical Applications of Broadly Tunable Lasers.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2012

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More effective method of imaging proteins

Using a unique facility in the U.S., researchers at the University of Gothenburg have found a more effective way of imaging proteins. The next step is to film how proteins work - at molecular level.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2012

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SPIE co-sponsors ICTP Winter College on nano-optics and plasmonics

The important topics of nano-optics and plasmonics occupied students and faculty at the recent 2012 Winter College on Optics at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste. SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is among eight organizations that co-sponsor the annual event and other ICTP programs to meet the needs of students and scientists in developing countries.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2012

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New research advances understanding of energy storage mechanisms

An international team of materials researchers has given the engineering world a better look at the inner functions of the electrodes of supercapacitors - the low-cost, lightweight energy storage devices used in many electronics, transportation and many other applications.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2012

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