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CNT Annual Conference on Carbon Nanomaterials

The German Innovation Alliance for Carbon Nanotubes will hold its annual conference in Ettlingen (near Karlsruhe, Germany) on 25th-27th January. This year the conference will be open to national and international visitors from research and industry. It offers a platform for the international CNT community to exchange results and ideas.

Posted: Nov 22nd, 2010

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Oxygen rich graphene support could lead to durable fuel cell catalysts

In the search for efficient, durable and commercially viable fuel cells, scientists at the University of Ulster's Nanotechnology Institute and collaborators from Peking University and University of Oxford have discovered a new catalyst-support combination that could make fuel cells more efficient and more resistant to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Posted: Nov 22nd, 2010

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Success in developing groundbreaking electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells

The Fuel Cell Nano-Materials Group at International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics has successfully developed two types of novel proton conducting oxide electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). By applying these electrolytes, the commercialization of SOFCs operating in the intermediate temperature range, 500C to 650C, has come into sight.

Posted: Nov 22nd, 2010

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Purdue gets $1.5 million for quantum information center

Purdue University has been awarded $1.5 million to study quantum information science, a new field paving the way for quantum computing - a novel method to process information that is faster, more powerful and more efficient than classical computing.

Posted: Nov 21st, 2010

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Emerging applications of carbon nanotubes

Jan M. Schnorr and Timothy M. Swager from the Department of Chemistry and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at MIT have published an overview of a variety of applications that are based on the unique properties of pristine as well as functionalized carbon nanotubes.

Posted: Nov 21st, 2010

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Researchers insert identification codes into mouse embryos

Researchers from the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with researchers from the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), have developed an identification system for oocytes and embryos in which each can be individually tagged using silicon barcodes.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2010

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Early phase of atherosclerosis imaged at the nanoscale

Atherosclerosis is characterized by hardening and thickening of artery walls, with serious health consequences. Researchers at TU/e have imaged the stages in the calcification at a nanometer scale. The growth of hardening follows almost the same process as bone or tooth formation.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2010

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Polymer scientists unpeel secrets of nanohair adhesion

Not long after Dr. Ali Dhinojwala, chairman of The University of Akron Department of Polymer Science, unpeeled the secret (fine, clingy hairs) behind the remarkable adhesion of gecko feet, he and fellow researchers came up with a synthetic replica: carbon nanotubes. Now, five years after that initial discovery, they have published the basis of the success of these nanotubes.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2010

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NanoMission Japan 2011 - UK SMEs invited to apply for grants

Applications are now invited from UK companies to participate in NanoMission Japan 2011 which will allow companies the opportunity to participate in the major international event Nano Tech Japan 2011 held annually in Tokyo. The Exhibition will run from 16th-18th February 2011.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2010

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What changes will nanoelectronics bring?

We are surrounded by nanoelectronics through products such as computers, mobile phones, sensors and electric cars. Nanoelectronics may also grow much stronger in the energy efficiency area in the near future. However, the sustainable growth faces several challenges.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2010

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