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Imec Technology Forum welcomes global industry executives

At ITF2012, renowned industry speakers, policy makers, imec executives, and top researchers from across the world will present their views on market trends and evolutions in nanoelectronics, healthcare, smart vision and communication systems, and energy.

Posted: May 22nd, 2012

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Cloak and swagger: Engineers use plasmonics to create an invisible photodetector

A team of engineers at Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania has for the first time used "plasmonic cloaking" to create a device that can see without being seen - an invisible machine that detects light. It is the first example of what the researchers describe as a new class of devices that controls the flow of light at the nanoscale to produce both optical and electronic functions.

Posted: May 21st, 2012

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Greener Nano 12: Nanoinformatics Tools and Resources Workshop - Save the date!

GN12 will bring together informatics groups with materials scientists and active nanoscience researchers to evaluate and reflect on the tools/resources that have recently emerged in support of predictive nanotechnology. The goals of this workshop are to establish a better understanding of current applications and clearly define immediate and projected informatics infrastructure needs for the nanotechnology community.

Posted: May 21st, 2012

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Engineers use droplet microfluidics to create glucose-sensing microbeads

Standard methods to monitor glucose levels require invasive and time-consuming handling of the cell culture. A team of engineers is developing an alternative approach that takes advantage of new microfluidic techniques. In a continuous and controlled process, the researchers created small droplets of polymer that encapsulated pairs of fluorescing molecules.

Posted: May 18th, 2012

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