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74,2 Mio EU-Gelder fliessen in Nanowissenschaften und neue Materialien in NRW

Die Beteiligung von Hochschulen, Forschungseinrichtungen und der Wirtschaft aus Nordrhein-Westfalen am 7. Forschungsrahmenprogramm der Europaeischen Union wurde im Auftrag der NRW Landesregierung evaluiert. Das Ergebnis der Evaluation zeigt, dass insgesamt 16,6% der von deutschen Akteuren eingeworbenen 3,05 Mrd. Euro Foerdermittel des 7. EU-Forschungsrahmenprogramms nach Nordrhein-Westfalen gehen.

Posted: May 24th, 2011

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Information transfer, traceability and product registers for nanoproducts discussed at the Nano Authorities Dialogue in Berlin

On May 3rd and 4th, representatives of ministries, agencies, industry, science and civil organisations from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein met in Berlin at the invitation of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety to discuss current developments in the governance of nanotechnologies.

Posted: May 24th, 2011

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New beamline at MAX II opens for research with a resolution of a few nanometers

Using the new beamline, 911-4, at MAX-lab in Lund, Sweden, researchers can study a wide range of different types of material with a resolution of a few nanometres. This could be useful for both basic research and industry in general. The facility is the result of a Danish-Swedish collaboration. Now it is opening for research.

Posted: May 24th, 2011

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SiMoNa optimiert organische Leuchtdioden

Organische Leuchtdioden werden immer mehr Anwendungen erobern und neue Moeglichkeiten in Design und Funktion eroeffnen. Wissenschaftler am Institut fuer Nanotechnologie (INT) des KIT haben nun eine Simulationsloesung zur zeit- und kostenguenstigen Optimierung von OLEDs entwickelt. Mit "SiMoNa" lassen sich Materialeigenschaften gezielt verbessern sowie geeignete Farbstoffmolekuele designen und patentieren.

Posted: May 24th, 2011

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New NANOYOU eTwinning toolkit available

A new eTwinning toolkit has been produced in the context of NANOYOU to offer schools creative ideas to explore and learn about nanotechnologies. The toolkit provides guidelines to organise a class program as well as pedagogical objectives, follow up suggestions and evaluation ideas.

Posted: May 23rd, 2011

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Particle trap paves way for personalized medicine

A team led by Yale University researchers has proven that isolating individual charged particles, like DNA molecules, is indeed possible using a method called "Paul trapping", which uses oscillating electric fields to confine the particles to a space only nanometers in size.

Posted: May 23rd, 2011

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Novel man-made material could facilitate wireless power

Electrical engineers at Duke University have determined that unique man-made materials should theoretically make it possible to improve the power transfer to small devices, such as laptops or cell phones, or ultimately to larger ones, such as cars or elevators, without wires.

Posted: May 23rd, 2011

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Reusable template for the production of nanowires

Scientists from Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials's Nanofabrication Group, working with users from the University of Wisconsin-Stevenson Point, discovered a fast, simple, scalable technique for solution-based, electrochemical synthesis of patterned metallic and semiconducting nanowires from a reusable, nonsacrificial, ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) template.

Posted: May 23rd, 2011

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