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CNRS establishes its first joint international nanotechnology research unit in Asia with an industry partner

The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Thales have established a joint international research unit called CINTRA (CNRS International – NTU – Thales Research Alliance). Based in Singapore, the new unit will conduct research into nanotechnologies for electronics, photonics, and related applications.

Posted: Oct 8th, 2009

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Nanoscale replication of butterfly wings

A team of researchers from the State University of Pennsylvania (USA) and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) have developed a technique to replicate biological structures, such as butterfly wings, on a nano scale.

Posted: Oct 8th, 2009

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Investigating nanopillars: Silicon brittle? Not this kind!

Silicon, the most important semiconductor material of all, is usually considered to be as brittle and breakable as window glass. On the nanometer scale, however, the substance exhibits very different properties, as Empa researchers have shown by creating minute silicon pillars.

Posted: Oct 8th, 2009

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Mit Nanotechnologie sollen Solarzellen mehr Strom liefern

Uwe Hartmann, Professor für Experimentalphysik an der Universitaet des Saarlandes, will jetzt den Wirkungsgrad von Solarzellen mit Hilfe der Nanotechnologie steigern. Er erhaelt dafuer rund 500.000 Euro Foerderung im Rahmen eines Verbundprojektes des Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung.

Posted: Oct 8th, 2009

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