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Graphene foam detects explosives, emissions better than today's gas sensors

A new study from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrates how graphene foam can outperform leading commercial gas sensors in detecting potentially dangerous and explosive chemicals. The discovery opens the door for a new generation of gas sensors to be used by bomb squads, law enforcement officials, defense organizations, and in various industrial settings.

Posted: Nov 24th, 2011

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CRANN nanotechnology researchers wins 'proof of concept' grant

Professor Coleman's research investigates how to produce "nanosheets", flat sheets of materials that are just one atom thick, or about one hundred-thousandth the size of a human hair. These materials have potential in the development of thermoelectric devices and next generation batteries.

Posted: Nov 24th, 2011

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Novel methods for assembling quantum dots

Matthew Doty, assistant professor in the University of Delaware Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is co-author of two papers exploring novel methods for assembling quantum dots to control how electrons interact with light and magnetic fields for applications in next generation computing devices and solar energy capture.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2011

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Indian organization launches nanotechnology training programs

Nano Science and Technology Consortium (NSTC), India announces the Nanotechnology Training (Certification) Programs for different fields of Science and Technology. With the availability of these kind of training programs in India, NSTC is looking forward to sensitize students, professionals and industries with requisite knowledge of Nanotechnology.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2011

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Polish Academy Sciences joins start-up for innovative microfluidic technologies

It is only since this year that organisations belonging to the Polish Academy of Sciences may establish companies to commercialize their scientific inventions. The present legal regulations have allowed the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy Sciences in Warsaw to take up shares in Scope Fluidics, a young spin-off company developing innovative microfluidic technologies.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2011

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Wie elastisch ist Nanomaterial?

Wissenschaftler entwickelten eine neue Berechnung fuer die Herstellung von multifunktionalen Werkstoffen mit massgeschneiderten Eigenschaften.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2011

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New ISO nanotechnology standards - nanomaterials and nano/bio interface

) ISO/TS 80004-4:2011 gives terms and definitions for materials in the field of nanotechnologies where one or more components are nanoscale regions and the materials exhibit properties attributable to the presence of those nanoscale regions. ISO/TS 80004-5:2011 lists terms and definitions related to the interface between nanomaterials and biology.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2011

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Kurzfilm-Wettbewerb "nanospots" hat begonnen (m/Video)

Klappe, die erste... Der Startschuss fuer "nanospots" ist gefallen. Es handelt sich um den Wettbewerb zum 1. Nano-Kurzfilm-Festival fuer (Nachwuchs-)Wissenschaftler, mitinitiiert von der Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg und gefoerdert von der Volkswagenstiftung. Als Hauptgewinn winken 5000 Euro fuer den besten Spot zum Thema "Leben mit Nano: Der Mensch zwischen Natur und Hightech".

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2011

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Tiny levers, big moves in piezoelectric sensors (w/video)

A team of university researchers, aided by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have succeeded in integrating a new, highly efficient piezoelectric material into a silicon microelectromechanical system (MEMS). This development could lead to significant advances in sensing, imaging and energy harvesting.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2011

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