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Six secret weapons of nanotechnology commercialization

In his regular IndustryWeek nanotechnology column, Nanofilm president and CEO Scott Rickert suggests "a bootcamp for nanotechnology and industry" about commercialization to capitalize on the current interest in advanced manufacturing.

Mar 12th, 2012

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Validation of Landauer's principle

Researchers show that erasing information produces heat, as predicted by Rolf Landauer fifty years ago, and demonstrates the intimate link between information theory and thermodynamics.

Mar 9th, 2012

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The 'Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology' project's first call for proposals

The SIINN (Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) ERA-NET promotes the safe and rapid transfer of European research results in nanoscience and nanotechnology into industrial applications. The first joint call for transnational projects of the SIINN initiative will open on March 20, 2012. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 5, 2012.

Mar 9th, 2012

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Strong Grip - Unexpected interaction between organic semiconductors

Physicists have discovered an unexpectedly strong bond between organic layers. Such structures are still puzzling scientists throughout the world. These structures form the basis for novel electronic components made from organic semiconductors that are now increasingly used in smart phones and television sets.

Mar 9th, 2012

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Making sharper x-rays

Success in getting gas atoms to emit light collectively, rather than individually, may lead to better imaging technologies.

Mar 9th, 2012

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Ultrafast sonograms shed new light on rapid phase transitions

An international team of physicists has developed a method for taking ultrafast "sonograms" that can track the structural changes that take place within solid materials in trillionth-of-a-second intervals as they go through an important physical process called a phase transition.

Mar 8th, 2012

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Nanotechnology Commercialization Conference announces keynote lineup

Global technology leaders will descend upon North Carolina for the Nanotech Commercialization Conference (NCC), hosted by the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN), the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) and the North Carolina Office of Science and Technology. Corporate, investor, start-up and academic leaders will all be in attendance at this cutting edge event in Durham, NC, April 4th-5th, 2012.

Mar 8th, 2012

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NIOSH seeks innovative proposals for nanotechnology studies

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) invites applications from small businesses to conduct innovative research in three high-priority areas, including studies relating to the occupational health and safety aspects of nanotechnology.

Mar 8th, 2012

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