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Nanoelectronics research lab Imec presents 17 papers at IEDM 2011

With a record number of 17 papers at the IEEE International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) in Washington (December 5th-7th 2011), imec confirms its leading global position as R+D center solving key challenges of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) and as technology and process provider for heterogeneous system integration.

Dec 5th, 2011

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Nanogenerator expert Zhong Lin Wang awarded MRS medal

Wang received a 2011 Materials Research Society Medal Nov. 30th at the organization's fall meeting in Boston. The medal's commendation notes his "seminal contributions in the discovery, controlled synthesis, and fundamental understanding of zinc oxide nanowires and nanobelts, and the design and fabrication of novel, nanowire-based nanosensors, piezotronic devices and nanogenerators for energy harvesting."

Dec 5th, 2011

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Nanotechnologie und Wasserwirtschaft

Vortraege und Skripte der Tagung "Nanotechnologie und Wasserwirtschaft" vom 16.11.2011, organisiert von der Deutsche Vereinigung fuer Wasserwirtschaft, wurden von den Referenten zur Verfuegung gestellt und koennen auf der website der DWA abgerufen werden.

Dec 5th, 2011

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First molybdenite microchip

Molybdenite, a new and very promising material, can surpass the physical limits of silicon. EPFL scientists have proven this by making the first molybdenite microchip, with smaller and more energy efficient transistors.

Dec 5th, 2011

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Soft thermoelectric conversion devices fabricated by printing

Researchers have developed a technology for printing thermoelectric conversion devices onto flexible substrates such as plastic films and papers. The technology adds high flexibility to the thermoelectric conversion devices by turning them into film devices, allowing their installation to be unrestricted by the shapes of the objects onto which they are installed.

Dec 5th, 2011

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Separating a single-layer of quantum dots with insulation increases efficiency

Using an atomic layer deposition process, researchers at Harvard University have developed a way to separate individual quantum dots within a single layer with an aluminum oxide insulating layer. The best metaphor is a carton of eggs, with the CdSe/ZnS QDs representing the eggs and the Al2O3 layer representing the cardboard spacers in between them.

Dec 5th, 2011

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Protein electronics

Similar proteins demonstrate different charge transport characteristics offering a route to biological electronic devices.

Dec 5th, 2011

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Record high two million gold nanoparticles inserted into a single cancer cell

By changing the organic molecule that coats gold nanorods, scientists at Rice University in Houston have increased the number of gold nanorods inserted into a single, living cell to over 2 million. The previous record was 150,000. This achievement could greatly improve photothermal therapy for cancer, which uses near-IR light to heat nanorods inside cancer cells to destroy them.

Dec 5th, 2011

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Virginia Tech's Rylander wins national biomedical engineering award

Biomedical engineer Marissa Nichole Rylander, associate professor jointly appointed in the mechanical engineering department and Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, at Virginia Tech is the recipient of the 2012 Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award.

Dec 5th, 2011

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