The Micro Manufacturing Conference now in its 3rd edition, is characterised by high quality presentations from leading users of the technologies and industry commentators. For 2011, the Conference will continue on the theme of Business Critical Technologies for Micro and Precision Manufacturing.
With the rapid growth of nanotechnology-based products, researchers, manufacturers, regulators and consumers are increasingly concerned with their safety and environmental impact. To help address this issue, ISO has published an International Standard to support the inhalation toxicity testing of nanoparticles.
Researchers in Japan have developed organic materials that melt from solid to liquid (i.e., undergo phase transition) with only the irradiation of light, without heating, and can furthermore be restored to their original solid state.
Bei der Tagung 'Chancen und Risiken der Nanotechnologie: Sicherheitsforschung in Bayern' am 13. Dezember wurden Chancen und Risiken der Nanotechnologien fuer Umwelt und Gesundheit aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln objektiv und ausgewogen dargestellt und zwischen Referenten und Teilnehmern der Tagung zum Teil kontrovers diskutiert.
The topic of the workshop will be 'Actionable Strategies for Company Building and Moving to Market'. This workshop is an add-on to the established North Carolina Nanotechnology Commercialization Conference, which is hosted by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Charlotte Research Institute, the Small Business and Technology Development Center, and COIN.
In a development that may revolutionize handheld electronics, flat-panel displays, touch panels, electronic ink, and solar cells, as well as drastically reduce their manufacturing costs, physicists have created a spintronic device based on 'armchair' graphene nanoribbons.
Measuring the attractive forces between atoms and surfaces with unprecedented precision, University of Arizona physicists have produced data that could refine our understanding of the structure of atoms and improve nanotechnology.
Researchers have invented a technique that uses inexpensive paper to make microfluidic devices for rapid medical diagnostics and chemical analysis. The innovation represents a way to enhance commercially available diagnostic devices that use paper-strip assays like those that test for diabetes and pregnancy.
Researchers from Boston College, MIT, Clemson University and the University of Virginia have used nanotechnology to achieve a 60-90 percent increase in the thermoelectric figure of merit of p-type half-Heusler, a common bulk semiconductor compound.
The theme for the event is Innovative Technologies for an Energized Future. The commercialization of technologies and processes used to produce bioenergy from a variety of biomass resources highlights this half-day program. The BioEnergy Summit will also explore innovative nanotechnologies for bioenergy production and technologies for producing energy from wastewater.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today launched a new competition for grants to support the construction of new or expanded scientific research facilities at institutions of higher education and nonprofit scientific research organizations.
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are an increasingly popular technology for use in energy-efficient lighting. Researchers from North Carolina State University have now developed a new technique that reduces defects in the gallium nitride (GaN) films used to create LEDs, making them more efficient.