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Nanomaterialien: Anwendungen im Umweltbereich

Das Landesanstalt fuer Umwelt, Messungen und Naturschutz Baden-Wuerttemberg hat eine neue Broschuere herausgegeben mit dem Titel "Nanomaterialien: Anwendungen im Umweltbereich". Diese Broschuere stellt Beispiele fuer den Einsatz von Nanomaterialien vor, die zu deutlichen Umweltentlastungen fuehren koennen.

Feb 4th, 2011

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Penn breaks ground for nanotechnology center

On Feb. 17, Penn President Amy Gutmann will join University Trustees and the deans of the Schools of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and Engineering and Applied Science at the 3200 block of Walnut Street for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology.

Feb 4th, 2011

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New approach to solar cells

An interdisciplinary team of UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz researchers is taking a novel approach to solar power, one that promises to lead to a technological breakthrough. By using nanoparticles of germanium, silicon and other materials, the researchers hope to produce solar cells far more efficient than the current state of the art.

Feb 4th, 2011

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Seeing the light: Scientists bring plasmonic nanofields into focus

In typical plasmonic devices, electromagnetic waves crowd into tiny metal structures, concentrating energy into nanoscale dimensions. Due to coupling of electronics and photonics in these metal nanostructures, plasmonic devices could be harnessed for high-speed data transmission or ultrafast detector arrays. However, studying plasmonic fields in nanoscale devices presents a real roadblock for scientists, as examining these structures inherently alters their behavior.

Feb 3rd, 2011

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New nanomaterials unlock new electronic and energy technologies

A new way of splitting layered materials to give atom thin "nanosheets" has been discovered. This has led to a range of novel two-dimensional nanomaterials with chemical and electronic properties that have the potential to enable new electronic and energy storage technologies.

Feb 3rd, 2011

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EUREKA program CATRENE call for nanoelectronics proposals

The recent EUREKA programme CATRENE (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on NanoElectronics) will effect Technological Leadership for a competitive European ICT industry. The Participation in Project Outline (PO) phase of CATRENE 4th call is now open and closes on March 3, 2011.

Feb 3rd, 2011

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Call for papers: DNA computing and molecular programming

Research in DNA computing and molecular programming draws together mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, and nanotechnology to address the analysis, design, and synthesis of information-based molecular systems. This annual meeting is the premier forum where scientists with diverse backgrounds come together with the common purpose of advancing the engineering and science of biology and chemistry from the point of view of computer science, physics, and mathematics.

Feb 3rd, 2011

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Thailand's science and technology minister to lead team to nano tech 2011 Japan

Thailand's Minister of Science and Technology H.E. Dr. Virachai Virameteekul and Prof. Dr. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director of National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) will lead a team of officials from NANOTEC, Thailand Board of Investment (BOI), and Thailand Science Park (TSP) to Nano tech 2011 at Tokyo Big Sight to help boost research collaboration and promote nanotechnology investment.

Feb 3rd, 2011

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Synthetic materials that behave like mollusk shells

Researchers report the identification of specific characteristics of the material microstructure of nacre that enable its outstanding performance. By performing detailed fracture experiments within an atomic force microscope, the group was able to directly visualize and quantify the way the tablets slid relative to each other as the material is deformed.

Feb 2nd, 2011

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