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NANOTEC signed 4th NANO Plus Center in Thailand with PSU

The MOU for the 4th and final NANO Plus (TTN Network Center) was signed this morning between NANOTEC and Prince of Songkla University (PSU) at NANOTEC. Signing on behalf of PSU was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wilaiwan Chotigeat, Dean of Faculty of Science and Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director of NANOTEC.

Posted: Sep 19th, 2013

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Nanoparticle-treated fibers clean dye-polluted waters

A cheap and simple process using natural fibers embedded with nanoparticles can almost completely rid water of harmful textile dyes in minutes, report Cornell and Colombian researchers who worked with native Colombian plant fibers.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2013

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Triboelectric nanogenerator harvests wind energy

Researchers report a triboelectric nanogenerator that plays dual roles as a sustainable power source by harvesting wind energy and as a self-powered wind vector sensor system for wind speed and direction detection.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2013

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Smaller than small: Why we measure the space between atoms

Scientists measure the infinitesimally small shifts in the positions of atoms to electrical forces. Measuring small is challenging, but rewarding. By measuring things this small, we unlock hidden secrets that will advance a host of different electronic devices.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2013

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Nanotechnology in plant disease management

Researchers reports a DNA-directed, facile, and one-step approach to synthesize nanocomposites that display high antibacterial activity toward a model plant pathogenic bacterium.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2013

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Alexander Balandin wins medal for graphene research

A University of California, Riverside electrical engineering professor will receive the 2013 MRS Medal for his work on thermal properties of graphene, a single atomic plane of carbon atoms, and development of a new materials characterization technique.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2013

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