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A single-atom light switch

With just a single atom, light can be switched between two fibre optic cables at the Vienna University of Technology. Such a switch enables quantum phenomena to be used for information and communication technology.

Nov 5th, 2013

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Stretchable nanotechnology energy sources

Advances in flexible and stretchable electronics have prompted nanotechnology researchers to explore ways to create stretchable supercapacitors - robust energy storage devices - to power these and other devices.

Nov 4th, 2013

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Diamond imperfections pave the way to technology gold

From supersensitive detections of magnetic fields to quantum information processing, the key to a number of highly promising advanced technologies may lie in one of the most common defects in diamonds. Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have taken an important step towards unlocking this key with the first ever detailed look at critical ultrafast processes in these diamond defects.

Nov 4th, 2013

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European Nanostrain project to help deliver 10x faster computer processing speeds

A new international research collaboration announced today will deliver highly accurate measurements of strain in materials at the nano-scale to drive innovation in next generation electronic devices. The European Metrology Research Programme's Nanostrain project brings together public institutions from across Europe supported by global industry leaders including IBM.

Nov 4th, 2013

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Testing nanomaterial smart plastics in real time

Nanoparticle additives can make plastics scratch and flame proof, or give them antibacterial properties. For this to work, the particle distribution within the plastic compound must be absolutely correct. A new device is now able to test the distribution in real time.

Nov 4th, 2013

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Organic lights and solar cells straight from the printer

Flickering façades, curved monitors, flashing clothing, fluorescent wallpaper, flexible solar cells - and all printable. This is no make-believe vision of the future; it will soon be possible using a new printing process for organic light-emitting diodes.

Nov 4th, 2013

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EU nanotechnology project NanoDiode launches its project website

The European FP7 Project NanoDiode has officially unveiled its website. Visitors will be able to find the latest information on what activities will be being done by the project around the EU, what publications are considered vital to an understanding, and betterment, of nanotechnology dissemination activities, and see how NanoDiode aims to inspire, educate, co-create and engage with society on nanotechnologies.

Nov 4th, 2013

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