From November 20th for two days, BHR Group will bring together global nanotechnology experts, academics, and industrial consumers of nanotechnology to discuss industrial processes for nano materials and particles.
Millions of tons of still-edible food are thrown away because the "best before" date has passed. Wouldn't it be handy if the packaging could really "test" whether the contents are still safe to eat? Researchers have invented a circuit that makes this possible: A plastic analog-digital converter. This brings plastic sensor circuits costing less than one euro cent within reach.
The organizers of ImagineNano announced France as the Invited Country at this year's edition. Forty French invited speakers among 7 conferences and a pavilion featuring the nanoscience and nanotechnology sector in this country are some of the activities planned.
Researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the University of Oxford report experimental evidence that magnetic monopoles in spin ice undergo a random wandering motion analogous to the "Brownian" motion of pollen grains in water, first observed by Thomas Brown in 1827.
Researchers report the functionalization of porphyrin-based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with CdSe/ZnS core/shell quantum dots for the enhancement of light harvesting via energy transfer from the QDs to the MOFs. This work paves the road for the development of efficient light harvesting complexes for solar energy conversion.