The Transnational Access (TA) component for QNano is dedicated to providing Users from the European nanosafety community access to nanomaterials processing, characterisation and exposure assessment facilities (TAFs).
Scientists from Imperial College London (ICL) have collaborated with colleagues at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to produce organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs) that consistently achieve record-breaking carrier mobility through careful solution-processing of a blend of two organic semiconductors.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published three new appendices, updating Chapters R.7a, R.7b and R.7c of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment. These three new appendices are recommendations for registering nanomaterials.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have designed a method to evaluate different conductors for use in metamaterial structures, which are engineered to exhibit properties not possible in natural materials.
The Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) has decided to classify practical training and examination topics of the Students Nanotechnology Olympiad from this year on, officials announced on Monday.
Die chemische Industrie hat gemeinsam mit mehreren deutschen Institutionen zum Arbeitsschutz ein Strategiepapier erarbeitet, um Praktikern in Industrie und Behoerde bei der Anwendung von Nanomaterialien ein Werkzeug in die Hand zu geben, wie eine moegliche Exposition durch luftgetragene Nanopartikel am Arbeitsplatz gemessen und wie die Bewertung des Risikos fuer ein Hoechstmass an Sicherheit am Arbeitsplatz vorgenommen werden kann.
Physiker der Uni Hamburg haben neuartige Magnete, die aus nur wenigen Atomen bestehen, aufgebaut und untersucht. Aehnlich wie bei einem LEGO-Bausatz, allerdings mit viel kleineren Bausteinen, koennen die Wissenschaftler einzelne Eisen-Atome zu unterschiedlichsten Strukturen zusammensetzen.
Engineers at Brown University and QD Vision Inc. have created nanoscale single crystals that can produce the red, green, or blue laser light needed in digital displays. The size determines color, but all the pyramid-shaped quantum dots are made the same way of the same elements.
A recent paper by Kathleen Eggleson, a research scientist in the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) at the University of Notre Dame, provides an example of a nanotechnology-related safety and ethics problem that is unfolding right now.
Today, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its latest assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI): Report to the President and Congress on the Fourth Assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative.
Scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have directed the first self-assembly of nanoparticles into device-ready materials. Through a relatively easy and inexpensive technique based on blending nanoparticles with block co-polymer supramolecules, the researchers produced multiple-layers of thin films from highly ordered one-, two- and three-dimensional arrays of gold nanoparticles.
Strong Arm Technologies Inc., made up of students from the Rochester Institute of Technology, beat out more than 120 teams from over 25 colleges and universities across the state to capture the grand prize in the 3rd annual New York State Business Plan Competition, held April 26 at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany.