The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published three new appendices, updating Chapters R.8, R.10 and R.14 of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment. These appendices focus on Chemical Safety Assessment and provide further recommendations for registering nanomaterials.
Chairman of the Standardization Committee of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) Dr. Ali Beitollahi announced the formation of a network for safety and health affairs in the field of nanotechnology.
In der neu vorliegenden, von Bundesanstalt fuer Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA) und Verband der Chemischen Industrie (VCI) aktualisierten und konkretisierten "Empfehlung fuer die Gefaehrdungsbeurteilung bei Taetigkeiten mit Nanomaterialien am Arbeitsplatz" werden u. a. neue Erkenntnisse zu Messverfahren und Messstrategien beruecksichtigt.
London Centre for Nanotechnology researchers have developed a scalable solution-based method that produces greatly improved yields of single-layer graphene, which can then be deposited onto substrates.
Using expertise in the design and fabrication of micro- and nanoscale devices, a new strategy for engineering low-frequency noise oscillators capitalizes on the intrinsic nonlinear phenomena of micro- and nanomechanical resonators.
The Scientific Committee on Emerging and newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) has received a request for a scientific opinion on Nanosilver: safety, health and environmental effects and role in antimicrobial resistance.
Multi-walled carbon nanotubes riddled with defects and impurities on the outside could replace some of the expensive platinum catalysts used in fuel cells and metal-air batteries, according to scientists at Stanford University.
Rice University scientists are set to lead one research team and are part of a second among the 23 awards announced by the Department of Defense (DOD) under its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program. The DOD grants total $155 million.
Current methods can tailor graphene, however, lack of real-time sensor feedback during patterning and cutting results in an open-loop manufacturing process. This greatly limits the cutting precision of graphene and reduces the efficiency of device manufacture. Therefore, a closed-loop fabrication method using interaction forces as real-time feedback is needed to tailor graphene into desired edge structures and shapes in a controllable manner.