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Haydale Announces Collaboration Agreement with Swansea University's Welsh Centre for Printing and Coatings

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:43
The collaboration aims to further refine and develop Haydale's proprietary ink formulations to fully commercialize graphene based inks and coatings to realise their true potential in industrial and commercial applications.

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Theoretical model predicts how carbon components will perform as electrodes

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:42
The model is based on intrinsic electronic characteristics of materials used as battery anodes. These include the material's quantum capacitance (the ability of the material to absorb charge) and the material's absolute Fermi level, which determines how many lithium ions may bond to the electrodes.

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Centre for Green Nanotechnology launched in South Africa

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:42
The establishment of the University of the Western Cape's Centre for Green Nanotechnology was made a reality through a positive partnership between the University of Missouri (UM) and UWC that has spanned approximately 30 years.

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New study calls into question the existence of silicene

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:41
A recent study at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has called into question the existence of silicene, thought to be one of the world's newest and hottest two-dimensional nanomaterials.

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Understanding the source of extra-large capacities in promising Li-ion battery electrodes

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:41
Researchers recently studied a class of Li-ion battery electrodes that have capacities much greater than those of the materials used in today's batteries. The researchers wanted to determine why these materials can often store more charge than theory predicts.

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Pentagonal nanorods show catalytic promise

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:41
A novel route to pentagon-shaped gold-copper nanorods could advance the field of heterogeneous catalysis.

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To bolster lithium battery life, add a little salt

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:41
Cornell chemical engineers have achieved a breakthrough in the race to achieve safer, longer-lasting batteries to power the world's automobiles, cell phones, computers and autonomous robots.

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Molecular engineers record an electron's quantum mechanical behavior

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:40
Researchers have developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond. Their technique uses ultrafast pulses of laser light, both to control the defect's entire quantum state and observe how that single electron state changes over time.

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Nanopositioner PZ700 With Increased Life Time And Freedom From Maintenance

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:40
The nanopositioner PZ700 from piezosystem jena convinces in a longterm test with a high number of cycles and freedom from maintenance.

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Doped graphene nanoribbons with potential

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:40
Researchers developed a new method to selectively dope graphene molecules with nitrogen atoms. By seamlessly stringing together doped and undoped graphene pieces, they were able to form heterojunctions in the nanoribbons, thereby fulfilling a basic requirement for electronic current to flow in only one direction when voltage is applied - the first step towards a graphene transistor.

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Novel method for con­trol­lably con­structing pre­cise inter-nanotube junc­tions

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:39
The method is facile and easily scal­able, which will allow tailoring the phys­ical prop­er­ties of nan­otube net­works for use in appli­ca­tions ranging from elec­tronic devices to CNT-reinforced com­posite mate­rials found in every­thing from cars to sports equipment.

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E2SWITCH aimsto develop new nanoelectronics with ultra-low energy consumption

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:39
The European project E2SWITCH is aiming to develop new electronic systems with ultra-low energy consumption. The nine partners, universities, research institutes and companies, are committed to making these 'circuits of tomorrow' more energy efficient.

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Webinar: There's No Other AFM Like Cypher: Recent Technological Advances

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:38
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research will host a free webinar October 21st, 'There's No Other AFM Like Cypher: Recent Technological Advances'. The Cypher AFM has proven to be an exceptional platform for the development of new capabilities and an incredibly productive instrument that has helped generate stunning new AFM data. Asylum scientists Drs. Roger Proksch and Mario Viani will introduce you to the latest advances that set the Cypher apart from any other AFM.

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Restoring order - A spin Hall effect without all the fuss

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:37
Scientists have developed a model for what happens when ultracold atomic spins are trapped in an optical lattice structure with a 'double-valley' feature, where the repeating unit resembles the letter W. This new theory result opens up a novel path for generating what's known as the spin Hall effect, an important example of spin-transport.

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Perpetuus Carbon Group and G24 Power Team Up For Graphene-enabled Industrial Components

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:37
Tie-up will produce graphene enabled components for industrial applications in areas such as energy and transport to be showcased at this week's IDtechEx Graphene Live! event.

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Novel nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:37
MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules produced in the body, monitor a tumor's environment, or determine whether drugs have successfully reached their targets.

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Controlling a material with voltage

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:36
Technique could let a small electrical signal change materials' electrical, thermal, and optical characteristics.

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Moving toward a cheaper, better catalyst for hydrogen production

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:35
Researchers have long viewed molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) as a promising, much cheaper alternative to platinum. The drawback is that MoS2's catalytic performance is far worse than platinum's. To get around that problem, researchers have been trying to find ways to improve MoS2's catalytic performance. And now they may be on to something.

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Toyocolor to Launch New Carbon Nanotube Materials

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:35
Visitors to the Toyocolor booth at 5E-15, East Hall, will get a chance to see the latest developments in the company's nanotechnology-related products and solutions based on Toyo Ink Group's core technologies, in particular its original dispersion technology.

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Graphene-boron nitride heterostructures propagate light at the nanoscale

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:34
A new study exploits near-field microscopy to image propagating plasmons in high-quality graphene encapsulated between two films of hexagonal boron nitride. It finds unprecedentedly low plasmon damping combined with strong field confinement and confirms the high uniformity of this plasmonic medium.

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