Nano Tech

New Generation Nanowire Assembly Technology

New Generation Nanowire Assembly Technology

Researchers at Penn State’s Nanofabrication Laboratory have developed a new technique for assembling nanowires which could eventually allow the development of handheld ultra-portable devices that can identify and instantly report on a broad array of substances. The new technology could ...

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Graphene-based Insulator Developed

Graphene-based Insulator Developed

Researchers at the University of Manchester have developed a revolutionary material named graphane (with an “a”). The new material was obtained from graphene through a technique that reacted graphene with other substances to materialize new compounds with distinctive characteristics, which ...

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Print Electronics with New Silver-Based Ink

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new ink that can be used in electronic and optoelectronic applications to produce flexible, stretchable, and spanning microelectrodes that transmit signals from one circuit element to another. The ink, which is ...

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Single Atom Quantum Dots

Single Atom Quantum Dots

Researchers from the National Institute for Nanotechnology and the University of Alberta have created single atom quantum dots that are able to control individual electrons. The quantum dot was developed using a single atom of silicon, measuring less than one ...

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Tuning Graphene’s Nature

Tuning Graphene’s Nature

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have revealed an innovative technique for controlling the nature of graphene. This achievement brings academia and industry nearer to the realization of being able to mass produce graphene-based nanoelectronics. Graphene was uncovered in 2004 and ...

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Water Repellent Fabric

Water Repellent Fabric

Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed a new fabric that effectively repels water. Drops of water falling on the fabric form into spherical balls on the surface and fall off without making the fabric wet when as little ...

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Flexible, Transparent Nanotube-Based Loudspeakers

Flexible, Transparent Nanotube-Based Loudspeakers

Researchers from Tsinghua University and Beijing University have recently developed a thin film based on carbon nanotubes (CNT) that could replace conventional magnetic loudspeakers. By applying an audio frequency current through the CNT, the loudspeaker can generate sound with wide ...

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Carbon Nano-Tube Color A4 E-Paper

Carbon Nano-Tube Color A4 E-Paper

Samsung Electronics and Unidym have demonstrated the world’s first carbon nanotube-based color active matrix electrophoretic display (EPD) e-paper. The revolutionary color e-paper was demonstrated on a 14.3 inch display. The e-paper device jointly completed by Samsung and Unidym uses a ...

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Super Strong Antimicrobial Coatings

Super Strong Antimicrobial Coatings

Virginia A. Davis and Aleksandr Simonian from Auburn University research the role contaminated surfaces have in spreading infections. Their research has led them to seek better antimicrobial coatings. In their latest research project, the scientists combined one of the world’s ...

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SuperThread – Strongest Carbon Nanotube Ever

SuperThread – Strongest Carbon Nanotube Ever

Yuntian Zhu, a Los Alamos scientist, has recently developed carbon-nanotube fibers (CNT) that may prove to be some of the strongest materials on Earth. These CNTs are 100 times stronger than steel (pound for pound for the same weight), tougher ...

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