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Simulations of defects inside copper point the way to making stronger metals

The crystal structure of nanotwinned copper exhibits many closely-spaced interruptions in an otherwise regular atomic array. Researchers have now performed a large-scale numerical simulation that sheds light on this relationship.

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Nanoparticle-based bone cement is less likely to cause infections

A new type of bone cement is unlikely to cause infection as it contains porous silica particles that slowly release antibiotics into the body.

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Thermoelectric nanocomposites switch between heat and electricity in a unique and clean solid-state approach

In the past couple of decades, thermoelectrics have been drawing more and more research interest due to the limited availability and the negative environmental impact of conventional energy strategies. In the past, as a measuring stick of the conversion efficiency, the term “dimensionless figure-of-merit,” also referred to as ZT, has been widely used. A high ZT value usually promises high thermoelectric performance. Typically, good thermoelectric materials should simultaneously display low thermal conductivity and good electrical conductivity. Striving to enhance the performance of thermoelectric materials, researchers from Boston College and MIT have recently reported a novel materials design to achieve a 30 to 40% enhancement in the peak ZT value for n-type SiGe semiconducting alloys.

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Electrochemical sensor detects and analyzes nanoparticles in commercial products

Scientists at the University of Tuebingen head a new international project to develop an electrochemical sensor to detect and analyze nanoparticles in commercial products.

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Arradiance Receives New Patent Allowances for Exclusive Right to Manufacture Large Area Nanofilm Activated Microchannel Plate Detectors

Further patent protection announced for nanofilm electron resistive and emissive coatings deposited by Atomic Layer Deposition that increase lifetime, detector area and gain to levels unattained by conventional methods.

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Switzerland opens federal information platform for nanotechnology

With the new internet platform www.infonano.ch, an interdepartmental project of several federal organs, the Federal Council heeds a consumer need.

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SEMATECH demonstrates breakthrough process solutions for extending advanced memory and logic technologies

Novel solutions for high mobility channel CMOS devices, FinFETs, RRAMs and technologies beyond CMOS devices.

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Defects make catalysts perfect

Insights into the process which converts carbon dioxide into methanol could make it possible to recycle greenhouse gas.

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Abschlussbericht Arbeitsschutz-Konferenz "Nanotechnologie – traditioneller Arbeitsschutz fuer innovative Materialien?"

Am 19. April 2012 fand in der Bundesanstalt fuer Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin in Dresden die Nano-Tagung der Saechsischen Arbeitsschutz-Konferenz unter dem Thema “Nanotechnologie – traditioneller Arbeitsschutz fuer innovative Materialien?” statt.

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Nanotechnology chip can perform 20 genetic tests from a single drop of blood (w/video)

You wouldn’t know it from appearances, but a metal cube the size of a toaster, created at the University of Alberta, is capable of performing the same genetic tests as most fully equipped modern laboratories – and in a fraction of the time.

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