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Scientists Study Formation and Migration of Polarons Using Photoactive Zinc Oxide Material

Scientists Study Formation and Migration of Polarons Using Photoactive Zinc Oxide Material

Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have unveiled an important step in the conversion of light into storable energy: Together with scientists of the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin and the Aalto University in Helsinki/Finland, they studied the formation of so-called polarons in zinc oxide. [More]
Optical Diffraction Tomography Technique Helps Measure 3-D Positions of Optically-Trapped Particles in High Speed

Optical Diffraction Tomography Technique Helps Measure 3-D Positions of Optically-Trapped Particles in High Speed

Optical tweezers have been used as an invaluable tool for exerting micro-scale force on microscopic particles and manipulating three-dimensional (3-D) positions of particles. [More]
SLAC Researchers Study Interaction between ARB Drug and Receptor at the Atomic Level

SLAC Researchers Study Interaction between ARB Drug and Receptor at the Atomic Level

An experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has revealed in atomic detail how a hypertension drug binds to a cellular receptor that plays a key role in regulating blood pressure. The results could help scientists design new drugs that better control blood pressure while limiting side effects. [More]
Gate Sensor Detects Charge of a Single Electron in Less Than One Microsecond

Gate Sensor Detects Charge of a Single Electron in Less Than One Microsecond

A Spanish-led team of European researchers at the University of Cambridge has created an electronic device so accurate that it can detect the charge of a single electron in less than one microsecond. It has been dubbed the 'gate sensor' and could be applied in quantum computers of the future to read information stored in the charge or spin of a single electron. [More]
Quantum Materials Takes Early Delivery of Larger Quantum Dot Production System

Quantum Materials Takes Early Delivery of Larger Quantum Dot Production System

Leading North American quantum dot manufacturer Quantum Materials Corp today announced it is taking early delivery of a new quantum dot (QD) production system over eight times larger than its current installed capacity. [More]
Thomas Swan to Present at Graphene Live

Thomas Swan to Present at Graphene Live

Building on the successes of 2014, Thomas Swan continues to focus on its vision of being the most trusted supplier of consistently high quality graphene on the market. With 1kg per day capacity now available the company is keen to ensure prototype materials are accessible to all and will announce a new pricing structure at Graphene Live, Berlin on 28th - 29th April. [More]
One-Step Process to Deposit Germanium Nanowires on Indium Tin Oxide

One-Step Process to Deposit Germanium Nanowires on Indium Tin Oxide

For the first time, germanium nanowires have been deposited on indium tin oxide substrate by a simple, one-step process called electrodeposition. [More]
International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics 2015 Concludes Successfully

International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics 2015 Concludes Successfully

The characterization technology needed for nanoelectronic materials and device research, development, and manufacturing was discussed by experts from industry, government, and academia at the 2015 International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics (FCMN), which was held in Dresden, Germany, on April 14-16, 2015. [More]
Researchers Alter Thermal Conductivity of PZT Material Using a Small Electric Voltage

Researchers Alter Thermal Conductivity of PZT Material Using a Small Electric Voltage

Modern research has found no simple, inexpensive way to alter a material's thermal conductivity at room temperature. [More]
Global Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterials Market Forecast to Grow at 12.02% CAGR from 2015-2019

Global Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterials Market Forecast to Grow at 12.02% CAGR from 2015-2019

An increase in demand from the personal care sector has resulted in steady growth of the global titanium dioxide nanomaterials market, which is expected to post a CAGR of 12.02% from 2015-2019, says research firm Technavio. [More]
Low-Cost Nanofiber Mesh for Tissue Treatment Earns Top Honors at Design Competition

Low-Cost Nanofiber Mesh for Tissue Treatment Earns Top Honors at Design Competition

Vincent Zaballa, graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has earned top honors at a medical device design competition that evaluated the commercial potential of medical device projects. [More]
Review Paper on Combining Atomic Force Microscopy and Infrared Spectroscopy (AFM-IR) Persists as a Top-Downloaded Publication

Review Paper on Combining Atomic Force Microscopy and Infrared Spectroscopy (AFM-IR) Persists as a Top-Downloaded Publication

Anasys Instruments, the pioneer in commercializing near-field infrared spectroscopy instrumentation, including AFM-IR, is pleased to direct readers to an in-depth review of AFM-IR technology published as a Focal Point article in the Journal of Applied Spectroscopy titled “AFM‐IR: Combining Atomic Force Microscopy and Infrared Spectroscopy for Nanoscale Chemical Characterization.” [More]
Specialized MICI Piezo Micrometer Screw Drive System from piezosystem jena

Specialized MICI Piezo Micrometer Screw Drive System from piezosystem jena

The MICI Piezo Micrometer Screw Drive from piezosystem jena is a hybrid element that combines the advantages of long travel of micrometer screws, with the nm-accuracy of a piezo stage. [More]
Lipid Nanoparticle siRNA Cocktail Holds Promise Against Ebola Virus Makona Infection

Lipid Nanoparticle siRNA Cocktail Holds Promise Against Ebola Virus Makona Infection

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation, an industry-leading therapeutic solutions company focused on developing a cure for chronic hepatitis B virus infection (HBV), announced today the publication of preclinical data highlighting positive results against Ebola virus Makona infection using a newly adjusted siRNA cocktail. The paper is titled, "Lipid Nanoparticle siRNA Treatment of Ebola Virus Makona-infected Nonhuman Primates," (Thi et al., Nature April 22, 2015, doi:10.1038/nature14442). [More]
Project on Bioinspired Silicate Nanocomposites for Cartilage Tissue Engineering Receives Sigma Xi GIAR

Project on Bioinspired Silicate Nanocomposites for Cartilage Tissue Engineering Receives Sigma Xi GIAR

James Carrow, graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research (GIAR). [More]

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