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‘Waviness’ in Carbon Nanotube Forests Dramatically Reduces Their Stiffness

‘Waviness’ in Carbon Nanotube Forests Dramatically Reduces Their Stiffness

A new study has found that “waviness” in forests of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes dramatically reduces their stiffness, answering a long-standing question surrounding the tiny structures. Instead of being a detriment, the waviness may make the nanotube arrays more compliant and therefore useful as thermal interface material for conducting heat away from future high-powered integrated circuits. [More]
A*STAR IMRE and Partners Launch New Nanoimprint Foundry

A*STAR IMRE and Partners Launch New Nanoimprint Foundry

A*STAR’s new Nanoimprint Foundry will bridge the gap between laboratory-based nanotechnologies and real-world products. This is the first time that Singapore nanotechnology suppliers and manufacturers have been brought together to speed up productisation of nanoimprinting, a technology that imbues ordinary surfaces with unique properties for applications in sectors like consumer care, biomedical devices, optics, filtration, displays and maritime. [More]
Nanojems Engraves First Million Digits of Pi on Sapphire Crystal with Gold

Nanojems Engraves First Million Digits of Pi on Sapphire Crystal with Gold

Nanojems, a Reno-based microfabrication firm, has just engraved the first million digits of pi on sapphire crystal with gold. The engraving contains 200 times more digits than any other known engraving and is a landmark feat for the never-ending constant. The characters are so small that two digits can be etched on the end of a human hair. [More]

RUSNANOPRIZE Nomination Process Reveals Great Emerging Technologies in Russia

Nanotechnological Society of Russia is involved in the process of attracting strong potential applicants for the RUSNANOPRIZE Award 2013. It occurred to be a good possibility to meet break-through industrial technolog... [More]
WITec's RayShield Coupler Offers Raman Data at Low Wavenumbers

WITec's RayShield Coupler Offers Raman Data at Low Wavenumbers

WITec’s RayShield Coupler is now available for the alpha300 and alpha500 microscope series supplied by LOT-QuantumDesign. It allows the acquisition of Raman spectra at wavenumbers down to below 10 rel. cm-1. [More]
New Design for Instrumented Nanoscale Indenter

New Design for Instrumented Nanoscale Indenter

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of North Carolina have demonstrated a new design for an instrument, a "instrumented nanoscale indenter," that makes sensitive measurements of the mechanical properties of thin films—ranging from auto body coatings to microelectronic devices—and biomaterials. [More]
Owens Design Partners to Develop Advanced Nanoimprint Lithography Tool

Owens Design Partners to Develop Advanced Nanoimprint Lithography Tool

Owens Design Inc. today announced the completion of a collaborative tool development effort with a leading innovator in the field of nanoimprint technology. [More]
Study Provides New Insights into Nanoscale Disruptions in Crystalline Structure of Metals

Study Provides New Insights into Nanoscale Disruptions in Crystalline Structure of Metals

MIT researchers now have new insights into how 'stress corrosion cracking' may be affected by nanoscale disruptions in the crystalline structure of metallic materials. [More]
Nano-Sized Film Pitted with Nanocavities for Greener Chemical Processes

Nano-Sized Film Pitted with Nanocavities for Greener Chemical Processes

Oxide catalysts, typically formulated as powders, play an integral role in many chemical transformations, including cleaning wastewater, curbing tailpipe emissions, and synthesizing most consumer products. [More]
NanoSight NTA System Used To Characterize Nanoparticles At NTNU's NanoLab Facility

NanoSight NTA System Used To Characterize Nanoparticles At NTNU's NanoLab Facility

NanoSight, leading manufacturers of unique nanoparticle characterization technology, reports on the characterization of nanoparticles at the NanoLab of the Norwegian University of Science & Technology, NTNU. [More]