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UT Nanomaterials Expert Named to National Academy of Engineering

UT Nanomaterials Expert Named to National Academy of Engineering

George Pharr, Chancellor's Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Joint Faculty Scientist in the Materials Science and Technology Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named to the National Academy of Engineering. He becomes the fifth NAE member in the College of Engineering. [More]
Nanotextured, Silicon Micro-Cell Arrays Hold Promise for Mass Production of More Efficient Solar Cells

Nanotextured, Silicon Micro-Cell Arrays Hold Promise for Mass Production of More Efficient Solar Cells

Converting sunshine into electricity is not difficult, but doing so efficiently and on a large scale is one of the reasons why people still rely on the electric grid and not a national solar cell network. [More]
EV Group and ICON Develop Roll-To-Roll Thermal Nanoimprint Lithography Tool

EV Group and ICON Develop Roll-To-Roll Thermal Nanoimprint Lithography Tool

EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today introduced the EVG®570R2R—the industry's first roll-to-roll thermal nanoimprint lithography (NIL) tool. [More]
‘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]