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Microscope Tracks Nanoparticles in 3-D

A clever new microscope design allows nanotechnology researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to track the motions of nanoparticles in solution as they dart around in three dimensions.

IBM Scientists First to Image the Anatomy of a Molecule

As reported in the August 28 issue of Science magazine, IBM Research Zurich scientists used an AFM operated in an ultrahigh vacuum and at very low temperatures to image the chemical structure of individual pentacene molecules.

Prodution of Nanoparticles by Laser Ablation

This video from Particular Colloids shows the production or metal nanoparticles in acetone by laser ablation. The demonstration includes production of gold, silver, titanium, zinc, magnesium and copper nanoparticles.

Electron Pairs Precede High-Temperature Superconductivity

Like astronomers tweaking images to gain a more detailed glimpse of distant stars, physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have found ways to sharpen images of the energy spectra in high-temperature superconductors - materials that carry electrical current effortlessly when cooled below a certain temperature. These new imaging methods confirm that the electron pairs needed to carry current emerge above the transition temperature, before superconductivity sets in, but only in a particular direction.

Using Lasers to Create Nanomaterials

At NanoTech 2008, Laser Zentrum Hannover presented a range of micro and submicro structures, created by placing a solid material such as a metal, in a liquid and using short-pulsed lasers to break up the material into nanoparticles.

Measuring Strong Nanostructures

Andy Minor of Berkeley Lab's National Center for Electron Microscopy explains measuring stress and strain on nanostructures with the In Situ Microscope.

Modifying Plastic Package with Nanocomposites

This video made by Merkator for RUSNANO shows the flexible packaging material modified with self-produced nanocomposites.

Introduction to the InSEM from Nanomechanics

This animated video gives an introduction to the InSEM from Nanomechanics, for in-situ mechanical measurements inSEM & FIB/SEM.

Nanotechnology Lubricant Additive for Improving Your Car's Engine Oil

NanoLub is a new nanotechnology lubricant additive for improving your car's engine oil. Nanolub significantly reduces wear by the production of a thin lubricating film that withstands high pressures and is resilient within the operating conditions of an engine. It reduces energy consumption and lowers harmful emissions. Nano-scale particles ensure reduced friction as well as efficient long-term engine protection. Excellent lubrication is achieved for cold-starts and high RPMs for added power.

Liquid Body Armor - 1

Rheologists have created a new way of bullet-proofing clothes using shear-thickening fluids. This shear-thickening liquid is actually a mixture of hard nanoparticles and nonevaporating liquid.

Nano-composite Hydrogels and Their Application to Healthcare

At nano tech 2009, nano-composite hydrogels and their application to healthcare were presented, from the NEDO project on "R&D on Practical Use of New Medical Components Using Nano-Composite Hydrogel." NC gel has very good mechanical properties and high transparency, swelling properties, and absorptiveness. It is therefore expected to have applications in medicine.

Nanotechnology Professor Explains the Discovery of Magnetricity

The London Centre of Nanotechnology's Professor Steve Bramwell explains the discovery of 'magnetricity' - magnetic charges that behave and interact just like electric charges in some materials. The groundbreaking research could lead to a reassessment of current theories of magnetism as well as significant technological advances.

Flipscribing Silicon

This video shows how LatticeGear's back side scriber is used to cleave a large sample from a silicon wafer. This sample preparation technique is useful for preparing samples for cross section analysis

Hamster Generating Energy with Nanowires

Researchers at Georgia Tech, which conducted the demonstration, predict nanoscale piezoelectric energy generators could power mobile phones and other handhelds using the energy harvested from the environment.

Nanotechnology and Gas Storage

A new process for catching gas from the environment and holding it indefinitely in molecular-sized containers has been developed by a team of University of Calgary researchers, who say it represents a novel method of gas storage that could yield benefits for capturing, storing and transporting gases more safely and efficiently.

Producing Nanofibers with Forcespinning® Technology - FibeRio Technology Corporation

Forcespinning™ from FibeRio Technology is a new technology for producing nanofibers. This video explains how the process works.

New Method to Produce Nanoparticles by Particular Gmbh

Particular, a German nanotech company, presents a new method to produce nanoparticles. Applying the simple physical process of laser ablation, different liquids can be filled with any kind of nanomaterial. In this example, gold nanoparticles (giving a red color) are ablated from a piece of gold and dispersed in a solvent.

Carbon Atoms Moving at the Edge of a Hole in Graphene

The movie shows a high-resolution transmission electron microscopy study of the structure and dynamics of graphene at the edge of a hole in a suspended, single atomic layer of graphene. The injection of electrons causes ejection of carbon atoms, leading to rearrangement of the bonds at the edges into a zigzag configuration, which represents the most stable form.

SMI500 Microscope System for Nanofabrication from SII NanoTechnology

Hakuto exhibited the "SMI500 Microscope System for Nanofabrication", a new focused ion beam device from SII Nanotechnology, at the 2009 Micromachine/MEMS Exhibition.

Ultrabright Nano-Heterostructured LEDs

This video made by Merkator for RUSNANO shows the ultrabright nano-heterostructured LEDs (light-emitting diodes). Optogan produces LED chips, lamps as well as lighting systems with high performance.

Production of Nanoparticle using Laser Ablation in Liquids

The video produced by Particular GmbH demonstrates the generation of metal nanoparticles by laser ablation in acetone.

Graphene: Properties and Applications - Part 1

In this colloquium talk, Professor Alexander Balandin overviews some of graphene's properties, and discuss possible applications, focusing on the work conducted at UC-Riverside. Specifically, Balandin talks about the use of Raman spectroscopy as nanometrology tool for graphene; measurements of the lattice (phonon) thermal conductivity of "free" graphene; unique features of the acoustic phonon transport in 2D crystals such as graphene; electron-beam irradiation effects on graphene; design and fabrication of graphene field-effect transistors; and measurements of the electronic 1/f noise in graphene devices. Balandin concludes with my prediction of possible graphene's practical applications.

Buckypaper - Revolutionizing the Way Everything from Airplanes to TVs are Made

Developed at Florida State University, buckypaper is composed of carbon nanotubes (CNT) and it could revolutionize the way everything from airplanes to TVs are made. CNTs have amazing mechanical, electrical, photonic and thermal properties. In buckypapers the nanotubes can either be randomly oriented or aligned in a high-magnetic field, based upon the specific properties desired in the composites. The High Performance Materials Institute (HPMI) and FSU has produced the world's largest magnetically aligned buckypaper.

Atom-Smasher and the 'God Particle'

The world's most powerful particle accelerator will be launched on Wednesday (September 10) at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), based in Geneva. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is in an underground ring tunnel of 27 kilometres (17 miles) beneath the French-Swiss border. Scientists will recreate conditions just after what was known as "The Big Bang" by colliding two beams of particles at close to the speed of light in a bid to understand the origins of the universe.

Interferometer for Position Feedback of Linear Motor Stage-| PI

Closing the loop on a V8 piezo linear motor with a laser interferometer: resolution down to 0.15 nanometers is achievable.

Turning Sunlight into Liquid Fuels

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have now taken a critical step towards this goal with the discovery that nano-sized crystals of cobalt oxide can effectively carry out the critical photosynthetic reaction of splitting water molecules.

Sensing Chemical and Biological Compounds Using Nanomaterials

Join UCSD Chemist Mike Sailor to explore nanotechnologies that have been developed to make reliable, inexpensive and low-power sensors and the advances and challenges that make more sophisticated sensor devices possible.

An Introduction to Quantum Dots - Part 2

Part two - Graduate Student, Raoul Correa, gives a pilot presentation to museum audiences as part of the Science Communication Internship Program at the Museum of Science in Boston.

Reduction and Patterning of Graphite Oxide by Camera Flash

A photographic camera flash can instantaneously triggers the de-oxygenation reaction of graphite oxide by photothermal heating. The product is conducting, graphene-like material as shown in the video. Using a photo-mask, conducting patterns can be readily created such as the logos of Northwestern Wildcat and NSF.

Aerogel - The Lightest Solid Material on the Planet

It looks like frozen smoke. And it's the lightest solid material on the planet. Aerogel insulates space suits, makes tennis rackets stronger and could be used one day to clean up oil spills. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist Alex Gash shows us some remarkable properties of this truly unique substance.

Ferrofluid - Colloidal Suspension of Magnetite Nanoparticles Fully Dispersed in Water

Virginia Commonwealth University Atomic Engineering lab. This ferrofluid is a colloidal suspension of magnetite nanoparticles fully dispersed in DI-H20. This type of ferrofluid is known as a smart nanomaterial.

Sarfus Characterization on Nanometric Film Crystallisation

This video shows the characterization by the Sarfus technique of real-time crystallisation of 3nm-polyethylene oxyde (PEO, Mw 4kD) spin- coated on a standard Surf. At room temperature, crystallites are nucleating and growing progressively into a dendritic structure. Their average thicknesses (3 nanometer) are measured using 3D Sarfus plug-in.

How to Cleave a Wafer into Die Sized Pieces

Starting with a whole wafer, this instructional video shows you how to downsize a wafer into die sized pieces. The process results in high quality, clean samples that can be used for further analysis. The LatticeGear Cleaving Kit (WCSK-102LG) is required to perform this process and the LatticeScriber (LGUS-100) is also useful, having a long life diamond scribe tip designed specifically for semiconductor materials.

Low Friction Nanocomposite Material

Slow motion water and oil droplets on a superhydrophobic and superoleophobic nanocomposite, taken with a high speed camera.

Nanomagnets Target Treatment to Injured Arteries

Stems cells can help repair damaged arteries, but it is difficult to get them to target problem areas. Nanotech correspondent Karine Thate tells how scientists at the University College London have figured out a way to use magnets to help direct the cells. Watch this videocast to learn how this method works.

Stensborg, Our Smart Facilities

Get to know where the Holoprint® magic happens; learn more about Stensborg's facilities.

Malvern NanoSight Instrument Visualizes Gold Particles Moving under Brownian Motion

This video shows how Malvern Instruments’ NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis visualizes 10nm gold particles in water with a 532nm (green) laser.

Silver, Nano and You

Nano-sized particles of silver are terrific at fighting bacteria and mold, and are being used in hospital settings and for food storage. But they're also being incorporated into more casual types of consumer products, like children's toys and clothing. Could this lead to a harmful accumulation of nano silver in our wastewater treatment plants and in our rivers and streams?

Typical Compression-to-Failure in Situ Compression Test of Individual Nanocrystalline Hollow CdS Sphere Obtained Using Hysitron's TEM Picoindenter - PI 95

This video was recorded during a typical compression-to-failure in situ compression test of an individual nanocrystalline hollow CdS sphere and the corresponding load and displacement data.

Graphene: Properties and Applications - Part 4

In this colloquium talk, Professor Alexander Balandin overviews some of graphene's properties, and discuss possible applications, focusing on the work conducted at UC-Riverside. Specifically, Balandin talks about the use of Raman spectroscopy as nanometrology tool for graphene; measurements of the lattice (phonon) thermal conductivity of "free" graphene; unique features of the acoustic phonon transport in 2D crystals such as graphene; electron-beam irradiation effects on graphene; design and fabrication of graphene field-effect transistors; and measurements of the electronic 1/f noise in graphene devices. Balandin concludes with my prediction of possible graphene's practical applications.

Coating Uses Nanotechnology to Keep Building Exteriors Clean

Radiant Shield Coating (RSC) by Hyperion Environmental uses the power of light to keep building exteriors clean. Over time, abrasive methods like power washing can damage surfaces beyond repair and harsh chemicals harm the environment. Radiant Shield is environmentally friendly and can last years with just one application. Continually re-energized under direct or ambient sunlight, RSC destroys organic contaminants before they accumulate, keeping buildings cleaner, longer than ever before.

A Coating that Really Doesn't Like Water

A transparent coating that isn't just impermeable to water but actually makes it bounce off a surface has a number of potentially interesting applications. It could prevent corrosion, protect electronics and antiquities, or provide a new, more efficient surface to collect pure water. Modeled from Nature, the Brinker group used sol-gel chemistry to make a patent-applied-for, simple-to-prepare coating solution that, upon simple drying, develops a nanoscopically rough silicon dioxide surface decorated with hydrophobic (water-hating) ligands.

Overview of PI Ceramic's Products, Technologies, and Applications

This video provides an overview of PI Ceramic's products, technologies, and applications. PI Ceramic produces high-quality piezoceramic materials and piezoceramic components to be used as actuators or sensors. PI Ceramic develops piezo elements from different materials to suit customers’ needs.

Downsizing a Silicon (111) wafer with the FlipScribe

The 4" wafer is downsized into quarters using the FlipScribe. It is first cleaved along a crystal plane in half and then into quarters by scribing across the entire half wafer. The scribe overcomes the (111) crystal line to produce the 1/4 wafer piece.

Measuring and Counting Nanoparticles with the Nanosight NS500

This short video demonstrates how the Nanosight NS500 system visualizes and measures nanoparticles in suspension in real time, with little or no sample preparation. The NS500 is able to measure and count individual nanoparticles as well as calculating particle size distributions, with video footage to back up the measurements.

User Guides of Genizer High Pressure Homogenizers

Experience the magic of this high-pressure homogenizer with a rare modular design, enabling efficient control of nanoparticles in liposomes, nano-emulsions, and beyond.

Clean copper cleaving

Cleaving copper with the LatticeAx

Electrochemical Machinery for Production of Components from Nanomaterials

This video produced by Merkator for RUSNANO shows the electrochemical machinery for production of components from metals, alloys, cermets, and nanostructured materials. High productivity, precision, and low operating costs can be obtained using the electrochemical machines.

Graphene - An Introduction

The Professor discusses graphene as two UK-based scientists win the Physics Nobel Prize for its discovery.

Weld, Solder, Cure or Sinter with SPOLD® LD Irradiation Light Source

Hamamatsu’s LD irradiation light source SPOLD®, has a laser beam condensed small spot which is so powerful that your materials will not only merge to perfection but also harden quickly.

Solar Modules Based on Oerlikon Thin Film Technology

This video produced by Merkator for RUSNANO shows the solar modules based on Oerlikon thin film technology. Micromorph silicon thin film photovoltaic cells were developed by Oerlikon Solar.

Graphene: Properties and Applications - Part 3

In this colloquium talk, Professor Alexander Balandin overviews some of graphene's properties, and discuss possible applications, focusing on the work conducted at UC-Riverside. Specifically, Balandin talks about the use of Raman spectroscopy as nanometrology tool for graphene; measurements of the lattice (phonon) thermal conductivity of "free" graphene; unique features of the acoustic phonon transport in 2D crystals such as graphene; electron-beam irradiation effects on graphene; design and fabrication of graphene field-effect transistors; and measurements of the electronic 1/f noise in graphene devices. Balandin concludes with my prediction of possible graphene's practical applications.

An Interview with Dr Mark Munch - Leading the Way for the AFM Industry

Dr Mark Munch, President of Bruker Nano Surfaces, talks to Will Soutter about the challenges and opportunities for AFM research at the Seeing at the Nanoscale event in Bristol.

Self-Assembly of Lithographically Patterned 3D Nanostructures

The Gracias Lab at The Johns Hopkins University has developed a relatively easy, precise, and cost-effective process by which the 2D templates of semi-tethered "faces" can self-assemble into controlled 3D structures by utilizing the natural phenomena of surface tension as well as thin-film stress.

MSU Professor Describes His Work with Nanomaterials

Michigan State University Professor of Engineering Larry Drzal talks about his work with nanomaterials and batteries.

Formation of Lipid Bilayer - A Video by Farfield Group

This video shows the deposition of liposomes on to the surface of an optical chip and their subsequent rupture and merger to form a lipid bilayer. Protein molecules then embed and float in the surface of the bilayer. This is an excerpt from a video that iemedia solutions produced for the Scientific Instrumentation Division of the Farfield Group to illustrate the measurement capabilities of their Dual Polarisation Interferometry technology.

Making Computers a Thousand Times Faster

Researchers at Warwick University are helping to develop a material which would vastly increase the speed of computing, the material could revolutionise home entertainment.

World's Most Powerful Microscope

Lawrence Berkeley National Labs just turned on a $27 million electron microscope. Its ability to make images to a resolution of half the width of a hydrogen atom makes it the most powerful microscope in the world.

Water Resistant NanoBionic Glass Coating

Road testing the NanoBionic glass coating on the front car screen demonstrating the unique water resistant properties which would make the wind shield wipers seem obsolete

Blood Brothers: Particles Form Strong Bonds in Blood Vessels

Functionalized nano- and microscale particle systems have become a key component in biomedical applications, from drug delivery to prosthetics. Their small size and potential for modification and functionalization make them ideal for performing specific tasks within the human body.

Scratch Tests on Coatings

This video presentation from Bruker explains different scratch tests performed on the coatings for determining the adhesion properties.

MRS Fall Meeting 2012, Boston - Exhibitor Interviews and Product Demos with AZoTV

This playlist contains all of AZoTV's interviews with exhibitors at the MRS Fall Meeting 2012 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. These videos give a fantastic overview of the impressive array of equipment on show at the exhibit from some of the top names in materials science.

Metal Cutting Tools with Nano-Structured Coatings

This video produced by Merkator for RUSNANO shows the metal cutting tools of ZAO NIR with the nano-structured coatings.

The Beneq TFS 200 Thin Film System for Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)

The Beneq TFS 200 Thin Film System for atomic layer deposition (ALD) is the most flexible and upgradable ALD system on the market. Some of its features include:

The Future of Nanometer Precise Surface Shaping

Engineers Jonas Reiser and Mathias Winter give insights into the development process of PI's surface shaping solutions for the future.

Super-Absorbent Nanoglass Cleans Pollutants

Some of the best scientific discoveries happen accidentally, and that's exactly what happened at Ohio's College of Wooster, where a project devoted to using nano-engineered glass powder to detect explosives instead led to the realization that the material could absorb pollutants from water. Watch this videocast to find out more about Obsorb, which swells up to many times its volume as it absorbs contaminants.

Nanotechnology and Skis

A group of UNR mechanical engineering students apply nanotechnology concepts to experimental ski prototypes.

Nanomotors Assemble Quantum Dots into Glowing Rings

In this video, you can watch a serious of nanomotors (really, a set of proteins) assemble a set of glowing quantum dots into visible rings. The process is reversible, raising the possibility of fast-color changes produced at the nanoscale.

NanoSpectralyzer - For Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Characterization

Applied NanoFluorescence, LLC President, Dr. R. Bruce Weisman talks about his award-winning nanotechnology instrumentation company.

Direct Drive XY-Linear Stage for Scanning & Alignment | V-508 PI Nanopositioning

The demo shows high speed scan and alignment motion with two direct-drive linear stages, XY configuration, with linear motors.

Nano-Layer Helps Reduce Friction and Energy Consumption

A video clip showing how surface treatment with Fricso polymer materials can help reduce friction and energy consumption and hence reducing running and maintenance costs. This technology allows friction reduction and energy consumption by treating metal surface on existing production line. A nano layer deposition with oil retaining capabilities is created.

Carl Zeiss ORION NanoFab - Introduction with Mohan Ananth

Dr Mohan Ananth, Senior Director of Marketing and Product Management with Carl Zeiss Microscopy, gives us an overview of the new ORION NanoFab product.

Sound, Vision and Nanoscience

Scientists at the University of Bristol are turning to nature in their attempts to further their research into Nano-science and at University of Bath they're applying Nano-science to investigate new lighting technology.

New Virus-Built Battery Could Power Cars and Electronic Devices

The new virus-produced batteries have the same energy capacity and power performance as state-of-the-art rechargeable batteries being considered to power plug-in hybrid cars, and they could also be used to power a range of personal electronic devices, said Angela Belcher, the MIT materials scientist who led the research team.

Curing Cancer: IT-101 Nanoparticle Drug for Cancer Treatment

Ten years ago, Mark Davis was a chemical engineer with a successful career-until his wife Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer. Mary described her treatments as so unbearable that "she wanted to die." She turned to Mark and said, "there's got to be a better way-you can fix this." Mark felt like saying, "But I don't know squat about cancer." Instead, he immersed himself in a new field. Ten years later, Ray Natha, a pancreatic cancer patient with 3 months to live, agrees to be the first subject to be treated with IT-101, the nanoparticle drug Davis engineered. But will it work? And if it does, what are the implications for cancer treatment as we know it?

Magnetic Hydrogel

Elongation of a magnetic hydrogel sticking to a permanent magnet (top) by switching on an additional electromagnetic field through a solenoid (bottom).

Why do Carbon Nanoparticles Kill Fruit Flies?

The health and environmental effects of carbon nanoparticles, which are widely used in electronics and medicine, are not well understood. Researchers at Brown University have discovered that certain types of carbon nanoparticles can be environmentally toxic to adult fruit flies, although they were found to be benign when added to food for larvae.

Ferrofluids - Nano-Ferromagnetic Particles in Carrier Fluid and their Potential Applications

A video demonstrating ferrofluids and its potential applications. Ferrofluids are composed of nanoscale ferromagnetic, or ferrimagnetic, particles suspended in a carrier fluid, usually an organic solvent or water. The ferromagnetic nano-particles are coated with a surfactant to prevent their agglomeration

IBM Makes Water Clean With Smarter, Energy-Efficient Purification

IBM has unveiled a novel nanomembrane technology that stands to alleviate the growing shortage of drinkable water worldwide. Scientists at IBM Research, together with collaborators from Central Glass, the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, and the University of Texas, Austin have created a new membrane that filters out salts as well as potentially harmful toxins in water such as arsenic while using less energy than other forms of water purification.

Video Highlights of DTSC Nanotechnology Symposium - Nov 2009

Industry leaders, academic experts and government officials convened in Sacramento for the fifth nanotechnology symposium sponsored by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Nanotechnology affects every day products resulting in faster computers, light bulbs that use less energy, cosmetics, and even scratch-resistant automotive coatings. It is an exciting and emerging field that incorporates the design and application of structures, devices and systems by controlling the shape and size of materials at the nanometer scale.

How to Make Water Bounce

Using a high-speed camera setup in the lab, GE scientists captured details of water droplets dancing on amazing superhydrophobic surfaces developed in GE Global Research's Nanotechnology lab.

Toxicity of Nanoparticles

University of Notre Dame professor Paul Huber briefly discusses his research on the toxicity of nanoparticles funded through Notre Dames Strategic Research Investment program. The goal of this initiative is to develop a comprehensive program to assess the impact of nanoparticles on human health and the environment.

Next Step Towards Building Molecular Device

Science magazine recently published a report on a nanoscience breakthrough by scientists of IBM's Zurich Research Laboratory in collaboation with colleagues at the University of Regensburg, Germany and the University of Utrecht, Netherlands.

Graphene: Properties and Applications - Part 5

In this colloquium talk, Professor Alexander Balandin overviews some of graphene's properties, and discuss possible applications, focusing on the work conducted at UC-Riverside. Specifically, Balandin talks about the use of Raman spectroscopy as nanometrology tool for graphene; measurements of the lattice (phonon) thermal conductivity of "free" graphene; unique features of the acoustic phonon transport in 2D crystals such as graphene; electron-beam irradiation effects on graphene; design and fabrication of graphene field-effect transistors; and measurements of the electronic 1/f noise in graphene devices. Balandin concludes with my prediction of possible graphene's practical applications.

Silicon Ink Technology Converting Heat from the Sun to Electricity

Innovalight is redefining solar energy manufacturing. Using high precision inkjet manufacturing, Innovalight will replace many of the costly manufacturing steps required to make solar modules today. The end product is a high efficiency, low-cost and highly reliable silicon based solar module which will bring solar energy to the masses.

Higher-Quality Coatings Through "Runaway" Self-Sputtering

Berkeley Lab scientists have developed a powerful new kind of sputter process for the electronics industry-and other, more exotic applications, including outer space-which deposits high-quality metal films in complex, three-dimensional nanoscale patterns at a rate that by one important measure is orders of magnitude greater than most existing systems.

Graphene - Thin Film Physics

Graphene - thin film physics. Listen to professor Lars Hultman & PhD student Carina Höglund describe their work in the thin film laboratory at Linköping University, Sweden.

High Performance Laser Dicing / Processing with Air Bearing Motion Systems and EtherCat Controller

Manufacturing of semiconductor chips involves cutting the wafers, first: The process is known as wafer dicing and produces “chips” or “die”.

Using Carbon Nanotubes to Grow New Bone

Material scientists are developing carbon nanotubes to regenerate bone within the body to overcome some of the challenges and limitations of conventional bone implants. They are proposing to coating the carbon nanotube bone scaffold with collagen to promote new bone regeneration.

Superelastic Carbon Nanotube Aerogel Muscles

A video demonstration looking at the molecular level of Superelastic Carbon Nanotube Aerogel Muscles.

Learn about InProcess-LSP and the NanoFlowSizer

Did you know that InProcess-LSP is a pharma scale-up company located in The Netherlands? That they developed a unique nanoparticle analyzer which measures inline in real-time and non-invasive during processes? Watch this video about InProcess-LSP!

STM Tip Etcher from Applied NanoStructures at emc2012

Ami Chandi from AppNano talks to AZoTV at emc2012 in Manchester, UK

An Introduction to Quantum Dots - Part 1

Graduate Student, Raoul Correa, gives a pilot presentation to museum audiences as part of the Science Communication Internship Program at the Museum of Science in Boston.

What is Graphene - A Dummy's Guide to Graphene

In October 2010 the Nobel Prize for Physics was won by Andre Geim and Constantin Novoselov at Manchester University for their work on graphene "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene" but if you are left wondering just what graphene is then watch this video. Jonathan explains all.

Unpacking and Handling ACS Trivial Transfer Graphene

Unpacking and handling of Trivial Transfer Graphene from ACS Material.

Nanotechnology-Enabled Flame Retardants

The video focuses on the burn rate of furniture with traditional fire retardant chemicals and the efforts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop nanomaterial-based fire retardants that are a safer and less toxic replacement. NIST's research has shown that nano-based flame retardants use 30% less chemicals by weight, while still being as effective as the traditional flame retardants.

Nanotechnology and the Cosmetics Industry

Nanotechnology opens up a whole new world of research as it involves controlling the nanoscale sequence of atomic elements and molecules and has been put to practical use in many industrial fields and in recent years many beauty products which use nanotechnology have been released in Japan. This video looks into the world of Japan's high-tech cosmetics.


This high-pressure homogenizer features a rare modular design for efficient nanoparticle control in liposomes, nano-emulsions, and more.

Synthesizing Nanomaterials using NANOX Technology

The NANOX® technology for synthesizing nanomaterials has grown from a bottom-up method and more specifically from chemical synthesis methods.

4SPIN Electrospinning Device from Contipro

The 4SPIN from Contipro is a device for preparing nanofiber layers from solutions of synthetic and natural polymers and is capable of generating random and ordered nanofiber layers with different degrees of alignment, even in sterile rooms.

Nobel Winners' Thin, Mighty Material Holds Much Promise

Russian scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for their work on graphene, a form of carbon just one atom thick but 100 times stronger than steel. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.

Bamboo Charcoal Nanoparticles in Fabrics for Antibacterial and Deodorizing Applications interviewed Robin Low, Director of Greenyarn about their fabrics that contain bamboo charcoal nanoparticles. He briefly explains how they are produced and shows us numerous examples of finished products including socks and underwear. He also outlines reasons for using bamboo charcoal naoparticles which include their antibacterial and deodorizing properties.

Artificial Joint Material Using Carbon Nanotubes

At nano tech 2009, artificial joint material using carbon nanotubes was presented, from NEDO's project on "Development of High-Performance Artificial Joint Sliding Components by Nano Biotechnology." Conventionally, polyethylene and ceramics are used for artificial joints. The project developed an entirely new material that combines carbon nanotubes with those materials. The research team aims to extend the life of artificial joints, which is currently 15-20 years, reducing the need for replacement operations.

Air Bearing Rotary Tables and Motorized Linear Air Bearings | PI

Rotary Air Bearings provide High Precision Motion with Minimal Eccentricity and Wobble. The rotary air bearing on the left is non motorized – its low friction is apparent from the long time it keeps spinning.

Printable Photovoltaic Inks - Bringing Solar Power of Everyone

Dr. Alan Heager of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and developer of power plastic photovoltaics, dreams of bringing solar power of every one. Dr. Heager explains, 'The sun is shining. The energy that we receive from the sun in one hour here on the earth is sufficient to handle the energy needs of the planet for a year.' He has developed technology which removes the expense of producing solar cells, making them affordable for every person on the planet to cheaply own.

Nanomatrix Coating For Stents Promises Improvements

A nanomatrix for stent coating designed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) mimics natural endothelium, the substance that lines blood vessels, and promises the potential to prevent post-operative tissue scaring along the blood vessel wall, greatly reducing the possibility of future thrombosis, or blockage at the stent site. This next generation nanotechnology could prove vital to reducing coronary artery disease, the number one cause of death in the United States, said Ho-Wook Jun, Ph.D., a UAB assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering and principal investigator on the discovery.

Hunt for Improved Carbon Capture Picks Up Speed

A high-throughput metal-organic framework synthesis instrument in action. Berkeley Lab chemist Jeffrey Long's lab will soon host a round-the-clock, robotically choreographed hunt for carbon-hungry materials. The Berkeley Lab chemist leads a diverse team of scientists whose goal is to quickly discover materials that can efficiently strip carbon dioxide from a power plant's exhaust, before it leaves the smokestack and contributes to climate change.

Knowing When to Fold - Engineers Use 'Nano-Origami' to Build Tiny Electronic Devices

A team of researchers led by George Barbastathis, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is developing the basic principles of "nano-origami," a new technique that allows engineers to fold nanoscale materials into simple 3-D structures. The tiny folded materials could be used as motors and capacitors, potentially leading to better computer memory storage, faster microprocessors and new nanophotonic devices.

Molecular Binding - Farfield Group Video Illustrating Measurement Capabilities of DPI Technology

This video shows the binding of Immunoglobulin G (IgG) protein molecules to BS3 adhering to the surface of an optical chip and the subsequent binding of another protein to the antigen binding sites on the arms of each IgG molecule. This is an excerpt from a video that iemedia solutions produced for the Scientific Instrumentation Division of the Farfield Group to illustrate the measurement capabilities of their Dual Polarisation Interferometry technology.

Ethanol Powered Fuel Cells

Kyushu Institute of Technology research group proposes using ethanol as a direct fuel in next-generation fuel cells.

Nanoscepter - Creating a Nanocoating on Materials Which Repels Water, Oil and Adhesives

Released this spring, the Nanoscepter is a machine which places a coating on materials which repels water, oil, and other adhesive materials. For example, A regular teflon coated frypan undergoes a teflon coating process. In this process they glue grains of teflon together to make the coating, but the coating becomese quite thick, normally around tens of microns thick. But the Nanoscepter creates a coating which is only several nanometers thick. The coating is made up of two structures, one which repels water and the other which repels adhesive materials.

Graphene: Properties and Applications - Part 2

In this colloquium talk, Professor Alexander Balandin overviews some of graphene's properties, and discuss possible applications, focusing on the work conducted at UC-Riverside. Specifically, Balandin talks about the use of Raman spectroscopy as nanometrology tool for graphene; measurements of the lattice (phonon) thermal conductivity of "free" graphene; unique features of the acoustic phonon transport in 2D crystals such as graphene; electron-beam irradiation effects on graphene; design and fabrication of graphene field-effect transistors; and measurements of the electronic 1/f noise in graphene devices. Balandin concludes with my prediction of possible graphene's practical applications.

Flipscribing Glass

This video shows how to accurately scribe and break glass. This technique is very useful in preparing samples of films on glass for further analysis.

Stensborg, Supporting STEM Innovators of Tomorrow

Give your students the tools to be the next generation of STEM innovators; we’ve made it smarter and easier than ever

Ferrofluid - How Does it Works

Ferrofluid is an assemblage of magnetic particles engineered at the nanoscale, 100 times smaller than the wavelength visible light. Although too small to be imaged with microscopes, nano-products harness surprising properties from nanoscale physics for use in the macroscale world.

Nanotechnology in Action - Water on Nanotechnology Treated Cement and Stone

Watch how ordinary tap water beads on cement and stone after being treated with SurfaPore C, a nanotechnology material that does not alter the physical appearance of the surface. Simply place with a brush.

Oxford Instruments Tools for Nanoscale Analysis

This video highlights the range of products and markets that Oxford Instruments cater for. They produce instruments suited from high end research to industrial laboratories all the way to quality control in industrial processes. Of particular note are their tools for analysis of materials at the nanoscale.

Graphene Nanoscale Heat Pipes for Chip Cooling

This video shows how graphene nanowires can be used to cool a read the complete article see "Breakdown current density of graphene nanoribbons Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 243114 (2009)

Ecology Coatings - Liquid Nanotechnology to Provide Abrasion Resistant Surface

A video clip showing how Ecology Coatings using liquid nanotechnology, and vitually no harmful materials in the production process can save energy, reduce wastage which increases efficiency. These coatings are ultraviolet curable and provide an abrasion resistant surface with excellent adhesion. Comparisons are drawn to traditional coating processes and coatings.

Is Invisibility Possible

For the first time, scientists in Germany announced today they have been able to create a cloaking device that can render a 3D object invisible (at near optical frequencies). Michio Kaku speaks with FOX News about the new discovery using metamaterials.

Nanotechnology Scalp Care

Hosokawa Powder Technology Research Institute, a member of the Hosokawa Micron Group, is currently in the process of developing new scalp care using nanotechnology.

Strong Crystal Size Effect on Deformation Twinning Observed Using Hysitron's TEM Picoindenter - PI 95

This video shows the in situ compression of the 250 nm, <0001> oriented Ti-5at% Al single crystal pillar in TEM. Five consecutive tests have been performed. Ordinary dislocation plasticity and mushroom-like deformation geometry characterize the entire deformation process. This is in sharp contrast with that of bulk Ti-5at% Al in which deformation twinning are known to dominate the plastic deformation and obvious shear offset are frequently observed. (Yu et al, Nature, 2010)

Secret Lives of Catalysts Revealed

Why watch catalysts in action? Berkeley Lab's Miquel Salmeron and Gabor Somorjai discuss how a ringside seat to fundamental chemistry could lead to more efficient catalysts, cleaner skies, and less industrial waste.

Graphene Transfer: Trivial Transfer Graphene (ACS Material)

Want to transfer the graphene onto other substrates? It only takes a second with Trivial Transfer Graphene™ from ACS Materials.

Highly Conductive Film That Can Stretch

The video demonstrate the development of a new highly conductive film that can be stretched like rubber. It has many application in electronic circuitry and in particularly in the development of artificial skin incorporated with sensors.

Atomic Quantum Dot based Quantum Cellular Automata

It has been discovered that single silicon atoms on an ordinary silicon crystal serve as "quantum dots", enabling control over single electrons and thereby enabling revolutionary computation schemes that consume miniscule power. This new control over electrons may be put to use in a number of ways. For example, the "QCA" (quantum cellular automata) mechanism proposed by Craig Lent and co-workers at Notre Dame provides an architecture for an extremely low power computer.

Are Carbon Nanotubes the Next Asbestos?

In this video we traveled to North Carolina State University to meet Dr. Jamie Bonner to learn more about his research on the potential toxicity of carbon nanotubes.

Nanoscope Peers Beyond Limits of Light

A video clip showing the use of the latest light microscope, the nanoscope, which has many applications in nanomaterials and studies within biological systems. Sample can be viewed as small as 100nm with high resolution. The nanoscope allows the ability to visuallize the structure and shape of the material even if cannot be seen.

Tour and Demonstration of the Clean Room Facilities at Albright Technologies

Liquid medical silicone molding in Albright's Clean Room.

The Role of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in the Fight Against Cancer

One of the predominant features of nano-materials is an extremely high surface area. Emerging Science joins Chris Landry, professor of chemistry at the University of Vermont, as he describes how nanotechnology applications are improving the efficacy of cancer drugs by delivering more medicine to patients.

Creating Libraries for Morphologi G3-ID Instrument

This video shows how Malvern Panalytical Morphologi G3-ID instrument uses libraries from known candidate materials for chemical differentiation between particles.

Magnetic Nanoparticles Migrate Through a Fluid

In this clip, a vial of magnetic iron nanoparticles in solution appears to contain an orange liquid. That "rust" color comes from the iron in these nanoparticles! When a magnet is placed next to the vial, the liquid slowly clears as the tiny particles are drawn out of solution.

Self-Assembling Process for Fabricating Tailored Thin Films

A simple, economical nanotechnology coating process that enables the development of nanoparticle thin films with architectures and properties unattainable by any other processing method.

Ancient Technique of Spinning is Used to Produce a Very Modern Material

CSIRO in collaboration with the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA, has produced a 100 per cent carbon nanotube yarn. This yarn is very strong, durable and flexible, and fully retains the electrical properties of carbon nanotubes. The potential applications of this yarn are wide ranging, from medicine to the aerospace industry.

New Carbon Composite of Nanotubes and Graphene

Fujitsu Laboratories exhibited a new carbon composite of nanotubes and graphene at the nano tech 2009 show. Examples of typical nanotechnology materials include two dimensional graphene in which carbon atoms are arranged in a planar state and one-dimensional carbon nanotubes in which graphene is wrapped into a cylindrical wire shape.

Xradia 3D X-Ray Microscopy Solutions - Dr Arno Merkel

Dr Arno Merkel from Xradia talks to Gary Thomas from AZoM about Xradia's products and technology.

Get to know LatticeGear

An overview of LatticeGear and their products.

Animations of Nanotubes with Various Materials

Animations of nanotubes with various materials (carbon, ZnO and CuO) as well as buckyballs.

The Impact of New EU Legislation on Nanomaterials and How Nanosight Can Help

The EU has recently published their definition of nanomaterials. Jeremy Warren from Nanosight indicates how this will impact industries that deal with nanomaterials and materials that may generate materials in the "nano" size range, as well as areas such as ecotoxicology and environmental monitoring.

Webinar: Comparison between AM KPFM and FM KPFM

In this webinar, Dr. Denis Vasyukov will present details of different implementations of KPFM imaging and their applications.

Caged Quantum Dots - A New Way to Spy on Cells

Scientists have developed a way to inhibit the luminescence of quantum dots, and then activate them on demand. The nanosized beacons could track single proteins in living cells, and lead to a better understanding of cellular function and many diseases.

WITec's Innovative TrueSurface Microscopy System

Dr. Olaf Hollricher from Witec demonstrates their award winning TrueSurface Microscopy system.

Nansulate EPX Candle Demonstration

Video demonstration of thermal ability of EPX-4 by Industrial Nanotech.

Space Elevator Made from Carbon Nanotubes

Documentary showcases the future of the . It was once thought as science fiction but the reality of it is closer than we think thanks to the advancement in nanotechnology and carbon nanotubes. Interviews with experts in all disciplines in the scientific community to detail the construction of the space elevator.

LFA 457 MicroFlash® - Laser Flash Apparatus by Natzsch

Bob Fidler from Netzsch Instruments explain how the laser flash technique is used to measure thermal diffusivity, which in turn can be used to calculate thermal conductivity.

What Pittcon Can do for You

What Pittcon Can do for You

Functional Inorganic Nanoparticle Immobilization Technology

NBC's new technology features a super hydrophilic property so that all it takes is water to remove dirt and other impurities from surfaces. With previous processing technologies nanoparticles were covered with polymers. However, NBC's Nafitec technology optimizes the function of the nanoparticles compared to previous technologies by chemically immobilizing the nanoparticles on the polymer base surface.

Cleaving Narrow Samples

Some analytical instruments can only accept small samples with limited height. Sample preparation by scribing and cleaving is often the best solution. LatticeGear's scribing and cleaving tools are used to prepare narrow samples for high resolution SEM and STEM.

Perfusate pH Changes from Acidic to Alkaline Triggering Conformational Change in BSA - A Video by Farfield Group

This video shows Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) molecules binding to BS3 molecules adhering to the surface of an optical chip. The BSA molecules then undergo a conformational change as the pH of the perfusate changes from acid to alkaline. This is an excerpt from a video that iemedia solutions produced for the Scientific Instrumentation Division of the Farfield Group to illustrate the measurement capabilities of their Dual Polarisation Interferometry technology.

Using Mathematical Modelling to Design Materials and Devices for Nanotechnology

A video by Industrial Research Limited regarding the use of mathematical modelling for nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is a new technology based on the manipulation of individual atoms to form structures and devices that have new and unusual different properties.

A Material that has High Electrical Conductivity and can Stretch and Contract like Rubber

In a world-leading initiative, a research group led by Takao Someya at the University of Tokyo has developed a material that has high electrical conductivity, but can stretch and contract like rubber. The group has used this material to make integrated circuits containing organic transistors.

Carbon Nanotube Electronics - Short Educational Video

The Stanford Nanoelectronics Group presents "Nanotechnology - Carbon Nanotube Electronics", a short educaitonal video on nanotechnology and carbon nanotubes (this video made possible by the National Science Foundation).

IBM Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Moving Atoms

On September 28, 1989, Don Eigler became the first person in history to move and control an individual atom. Shortly thereafter, with the help of a custom-built microscope, he and his team spelled out the letters I-B-M using individual atoms, signaling a quantum leap forward in the field of nanotechnology.

Water Purification using Magnetic Nanoparticles

TurboBeads magnetic nanoparticles are used to magnetically extract a dye (methylorange) from drinking water

Animation and Nanotechnology - Si Nanowire Nucleation Visualization

This is an animation to accurately depict results of Eric Stach's (Purdue University) research on the nucleation kinetics of Si nanowires. The visualization shows other scientists how the graph and equations drive the interaction.

The Zeta-20 Optical Profilometer from Zeta Instruments

Ben Garland from Zeta Instruments demonstrates their Zeta-20 Optical Profilometer which can measure surface and textural properties of materials such as solar cells, microfluidics, biologicals etc.

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