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Accelerating the self-assembly of nanoscale patterns for next-generation materials

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:00
Using polymer blends, scientists rapidly generated highly ordered patterns that could be used in the fabrication of microelectronics, antireflective surfaces, magnetic data storage systems, and fluid-flow devices.

Gecko adhesion technology moves closer to industrial uses

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:00
Scientists are looking into how gecko adhesion technology could be applied in a high-precision industrial setting, such as in robot arms used in manufacturing computer chips.

Tailor-made nanomembranes offer a cleaner method for industrial separation

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:00
A superior membrane, with a higher pore density, is produced through synthesizing this polyacrylonitrile nanofiltration membrane using an ionic liquid solvent.

WHO guidelines on protecting workers from potential risks of manufactured nanomaterials

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:00
The World Health Organization proposes new guidelines to policy makers and professionals in the field of occupational health and safety with recommendations on how best to protect workers from the potential risks of manufactured nanomaterials.

Nano: a cleaner option?

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:00
Could nanotechnology tidy up the planet without leaving a dangerous residue of its own?It's likely that you've recently swirled nanotechnology down your sink. Antimicrobial silver nanoparticles, for example, are added to food containers, socks, and cleaning products such as floor polish. But...

Eco-friendly waterborne semiconductor inks using surfactant

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 22:00
Researchers have developed a technology to produce environmentally friendly water-borne semiconductor inks using surfactant. The result is expected to be applied to various electronic devices with a semiconductor surface control technique.

Graphene Circuits Printed onto Fabric Can Survive 20 Washes - Controlled Environments Magazine

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:01
Graphene Circuits Printed onto Fabric Can Survive 20 WashesControlled Environments MagazineResearchers have successfully incorporated washable, stretchable, and breathable electronic circuits into fabric, opening up new possibilities for smart textiles and wearable electronics. The circuits were...

Using graphene as transparent electrodes and alignment layers for liquid crystal devices

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:01
In conventional liquid crystal displays (LCD), the liquid crystal (LC) material is contained in conventional LC cells, where the polyimide layers are used to align the LC homogeneously in the cell, and the transmissive indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes are used to apply the electric field to...

Flexible sensors

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:01
Flexible sensors hold great promise for various innovative applications in fields such as medicine, healthcare, environment, and biology. Over the past decade, the development of flexible and stretchable sensors for various functions has been accelerated by rapid advances in materials, processing...

Ultra-thin graphene-based encapsulation for OLEDs

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:01
Researchers have reported on improved performance of graphene-based moisture barrier layers. By combining catalytic CVD and ALD they created in scalable fashion nanolaminates of few-layer graphene and aluminium oxid. Unlike previous reports, this new approach exploits the synergy between...

University of Illinois Turns to Tektronix to Outfit Nanofabrication Lab - PR Newswire (press release)

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:01
University of Illinois Turns to Tektronix to Outfit Nanofabrication LabPR Newswire (press release)BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, today announced that the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at...

Joey Mead Named Distinguished University Professor - UMass Lowell

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:01
UMass LowellJoey Mead Named Distinguished University ProfessorUMass LowellMead is a research dynamo, with a productive career in materials science, polymer engineering and nanomanufacturing,” notes Prof. David Kazmer, chair of the department. “Her research productivity is outstanding, as...

Cheaper, more flexible and eco-friendly smartphone screens with graphene

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:01
New 'potato stamp' technique combining silver and graphene may create cheaper, more flexible and eco-friendly screens.

Self-organizing graphene nanodots

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:01
The ultimate challenge of nanotechnology is to control the structure of matter with atomic precision. The better we are at shaping and structuring material on a small scale, the more powerful technology we can dream of. Unfortunately, the atomic scale is entirely out of range for conventional...

New OECD Test Guidelines for nanomaterials

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 05:01
The OECD has released a first set of Test Guidelines developed specifically for nanomaterials, in response to their increased production and usage.

Gov. Baker Awards UMass Amherst $500000 to Support Continued Research in Manufacturing Flexible Hybrid ... - UMass News and Media Relations

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 05:01
Gov. Baker Awards UMass Amherst $500000 to Support Continued Research in Manufacturing Flexible Hybrid ...UMass News and Media RelationsThe M2I2 grant supports continuing work by Watkins, director of the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, a nanomanufacturing research center that works with...

Current state of fabricating molecular electronics

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 05:01
Since the early days of molecular electronics, tremendous progress has been achieved both theoretically and experimentally by scientists and engineers who were fascinated by intriguing physical, chemical phenomena, and potential device applications of molecular junctions. In a recent paper,...

A flexible new platform for high-performance electronics

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 01:00
Engineers has created the most functional flexible transistor in the world - and with it, a fast, simple and inexpensive fabrication process that's easily scalable to the commercial level.

NextFlex Awards $4.5M to UML and Raytheon for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing - UMass Lowell

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 01:00
UMass LowellNextFlex Awards $4.5M to UML and Raytheon for Flexible Hybrid Electronics ManufacturingUMass LowellNanomanufacturing Center postdoctoral researcher Erin Keaney and plastics engineering senior Stephen Burbine work with the center's continuous, roll-to-roll flexible substrate...

Design and fabrication of 3D-printed stretchable tactile sensors

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 01:00
Researchers demonstrate the design and fabrication of stretchable tactile sensors that are 3D printed under ambient conditions via a combination of nanocomposite ink optimization, 3D imaging, and multimaterial 3D printing.

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