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Towards super-efficient, ultra-thin silicon solar cells

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:00
Researchers optimize nanophotonic light trapping.

Imprinting nanopatterns in metals with diamonds

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:00
Materials scientists are imprinting nano-patterns in metals, a technology that could give metallic surfaces permanent functionality, like a lotus effect or reduced frictional properties.

Molecular 'treasure maps' to help discover new materials

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:00
Researchers have developed a new method which has the potential to revolutionize the way we search for, design and produce new materials.

A groundbreaking process for creating ultra-selective separation membranes

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 07:00
Discovery could greatly improve energy-efficiency of separation and purification processes in the chemical and petrochemical industries.

A golden discovery for wearable technology

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 07:00
Some day, your smartphone might completely conform to your wrist, and when it does, it might be covered in pure gold.

Iron nanocubes may be key in the future of NO2 sensing

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 02:00
Researchers report a flexible approach to produce Fe nanocubes as building blocks for high-performance NO2 gas sensor devices, and hybrid FeAu nanocubes with magneto-plasmonic properties.

Nanomaterial risk assessment frameworks and tools evaluated

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 02:00
A recent study has evaluated frameworks and tools used in Europe to assess the potential health and environmental risks of manufactured nanomaterials. The study identifies a trend towards tools that provide protocols for conducting experiments, which enable more flexible and efficient hazard...

Reducing conducting thin film surface roughness for electronics

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 19:00
In a significant advance, particularly within the microelectronics realm, engineers have established electrical surface treatment of conducting thin films as a physical processing method to reduce surface roughness.

2016 National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 19:00
Whitman, Lloyd J. and Henderson, Lori A. and Meador, Michael A. and Friedersdorf, Lisa E. and Standridge, Stacey and Thomas, Treye and Howard, John and Biaggi-Labiosa, Azlin M. and Madsen, Lynnette D. and Cannizzaro, Chris and Jillavenkatesa, Ajit and Bobalek, John F.. National Science and...

MIT awarded UNESCO Medal for contributions to nanoscience and nanotechnologies

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 19:00
MIT has been honored with the UNESCO Medal for contributions to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)....

A new approach to improving lithium-sulfur batteries

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:00
Scientists have demonstrated a new polysulfide entrapping strategy that greatly improves the cycle stability of Li-S batteries.

Towards mastering terahertz waves with graphene

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:00
Scientists have perfected a technique based on the usage of graphene, that allows for terahertz waves to be controlled accurately, paving the way for numerous applications.

Textile-based wearable electronics and fashion displays

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 14:00
Based on actual fabrics and fibers, highly durable and high-luminance light-emitting clothes were realized. An era of wearable and fashionable displays is expected to arrive soon.

Nanocoated regular paper can be erased and reprinted 80 times (w/video)

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:00
Researchers have developed a new nanoparticle coating for regular paper that needs no ink, and can be printed on with light, erased and reused more than 80 times.

Nano-imprinting technology improves transistor-based biosensors

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:00
Silicon nanowires fabricated using an imprinting technology could be the way of the future for transistor-based biosensors.

Portable nanofiber device offers precise, point-and-shoot capability

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:00
Researchers have developed a lightweight, portable nanofiber fabrication device that could one day be used to dress wounds on a battlefield or dress shoppers in customizable fabrics.

An economical solution for the removal of selenium contaminants in wastewater

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:00
Selenium (Se) is a metalloid element found in trace amounts in the earth’s crust and which has found extensive application due to its semiconducting properties. The use in photocopiers, microelectronic circuits and other applications has created a demand which makes selenium a valuable element....

Connecting two electrodes by liquid crystal-guided carbon nanotube wires

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:00
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) being highly electrically conductive along the tube axis, have gained great research interests in recent years for connecting two conducting electrodes at the nanoscale - where the CNTs can be integrated into a micro- or nanoelectronic system. Therefore, the orientational...

Hi-tech machine enables new graphene purification technique

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:00
A revolutionary machine that can unboil an egg is being used to develop graphene purification technology.

A Short film by the CHN

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:00
The Nanoscale Offset Printing System (NanoOPS) is a novel nanomanufacturing tool designed by the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern University.