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California court revokes US EPA approval of nanosilver product

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
A federal appeals court in California has revoked the Environmental Protection Agency's conditional approval of a nanosilver product used in a wide range of consumer products.

Piezoelectric nanogenerators for self-powered flexible sensors

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
Researchers have demonstrated a high performance flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator based on a piezoelectrically enhanced nanocomposite micropillar array of BaTiO3 nanoparticles embedded into a highly crystalline polymer for efficient energy harvesting and highly sensitive self-powered sensing.

Printed nanosensors monitor tire wear in real time

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
Carbon nanotubes bring tire wear monitoring into the car.

Current state of fabricating molecular electronics

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
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,...

European Union launches 'Observatory for Nanomaterials' website

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
The EU observatory for nanomaterials launched with information on products, safety, regulation and much more.

PillarHall test structures accelerate the development of microelectronics in three dimensions

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
Scientists have developed the unique PillarHall test structures to accelerate the market entry of three-dimensional, small, efficient and low-power but high-performance electronic components. This will benefit developers of challenging thin film and related manufacturing processes, and thereby...

New waterproofing and antifouling nanomaterials

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00
A new class of nanomaterials with tunable wettability have important applications ranging from antifouling to water proofing surfaces.

New fabric nanocoating could thwart chemical weapons

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00
Scientists have developed a way to adhere a lightweight coating onto fabrics that is capable of neutralizing a subclass of chemical weapons - those that are delivered through the skin.

Building OLEDs from the ground up for better electronics

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00
Researchers introduce a new way to efficiently create patterns of OLEDs.

The first low-cost system for splitting carbon dioxide

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00
Scientists have developed an Earth-abundant catalyst based on copper-oxide nanowires modified with tin oxide. A solar-driven system set up using this catalyst was able to split CO2 with an efficiency of 13.4%.

Design and fabrication of 3D-printed stretchable tactile sensors

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00
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.

Self-healing, highly sensitive nanostructured electronic sensors

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00
Researchers have developed a facile and effective approach to fabricate spontaneous self-healing and highly sensitive sensors based on metal?ligand coordination and hierarchical structure design.

Conductive ink improves mechanical durability of printed e-textiles

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00
Researchers have developed textile-permeable viscous ink which can be directly screen/stencil printed on textile substrates. This conductive composite enables highly conductive and stretchable wirings on textile with a simple and inexpensive way.

3D-printed, fully integrated wireless sensor devices

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:00
Researchers have demonstrated a fully integrated and packaged wireless sensor for environmental monitoring applications. The disposable sensor was developed using low-cost additive manufacturing technologies; namely, inkjet printing and 3D printing. This is a demonstration of 3D-printed fully...

Nanosheets: IBM’s Path to 5-Nanometer Transistors

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:00
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Making flexible electronics with nanowire networks

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:00
A smartphone touchscreen is an impressive piece of technology. It displays information and responds to a user's touch. But as many people know, it's easy to break key elements of the transparent, electrically conductive layers that make up even the sturdiest rigid touchscreen. If flexible...

New Method for Producing Ultralight Sponge-Like Materials from Nanoscale Ceramic Fibers

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:00
Ceramic materials are likely to shatter when they are deformed, however latest research demonstrates a technique of using ultra-thin ceramic nanofibers in order to make heat-resistant, squishy sponges...

Graphene and quantum dots put in motion a CMOS-integrated camera that can see the invisible

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:00
Researchers have shown for the first time the monolithic integration of a CMOS integrated circuit with graphene, resulting in a high-resolution image sensor consisting of hundreds of thousands of photodetectors based on graphene and quantum dots.