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2011-07-25 15:30:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has released its latest report on the transparent conductor market. In its new report the firm states that the market opportunities for the transparent conducting oxides, polymers and nanomaterials used in display, photovoltaics and other applications will exceed $6.9 billion in revenues by 2016. The report notes that while the market will continue to be dominated by Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), transparent...

2011-07-20 13:03:22

Terahertz radiation can penetrate numerous materials"”plastic, clothing, paper and some biological tissues"”making it an attractive candidate for applications such as concealed weapons detection, package inspection and imaging skin tumors. However, to date there is no standard method for measuring the absolute output power of terahertz lasers, one source of this type of radiation. Now, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found that dense...

2011-07-19 14:33:19

Nanoengineered graphene coating harvests energy from flowing water, powers microsensors used to detect underground oil and gas Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to harvest energy from flowing water. This discovery aims to hasten the creation of self-powered microsensors for more accurate and cost-efficient oil exploration. Led by Rensselaer Professor Nikhil Koratkar, the researchers investigated how the flow of water over surfaces coated with the...

2011-07-18 14:28:55

Advice on the use of carbon nanotubes from a new research study Which is better, a quick vertical jab on the buttock or the delicately soft entry of a blood sample? Waiting to find out "for what", some are already wondering "how" to use those tiny "molecular syringes" which are carbon nanotubes. With a diameter of less than one millionth of a millimeter (nanometer) and a maximum length of just a few millimeters, the first use that springs to mind when we think of this ethereal tubes - the...

2011-06-29 12:08:54

Berkeley Lab Researchers Find New Way to Mass Produce High Quality Boron Nitride Nanoribbons For Hollywood celebrities, the term "splitsville" usually means "check your prenup." For scientists wanting to mass-produce high quality nanoribbons from boron nitride nanotubes, "splitsville" could mean "happily ever after." Scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, working with scientists at Rice University, have...

2011-06-21 15:22:06

Scientists at Northern Illinois University say they have discovered a simple method for producing high yields of graphene, a highly touted carbon nanostructure that some believe could replace silicon as the technological fabric of the future. The focus of intense scientific research in recent years, graphene is a two-dimensional material, comprised of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. It is the strongest material ever measured and has other remarkable qualities,...

2011-06-21 12:07:24

The July Issue of Nature Materials Describes the Function of an Innovative Tiny Component Developed by Researchers of KIT's Institute of Nanotechnology Together with a Team of European Scientists Magnetic storage media such as hard drives have revolutionized the handling of information: We are used to dealing with huge quantities of magnetically stored data while relying on highly sensitive electronic components. And hope to further increase data capacities through ever smaller components....

2011-06-14 13:47:26

Tiny fibres used to strengthen items such as bike frames and hockey sticks could pose risks to workers who make them. Certain types of carbon nanotubes - cylindrical molecules about one-thousandth of the width of a human hair - could cause cancer in the lining of the lung, University research shows. The study in mice found short carbon nanotubes appear relatively harmless if they entered lung cavities. However, longer nanotubes were more likely to get stuck there and ultimately cause a type...

2011-06-10 13:02:00

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) Research scientists announced that they have achieved a milestone in creating a building block for the future of wireless devices. In a paper published yesterday in the magazine Science, IBM researchers announced the first integrated circuit fabricated from wafer-size graphene, and demonstrated a broadband frequency mixer operating at frequencies up to 10 gigahertz (10 billion cycles/second). (Logo:...

2011-06-06 00:01:28

Pyrograf Products was recently issued a Consent Order by the US Environmental Protection Agency allowing the sale of Pyrograf®-III Carbon Nanotubes for commercial scale applications. This makes Pyrograf Products the first and only domestic supplier to be granted a consent order for direct sale of stacked-cup carbon nanotubes. Cedarville, OH (PRWEB) June 05, 2011 Pyrograf Products is pleased to announce that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a consent...


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