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Making Nanotechnology More Practical For Industrial-scale Manufacturing
2014-05-20 03:50:18

[ Watch The Video: The Assembly Line Of The Future ] National Science Foundation NSF's Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing proves good test bed for large-scale nanomanufacturing designs There's no shortage of ideas about how to use nanotechnology, but one of the major hurdles is how to manufacture some of the new products on a large scale. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst chemical engineer Jim Watkins and...

2011-08-09 15:08:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the leading Democratic appropriator for scientific research, today announced the award of $978,242 from the National Science Foundation for three research grants - including two dealing with nanotechnology - for projects at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University in Philadelphia's University City science district. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/DC70526LOGO)...

2010-10-21 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) will celebrate its tenth anniversary with the National Nanotechnology Innovation Summit, December 8-10 at the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor Maryland. The Summit will feature directors and program managers from the NNI's top federal agencies, along with some of the nation's most influential innovators and corporate integrators, discussing nanotechnology priorities, opportunities and...

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2010-03-26 12:30:06

In a report issued to President Barack Obama on Thursday, his Council of Advisors on Science and Technology said that the United States needs to invest more in nanotechnology if it wants to maintain a global lead in the promising field. The council reported that between 2003 and 2008, US public and private nanotechnology investments grew at about 18 percent annually, compared to 27 percent throughout the world. The council made recommendations that would help bring the US back to the...

2010-02-26 09:30:31

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and IBM Research-Zrich have fabricated an ultra sharp, diamond-like carbon tip possessing such high strength that it is 3,000 times more wear-resistant at the nanoscale than silicon. The end result is a diamond-like carbon material mass-produced at the nanoscale that doesn't wear. The new nano-sized tip, researchers say, wears away at the rate of one atom per micrometer of sliding on a substrate of silicon...

2008-10-30 12:00:25

New U.S. research suggests environmental gains derived from the use of nanomaterials might be partly offset by the processes used to manufacture them. Various researchers reporting in a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology highlight the need for improved efficiency in the manufacturing of nanoscale materials to reduce energy use, emissions, solid waste and the use of toxic materials. "Research in this issue reveals the potential of environmental impacts from nanomanufacturing...

2008-07-23 00:00:42

Today, Applied Materials held a groundbreaking for an expansion project of its Tainan Manufacturing Center. This expansion, with a total investment estimated at around US$17 million, will increase the company's ability to meet the demand for both its AKT flat panel display equipment and SunFab(TM) Thin Film Solar manufacturing equipment. The new facility is expected to be completed by the middle of next year. "This year's strong demand for flat panel equipment and the added requirements to...

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2008-04-28 13:33:59

The first real steps towards building a microscopic device that can construct nano machines have been taken by US researchers. Writing in the peer-reviewed publication, International Journal of Nanomanufacturing from Inderscience Publishers, researchers describe an early prototype for a nanoassembler.In his 1986 book, The Engines of Creation, K Eric Drexler set down the long-term aim of nanotechnology - to create an assembler, a microscopic device, a robot, that could construct yet smaller...

2005-10-31 13:03:05

Researchers have taken an important step toward high-volume production of new nanometer-scale structures with the first systematic study of growth conditions that affect production of one-dimensional nanostructures from the optoelectronic material cadmium selenide (CdSe). Using the results from more than 150 different experiments in which temperature and pressure conditions were systematically varied, nanotechnology researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology created a "road map" to...

2005-10-13 04:51:25

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke engineers have added a new construction tool to their bio-nanofabrication toolbox. Using an enzyme called TdTase, engineers can vertically extend short DNA chains attached to nanometer-sized gold plates. This advance adds new capability to the field of bio-nanomanufacturing. "The process works like stacking Legos to make a tower and is an important step toward creating functional nanostructures out of biological materials," said Ashutosh Chilkoti, associate professor of...


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