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2013-12-19 16:24:18

LONDON, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and DisplaysSUMMARYThis new NanoMarkets report provides an in depth market analysis of the opportunities emerging within the field of quantum dots (QDs), examining the latest products, strategies and technical developments in electronics applications for these emerging materials. Within the report we assess how QDs are likely to penetrate...

Nanoparticle Magnetic Behavior Could Lead To Even Smaller Digital Memories
2013-12-19 11:32:36

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Electronic devices such as mobile phones and tablets spur on a scientific race to find smaller and smaller information processing and storage elements. One of the challenges in this race is to reproduce certain magnetic effects at nanometer scale. An international collaboration of scientists led by researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Department of Physics and the Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia, and with the...

Battery-Powered Cloaking Device In The Works At U Texas
2013-12-19 08:09:17

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online The first battery-powered cloaking device is being designed by researchers at the University of Texas. The use of an external source of power will greatly expand its bandwidth of operation. Andrea Alu is the associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Cockrell School of Engineering in Austin, Texas. He and his team have proposed the design of a cloaking device (active cloak) powered by a...

2013-12-12 23:21:46

Carbon Nanotubes Market research report categorizes the global market for CNTs on the basis of type, application, and geography; forecasting volumes & revenues and analyzing trends. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/carbon-nanotubes-139.html (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 According to a new market research report “Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) Market by Type (SWCNTS & MWCNTS), Application (Electronics & Semiconductors, Chemical & Polymers, Batteries &...

Graphene-based Nano-antennas Could Enable Networks Of Tiny Machines
2013-12-12 18:00:25

Georgia Institute of Technology Networks of nanometer-scale machines offer exciting potential applications in medicine, industry, environmental protection and defense, but until now there's been one very small problem: the limited capability of nanoscale antennas fabricated from traditional metallic components. With antennas made from conventional materials like copper, communication between low-power nanomachines would be virtually impossible. But by taking advantage of the unique...

2013-12-12 16:26:33

Science-based nanosystems could lead to the creation of fundamentally new services and devices. FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists working on a nanotechnology initiative that involves more than two dozen government agencies say that tiny is poised to be the titan of future technologies. The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), which also is engaging industry, academic partners and international participants, aims at moving discoveries from the...

2013-12-10 10:31:27

New findings could enhance stabilizing or destabilizing nanoparticles, depending on their uses University of Oregon chemists studying the structure of ligand-stabilized gold nanoparticles have captured fundamental new insights about their stability. The information, they say, could help to maintain a desired, integral property in nanoparticles used in electronic devices, where stability is important, or to design them so they readily condense into thin films for such things as inks or...

Scientists: Coal Is Better, Cheaper For Making Graphene Quantum Dots
2013-12-06 16:55:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A team of scientists from Rice University has found a way to use coal as a source of graphene quantum dots (GQD), tiny fluorescent particles that could be used in medical imaging and photovoltaic applications – according to a new report in Nature Communications. The use of coal to make GQDs would be much cheaper than conventional means, which are expensive and only produce small quantities. “We wanted to see what’s there in...

Huge Grains Of Copper Promote Better Graphene Growth
2013-12-06 14:35:14

American Institute of Physics To technology insiders, graphene is a certified big deal. The one-atom thick carbon-based material elicits rhapsodic descriptions as the strongest, thinnest material known. It also is light, flexible, and able to conduct electricity as well as copper. Graphene-based electronics promise advances such as faster internet speeds, cheaper solar cells, novel sensors, space suits spun from graphene yarn, and more. Now a research team at the National Institute of...

NASA Nanoparticle Measuring Device
2013-12-06 09:53:08

John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although the name sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, nanoparticles are nothing more than tiny fragments of matter that are typically less than 100 nanometers in diameter – roughly one-thousandth the thickness of a sheet of paper. Despite their size, however, they can pose a significant health risk. Arising from various industrial processes, some pollutants, and even volcanic activity, the small size of the...