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Tunable Plasmonic Crystal
2013-10-29 13:04:40

DOE/Sandia National Laboratories A device like a photonic crystal, but smaller and tunable Gems are known for the beauty of the light that passes through them. But it is the fixed atomic arrangements of these crystals that determine the light frequencies permitted passage. Now a Sandia-led team has created a plasmonic, or plasma-containing, crystal that is tunable. The effect is achieved by adjusting a voltage applied to the plasma. Because the crystal then is agile in transmitting...

Most Americans Want To See Labels On Their Nanofoods
2013-10-29 09:28:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Americans overwhelmingly want to know when they are eating food products that use nanotechnology, and are happy to pay the additional labeling costs, according to a new study published this month in the journal Review of Policy Research. “Our study is the first research in the United States to take an in-depth, focus group approach to understanding the public perception of nanotechnology in foods,” said Dr. Jennifer Kuzma of...

Using Gold Nanoparticles To Convert Carbon Dioxide To Carbon Monoxide
2013-10-25 09:25:35

Brown University It’s a 21st-century alchemist’s dream: turning Earth’s superabundance of carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas — into fuel or useful industrial chemicals. Researchers from Brown have shown that finely tuned gold nanoparticles can do the job. The key is maximizing the particles’ long edges, which are the active sites for the reaction. By tuning gold nanoparticles to just the right size, researchers from Brown University have developed a catalyst that selectively...

2013-10-24 23:26:37

The Graphene Electronics market is divided into three major segments viz; CVD (Chemical vapor Deposition), graphite ore and other (synthesis on SiC, Scotch tape method, From CO2and so on) methods. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/graphene-electronics-market-1121.html (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 According to a new market research report "Graphene Electronics Market: Materials (PV, Electronics); Devices (Supercapacitors, Transistors, Spintronics, Sensors, ICs and Chips,...

2013-10-24 08:20:47

ALBANY, New York, October 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New Market Research Report Added in MarketResearchReports.Biz Reports Database: Electric Vehicle Forecasts, Trends and Opportunities 2014-2024 This master report summarising and forecasting every sector of the EV industry remains unique. It adds new sectors as they become substantial, the latest being car-like MicroEVs homologated as quadricycles in Europe. In the last year it has become a more closely integrated...

2013-10-23 11:28:57

UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate seamless designing of an atomically-thin circuit with transistors and interconnects etched on a monolayer of graphene Researchers in electrical and computer engineering at UC Santa Barbara have introduced and modeled an integrated circuit design scheme in which transistors and interconnects are monolithically patterned seamlessly on a sheet of graphene, a 2-dimensional plane of carbon atoms. The demonstration offers possibilities for ultra...

Supercapacitor Stores Electricity On Silicon Chips
2013-10-23 08:54:48

Vanderbilt University Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7, not just when the sun is shining. Mobile phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges. These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University that is described in a paper published in the Oct. 22 issue of the journal Scientific Reports. It is the first supercapacitor that is made out of...

Case Western Reserve University Makes Nanodiamonds In Ambient Conditions
2013-10-21 09:19:46

Case Western Reserve University Opens door for flexible electronics, implants and more Instead of having to use tons of crushing force and volcanic heat to forge diamonds, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to cheaply make nanodiamonds on a lab bench at atmospheric pressure and near room temperature. The nanodiamonds are formed directly from a gas and require no surface to grow on. The discovery holds promise for many uses in technology and...

Nanoparticles Mixed To Make Multifunctional Materials
2013-10-21 06:34:23

DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory Standardized technique opens remarkable opportunities for 'mix and match' materials fabrication Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a general approach for combining different types of nanoparticles to produce large-scale composite materials. The technique, described in a paper published online by Nature Nanotechnology on October 20, 2013, opens many opportunities for mixing and matching particles...

2013-10-16 23:22:11

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Functional Materials for Future Electronics: Metals, Inorganic & Organic Compounds, Graphene, CNT. London (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 The chemistry of the new electronics and electrics is key to its future, whether it is invisible, tightly rollable, biodegradable, edible, employing the memristor logic of the human brain or possessing any other previously- impossible capability in a manufactured device. De-risking that material...