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2011-02-20 22:09:48

The sun provides more than enough energy for all our needs, if only we could harness it cheaply and efficiently. Solar energy could provide a clean alternative to fossil fuels, but the high cost of solar cells has been a major barrier to their widespread use. Stanford researchers have found that adding a single layer of organic molecules to a solar cell can increase its efficiency three-fold and could lead to cheaper, more efficient solar panels. Their results were published online in ACS...

2010-12-20 19:11:49

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at UC Santa Barbara has produced a groundbreaking study of how nanoparticles are able to biomagnify in a simple microbial food chain. "This was a simple scientific curiosity," said Patricia Holden, professor in UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the corresponding author of the study, published in an early online edition of the journal Nature Nanotechnology. "But it is also of great importance to this new field of looking...

2010-12-17 14:45:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Shrink Nanotechnologies, Inc. ("Shrink") (OTC Bulletin Board: INKN), an innovative nanotechnology company developing products and licensing opportunities in the solar energy industry, medical diagnostics and sensors and biotechnology research and development tools businesses, announced today through its wholly owned subsidiary, BlackBox Semiconductor, Inc., that its recently licensed "electronic glue" chemistry will enable printed optical...

2010-12-14 16:57:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Shrink Nanotechnologies, Inc. ("Shrink") (OTC Bulletin Board: INKN), an innovative nanotechnology company developing products and licensing opportunities in the solar energy industry, medical diagnostics and sensors and biotechnology research and development tools businesses, announced today through its wholly owned subsidiary, BlackBox Semiconductor, Inc., that its recently licensed "electronic glue" chemistry will enable high efficiency...

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2010-12-14 11:02:26

Newly fabricated devices are a step toward quantum computing Moving a step closer toward quantum computing, a research team in the Netherlands recently fabricated a photodetector based on a single nanowire, in which the active element is a single quantum dot with a volume of a mere 7,000 cubic nanometers. The device is described in the American Institute of Physics' journal Applied Physics Letters. Photodetectors based on single quantum dots are expected to find uses in optoelectrical...

2010-12-10 15:40:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Shrink Nanotechnologies, Inc. ("Shrink") (OTC Bulletin Board: INKN), an innovative nanotechnology company developing products and licensing opportunities in the solar energy industry, medical diagnostics and sensors and biotechnology research and development tools businesses, announced today that it had formed a wholly owned subsidiary called BlackBox Semiconductor, Inc. ("BlackBox"), and that BlackBox has entered into a worldwide multi-year...

2010-11-30 16:54:51

One of the holy grails of nanotechnology in medicine is to control individual structures and processes inside a cell. Nanoparticles are well suited for this purpose because of their small size; they can also be engineered for specific intracellular tasks. When nanoparticles are excited by radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields, interesting effects may occur. For example, the cell nucleus could get damaged inducing cell death; DNA might melt; or protein aggregates might get dispersed....

2010-11-11 07:00:00

RED BANK, N.J., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The research program of Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK) being conducted by Natcore scientists working at Rice University under the direction of Prof. Andrew Barron has successfully formed a multilayered array of silicon quantum dots embedded in a silicon dioxide matrix. Grown using the liquid phase deposition (LPD) process developed at Rice and exclusively licensed to Natcore, the array is comprised of silicon quantum dots with...

2010-11-01 23:14:39

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed a novel technology using quantum dots that is expected to have major implications for research and treatment of tuberculosis, as well as other inflammatory lung diseases. A paper appearing online in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine as an article-in-press describes specific delivery of a chemotherapeutic drug to specific cells in the lung, particularly the alveolar white cell, without causing acute inflammation. Quantum...

2010-10-20 18:40:37

Discovery advances novel devices Chinese researchers, reporting in the Journal of Applied Physics, published by the American Institute of Physics, have described a new breakthrough in understanding the way electrons travel around quantum dots. This might lead to promising new fabrication methods of novel quantum devices. Guodong Li and colleagues at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing carried out an experiment using self-assembled quantum dots and a two-dimensional...


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