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Polymer encapsulation device could help treat diabetes May 18, 2015

Micro- and nano-porous thin films might be employed in cell replacement therapy.

Technology update

Nanopillars probe cell nuclei

New technique measures nuclear mechanics quickly and non-invasively.

Ferrocene makes good semi-liquid battery

New energy storage device bridges the gap between batteries and capacitors.

Better understanding phosphorene

Low-frequency interlayer “breathing” modes shed more light on promising new 2D semiconductor.

Piezoelectric patch measures skin’s elasticity

New device might be used to assess a variety of cutaneous diseases, and even test how effective cosmetic products are.

Spin currents endure at room temperature in germanium

Magnetic measurement could boost the fortunes of spintronics.

Courses and events

Fundamental Characterisation for Nanotechnology

25 Apr3 Jul 2015, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Photonex Roadshow Scotland

3 Jun 2015, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

EuroNanoForum 2015

1012 Jun 2015, Riga, Latvia.

5th International Colloids Conference

2124 Jun 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

ISPM 2015

2124 Jun 2015, Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

nanotechweb.org in the lab

       

1: Increasing control of optical properties with magnetoplasmonics

Paolo Vavassori describes research combining magnetic properties with plasmonic systems.

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Electron microscopy reaches new heights

(with audio) Researchers gathered at the inauguration of the SuperSTEM 3 electron microscope in Daresbury, UK, told nanotechweb.org about their outlook for the equipment and its high-resolution spectroscopic and spatial capabilities.

Nanophotonics and plasmonics: a great look for the International Year of Light

Studies of the interactions of light with nanostructures have revealed behaviour that can be exploited in new devices for slowing, filtering, trapping, confining and enhancing light.

White papers

First-Order-Reversal-Curve (FORC) Measurements of Nano-Magnetic Materials

A white paper from Lake Shore Cryotronics.

An introduction to particle size characterisation by DCS

A white paper from Analytik Ltd.

Targeted patch clamping with ion conductance microscopy

A white paper from Park Systems.

ICM Image of Suspended Collagen Fibrils

A white paper from Park Systems.

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