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Feynman Lectures 50th anniversary celebration seminar series


Synthesis and applications of multifunctional nanomaterials

Speaker: Stanislaus Wong from State University of New York at Stony Brook

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Bionanotechnology: Arrays in the future prospects of the field

Nanotechnology’s prominence in modern medicine is indisputable, but establishing exactly how biological systems will interact with nanostructures can be far from clean cut. We look at some of the progress in the field so far and trends that are emerging from the literature.

Carbon and terahertz nanotechnology: A promising alliance

The unique characteristics of both terahertz radiation and carbon nanostructures are encouraging a number of researchers to investigate potential physics and applications that combine them.

Brazil’s research investment yields returns at the nanoscale

We speak to researchers in the top nanomaterials labs in Brazil about their work and how it has been affected by recent research funding.

Lancaster University launches Quantum Technology Centre

Centre director Yuri Pashkin and Mark Rushforth from the faculty of science and technology at Lancaster University speak to nanotechweb.org about the new Quantum Technology Centre, which will be launched on Wednesday 28 May.

Thermoelectric nanodevices: Catering for global energy needs little by little

By enlisting the idiosyncrasies of nanostructures, thermoelectric power could be a useful source of energy particularly for small devices.

Ion age transport: Developing devices beyond electronics

Controlling the movement of ions and molecules through nanoscale channels offers a promising alternative to the use of traditional electronic current in a range of medical, sensing and energy devices.

Podcast: Trends in Nanotechnology conference comes to Japan

Anna Demming reports from nanoweek in Tokyo where the conference Trends in Nanotechnology joins the line-up of events in Japan for the first time.

Graphene research moves towards devices

Research into applications for graphene in real devices takes over from the initial studies on graphene production.

Podcast: nanomaterials workshop builds on spirit of Choshu five

Anna Demming reports from the recent AIMR-UCL event celebrating 150 years since the arrival of pioneering Japanese scholars in the UK and discovers some of the secrets to running successful international collaborations

Graphene's potential to provide drinking water

Removing impurities from water could turn out to be a key application for graphene

Show report: COMS 2013

Industry and academia meet up in the Netherlands to examine the commercialization of micro- and nanotechnology

NASA targets nanotechnology for space exploration

Meyya Meyyappan, director of the Center for Nanotechnology at NASA Ames Research Center, reveals some of the success stories so far and discusses opportunities for technology transfer.

Starting from scratch

NaugaNeedles CEO Mehdi Yazdanpanah describes how he turned his PhD research into a successful small business producing customized SPM probes, despite starting off with just $500 in his bank account.

Nanoparticle detector and nanotextured display share prizes at 2012 IOP Innovation Awards

Instrument maker Naneum and LCD innovator ZBD Displays win awards at Institute of Physics event.

Making the 'wonder material'

Daniel Stolyarov describes how he and his wife, Elena Polyakova, turned the graphene boom into a business.

How to build a successful start-up

What does it take to make a business out of the latest nanotechnology breakthrough? Richard Stevenson speaks to industry insiders to find out the steps that are involved.

Special issue: quantum memory

Key topics include photon-echo- and EIT-based memories, off-resonance storage, cavity and multiple scattering, storage materials, sources and detection, networking of memory units, and dissipative entanglement

Plasma roadmap flags up nano challenges

16 world-renowned experts join forces to review the field and highlight future opportunities for plasma science and technology

Show report: nano tech 2012, Tokyo

Leaders from academia, industry and government agencies gather at the world's largest nanotech event

The story of graphene

Yvette Hancock documents the remarkable properties of graphene and rounds up some of the potential applications that have grabbed the attention of scientists worldwide