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Jul 17, 2015
The two main drivers in next-generation DNA sequencing technology are arguably increasing the speed and reducing the cost of DNA reading, both of which are likely to be tackled using nanotechnology.
Jun 16, 2015
Mapping aids navigation. Now a well-stocked tool box of approaches provides information on how electronic, optical, mechanical and magnetic properties vary in nanosystems, with ever more refined techniques for accruing insights into the interplay of different system parameters.
Feb 26, 2015
(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.
Feb 13, 2015
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.
Dec 19, 2014
We pick out some of the highlights from MRS Fall 2014.
Nov 21, 2014
Upconversion anti-Stokes processes allows emitted photons with higher energy than the energy of the incident photons, which may greatly benefit photovoltaic and photocatalysis technologies.
Oct 27, 2014
Nanoscale structures provide a rich playing field for generating useful heat from losses.
Aug 19, 2014
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.
Jul 27, 2014
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.
Jun 15, 2014
We speak to researchers in the top nanomaterials labs in Brazil about their work and how it has been affected by recent research funding.
May 26, 2014
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.
Apr 30, 2014
By enlisting the idiosyncrasies of nanostructures, thermoelectric power could be a useful source of energy particularly for small devices.
Mar 20, 2014
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.
Mar 3, 2014
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.
Feb 25, 2014
Research into applications for graphene in real devices takes over from the initial studies on graphene production.
Dec 18, 2013
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
Oct 11, 2013
Removing impurities from water could turn out to be a key application for graphene
Aug 30, 2013
Industry and academia meet up in the Netherlands to examine the commercialization of micro- and nanotechnology
Mar 6, 2013
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.
Nov 30, 2012
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.