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RUSNANO attracts nanotechnology on an industrial scale

Researchers seeking business partners and high-tech companies looking for capital could all benefit from the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies' global investment program

Focus on micro- and nanofluidics

Free-to-read articles on measuring or manipulating flows at the scale of a few hundred microns or smaller

MST special issue: nanoscale metrology

Highlights from the 4th seminar on nanoscale calibration standards and methods

SPM software offers new opportunities for building nanostructures

Adam Kollin and John Keem of RHK Technology explain how their firm's graphical interface is helping users to make the most of scanning probe microscopy

Focus issue: NanoSQUIDs

Cathy Foley and Hans Hilgenkamp give an overview of nano-scale superconducting interference devices and highlight some of the latest applications

Nanoscale phenomena in hydrogen storage: editorial preview

John Vajo, Fred Pinkerton and Ned Stetson set the scene for a special issue of Nanotechnology

Nanoparticles inspire plasmonic solar cells

Caryl Richards interviews Kylie Catchpole of the ANU's Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems to find out how a coating of silver nanoparticles is helping to drive down the cost of solar energy

Nanopositioning: how to make the right choices

Stefan Vorndran takes a look at five key application areas to illustrate what's on offer

Holey LEDs target TV backlights

Nanoimprint lithography offers a route to making high-performance LEDs at the right price point. Faiz Rahman and Ali Khokhar go into detail.

Controlling carbon nanotube geometry via tuneable process parameters

Martin Culpepper & Michael Cullinan's predictive approach takes the guesswork out of growing the right-sized carbon nanotubes

Buckyballs of the Future

Thomas Anthopoulos charts the progress of organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) and discusses the role of fullerenes in future devices

SPM and biology: a special issue

Andreas Engel and Mervyn Miles share their thoughts on nanotechnology at the interface of cell biology, materials science and medicine

NC maps out its nanotechnology future

John Hardin of the North Carolina Board of Science and Technology gives nanotechweb.org the inside view on what the region has to offer

Force-microscopy firm finds success in 3D

Hamish Johnston speaks with Asylum's Roger Proksch about the firm's journey into the competitive world of nanoscale 3D imaging

HiPerNano rises to the challenge

Martin Kemp of the UK's Nanotechnology KTN focuses on high-performance nano-enhanced materials (HiPerNano)

Novel thin films target device applications

E Fred Schubert and colleagues reveal why changing the inclination of nanorods on a substrate could benefit solar cells and LEDs

Nano-engineering biocompatible materials

Lucy Bosworth discusses how electrospun fibres with diameters ranging from nanometres to microns could help restore damaged tissue

Carbon nanotubes battle radiation sickness

Tami Freeman looks into an experimental drug based on carbon nanotubes being developed by medical researchers in the US

AFM tools: cutting big problems down to size

Sung Park discusses how innovations in atomic force microscope technology are delivering measurement solutions at the nanoscale

Deposition improves medical implants

Alistair Kean and Lars Allers of Mantis Deposition explain why their nano-coating method suits the most delicate of materials