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Audio and video in the lab 1: Increasing control of optical properties with magnetoplasmonics

Paolo Vavassori describes his research combining magnetic properties with plasmonic systems. at the Faraday Discussions 6: Finding the ultimate limit to light confinement

Jacob Khurgin describes research to find better plasmonic materials and a possible ultimate limit to the plasmonic confinement of light. at the Faraday Discussions 5: Controlling plasmons

Prineha Narang describes how theory can guide control of plasmon properties such as their decay. at the Faraday Discussions 4: Using biomaterials for photonics

Riccardo Sapienza describes photonic properties such as lasing can be achieved with biomaterials. at the Faraday Discussions 3: Achieving extreme photonics with nanostructures

Nader Engheta describes how different nanostructures can achieve extreme photonic properties such as near-zero permittivity and permeability. at the Faraday Discussions 2: Manipulating light interactions with metamaterials

Anatoly Zayats describes how different nanostructures can produce metamaterials with a range of properties. at the Faraday Discussions 1: Combining nanophotonics with femtosecond optics

Niek van Hulst describes his research combining nanophotonics with femtosecond optics.

Feynman Lectures 50th anniversary celebration seminar series: Building a brain - The atomic switch network

James K Gimzewski from UCLA describes new approaches for neuromorphic engineering as well as how to construct purpose-built dynamical systems based on atomic switch networks. best of 2014

We look at some of the highlights from the past 12 months.

Milestone achievements in materials science

Researchers from industry and academia talk about key developments in materials science and nanotechnology over the past 25 years and the role of IOP Publishing's journals.

Feynman Lectures 50th anniversary celebration seminar series: AFM technologies for non-invasive diagnostics

Christoph Gerber describes research on using AFM array technology and a new platform based on piezoresistive membrane surface stress sensors that operate in gaseous environments with a sensitivity increased by a factor of 10.

Feynman Lectures 50th anniversary celebration seminar series: Enhancing signals from the nanoworld

Mildred Dresselhaus speaks about enhancing characteristically weak Raman signals to make the information they carry more readily available, shedding light on the electronic structure of carbon nanomaterials.

Sputter/carbon coaters - video from Quorum Technologies

Q series of sputter/carbon coaters from Quorum Technologies

Feynman Lectures 50th anniversary celebration seminar series: Lithography and self-assembly below 10nm

Karl Berggren talks about nanoscale fabrication and patterning techniques for approaching the atom from the top down.

Feynman Lectures 50th anniversary celebration seminar series: Synthesis and applications of multifunctional nanomaterials

Stanislaus Wong talks about the applications of fundamental chemical principles with respect to the synthesis of metal-containing and metal-oxide-containing nanostructures.

Feynman Lectures 50th anniversary celebration seminar series: Harnessing RNAi-based nanomedicines for precision medicine

Dan Peer presents a seminar describing some of the challenges and opportunities in modulating leukocyte response using RNAi to develop personalized nanomedicine.

Lloyd's Register Foundation focuses on nanotechnology

Listen to speaking to Professor Richard Clegg about the Lloyd's Register Foundation strategy for 2014–2020 and its commitment to nanotechnology and big data research in the context of managing risk and safety in engineering.

The Royal Microscopical Society at 175 launches the Microscience Microscopy Congress catches up with academics and industry specialists at the Microscience Microscopy Congress launched by the Royal Microscopical Society as they celebrate their 175th anniversary.

Nanotechnology Discussions podcasts: Electromagnetism at the nanoscale

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Maxwell equations, IOP Publishing's Nanotechnology speaks to Professor Jennifer Dionne, Professor Satoshi Kawata and Professor Adarsh Sandhu about electromagnetism at the nanoscale.

Nanotechnology Discussions podcasts: Celebrating 25 years of Nanotechnology

IOP Publishing's Nanotechnology speaks to Professor Christoph Gerber, Professor Franz Gießibl and Professor James K Gimzewski about the field of nanotechnology as we embark on our 25th volume.


NanoRaman: Correlated Tip-Enhanced Optical Spectroscopy and SPM
Sponsored by HORIBA Scientific
NanoRaman: Correlated Tip-Enhanced Optical Spectroscopy and SPM

Raman spectroscopy and confocal Raman microscopy have already proved to be essential characterization tools in many areas of advanced research, with a number of these applications extending into industry. In this webinar, HORIBA Scientific, the world leader in micro and nanoRaman spectroscopy, will present new nano-imaging capabilities. Tip-enhanced optical spectroscopies (TEOS) such as TERS (tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy) and TEPL (tip-enhanced photoluminescence) provide a unique capability for the characterization of diverse 0, 1 and 2D materials. We will demonstrate the power and importance of the cross-correlation of nanoscale hyperspectal imaging with data from other scanning-probe techniques such as topography, surface potential, conductivity and photocurrent. We will also discuss how we have extended this technique to other nano-materials as well as semiconducting nanostructures and bio-materials.

RISE -The Complete Picture of Material Properties: Correlative Raman-SEM Imaging
Sponsored by WITec GmbH
RISE -The Complete Picture of Material Properties: Correlative Raman-SEM Imaging

RISE - Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron - microscopy is a correlative approach that combines molecular and ultrastructural analysis. In this webinar, the principles of state-of-the-art confocal Raman imaging as a tool for the analysis of molecular characteristics of a sample will be presented, then the manner in which this information can be linked to structural information acquired with scanning electron microscopy will be demonstrated. The advantages of seamless correlative investigation will be described and shown with several examples.

Simulating Heat Transfer with COMSOL®: Knowing Your Material Properties Webinar
Sponsored by COMSOL
Simulating Heat Transfer with COMSOL®: Knowing Your Material Properties Webinar

If you are interested in correctly handling material properties in heat transfer modelling, then tune into this webinar with Louise Wright from the Data Science Group at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). We will discuss NPL’s measurement capabilities for thermal behaviour and how they are extending these capabilities. You will also learn about NPL’s use of heat transfer modelling to design their kit and experiments. The webinar will include a live demonstration and conclude with a Q&A session.

Nanotechnology Discussion Webinar: Celebrating 30 years of AFM and STM

sponsored by Bruker

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nobel Prize in scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) and the 30th anniversary since the first paper in atomic force microscopy (AFM), Nanotechnology has been organising a focus collection with guest editors Franz Giessibl, Rodolfo Miranda and Johannes Barthes to collate some of the latest cutting-edge progress developing and exploiting these scanning probe techniques. In this webinar, we invite one of the guest editors of the collection, members of our editorial board and authors of contributions in the collection itself to join our panel to look at some of the highlights in STM and AFM over the past 30 years and some of the most exciting research developments in the field today.

Attendees of the webinar are encouraged to visit the links below for summaries and papers to be presented in the webinar, and to join in the discussion. To be discussed:

Highlights from 30 years of AFM and STM
Available in the web movie series
Presenter: Mervyn Miles

Imaging via complete cantilever dynamic detection: general dynamic mode imaging and spectroscopy in scanning probe microscopy
This article appears in the collection Nanotechnology Focus on Scanning Probe Microscopy
Presenter: Sergei Kalinin

AFM study shows prominent physical changes in elasticity and pericellular layer in human acute leukemic cells due to inadequate cell-cell communication
This article appears in the collection Nanotechnology Focus on Scanning Probe Microscopy
Presenter: Igor Sokolov

Study of mechanical behavior of AFM silicon tips under mechanical load
This article appears in the collection Nanotechnology Focus on Scanning Probe Microscopy
Presenter: Malgorzata Kopycinska-Müller

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Correlative 3D Raman Imaging: Advancing Semiconductors & Energy Storage Devices

This webinar aims to highlight the benefits of correlative Raman imaging for the analysis of chemical composition, crystallinity, stress and optoelectronic properties of materials such as semiconductors, 2D materials and electrodes.

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Nanotechnology Discussion Webinar: Nanophotonics

To celebrate the International Year of Light, Nanotechnology produced a focus collection of some of the most exciting developments in nanophotonics. In this webinar, authors of some of the papers in the collection briefly introduce their results, after which the papers are opened for extensive discussion. Webinar attendees were encouraged to raise comments and questions regarding the work presented, for the panel of authors to respond to.

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Low-dimensional Materials Characterization with Correlative Microscopy: Raman-AFM-SNOM-SEM

The aim of this webinar is to highlight the benefits of correlative microscopy for studies of graphene and related two-dimensional transition metal dichalogenides (TMDs) such as MoS2 and WS2. Raman Imaging is used to characterize the optoelectronic properties of 2D materials. In combination with AFM and SEM the precise geometric dimensions of these materials is determined. Photonic properties can be gained using SNOM. >

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One-dimensional quantum wire: physics and applications at ultra low temperatures

One of the most fascinating areas of research in mesoscopic physics is the transport properties of one-dimensional (1D) quantum wires. In this webinar, we present recent experimental results of a low-density quasi-1D device fabricated using GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure,that has different gating combinations to control the carrier density and confinement potential.

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Latest advances in plasma techniques used for atomic layer deposition

Atomic layer deposition (ALD) has established itself as the deposition technique of choice for ultra-thin, controlled, conformal, pin-hole free coatings. In an age of nanotechnology advances ALD is an ideal tool for depositing on nanoscale features.

Professor Erwin Kessels covers:
• recent advances in plasma ALD processing through careful control of the ion energies and plasma conditions to tune the properties of the materials being deposited;
• applications of ALD that have benefited from advanced plasma techniques.

The webinar runs for 45 minutes and includes a question and answer session at the end.

Free registration

Navigated Atomic Force Microscopy with N8 NEOS

Most atomic force microscopes (AFM) are stand-alone configurations. They either have limited viewing options or only work with transparent samples with less than optimal resolution e.g. in combination with inverted optical microscopes. The N8 NEOS is the first high-performance AFM with the look and feel of an upright optical microscope. The truly seamless integration of the two methods combines both, fast sample navigation and optimum resolution.
The webinar highlights the unique features and upgrade options that make the N8 NEOS a versatile and efficient surface inspection tool. Various applications demonstrate the advantages of a navigated AFM even on samples hardly accessible with conventional instruments.

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