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IBN’s 3D Tissue Engineering Looks To Improve Organ Transplants

Posted by: Editor1 on August 22, 2013
IBN’s 3D Tissue Engineering Looks To Improve Organ Transplants

Researchers at Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have developed a simple method of organizing cells and their microenvironments in hydrogel fibers. Their unique technology provides a feasible template for assembling complex structures, such as liver and fat tissues.

Disciplines: Nanomedicine


NIST, UNC Design New Device for More Accurate Thin Film Measurement

Posted by: Editor1 on July 25, 2013
NIST, UNC Design New Device for More Accurate Thin Film Measurement

Researchers from NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) and the University of North Carolina have designed a new "instrumented nanoscale indenter" to improve the accuracy of sensitive measurements of thin film surface properties.

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NIST 'Nanotubes on a Chip' Aims To Lead Power Measurements

Posted by: Editor1 on January 27, 2013
NIST 'Nanotubes on a Chip' Aims To Lead  Power Measurements

A novel chip-scale instrument made from carbon nanotubes may simplify absolute measurements of laser power. Developers of the unit at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) say it may prove especially useful for measuring light signals transmitted by optical fibers in telecom networks.

Disciplines: Nanotubes


Shapes Could Matter Big Time in DNA Nanoparticle Therapy

Posted by: Editor1 on October 28, 2012
Shapes Could Matter Big Time in DNA Nanoparticle Therapy

Researchers from Johns Hopkins and Northwestern universities have discovered that the shape of nanoparticles that move DNA through the body could make a big difference in how well such therapies work to treat cancer and other diseases. The scientists also have figured how to control these shapes.

Disciplines: General


Smallest Nanolaser Could Open New Era of Smaller, Faster Photonic Devices

Posted by: Editor1 on July 28, 2012
Smallest Nanolaser Could Open New Era of Smaller, Faster Photonic Devices

Researchers from University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with researchers in Taiwan and China, have developed the world's smallest semiconductor laser, invisible to the naked eye.

Disciplines: Electronics


California Team Directs Nano Self-Assembly for Device-Ready Thin Films

Posted by: Editor1 on May 29, 2012
California Team Directs Nano Self-Assembly for Device-Ready Thin Films

It could be the 21rst Century version of California Gold Rush. Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) have cracked the code for device-ready nanoparticle self-assembly. In the bargain, the team is looking to change the game – and the economics – for large-scale nanofabrication.

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Author Interview: Nano-Semiconductors: Devices and Technology

Posted by: Editor1 on March 28, 2012
Author Interview: Nano-Semiconductors: Devices and Technology

NanoScienceWorks.org looks at the dynamic area of nano-semoconductors, and how these tiny devices are fundamentally changing the worlds of computing and communications. We speak with the author of Nano-Semiconductor: Devices and Technology, Dr. Krzysztof Iniewski, who manages R&D developments at Redlen Technologies, Inc., a start-up firm in British Columbia, Canada. His research interests are in VLSI circuits for medical and security applications.

Disciplines: Engineering Electronics


UCLA Team Develops Graphene-Based Supercapacitor

Posted by: Editor1 on March 18, 2012
UCLA Team Develops Graphene-Based Supercapacitor

Researchers at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a supercapacitor or electrochemical capacitor (EC) composed of an expanded network of graphene — a one-atom-thick layer of graphitic carbon. The team demonstrated excellent mechanical and electrical properties as well as exceptionally high surface area.

Disciplines: Chemistry Engineering


Author Interview: Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability

Posted by: Editor1 on March 05, 2012
Author Interview: Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability

This month, NanoScienceWorks.org looks at how ideas and work products from nanoscience are helping to reshape the focus and conversations surrounding global sustainability. We speak with the author of Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability, Dr. Donnie Maclurcan, an Honorary Research Fellow with the Institute for Nanoscale Technology at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

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MIT Team Controls Size, Composition of Individual Nanowires

Posted by: Editor1 on March 04, 2012
MIT Team Controls Size, Composition of Individual Nanowires

A team of MIT researchers has found a way of precisely controlling the width and composition of nanowires as they grow, making it possible to grow complex structures designed for particular applications.

Disciplines: Engineering Fabrication