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Small but effective – purposefully employed nanostructures can lend new, unique properties to materials. Because nano-innovations can lead to product enhancements or even new products in a wide range of industries, research and development in nanotechnology has been supported with several thousand million euros of public funding in the EU over the past ten years.

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The Nexsa XPS System offers fully automated multi-technique analysis along with high throughput without sacrificing research grade results more

News Nanotechnology

  • Molecular motors: Chemical carousel rotates in the cold

    LMU chemists have developed the first molecular motor that can be powered by light alone. Its operation is therefore essentially independent of the temperature. Molecular motors, which rotate unidirectionally in response to an external energy input, constitute an important class of components for fu more

  • Detecting light in a different dimension

    Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity. The improvement could pave the way for the development of graphene-based detectors that can quickly se more

  • Ultrathin and ultralight 'nanocardboard'

    When choosing materials to make something, trade-offs need to be made between a host of properties, such as thickness, stiffness and weight. Depending on the application in question, finding just the right balance is the difference between success and failure Now, a team of Penn Engineers has demons more

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Videos Nanotechnology

Researchers create a tiny laser using nanoparticles - Aalto University Research

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, are the first to develop a plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes. more

Carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon for first time ever

In a world first, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have created carbon nanotube transistors that outperform state-of-the-art silicon transistors.A big milestone for nanotechnology, this breakthrough could enable longer battery life, faster wireless communication and ... more

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Split-screen video captures water droplets condensing on the cylindrical nanotexture (left) and nanocone texture (right) for 30 seconds. Neighboring droplets on the nanocone texture combine and spontaneously jump off, but those on the nanocylinder texture become stuck. Credit: David Quéré, ESPCI ... more

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White papers Nanotechnology

  • Structural and Chemical 3D Imaging with AFM and Raman.

    In the Life Sciences and Bio-medical Research, the characterization of chemical compounds within cells or tissues is one of the most important and difficult tasks for researchers to perform. The development of pharmaceuticals such as drug delivery co more

Infographics Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology Day & Everyday Uses of Nanotechnology

October 9 is National Nanotechnology Day in the US, as it’s 10/9 in the American date format (and one nanometre is 10–9 metres). This month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in C&EN takes a look at a selection of the nanotechnology that’s already made its way into our everyday lives. more

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Market studies Nanotechnology

  • Russia Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q1 2011

    BMI has scaled down some of its expectations for full-year 2010 market growth, but retains its essentiallybullish forecast of a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.46% between 2009 and 2014. Thistrails the 20% plus growth rates seen before 2009, the combination of growth from a higher more

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Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology known as fullerene s. Members of the fullerene family are a major subject of research falling under the nanotechnology umbrella. Nanotechnology refers broadly to a field of applied science and technology whose unifying theme is ... more

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