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Nanotechnology

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.

Companies Nanotechnology

HOSOKAWA ALPINE Aktiengesellschaft, Germany

Since the company was established in 1898, Hosokawa Alpine has been developing, designing and manufacturing components and turnkey systems for the dry and wet processing of powders, granules and bulk materials for the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, mineral, metals and recycling industries. Whether more

nanopool GmbH, Germany

nanopool® GmbH, located in Schwalbach-Hülzweiler (Germany), is an innovative family business. Since 2001, it belongs to the businesses which deal with nanotechnology in the surface refinement field. nanopool® has accomplished to develop a surface refinement for nearly every field of application. Th more

chem2biz im TZL - TechnologieZentrum Ludwigshafen am Rhein GmbH, Germany

chem2biz is a joint initiative by TechnologieZentrum Ludwigshafen am Rhein GmbH and BASF SE. Company founders and companies from the chemistry-based sectors of chemistry, nanotechnology, new materials, biotechnology, environmental technology and process and analytical technology can call on a modula more

Products Nanotechnology

XPS System with Integrated Techniques-Nexsa XPS System

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

High-Resolution Separation, Characterization and Fractionation of Proteins, Viruses, Polymers and Particles

Analysis of viruses ✓ Size and surface charge of nano-enabled drugs ✓ Characterization of nanoplastics more

News Nanotechnology

  • Inexpensive, non-toxic nanofluid could be a game-changer for oil recovery

    Researchers from the University of Houston have demonstrated that an inexpensive and non-toxic nanofluid can be used to efficiently recover even heavy oil with high viscosity from reservoirs. The nanofluid, made in a common household blender using commercially available sodium, allowed for recovery more

  • Putting a nanomachine to work

    A team of chemists at LMU has successfully coupled the directed motion of a light-activated molecular motor to a different chemical unit – thus taking an important step toward the realization of synthetic nanomachines. Molecular motors are chemical compounds that convert energy into directed motions more

  • Complete filling of batches of nanopipettes

    Nanopipettes, in which a nanoscale channel is filled with a solution, are used in all kinds of nanotechnology applications, including scanning-probe microscopy. Bringing a solution into a nanopipette with a pore diameter below 10 nanometer is challenging, however, since capillary forces prevent the 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

Antifogging Short

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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q&more articles Nanotechnology

  • Synthetic receptors for viruses

    Thanks to technological advances in polymer chemistry and nanotechnology, it is now possible to synthetically produce nanomaterials with a wide range of properties and functionalities. This has paved the way for producing bio-inspired structures and systems which, for example, possess binding properties that follow the molecular recognition principles of biological systems. more

Authors Nanotechnology

  • Dr. Olga Borovinskaya

    Olga Borovinskaya, born in 1985, studied chemistry at the North Kazakhstan State University (NKSU) and the ETH Zurich, where she completed her master's degree. In 2014, she received her doctorate in chemistry at the ETH Zurich and applied biosciences, specializing in analytical chemistry. Ever since more

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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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