Bonding chips using inkjet printers

Mar 14 11:43am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Today in electronics there are two main approaches to building circuits: the rigid one (silicon circuits) and the new, more appealing, flexible one based on paper and polymeric substrates that can be combined with 3-D printing. To date, chips are used to reach the reliable and high electrical performance needed for sophisticated specialized functions. However, for higher complexity systems such as computers or mobile phones, the chips must be bonded together. A team of Spanish researchers at the University of Barcelona have demonstrated a new bonding technique for such chips, called SMD or surface mounted devices, that uses an inkjet printer with ink that incorporates silver nanoparticles.
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Two-dimensional MXene materials get their close-up

Mar 14 10:02am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Researchers have long sought electrically conductive materials for economical energy-storage devices. Two-dimensional (2-D) ceramics called MXenes are contenders. Unlike most 2-D ceramics, MXenes have inherently good conductivity because they are molecular sheets made from the carbides and nitrides of transition metals like titanium.
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Advances in Difference Equations Editors-in-Chief Interview

Mar 14 10:00am SpringerOpen blog
As my colleague, Scott Epstein, wrote on February 23rd, Martin Bohner and Elena Braverman recently joined founding Editor Ravi Agarwal as co-Editors-in-Chief for Advances in Difference Equations. I recently had the chance to catch up with all three of them about how they see the journal growing. The post Advances in Difference Equations Editors-in-Chief Interview appeared first on SpringerOpen blog.
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Nanoscale logic machines go beyond binary computing

Mar 14 9:30am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
(—Scientists have built tiny logic machines out of single atoms that operate completely differently than conventional logic devices do. Instead of relying on the binary switching paradigm like that used by transistors in today's computers, the new nanoscale logic machines physically simulate the problems and take advantage of the inherent randomness that governs the behavior of physical systems at the nanoscale—randomness that is usually considered a drawback.
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New platform for culturing stem cells

Mar 14 8:02am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Powerful new tool combines micro and nanotechnologies to precisely control stem cell culturing environment.
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Guiding light with geometric phase

Mar 14 3:58am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers demonstrate a novel mechansim for the realization of an optical waveguide. This opens the possibility to realize a waveguide without any modulation of the refractive index. The optical delay necessary for the beam confinement is not achieved by a local modulation of the speed of light, but through an exotic effect called 'geometric phase'. Geometric phase is a temporal delay associated with changes in the propagation of light polarization, the latter corresponding roughly to the oscillation direction of the electromagnetic field.
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Iron nanocubes may be key in the future of NO2 sensing

Mar 14 3:25am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers report a flexible approach to produce Fe nanocubes as building blocks for high-performance NO2 gas sensor devices, and hybrid FeAu nanocubes with magneto-plasmonic properties.
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Stretching a metal into an insulator

Mar 13 6:24pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Straining a thin film controllably allows tuning of the materials' magnetic, electronic, and catalytic properties, essential for new energy and electronic devices.
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Using molecules to de-tune nanodrums

Mar 13 6:17pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
The analysis of the minutest quantities of pharmaceutical samples is of crucial importance for the research and synthesis of new medications. At the moment it represents a technical challenge, but a new infrared method of measurement may remedy this.
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Catalytic nanoparticles harness solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass

Mar 13 5:47pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Scientists have developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce. It's using natural light to generate hydrogen from biomass.
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New nanotechnology implant could one day help restore sight

Mar 13 5:32pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
With high-resolution retinal prosthesis built from nanowires and wireless electronics, engineers are one step closer to restoring neurons' ability to respond to light.
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Researchers develop new method to program nanoparticle organization in polymer thin films

Mar 13 5:26pm Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Controlling the organization of nanoparticles into patterns in ultrathin polymer films can be accomplished with entropy instead of chemistry, according to a discovery by Dr. Alamgir Karim, UA's Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Professor of Polymer Engineering, and his student Dr. Ren Zhang. Polymer thin films are used in a variety of technological applications, for example paints, lubricants, and adhesives. Karim and Zhang have developed an original method—soft-confinement pattern-induced nanoparticle segregation (SCPINS)—to fabricate polymer nanocomposite thin films with well-controlled nanoparticle organization on a submicron scale. This new method uniquely controls the organization of any kind of nanoparticles into patterns in those films, which may be useful for applications involving sensors, nanowire circuitry or diffraction gratings, with proper subsequent processing steps lik...
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New application of the selective laser melting method

Mar 13 5:20pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists developed a technology for obtaining new metal structures by selective laser melting method.
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Chemists color world of 3-D crystals with advances in self-assembly

Mar 13 4:47pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
A team of chemists has created self-assembled, three-dimensional DNA crystals that can bind a separate, dye-bearing strand - a breakthrough that enhances the functionality of these tiny building blocks.
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Spin-resolved oscilloscope for charge and spin signals

Mar 13 4:42pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Basic measuring instrument for future plasmonics and spintronics.
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Solid metal has 'structural memory' of its liquid state

Mar 13 4:23pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists used high pressure and temperature to reveal a kind of 'structural memory' in samples of the metal bismuth, a discovery with great electrical engineering potential.
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Simultaneous detection of multiple spin states in a single quantum dot

Mar 13 4:18pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers simultaneously detect multiple spin states in a quantum dot in real time, holding great promise for quantum computing.
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A new method to program nanoparticle organization in polymer thin films

Mar 13 4:10pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers investigated the role of entropy in directed organization of polymer-grafted nanoparticles.
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Using molecules to detune nanodrums

Mar 13 8:50am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
The analysis of the minutest quantities of pharmaceutical samples is of crucial importance for the research and synthesis of new medications. At the moment it represents a technical challenge, but a new infrared method of measurement developed by TU Wien in collaboration with two research groups from Copenhagen may remedy this.
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Scientists develop novel nanomaterial with controllable optical properties

Mar 10 5:56pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists have produced a new optical nanomaterial based on nanoporous gold, which facilitates changes of up to thirty percent in the optical transmission by applying an electrical voltage.
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Simulating cellular sorting processes

Mar 10 5:37pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers have developed a set of four different, micrometer-sized building blocks, which can self-sort and co-assemble into defined compositions and disassemble at the push of a button.
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New nanofiber marks important step in next generation battery development

Mar 10 5:24pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Materials researchers have created a nanofiber that could help enable the next generation of rechargeable batteries and increase the efficiency of hydrogen production from water electrolysis.
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Probing the stability of photosynthesis

Mar 10 5:20pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Exploring ways to mimic photosynthesis could lead to sustainable fuels for the future.
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Single molecule switch

Mar 10 5:14pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A team of researchers has demonstrated a molecular switch so far unmatched in its reproducibility.
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Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance

Mar 9 7:07pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Layered 2D material improves efficiency for solar cells and LEDs.
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Researchers flip a magnetic memory cell with a light pulse at record speed

Mar 9 7:01pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Electrical and computer engineering researchers have created a magnetic tunnel junction that can be switched by a pulse of light lasting one trillionth of a second - a new record.
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Using nature to build nanomachines

Mar 9 6:55pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists have used electron cryomicroscopy to show that a small difference of only several amino acids can have a large impact on flagella function. The study gives new insight on the construction of synthetic nanomachines.
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Conquering metal fatigue with laminated nanostructures

Mar 9 6:48pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Novel laminated nanostructure gives steel bone-like resistance to fracturing under repeated stress.
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New way to tune electronic energy levels may lead to valleytronic devices

Mar 9 6:43pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Toward valleytronic devices for data storage or computer logic systems.
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'Photonic doping' makes class of metamaterials easier to fabricate

Mar 9 6:38pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
By carefully combining multiple structures, metamaterials can exhibit properties that don't naturally exist. Engineers now have a new, simpler way of making them, using a concept dubbed 'photonic doping'.
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The prototype of a chemical computer detects a sphere (w/video)

Mar 9 6:26pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
It turns out that after an appropriate teaching procedure even a relatively simple chemical system can perform non-trivial operations. In their most recent computer simulations researchers have shown that correctly programmed chemical matrices of oscillating droplets can recognize the shape of a sphere with great accuracy.
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New material helps record data with light

Mar 9 6:11pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers used metal-organic frameworks to generate quasiparticles - excitons, which were fully controllable and also helped to record information at room temperature.
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Guiding light: 3-D metasurfaces with optical possibilities

Mar 9 6:06pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
The new metamaterials can be fabricated in multiple layers to form complex, three-dimensional meta-atoms that reflect more light than shiny gold surfaces, usually considered the ultimate in infrared reflectivity.
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Physicists predict the existence of unusual optical composites

Mar 9 5:56pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Physicists have predicted the existence of transparent composite media with unusual optical properties.
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Open access, Springer Nature, and the American Physical Society March Meeting

Mar 9 11:00am SpringerOpen blog
Come to the Springer Nature booths (110-116) at the American Physical Society March 2017 Meeting and learn about Springer Nature's comprehensive open access portfolio in physics. The post Open access, Springer Nature, and the American Physical Society March Meeting appeared first on SpringerOpen blog.
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Building the invisible masterpieces of a molecular machine

Mar 9 5:35am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Two articles present new structures to be used as molecular components of these nanometric promising tools.
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Tunable and flexible 2D organic-inorganic hybrid photodetectors

Mar 9 5:24am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Photodetectors with a spectral response from the ultraviolet (UV) to visible light have significant importance in modern industrial and scientific applications such as imaging, communication, environmental monitoring and day and nighttime surveillance. Compared to other materials, the photo-current conversions of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides such as MoS2 nanosheets are impressive, making them great candidates for next-generation visible light photodetectors. Researchers have now developed a facile and low-cost solution processing strategy to fabricate mechanically flexible 2D organic?inorganic hybrid thin-film photodetectors on a conventional filter paper.
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Single atom memory: The world's smallest storage medium

Mar 9 2:02am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Storing one bit in one atom is possible: The extraordinary end of Moore's law.
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Some Real Reasons Companies Cannot Find Talented Junior Engineers

Mar 9 12:02am The Nano Professional
This post came from a question I was asked by a frustrated professor at my alma matter.  He tries his …Continue reading →...
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Virtual Special Issue: Reflections on Biosensors 2016

Mar 8 7:00pm Biosensors and Bioelectronics
The 26th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors – Biosensors 2016 – was held at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden, running in total from 24 to 28 May 2016.
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Sub-second system seizures

Mar 8 5:39pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Physicists study the unexpected consequences of sub-second delays on fast-moving data systems.
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Researchers propose technique for measuring weak or nonexistent magnetic fields

Mar 8 5:34pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Method could help produce next-generation devices in computing and other fields.
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Nanomedicine researchers work on enhanced cellular uptake of nanoparticles

Mar 8 5:28pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
After conducting a series of experiments, researchers found that it may be possible to boost the efficacy of medicine entering target cells via size-separated lipophilic silicon nanoparticles.
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Physicists design a device inspired by Dr. Who's sonic screwdriver

Mar 8 5:16pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Physicists have designed a handheld device inspired by the sonic screwdriver in Doctor Who and the tricorder in Star Trek that will use the power of MRI and mass spectrometry to perform a chemical analysis of objects.
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Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets - an alternative to graphene

Mar 8 5:06pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Nanocomposite material with exceptional optoelectronic properties.
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Phonon nanoengineering: Vibrations of nanoislands dissipate heat more effectively

Mar 8 4:55pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Deposited on a substrate of silicon, some structures of europium silicide appear to vibrate in a way that clearly broadens the possibilities of designing nanomaterials with tailored thermal properties.
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Chemists create molecular 'leaf' that collects and stores solar power without solar panels

Mar 8 4:43pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
New molecule harvests sunlight to create useable material from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
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Small nanoparticles have surprisingly big effects on polymer nanocomposites

Mar 8 4:32pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
When scientists tried to verify that shrinking the nanoparticle size would adversely affect the mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites, they got a big surprise.
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Polymer-coated silicon nanosheetsan alternative to graphene

Mar 8 11:30am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.
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Researchers take big step forward in nanotech-based drugs

Mar 8 10:50am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Nanotechnology has become a growing part of medical research in recent years, with scientists feverishly working to see if tiny particles could revolutionize the world of drug delivery.
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The secrets of vibration-enhanced conductivity in graphene

Mar 8 10:30am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Graphene, the one-atom-thick material made of carbon atoms, still holds some unexplained qualities, which are important in connection with electronic applications where high-conductivity matters, ranging from smart materials that collectively respond to external stimuli in a coherent, tunable fashion, to light-induced, all-optical networks. Materials like graphene can exhibit a particular type of large-amplitude, stable vibrational modes that are localised, referred to as Discrete Breathers (DBs). The secret to enhancing conductivity by creating DBs lies in creating the external constraints to make atoms within the material oscillate perpendicular to the direction of the graphene sheet. Simulations-based models describing what happens at the atomic level are not straightforward, making it necessary to determine the initial conditions leading to the emergence of DBs. In a new paper publis...
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Nanophotonics team creates low-voltage, multicolor, electrochromic glass

Mar 8 9:00am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Rice University's latest nanophotonics research could expand the color palette for companies in the fast-growing market for glass windows that change color at the flick of an electric switch.
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Nanozymesefficient antidote against pesticides

Mar 8 6:30am Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News
Members of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have developed novel nanosized agents that could be used as efficient protective and antidote modalities against the impact of neurotoxic organophosphorus compounds such as pesticides and chemical warfare agents. The research results are published in the Journal of Controlled Release.
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Ultrafast detection of a cancer biomarker enabled by innovative nanobiodevice

Mar 8 4:29am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers develop a pioneering nanobiodevice that can isolate cancer biomarkers quickly with high resolution.
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Reusable sponge that soaks up oil, could revolutionize oil spill and diesel cleanup (w/video)

Mar 8 4:10am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists have invented a new foam, called Oleo Sponge, that not only easily absorbs oil from water, but is also reusable and can pull dispersed oil from the entire water column - not just the surface.
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Boosting the lifetime, effectiveness of electronic biomedical devices (w/video)

Mar 8 4:10am Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A new approach has been found to boosting the lifetime and effectiveness of electronic biomedical devices. The discovery will help the devices better communicate with neural tissue by improving adhesion.
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Merging nanotechnology and liquid crystals for better displays

Mar 8 1:38am Nanowerk Nanotechnology Spotlight
An recent analysis of the combined effect of nanoparticles and substrates on the concentration of mobile ions in liquid crystals considers both 100\% pure and contaminated with ions substrates and nanoparticles. The results could be very useful for engineers trying to apply nanotechnology to liquid crystal devices. Specifically, the control of mobile ions in liquid crystals by means of nanoparticles and substrates of the cell tailored for specific applications - liquid crystal displays, light shutters, switches, modulators, etc.
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Uncompromising on organic solar cells

Mar 7 5:08pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers developed a semi-transparent organic solar cell that achieves better efficiency and transparency than existing ones.
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Detecting mercury with gold nanorods

Mar 7 5:04pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Individual gold nanorods could be used to develop smaller, portable mercury sensors that test for the highly toxic metal in air, soil and water.
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MRI-powered mini-robots could offer targeted treatment (w/video)

Mar 7 4:43pm Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
Researchers are developing control algorithms, imaging technology, ultrafast computational methods and human-machine immersion methods to harness the force from a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner to both image and steer millimeter-sized robots through the body.
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