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60 experts from the micro and nanotechnology scene give insights into practice

Laser technology for photovoltaics, quality analysis of drinking water with capillary electrophoresis, or challenges in the area of carbon nanotubes - exclusive insights in latest developments of micro and nanotechnology can be experienced at MicroTechnology/HANNOVER MESSE from April 21 to 25 at the forum Innovations for Industry.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2008

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Metafilms can shrink radio, radar devices

Recent research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated that thin films made of 'metamaterials' - manmade composites engineered to offer strange combinations of electromagnetic properties - can reduce the size of resonating circuits that generate microwaves.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2008

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New way to control particle motion potentially aiding micro- and nano-fluid systems for drug delivery, sensors, more

A new way to control the motion of fluid particles through tiny channels, potentially aiding the development of micro- and nano-scale technologies such as drug delivery devices, chemical and biological sensors, and components for miniaturized biological 'lab-on-a-chip' applications has been discovered by chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2008

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Bridge from conventional to molecular electronics possible

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have set the stage for building the 'evolutionary link' between the microelectronics of today built from semiconductor compounds and future generations of devices made largely from complex organic molecules.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2008

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Loopy photons clarify 'spookiness' of quantum physics

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Joint Quantum Institute (NIST/University of Maryland) have developed a new method for creating pairs of entangled photons, particles of light whose properties are interlinked in a very unusual way dictated by the rules of quantum physics. The researchers used the photons to test fundamental concepts in quantum theory.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2008

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UAlbany NanoCollege to hold inaugural community day

Children, adults and families throughout Tech Valley can receive an up-close look at the exciting world of nanotechnology when the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany holds its inaugural Community Day on Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2008

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A high power laser zap to nanotechnology

Scientists at the Advanced Technology Institute of the University of Surrey and at the School of Chemistry in the University of Bristol have been awarded funding of nearly GBP 0.87M from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to investigate techniques using high-power, short-pulsed lasers for the production of important nanomaterials, including nanoclusters, nanotubes and nanorods of carbon and zinc oxide, with controllable electrical and optical properties.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2008

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Fake diamonds help jet engines take the heat

Ohio State University engineers are developing a technology to coat jet engine turbine blades with zirconium dioxide -- commonly called zirconia, the stuff of synthetic diamonds -- to combat high-temperature corrosion.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2008

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