April 14, 2011 – Nano News

Posted on April 22, 2011 in Nano News

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Making graphene for a fully industrial process


… Graphene consists of carbon atoms that when placed on a sheet, are a single layer thick. By that very nature, it has been difficult to mass produce the super material. The main issue? Getting the graphene to be consistently thin and producing the material on an industrial scale has been quite challenging.

However, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania might have a way around that.


Philly nanotech startup’s technology combines fluids, light to develop better diagnostic tools

FLYING KITE, 3/23/2011

It’s one minuscule step for molecules, one giant leap for mankind. Nanotechnology startup Optofluidics, Inc. has established offices at the University City Science Center’s Port Business Incubator. The company aims to develop optical devices that keep biomolecules in place in their physiological state, says Optofluidic’s Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, Bernardo Cordovez. “The product will be an instrument that houses and reads the chips that we make.”


Industrial Nanotech’s Nansulate Coating Technology Qualifies for …


By Cameron Chai
Provider of nano-based energy conserving solutions, Industrial Nanotech proclaimed that it has successfully completed the testing and evaluation of its patented Nansulate product line for applications in military vehicles and ships … The Naval Business Center based in Philadelphia is using the coating …


Penn holds groundbreaking for $80 million nanotechnology center

Penn Current

Penn President Amy Gutmann joined University Trustees, the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and the dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science in a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology


Penn Research Advances Understanding Of Lead Selenide Nanowires


By EurekAlert Friday, April 8, 2011 PHILADELPHIA – … a research team at the University of Pennsylvania’s schools of Engineering and Applied Science and Arts and Sciences has shown how to control the characteristics of semiconductor nanowires made of a promising material: lead selenide. …


Nanotechnology may lead to new treatment of liver cancer

Penn State Live

Hershey, Pa — Nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer, according to a team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers. …


America Competes Reauthorization Fosters Nanomanufacturing …

The America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (COMPETES) Reauthorization Act of 2010 (America Competes Act -H.R. 5116) recently signed into law has extended the oversight activities of several government agencies to coordinate appropriations and expenditures made in several areas aimed to bolster U.S. competitiveness in science and technology.


Plasma nanoscience needed for green energy revolution

13 April 2011, 4:00 am

(Institute of Physics) A step change in research relating to plasma nanoscience is needed for the world to overcome the challenge of sufficient energy creation and storage, says a leading scientist from CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering and the University of Sydney, Australia.

Source: http://gzzt.org


NanoBusiness Alliance becomes NanoBusiness Commercialization Association

(Mar 31, 2011)

To reflect its goal of driving commercialization of nanotechnologies, the NanoBusiness Alliance changed its name to the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association. The name change is meant to reflect the movement of nanotechnology from an era of R&D to an era of products and product integration.


Ben Franklin Announces Global Futurist as i xchange Keynoter


The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced that global futurist Jack Uldrich will be the keynote presenter at the Ben Franklin ixchange 2011. The i xchange will be held beginning at 5:30 pm on the evening of Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem. … The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business,… The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania links …


Nanotech 2011

Nano Science and Technology Institute

Jun 13 11 – Jun 16 11 in Boston, MA


Federal funding opportunities

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (R01)



Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (R21)


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