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Best practice guide for the safe handling and use of nanoparticles in packaging industries

A novel “Best Practice Guide for the Safe Handling and Use of Nanoparticles in Packaging Industries” is now available to support those working with nanomaterials at all stages in the development of packaging products. The Best Practice Guide is the final output of ‘NanoSafePack’, a 36 month project funded under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).  The...
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Silver nanowires demonstrate unexpected self-healing mechanism

With its high electrical conductivity and optical transparency, indium tin oxide is one of the most widely used materials for touchscreens, plasma displays, and flexible electronics. But its rapidly escalating price has forced the electronics industry to search for other alternatives. One potential and more cost-effective alternative is a film made with silver nanowires -wires so...
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Nanowire clothing could keep people warm — without heating everything else

To stay warm when temperatures drop outside, we heat our indoor spaces — even when no one is in them. But scientists have now developed a novel nanowire coating for clothes that can both generate heat and trap the heat from our bodies better than regular clothes. They report on their technology, which could help us reduce our reliance on conventiona l energy sources, in the ACS journal...
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UK Nanotechnology Directory 2015

The Knowledge Transfer Network is pleased to announce that the latest UK Nanotechnology Directory is now available.    This edition features a number of articles, as well as comprehensive listings and contact details of UK companies, universities and research organisations either developing or making use of various nanotechnologies.    The UK...
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Nanobeaker offers insight into the condensation of atoms

An international team of physicists has succeeded in mapping the condensation of individual atoms, or rather their transition from a gaseous state to another state, using a new method. Led by the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Dept. of Physics at the Univ. of Basel, the team was able to monitor for the first time how xenon atoms condensate in microscopic measuring beakers, or quantum...
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Extra-short nanowires best for brain

If in the future electrodes are inserted into the human brain - either for research purposes or to treat diseases - it may be appropriate to give them a 'coat' of nanowires that could make them less irritating for the brain tissue. However, the nanowires must not exceed a certain length, according to new research from Neuronano Research Center at Lund University in Sweden. This is...
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Carbon nanotube finding could lead to flexible electronics with longer battery life

University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher-performance electronics with improved battery life - and the ability to flex and stretch. Led by materials science Associate Professor Michael Arnold and Professor Padma Gopalan, the team has reported the highest-performing carbon nanotube transistors ever demonstrated. In addition...
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Magna Parva Start Work on Developing Protection Materials for Spacecraft

Leicester based engineering company Magna Parva Limited has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency to develop novel materials for use in space which will provide improved protection against radiation and micrometeorites. The increasing need of a new low cost hybrid material has arisen to help protect spacecraft and the safety of its crew. Astronauts and satellite electronics...
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Call for India-UK Collaborative Industrial R&D Programme

The Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and Innovate UK will provide grant funding to help participants build research partnerships and increase bilateral R&D collaboration with the aim of generating new intellectual property and developing technology prototypes/processes. The India-UK Collaborative Industrial R&D Programme aims to support business-led...
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Functional Materials Research gets £20 million boost from EPSRC

Ten new research projects that will advance the UK's manufacturing capability, develop new and exciting functional materials, and accelerate the translation of the science of functional materials through to application were announced today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The projects will include:-     -developing thin-film materials...
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2-DTech & Dyesol Announce Cooperation to Develop Graphene Enhanced Photovoltaic Devices

Helping industry unlock graphene’s potential, 2-DTech has been awarded a grant worth £98,000 from InnovateUK to carry out research relating to graphene being integrated into solid state dye-sensitised solar cells. As a result, the company is linking up with solar technology specialist Dyesol in order to undertake this new, high profile project. Currently the vast majority of...
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Chancellor Osborne Visits National Graphene Institute

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne paid a visit to the National Graphene Institute (NGI), as further details emerged about the new £235m Sir Henry Royce Advanced Materials Institute based at The University of Manchester. The Chancellor was shown state-of-the-art cleanrooms and laboratories at the £61m NGI by Nobel Laureate Sir Kostya Novoselov and signed one of the...
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Graphene and Tungsten disulfide single-atom layers snapped together like Legos

  Physicists at the University of Kansas have fabricated an innovative substance from two different atomic sheets that interlock much like Lego toy bricks. The researchers said the new material — made of a layer of graphene and a layer of tungsten disulfide — could be used in solar cells and flexible electronics. Their findings have been published by Nature Communications . ...
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The Commercial Graphene Show Europe 2015 - KTN member discount

Since the discovery of graphene just over a decade ago, companies have been heavily investing in their R&D programs to bring their production capabilities up to scratch. Having thwarted the technical challenges associated with producing cost-effective, high-quality graphene, the next challenge lies in commercialisation. With many companies still selling samples in small quantities...
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Cooling with the coldest matter in the world

Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less than 1 degree above absolute zero. This technique may enable novel studies of quantum physics and precision measurement devices, as the researchers report in the journal Nature Nanotechnology . ...
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Graphene flaws key to creating hypersensitive ‘electronic nose’

Researchers have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets. The imperfections have unique electronic properties that the researchers were able to exploit to increase sensitivity to absorbed gas molecules by 300 times.  The study is available online in advance of print in Nature Communications.   In...
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2014 UK Nanotechnology Directory - are you listed?

Brought to you by the Knowledge Transfer Network, the UK Nanotechnology Directory is now in its fourth edition. Featuring input from industry experts, it serves as a definitive guide to the UK's world-class micro and nanotechnology (MNT) sector, containing information from over 500 UK organisations active in nanotechnology and the associated supply chains. The 2014 edition is due to be...
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