March 2011 Blog Posts (81)

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Spingate advances new pS-MRAM technology, working on a 4Gbit chip design

Spingate is a US company working on magnetic memory (MRAM) designs and IP. The company says they are advancing their new pS-MRAM technology (based on spin induced switching and perpendicular magnetic materials). According to Spingate this new technology will be competitive in performance and price/bit with all existing memory technologies including DRAM and NAND flash. The company is already working on a 4Gbit chip design.…


Added by TINC on March 31, 2011 at 8:04pm — No Comments

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Technology Insight Report: Graphene




Added by Robin Luniya on March 31, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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PhD position in single-molecule chemical physics

We seek to recruit a PhD student in the field of scanning probe control of single molecules supervised by Dr Peter A. Sloan of the Nanoscience group and the Centre for Graphene Science at the University of Bath.

The ability of the scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) to control matter at the atomic level has led to the building of atomic scale structures from the bottom by 'simply' pushing the atoms or molecules across a surface. The STM can also manipulate molecules through… Continue

Added by TINC on March 30, 2011 at 8:27pm — No Comments

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COMS 2011 to be Held in Greensboro, NC

Albuquerque, NM – March 29, 2011-  World leaders in micro and nanotechnology will gather in Greensboro, NC for the 14th Annual Commercialization of Micro-Nano Systems Conference (COMS 2011) August 28 – 31.

COMS will bring an international audience to this fast growing hub of small technology to network, connect and create business through new partnerships. The conference will feature global leaders in micro & nanotechnology (MNT) discussing commercialization solutions…


Added by TINC on March 29, 2011 at 11:01pm — No Comments

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New Scientific AFM e-Seminars

Atomic Force Microscopy Seminars on Line!


Agilent Technologies invites you to attend our scientific e-Seminars. These exclusive one-hour live events provide a great opportunity to learn about some of the latest…


Added by TINC on March 29, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments

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Polymer Nanocomposite Processing, Characterization, and Applications": Special Issue of Journal of Nanomaterials

I would like to call your attention to a special Issue (focus) on "Polymer Nanocomposite Processing, Characterization, and Applications" scheduled to be published in the Journal of Nanomaterials in December 2011. The Call for Papers can also be viewed at the journal website at The deadline for manuscript submission is June 15, 2011.

Please note that the Journal of Nanomaterials…


Added by Gaurav Mago on March 29, 2011 at 2:06pm — No Comments

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Lab talk



Added by TINC on March 28, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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Next FSRM courses


Good day,

Please find below a list of our courses scheduled for May 2011.

If you have colleagues who might be interested, please forward this message to them.



Added by TINC on March 28, 2011 at 9:13pm — No Comments

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Russian researchers to study the silicon particles effect on cells

Nanostructured silicon surfaces and silicon nanoparticles slow down the division of stem and cancer cells, and the combination of nanoparticles and ultrasound kill the cells. The research has been conducted at the Physics department of Moscow State University, the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State…


Added by Natalia on March 28, 2011 at 6:43am — 1 Comment

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PhD position available--- Novel photocatalysis based on nanoparticles

Duration:               42 months

Starting date:  1st October, 2011

Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester.

Applicants are invited for a fully-funded 42-months postgraduate

studentship in the Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester. This

is to join in a world-leading research programme in Nanoscience. The scope

of the project will include the synthesis of core-shell and core-multiple

shell nanoparticles, their characterization… Continue

Added by TINC on March 27, 2011 at 9:26pm — No Comments

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Last Reminder for Early registration for the International Conference, Workshop and Exhibition in Nanotechnology ICWEN Egypt 2011: Nakaa Nanotechnology Network

Dear all,

                     On behalf of Nakaa Nanotechnology Network NNN, we are pleased to invite you to participate in “The International Conference, Workshop and Exhibition in Nanotechnology” which will be held in 10 - 12 July 2011, Cairo, Egypt

The conference is organized by the Scientific integrated solutions academy in cooperation with Nakaa Nanotechnology Network

The conference will take place over 3 days in Al-Azhar conference center, and will be divided into… Continue

Added by TINC on March 27, 2011 at 9:14pm — No Comments

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COIN Coordinates the “Roadmap to Profitability” Nanobio Track at NCNCC

Raleigh, NC, March 25, 2011 – COIN (the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology) invites the community to join the nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine track “Roadmap to Profitability” at the 2011 NC Nanotechnology Commercialization Conference (NCNCC 2011) on March 29, 2011 at the Barnhardt Center, UNC Charlotte. NCNCC 2011 is a day…


Added by TINC on March 25, 2011 at 10:10pm — No Comments

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Doktorandenstelle "Lab on Chip" (in German)

Das Korea Institute of Science and Technology Europe Forschungsgesellschaft mbH ist eine international ausgerichtete Forschungsgesellschaft mit Sitz auf dem Campus der Universität des Saarlandes und setzt sich für eine globale Kooperation in naturwissenschaftlichen und ingenieurwissenschaftlichen Projekten im Bereich von innovativen Verfahren u.a. für die medizinische Analytik und klinische Diagnostik zwischen Korea und der Europäischen Union ein.


Wir suchen zur… Continue

Added by TINC on March 25, 2011 at 7:26pm — 1 Comment

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Sphere wins Business Weekly "Killer Technology" Award.

Sphere was awarded the "Killer Technology" award by Business Weekly at an annual awards dinner. Business Weekly is a popular business publication that focusses on Cambridge and the East of England. Dr Frank F. Craig accepted the prize on behalf of the Company which was awarded by Mr Peter Taylor of The Technology Partnership. See news item here:…


Added by Frank F Craig PhD MBA on March 25, 2011 at 7:23pm — 1 Comment

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Calculations using the Electron Volt

Added by Hans Mikelson on March 25, 2011 at 7:03pm — No Comments

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Calculating the Size of a Micrograph Feature using the Scale Bar

This video demonstrates how to determine the size of a feature in a micrograph using the scale bar as a conversion factor.

Added by Hans Mikelson on March 25, 2011 at 6:35pm — No Comments

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Example Problems

There are some common calculations done by the beginning student of nanoscience and I thought it would be good to go over some of these calculations in a video and post it to Youtube.  This is mostly to help my students but others may find it useful.  I was inspired by Salman Khan over at Khan Academy: .  I used three tools to create these videos.  The first is SmoothDraw which is used to draw the programs: …


Added by Hans Mikelson on March 25, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

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Move over Graphene, there's a new material in town: Silicene

Phyisicists created atom-thin sheets of silicon - and named the new material Silicene. The idea to create such sheets from Silicon emerged in 2007 - even though silicon doesn't naturally form the required atomic bonds. Silicene has a similar pattern to Graphene and possibly has the same electronic properties and might have advantages of Graphene because silicon is more integrateable into today's electronic devices.…


Added by TINC on March 25, 2011 at 7:36am — 2 Comments

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Nano Virtual Video Issue

Virtual Video Issue: 2010 Most-Accessed Articles in

ACS Nano and Nano Letters

The authors of the most-accessed articles from ACS Nano and Nano Letters in 2010 were each invited to create a video highlighting their work. ACS Publications teamed up with…


Added by TINC on March 24, 2011 at 11:24pm — No Comments

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