he Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is with 1500 employees the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform world-class research in three main subject areas: Matter and Material; Energy and the Environment; and Human Health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, we work on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science.
For experimental work related to the chemistry of environmental… Continue
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Researchers from the UK`s University of Bradford have raised concerns about the dangers of some tattoo inks and their… Continue
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Title: Biphasic magnetic nanoparticles–nanovesicle hybrids for chemotherapy and self-controlled hyperthermia
Authors: Manashjit Gogoi, Haladhar D Sarma, Dhirendra Bahadur & Rinti Banerjee
Aim: The aim was to develop magnetic nanovesicles for chemotherapy and self-controlled hyperthermia… Continue
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Authors: Nam Su Kwak, Jae Yeol Kim, Dae Gwang Park
Abstract: In this study, piezoelectric actuator, flexure guide, power transmission element and control method are considered for nanopositioning system apparatus. The main objectives of this thesis were to develop 2-axis nanostage which enables 2-axis control with the aid of piezoelectric actuator, and to… Continue
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Authors: Zdeňka Kolská, Nikola Slepičková Kasálková, Jakub Siegel, Václav Švorčík
Abstract: Electrokinetic potential (zeta potential) is a characteristic parameter for description of the surface chemistry of solid flat materials and it can be used for a fast analysis of materials modified by different chemical or physical methods. Due to its sensitivity, zeta… Continue
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Title: Magnetic layer-by-layer coated particles for efficient MRI of dendritic cells and mesenchymal stem cells
Authors: Marie-Luce De Temmerman, Stefaan J Soenen, Nathalie Symens, Bart Lucas, Roosmarijn E Vandenbroucke, Claude Libert, Jo Demeester, Stefaan C De Smedt, Uwe Himmelreich & Joanna… Continue
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Fictional inventor Wayne Szalinsky built a shrink ray while wearing a Caltech hoodie in the film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. And a shrunken sub and its five-person crew cleared a blood clot deep inside someone’s brain in Fantastic Voyage. Now Axel Scherer, Caltech’s Bernard Neches Professor of Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics and Physics, is miniaturizing medical equipment without benefit of a shrink ray. Q: What do you do? A: There’s a fantastic scene in Star Trek: The Next… Continue
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Researchers at NJIT have developed a flexible battery made with carbon nanotubes that could potentially power electronic devices with flexible displays. NJIT Professor Som Mitra (left) invented a flexible battery with assistance from Zhiqian Wang, a doctoral student in chemistry. Electronic manufacturers are now making flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, a pioneering technology that allow devices such as cell phones, tablet computers and TVs to literally fold up. And… Continue
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A new way to build membrane-crossing pores, using Lego-like DNA building blocks, has been developed by scientists at UCL, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Cambridge and the University of Southampton. The approach provides a simple and low cost tool for synthetic biology and the technique has potential applications in diagnostic devices and drug discovery. The research is featured in the current issue of the journal Angewandte Chemie. Membrane pores are the gateways… Continue
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Failure Analysis Engineer - 718604 Continue
This is an entry level position for a technical college graduate. As a Failure Analysis Engineer you will be part of our Technology Development and Manufacturing Labs responsible for locating yield and reliability limiting failures on SRAM test vehicles and leading product chips for Intel's next generation Silicon, Assembly or Test Process Development and Manufacturing. The…
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CR BEOL Integration Engineer - 721730 Continue
In this position as BEOL Integration Engineer in Components Research, your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
- Design, model and characterize novel integration schemes, new materials and technologies for future high-speed and low-power nano-electronic applications.
- Work with process module, process integration and circuit research teams to research, develop and…
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Sales Applications position within Bruker’s Nano Surfaces Division covering our Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), Stylus and Optical Profiler and Tribology/Mechanical Test products in UK, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium (Flemish speaking area)
The primary objective is: provision of Applications Support for successful growth of the…
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Authors: Dhiraj Kumar, Isha Mutreja, Brian J. Meenan, Dorian Dixon
Abstract: Gold nanoparticles with an average diameter of ~15.5 nm as measured via TEM were functionalised with various amounts of thiol-terminated 5000MW poly (ethylene glycol) (0-37.75 μg/ml), or with a mixed monolayer of thiol-terminated BODIPY and poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG) in various… Continue
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An international team of researchers has used pioneering electron microscopy techniques to discover an important mechanism behind the reaction of metallic nanoparticles with the environment. Crucially, the research led by the University of York and reported in Nature Materials, shows that oxidation of metals – the process that describes, for example, how iron reacts with oxygen, in the presence of water, to form rust – proceeds much more rapidly in nanoparticles than at the macroscopic… Continue
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Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the most important signaling molecules in living cells, carrying messages within the brain and coordinating immune system functions. In many cancerous cells, levels are perturbed, but very little is known about how NO behaves in both healthy and cancerous cells. “Nitric oxide has contradictory roles in cancer progression, and we need new tools in order to better understand it,” says Michael Strano, the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT. “Our… Continue
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Title of the paper: Combination of two dispersants as a valuable strategy to prepare improved polyvinylalcohol/carbon nanotube composites.
Authors: P. Castell, M. Cano, W.K. Maser, A.M. Benito
University/Institute: 1) Instituto de Carboquimica. CSIC (ICB-CSIC). Spain;
Journal: COMPOSITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 2013, 80, 101-107.
Abstract: We here present an effective strategy to prepare enhanced composites using poly(vinyl… Continue
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Title of the paper: Improving the mechanical properties of graphene oxide based materials by covalent attachement of polymer chains
Authors: M. Cano, U. Khan, T. Sainsbury, A. O’Neill, Z. Wang, I. McGovern, W.K. Maser, A.M. Benito, J.N. Coleman
University/Institute: 1) Instituto de Carboquimica. CSIC (ICB-CSIC). Spain; 2) CRANN, School of Physics Trinity College Dublin. Ireland.
Journal: CARBON, 2013, 52, 363-371.
Abstracts: We… Continue
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Title of the paper: High catalytic performance of palladium nanoparticles supported on multiwalled carbon nanotubes in alkene hydrogenation reactions
Authors: M. Cano, A. M. Benito, W. K. Maser, E.P. Urriolabeitia
University/Institute: 1) Instituto de Carboquimica. CSIC (ICB-CSIC) Spain; 2) Instituto de Materiales de Aragón (ICMA-CSIC) Spain;
Journal: NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY 2013, 37,… Continue
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Title of the paper: Reduced graphene oxide: firm support for catalytically active palladium nanoparticles and game changer in selective hydrogenation reactions.
Authors: M. Cano, A. M Benito, E. P Urriolabeitia, R.l Arenal, W. K Maser
University/Institute: 1) Instituto de Carboquimica. CSIC (ICB-CSIC) Spain; 2) Instituto de Materiales de Aragón (ICMA-CSIC) Spain; 3) Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon (INA) Spain.
Journal: NANOSCALE. 2013, 5,… Continue
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EU FP7 ITN EXTRABRAIN Research & Training Network Continue
searches for 2 outstanding PhD candidates with background in microscopy or/and optical physics.
2 PhD student positions are available (starting Feb 2014). ESR3: ECM-mediated regulation of GABAB receptors and schizophrenia (lead: DZNE-2a, partners: MPG, NENCKI)
The project aims to characterize the mechanisms by which the extracellular matrix regulates activities of GABABRs, to determine the role of these mechanisms…
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