2019 Annual Nanotechnology Conference

  The “International Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevices Conference 2019” was held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 11-th to 13-th September 2019. It managed to gather prominent participants working in the field of nanomaterials. The conference covered fields like energy conversion and storage, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, catalysis for clean energy and chemical production, and nanobiotechnologies. Nanomat2019 was attended by both scientists and industry and p...
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International Conference on Chemical Physics and Materials Science

    The “International Conference on Chemical Physics and Materials Science”  (ICCPMS2019) was held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 8-th to 10-th July 2019. It managed to gather prominent participants working in the field of materials science. The research in the field of materials science has an exponential growth throughout the globe and the potential of its manifestation has been observed by ICCPMS2019. The ENNA team was thankful to all authors who trusted us with their work! The...
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Founder of geometric analysis honored with Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters today announced that Karen Uhlenbeck has won the 2019 Abel Prize, a Nobel-level honor in math. Uhlenbeck won for her foundational work in geometric analysis, which combines the technical power of analysis—a branch of math that extends and generalizes calculus—with the more conceptual areas of geometry and topology. She is the first woman to receive the prize since the award of 6 million Norwegian kroner (approximately $700,000) was first given i...
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Nanocrystal ‘factory’ could revolutionize quantum dot manufacturing

  North Carolina State University researchers have developed a microfluidic system for synthesizing perovskite quantum dots across the entire spectrum of visible light. The system drastically reduces manufacturing costs, can be tuned on demand to any colour and allows for real-time process monitoring to ensure quality control. Over the last two decades, colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals, known as quantum dots (QDs), have emerged as novel materials for applications ranging from biologic...
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A conversation with Steven Chu

“I hope everyone thinks about what is happening in the world around them.”   Steven Chu was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on lasers but today spends much of his time working on new solutions to tackle climate change. Ahead of the 2018 Nobel Week Dialogue on the topic ‘Water matters’ we spoke to Steven about his love of science and how our changing climate is shaping the water on our earth. What do you most enjoy about science? “What I enjoy about it is you’re t...
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An electronically tunable metasurface that rotates polarization

Researchers at the University of Michigan and City University of New York have recently proposed and experimentally validated a transparent, electronically tunable metasurface. This metasurface, presented in a paper published in Physical Review X, can rotate the polarization of an arbitrarily polarized incident wave without changing its axial ratio. Metasurfaces are artificial sheet materials textured at a sub-wavelength scale in order to produce tailored electromagnetic responses. In recent ...
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Liquid crystals template polymer nanofiber arrays

Arrays of anchored fibers are widely used in nature and consumer products such as sensors, thermal insulators, and adhesives, among other applications. As reported in a recent issue of Science, a collaboration led by researchers from the University of Michigan and Cornell University has introduced a potentially scalable approach to synthesizing nanometer-scale polymer fiber arrays. This process offers unprecedented control over the fiber properties. Polymer nanofibers with (a) countercloc...
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Physicists Solve Structure of Unusually Complex Form of Nitrogen

              At least 15 unique phases of solid nitrogen are known, including twelve molecular phases, two non-molecular phases and one amorphous state. The elusive high-temperature, high-pressure phase called ι-N2 was discovered in 2002 by a Carnegie Institution-led team of researchers but its structure was unknown until now. “Our study demonstrates that the appearance of complex structures under pressure is not limited only to ...
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‘Nanostraws’ deliver molecules to human cells safely and efficiently

A team led by Nicholas Melosh, an associate professor of materials science and engineering, first began testing nanostraws about five years ago using relatively tough cell lines derived from cancers, mouse cells and other sources. Now, Melosh and colleagues have shown the technique works in human cells as well, a result that could speed up medical and biological research and could one day improve gene therapy for diseases of the eyes, immune system or cancers. "What you're seeing is a huge pu...
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2018 Annual Nanotechnology Conference

  The “International Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevice Conference 2018” was held in Vienna, Austia, from 3-th to 5-th September 2018. It managed to gather prominent participants working in the field of nanomaterials. The conference covered fields like energy conversion and storage, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, catalysis for clean energy and chemical production, and nanobiotechnologies. Nanomat2018 was attended by both scientists and industry and provided the ...
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