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1. NSTI Innovation Profiles | 2. NSTI News | 3. Features News

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NSTI Innovation Profiles
Electronics & Microsystems
  • R&D Profile: InGaAs/GaAs Quantum Dots under Effective and Ab Initio Treatments: Comparison and Results, B. Vlahovic, North Carolina Central University, US
    The Computational and Theoretical NanoScience group at North Carolina Central University develops effective numerical models and methods for accurate simulations of electronic and optical properties of nanostructures to aid in the experimental design of nanomaterials with properties tailored for specific device applications. [more]
  • IP Profile: Organic/hybrid Semiconductor, Johns Hopkins University, US
    We have generated new semiconductors and insulators that can be used for low-voltage/high current transistors in which electrons are the current carriers, and which do not require ultrahigh vacuum for deposition. [more]

Chemicals, Materials & Energy:
  • R&D Profile: Effects of Surface Texture and Chemistry on Surface Hydrophobicity and Oleophobicity - Kock-Yee Law*, Hong Zhao and Varun Sambhy, Xerox Research Center, US
    Inspired by nature (Lotus effect) and its “self cleaning” effect, scientists at Xerox Research Center Webster have launched a systematic investigation to explore if micro/nanostructured surfaces can enable easy-clean, self-clean and offset free feature for future printing engines. [more]
  • IP Profile: Wood Adhesives containing reinforced additives for structural engineering products, University of Tennessee, US
    We established that nano materials can be used to give enhanced performance to engineered composite wood materials. The cost of nano materials-only a few cents per pound-added to adhesives has the potential for big savings to an individual mill. [more]
  • Venture Profile: NaugaNeedles LLC
    The mission of NaugaNeedles is to provide specialized nano-force sensors and nano-bio tools for university researchers and industrial research and development (R&D) groups. [more]
  • NSTI Nanotech 2009 Welcomed Thousands of Attendees to Houston, TX
    The largest conference in the US for nanotech business, research, and commercialization attracted thousands from the global nanotech community [more]

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Features News
  • Bulgaria and IBM Sign Nanotech Collaboration Agreement
    Collaboration will jump start activities of new Bulgarian Center of Nanotechnology [more]
  • Modumetal and the University of Washington Partnership Receives Funding for Anti-Corrosion Technology
    Modumetal will develop an innovative commercial anti-corrosion technology in partnership with University of Washington's Department of Materials Science and Engineering [more]
  • International Survey on Standards for Nano-electrotechnologies Available for Download
    Energetics and NIST conducted a joint statistical analysis of the survey results and recently wrote a paper that contains details of the analysis. [more]

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