The NNN Newsletter
The NanoBusiness Conference 2009
Nanomanufacturing Network will be exhibiting at the 8th Annual NanoBusiness
Conference being held this year at McCormick Place in Chicago from
September 8 - 10. With a list of over 70 speakers representing companies
such as Applied Materials, CombiMatrix Corp., Hydropoint, Lux Research,
and NanoPore, the conference promises to be a very exciting event
and excellent networking opportunity.
The NanoBusiness Alliance,
host of the NanoBusiness Conference, is making a special offer to
all NNN newsletter subscribers for a discounted registration fee
of only $299.
We hope you'll take
advantage of this opportunity and pass by our booth in September.
Jeff Morse, Managing Director,
National Nanomanufacturing Network
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summer we have been cooking up a new look for InterNano, the
information clearinghouse of the National Nanomanufacturing
new interface emphasizes our strengths and still provides
one-click access to all the community tools and content areas
of the site.
We are launching
the new interface on September 8th, in conjunction with our
exhibit at the NanoBusiness Conference. We hope you will find
it a better, more usable InterNano.
Nanostructured Cathodes for Improved Energy Storage in Rechargeable Batteries
A promising technology for energy storage that has been studied for many years is the Lithium-Sulphur (Li-S) cell, which operates via a redox with sulphur as the positive electrode and lithium as the negative electrode. While the reaction potential is only 2.2 volts for Li-S cells—significantly less than that exhibited by conventional positive electrodes—the theoretical capacity is on the order of 1675 mAh/g, potentially enabling rechargeable batteries with much higher gravimetric or volumetric energy density. However, some issues have hindered the development of Li-S cells for practical battery applications. Ji, et. al., investigate the use of nanostructured sulphur/mesoporous carbon as a cathode material to overcome the challenges of Lithium-Sulfur cell technology, suggesting a path to the realization of high-capacity, long-cycle-life rechargeable batteries. More...
California and Massachusetts Lead Country in Nanotechnology Activities
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) has issued an update to its 2007 NanoMetro Map data. Released on August 18, the data shows that California and Massachusetts are still the largest clusters of nanotechnology activity in the country. Since 2007, the map has grown from 800 entries to over 1200. Of those 1200, 955 are companies.
Aerosol Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube Networks for Thin Film Transistors
The thin film transistor (TFT) has been developed over the past two decades for applications in large area devices, most notably displays. The predominant technology has been hydrogenated amorphous silicon. Recent developments in organic TFTs over the past decade offer low-cost alternatives when combined with large area printing and fabrication methods. Moreover, with a new emphasis on large area, flexible substrates for emerging applications--such as flexible displays and e-paper—low -temperature, low-cost, large-area processes are gaining significant momentum.
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From Our Affiliates
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Hydrophobicity of Perfluoroalkyl Isocyanate Monolayers on Oxidized Aluminum Surfaces
Langmuir 25(12): 6834-6840
Magnetic Transitions in Ultra-Small Nanoscopic Magnetic Rings: Theory and Experiments
Physical Review B 79(18): 184409
A Model-Based Methodology for On-Line Quality Control
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 42(3-4): 280-292