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May 31, 2011

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EUMINAfab: the European Research Infrastructure for multimaterial micro and nano fabrication and characterization opens survey on technological hot spots in micro and nano technology EUMINAfab's roadmapping team has identified two "Hot Topics". They have launched an on-line questionnaire which will be used to validate these hot spots and identify barriers to development. You are welcome to complete the questionnaire http://www.euminafab.eu/index.php/activities/roadmapping-questionnaire. The survey will close on 31st March 2011.
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EUMINAfab: the European Research Infrastructure for multimaterial micro and nano fabrication and characterization opens the 4th call for no fee access to 36 installations containing equipment to high end micro and nano technologies. Researchers from both research and industry based in EU member or associated states may apply for access to one or more of the 36 installations based at our partner sites across Europe. Proposals are subject to Peer review; and are intended for publication by the users. EUMINAfab is funded by FP7 Capacities programme which covers the cost of user access. With this call the existing capabilities will be added to by the offer of four new installations by our partners. The main additions are at CEA-Liten where our injection molding capabilities have been increased by the addition of two latest generation machines, Also at CEA is the installation Sol Gel which uses dip coating and spin coating to deposit films of inorganic polymer networks or hybrid organic/inorganic materials. Characterisation of parts with an accuracy of 200nm is now possible by X-Ray tomography suitable for the internal inspection of parts and searching of hidden defects. The instrument can also be used for the comparison of fabricated parts with the original CAD design. KIT now offers facilities in their Plating shop. Metal patterns with high aspect ratio and feature sizes as low as nanoscale can be manufactured by electroforming which uses lithographic resist patterns as templates. Please see our project web site www.euminafab.eu for details of all our technologies and download a copy of our user guidelines. For further information on EUMINAfab please contact: Scientific Coordinator susan.anson@kit.edu or User office Thomas.schaller@kit.edu Please see attachement: EUMINAfab 4th Call Poster
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May 18, 2011

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Commercialization of Micro and Nano Systems (COMS) is widely regarded as the premiere global event focusing on micro- and nanotechnology commercialization. COMS will provide you with the latest information on technology transfer, manufacturing processes, facilities, infrastructure, applications and markets. COMS 2011 highlights the latest developments in biomedical device manufacturing, clean tech, computing, electronics, energy, HARMST/LIGA commercialization, materials, packaging, photonics, sensors, space/aerospace, water and systems integration. An intimate environment of approximately 400 people will be offered, all of whom are decision makers re-presenting industry, academia and government. The conference schedule allows significant networking time and relationship building.
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Are you interested in new concepts of manufacturing automation and their feasibility in the automotive, aeronautics and electrical areas? Would you like to discover the potential of a task oriented production approach? Do you want to establish new contacts for future European R&D cooperation? If your answer is Yes!, then we have the pleasure in inviting you to attend the XPRESS Status Colloquium "Knowledge-based Manufacturing - A new approach for precision assembly industries" in Stuttgart, which will take place on May 3rd - 4th 2011 at Fraunhofer IPA. The colloquium is organised in the frame of the European R&D project XPRESS. The aim is to present a knowledge-based approach for flexible manufacturing, which is building on task-orientation and workflows, and to give you the opportunity to establish new contacts with the XPRESS consortium. The participation is free of charge. Click http://www.ipa.fraunhofer.de/index.php?id=1332 for online registration or fill in the attached registration form in the brochure. For further information, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Michael Hoffmeister via email hoffmeister@ipa.fraunhofer.de or via phone +49/ (0)711 -970 1864. We are looking forward to welcoming you.
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May 10, 2011

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Best Practices to Lower the Barriers for Commercialisation of Nanotechnology Research (funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme)The NanoCom coordinated action will contribute to bridging the gap between lab based and industrial applications in nanotechnology by creating a European wide approach and mechanisms for lowering the barriers and spreading best open innovation practices for rapid commercialisation and investment in innovative nanotechnology driven products.Against this background the first Innovation Training Factory will take place at Fraunhofer IZS in Stuttgart on March 31st.Renowned experts from NanoCom and from the partner project ProNano will act as trainer for this day.Please find further information in the German-language flyer and register until March 25th.
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April 7, 2011

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By Cameron Chai A research team at the Oklahoma State University has developed and tested a spray-on material that can identify and make explosives that are carried on aircraft harmless. The detec...
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By Cameron Chai The British government is investing almost £200,000 in eight companies to conduct feasibility studies that will encourage innovative technologies that will focus on environmental hea...
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By Cameron Chai Nordson MARCH and Semblant have announced their partnership to develop plasma systems for electronics deposition. Semblant will collaborate with Nordson MARCH to develop plasma sys...
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By Cameron Chai A market research report, titled 'Microscopy market in Latin America', released by MarketsandMarkets, says that the microscopy market in Latin America is expected to grow at a CAGR o...
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By Cameron Chai Scientists at the University of Illinois have discovered that graphene transistors exhibit a nanoscale cooling effect that lowers their temperature. William King, mechanical science...
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By Cameron Chai A research team from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) has created atoms that can behave like charged particles speeded up by electric fields. The JQI is a joint venture of the Natio...
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April 6, 2011

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Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the immediate availability of Agilent NanoSuite 6.0, an enhanced-performance software package designed specifically for use with popular Agilent Nan...
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Oxford Instruments isdelighted to announce that Prof. Mathias Kläui from the SwissFEL, Paul Scherrer Institut and the Laboratory of Nanomagnetism and Spin Dynamics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lau...
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Academic and industrial research scientists and engineers, as well as students working in micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), commonly encounter a steep learning curve when developing common MEMS ...
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While viruses are so often seen as the enemy, modern scientific techniques may soon be able to harness the strengths of a virus for drug delivery systems that are designed to treat diseases, rather th...
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By Cameron Chai Fuel cells do not last long, while the catalysts used in fuels cells disintegrate, restraining the chemical response that turns fuel into electricity. At present, nano-particles cove...
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By Cameron Chai Research conducted by chemistry professor Ron Naaman of the Weizmann Institute's Chemical Physics Department in collaboration with German scientists reveals that both biologists and ...
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April 5, 2011

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XEI Scientific Inc, maker of the popular EVACTRON Plasma Cleaning System for electron microscopes and other vacuum chambers, reports the use for cleaning carbon decontamination using hydrogen. XEI S...
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Hiden Analytical introduce their Transient Mass Spectrometer System specifically designed for the analysis of fast transient gas events at process pressures near atmosphere. Typical applications inclu...
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A major expansion and improvement programme at Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology is delivering key benefits to customers. Investment in a number of key areas of the business has resulted in faster ...
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