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Nanotechnology
Thomas Swan builds leather biocide business
Nanotechnology : 31 July, 2006
The Casacide range of performance biocides from Thomas Swan & Co Ltd has been boosted by the acquisition of the Tolcide TCMTB products from Rhodia UK. The move makes Thomas Swan a major player in the specialised sector of leather biocides. Thomas Swan
 
Tamoxifen and estrogen have similar effects on the brain
Nanotechnology : 13 June, 2006
A new study suggests that neither tamoxifen nor estrogen has a negative impact on brain chemistry in elderly women. These findings may quell concerns about the safety of using tamoxifen to reduce breast cancer risk in elderly women, say Thomas Ernst, Ph.D., of Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, and coworkers from the Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute.
 
Genetic information may lead to advances in cleaning up contaminated soil
Nanotechnology : 27 May, 2006
Understanding the genetic makeup of microbes that thrive in polluted environments may one day help scientists engineer bacteria that can clean contaminants from soil. In a step toward that goal, the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute has just released the draft gene sequence of one such toxin-tolerant bug. The bacterium, known as Ralstonia metallidurans, is being deciphered by John Dunn and Geoffrey Hind, biologists at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory, in collaboration with scientists in Belgium and others at JGI.
 
Using probes to control chemistry - molecule by molecule
Nanotechnology : 20 April, 2006
Using probes originally designed to detect and image topographical features on surfaces, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have demonstrated the ability to initiate and spatially localize chemical reactions on the submicron scale.
 
Cerium oxide nanotubes get noticed
Nanotechnology : 20 April, 2006
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have created and investigated the properties of nanotubes made of a different, yet equally interesting material: cerium oxide.
 
Freezing magnets with magnets
Nanotechnology : 20 April, 2006
A scientist at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has been able to freeze a spin liquid by applying a magnetic field.
 
Magnetism shepherds microlenses to excavate 'nanocavities'
Nanotechnology : 20 April, 2006
A Duke University engineer is 'herding' tiny lenses with magnetic ferrofluids, precisely aligning them so that they focus bursts of light to excavate patterns of cavities on surfaces.
 
Kuk do expoxy resins
Nanotechnology : 20 March, 2006
Thomas Swan & Co Ltd of Consett, UK, have announced that their distribution business for the Kuk Do range of epoxy resins will be transferred to Meade-King, Robinson & Co Ltd of Liverpool, UK.
 
Casacolour achieves high performance rubine red
Nanotechnology : 28 February, 2006
Pigment Red 264, one of the most challenging colours to produce, has been successfully developed to join the high specification Casacolour pigment portfolio of Thomas Swan Performance Colours.
 
Success drives ink resin production upgrade
Nanotechnology : 13 February, 2006
Ink additive specialists Thomas Swan & Co Ltd have upgraded their manufacturing capability following the successful launch of the Casamid 1000 series of polyamide resins for packaging print applications.
 
New Brookhaven Lab study shows how ritalin works
Nanotechnology : 12 February, 2006
New research on Ritalin, a drug prescribed to millions of American children each year with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, shows for the first time how the drug acts in the human brain and why it is so effective.
 
New Georgia Tech probe revolutionizes nano imaging
Nanotechnology : 09 February, 2006
FIRAT technology simultaneously captures a variety of material properties from just one touch including (from upper left to right) topography, adhesion energy, contact time and stiffness. The technology creates a faster, more sensitive AFM capable of creating nano movies, creating material properties images.
 
Advances in Swan polyamide resins for ink formulations
Nanotechnology : 06 February, 2006
Two new polyamide resin products designed to help ink formulators meet more demanding performance and environmental requirements in packaging print applications have been launched by Thomas Swan & Co Ltd.
 
Findings may explain variation in doses needed to treat attention / hyperactivity disorder
Nanotechnology : 02 February, 2006
A new brain-imaging study offers insight into why individual patients respond differently to standard doses of Ritalin, a drug used to treat millions of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disordereach year. The study, conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy
 
Gold 'glitters' in new ways at the nanoscale
Nanotechnology : 04 January, 2006
Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have found that gold 'shines' in a different way at the nanoscale, and the insights may lead to new optical chips for computers or for switches and routers in fiber networks.
 
Swan colours rolls out DPP performance red
Nanotechnology : 15 December, 2005
A key addition to the pigment portfolio of Swan Performance Colours is a clean bright pigment red 254 for industrial applications.
 
Thomas Swan certified as a approved carbon nanotube supplier
Nanotechnology : 12 December, 2005
Thomas Swan & Company announced today that it has been certified as an approved supplier of high-quality carbon nanotubes having passed a strict supply chain certification programme designed and managed by the US based Zyvex Corporation.
 
Scientists discover new material that expands under pressure
Nanotechnology : 31 October, 2005
Most materials get compacted or fall apart under pressure, but scientists working in an international collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy
 
Work could yield fix and increased productivity of important world protein source
Nanotechnology : 15 October, 2005
Scientists working at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have found a molecular 'weak link' that may limit the productivity of some of the world's most commercially important strains of rice. Understanding this mechanism could lead to ways to improve the production of rice, the most important food source for more than half the world's population.
 
Argonne theorist gains new insight into the nature of nanodiamond
Nanotechnology : 09 September, 2005
The newest promising material for advanced technology applications is diamond nanotubes, and research at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is giving new insight into the nature of nanodiamond.
 
New method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables
Nanotechnology : 31 August, 2005
A novel method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables protects the environment and prevents street excavations, while saving utilities time and money, according to a new study.
 
Argonne researchers create new diamond-nanotube composite material
Nanotechnology : 30 August, 2005
Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have combined the world's hardest known material
 
New technologies, new studies hold promise for future oil-heat savings
Nanotechnology : 31 July, 2005
The price of home heating oil is expected to skyrocket this season, perhaps to more than $2 per gallon. But researchers in the Combustion Equipment Technology Program at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are working to improve fuel-oil efficiency to help homeowners and small businesses keep costs down.
 
Striking results from Brookhaven Ecology Facility
Nanotechnology : 31 July, 2005
Trees in experimental forest plots bathed in atmospheric carbon dioxide at levels expected by the year 2050 experienced a 25 percent growth increase during the first two years of a continuing project, according to results from an ecological research facility built and co-run by the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory.
 
Experiments will probe spin structure of protons and the nature of the strong force
Nanotechnology : 12 July, 2005
The newest and largest particle accelerator at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory is taking a break from recreating the conditions of the early universe to investigate another fundamental question that has puzzled physicists: Where do protons get their spin, a property of elementary particles as basic as mass and electrical charge?
 
Encouraging initial results, clinical trial report presented at national meeting
Nanotechnology : 12 June, 2005
More than 400,000 Americans with advanced-stage bone cancer may one day find non-sedating relief for their excruciating bone pain, and possible treatment for their cancer, in a promising therapy now being tested in a nationwide clinical trial.
 
The part of brain can be abnormal with obsessive-compulsive disorder may also play a role in craving
Nanotechnology : 27 April, 2005
The part of the brain that is abnormal in some people with obsessive-compulsive disorder may also play a key role in craving and abuse of cocaine. And, drug craving is associated more with the right side of the brain than the left.
 
Scientists identify molecular structure of cancer-related proteins
Nanotechnology : 24 April, 2005
Research published in this week
 
New polymers for applications in nanopatterning and nanolithography
Nanotechnology : 19 April, 2005
The main objective of the European NAPA integrated project is to provide low-cost processes and tools that meet the needs of nanoprinting processes.
 
Nanomagnets bend the rules
Nanotechnology : 19 April, 2005
A class of nanostructured materials that are key components of computer memories and other important technologies undergo a previously unrecognised shift in the rate at which magnetization changes at low temperatures.
 
Case researchers grow carbon nanotubes in lab using faster, cheaper means
Nanotechnology : 13 April, 2005
Basic building blocks of nanotech, carbon nanotubes will help carry the $850 billion electronics industry forward
 
Nanotech advance makes carbon nanotubes more useful
Nanotechnology : 11 April, 2005
Researchers at UCSD have made carbon nanotubes bent in sharp predetermined angles, a technical advance that could lead to use of the long, thin cylinders of carbon in many nanotechnology applications.
 
Nanobridges show way to nano mass production
Nanotechnology : 08 April, 2005
Nanotechnology, the ability to create and work with structures and materials on an atomic scale, holds the promise of extreme miniaturization for electronics, chemical sensors and medical devices. But while researchers have created tiny silicon wires and connected them together one at a time, these methods cannot easily be scaled up.
 
Researchers develop a technique to measure defects in materials with unprecedented accuracy
Nanotechnology : 13 March, 2005
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a technique to detect defects in materials with picometer accuracy.
 
Scientists seek better catalysts
Nanotechnology : 24 January, 2005
Those seeking to design more efficient catalysts for the production of hydrogen and the control of air pollutants might do well to take a closer look at how chemistry works in nature, say scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory.
 
Thomas Swan certified as approved carbon nanotube supplier
Nanotechnology : 12 January, 2005
Thomas Swan & Company has been certified as an approved supplier of high-quality carbon nanotubes having passed a strict supply chain certification programme designed and managed by the US based Zyvex Corporation.
 
Carbon nanotube 'shock absorbers' excel at dampening vibration
Nanotechnology : 12 January, 2005
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a novel carbon-nanotube-based material that chokes vibration and may have applications for both large and small devices.
 
Study shows nanoshells ideal as chemical nanosensors
Nanotechnology : 11 January, 2005
Nanoshells can enhance sensitivity to chemical detection by factor of 10 billion
 
Oxford nanoScience and Oxford University Materials Department Win National Measurement Award
Nanotechnology : 04 January, 2005
The 2004 National Measurement Award for Innovative Measurement has been won by researchers at Oxford University Materials Department and Oxford nanoScience Ltd for the development and successful commercialisation of the 3-Dimensional Atom Probe (3DAP).
 
Higher reflectivity may result in global cooling, partially offsetting greenhouse effect
Nanotechnology : 03 January, 2005
Atmospheric scientists have long suspected that microscopic aerosol particles from industrial processes increase the brightness of clouds, resulting in greater reflection of sunlight and cooling of Earth
 
Nanotubes form along atmoic steps
Nanotechnology : 21 December, 2004
The Weizmann Institute of Science has announced that a research group headed by Dr Ernesto Joselevich has developed a new approach to create patterns of carbon nanotubes by formation along atomic steps on sapphire surfaces.
 
Thomas Swan certified as a approved carbon nanotube supplier
Nanotechnology : 18 December, 2004
Thomas Swan & Company announced today that it has been certified as an approved supplier of high-quality carbon nanotubes having passed a strict supply chain certification programme designed and managed by the US based Zyvex Corporation.
 
The future's bright for diamond dust
Nanotechnology : 16 December, 2004
Expensive, bulky TV screens could be a thing of the past thanks to a collaboration between the University of Bristol and Advance Nanotech announced today to develop new display technology made from diamond dust.
 
Carbon nanotubes yield a new class of biological sensors
Carbon Nanotubes : 13 December, 2004
Nanotechnology researchers at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a tiny, implantable detector that could one day allow diabetics to monitor their glucose levels continuously-without ever having to draw a blood sample.
 
Scientists discover how some viruses take strong hold of cells
Nanotechnology : 12 December, 2004
As part of an ongoing effort to understand how viruses infect cells, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy
 
Scientists find atomic clues to tougher ceramics
Nanotechnology : 09 December, 2004
A collaboration of scientists led by researchers with the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has uncovered clues at the atomic level that could lead to a new generation of much tougher advanced ceramics to be used in applications like gas turbine engines.
 
Molecular chains line up to form a new chemical state, called a protopolymer
Nanotechnology : 07 December, 2004
First observation of extended chains of molecules that exhibit a strong interaction without forming chemical bonds.
 
Scientists gain molecular understanding of how clays behave when wet
Nanotechnology : 30 November, 2004
Knowing how clays absorb water at varying temperatures and humidities could help shore up undersea oil wells and improve the understanding of soil characteristics at construction sites. Now, using X-ray scattering at the National Synchrotron Light Source, located at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists have developed a way to 'fingerprint' and monitor the movement of water into and out of clays.
 
Aligned nanotubes improve artificial joints
Nanotechnology : 23 November, 2004
Researchers at Purdue University have shown that artificial joints might be improved by making the implants out of tiny carbon tubes and filaments that are all aligned in the same direction, mimicking the alignment of collagen fibres and natural ceramic crystals in real bones.
 
Tiny nanocables could figure in toxin detection
Nanotechnology : 16 November, 2004
Tiny nanocables, 1000 times smaller than a human hair, could become key parts of toxin detectors, miniaturised solar cells and powerful computer chips. The work is published online in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
 
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