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Advanced Manufacturing Partnership: Where Does Nanomanufacturing Fit, and Where Should Investments Be Made?

The announcement of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) by the White House last June, followed by regional workshops to identify technology approaches for U.S. government investment to create high-quality manufacturing jobs and enhance the global competitiveness, demonstrates the Obama administration's commitment to revitalizing manufacturing in the US. The government/academic/industry ...

Design, Fabrication, Assembly and Characterization of a SWNT Switch for Non-volatile Memory Applications

A SWNT based non-volatile nano-electromechanical bi-stable switch for memory applications is proposed and fabricated. Conventional E-beam lithography and microfabrication methods are used to fabricate the switch while modified electric field assisted directed assembly process is used to assemble the SWNTs on to these fabricated structures. In this bi-stable switch the actuation of states are ...

Emerging Nanomanufacturing Techniques Included on Industry Roadmaps

Significant challenges exist for nanomanufacturing processes to gain acceptance within various industries, due in part to a mature infrastructure and supply chain, as well as potentially high capital expenses for technologies that might supplant existing tools and processes. While these issues are present in most sectors, the semiconductor industry is an prime example of an area where critical ...

Encapsulated-Dye All-Organic Charged Colored Ink Nanoparticles for Electrophoretic Image Display

Electrophoretic ink nanoparticles with high mobility are successfully fabricated by dispersion polymerization. The color of test cells can be changed by applying a bias voltage, as shown in the figure: the lower row shows the same cells as the upper row but with an applied voltage. These all-organic, encapsulated-dye, electrophoretic ink particles are expected to reduce the fabrication cost of ...

Fabrication and Characterization of Large-Area, Semiconducting Nanoperforated Graphene Materials

We demonstrate the fabrication of nanoperforated graphene materials with sub-20-nm features using cylinder-forming diblock copolymer templates across >1 mm2 areas. Hexagonal arrays of holes are etched into graphene membranes, and the remaining constrictions between holes interconnect forming a honeycomb structure. Quantum confinement, disorder, and localization effects modulate the electronic ...

Gold Nanoparticle Self-Similar Chain Structure Organized by DNA Origami

Here we demonstrate Au nanoparticle self-similar chain structure organized by triangle DNA origami with well-controlled orientation and

High-power lithium batteries from functionalized carbon-nanotube electrodes

Energy storage devices that can deliver high powers have many applications, including hybrid vehicles and renewable energy. Much research has focused on increasing the power output of lithium batteries by reducing lithium-ion diffusion distances, but outputs remain far below those of electrochemical capacitors and below the levels required for many applications. Here, we report an alternative ...

Mechanisms of Charge Transport through Monolayer-Modified Polycrystalline Gold Electrodes in the Absence of Redox-Active Moieties

The charge transport processes in thin insulating films separating a gold electrode and an electrolyte solution are characterized using a constitutive admittance expression that accounts for conduction, diffusion, and polarization of charge within the films. We specifically investigate cases in which the electrolyte solution does not contain electroactive ions. The general impedance response of ...

Multiple Nanowire Species Synthesized on a Single Chip by Selectively Addressable Horizontal Nanochannels

The synthesis of horizontal porous anodic alumina (PAA) structures with individually addressable channel systems is demonstrated. This was achieved by developing a multicontact design of aluminum finger structures (two to five contacts) on silicon wafers. These aluminum contacts were electrically isolated from each other, allowing the individual anodization of each contact at different ...

Multiplexed electrical sensor arrays in microfluidic networks

A major limitation of many microfluidic platforms is their inability to perform large scale, real time, sensing, routing, or scheduling of the materials moving through them. This paper seeks to address the first of these deficiencies by introducing a multiplexed sensing architecture capable of monitoring the movement of liquid droplets in large microfluidic networks. We describe the design and ...

NENS 2010: Nanomanufacturing Stakeholders Provide Insights into Challenges, Benefits, and Societal Impact

The New England Nanomanufacturing Summit 2010 (NENS 2010) held June 22-24 in Lowell, MA included technical discussions by scientists, experts, and industries in the field of nanomanufacturing by stakeholders from academic institutions, government, and industries in the Northeast, along with national and international participants. The event provided key insights into challenges and potential ...

Nanomanufacturing Accelerates Body-Worn Electronic Monitoring Systems

As we continue to promote the economic and societal benefits of nanotechnology, advanced nanomanufacturing techniques are paving the road towards more integrated systems with increased functionality, scaled production platforms, and lower cost that will impact a broad range of industries. Nanomanufacturing has arguably had the largest impact in the area of flexible electronics and systems, ...

Nanomanufacturing Summit 2011 Provides Focus on Commercialization, Manufacturing Innovations, and Emerging Research

The Nanomanufacturing Summit 2011, held this past week in Boston, provided some high level discussions with focus on, amongst other topics, nanotechnology commercialization, translational research emerging from academic research centers, and manufacturing innovations. In the first event wherein the NNN has teamed with the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, key topics also included ...

Nanomanufacturing: Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health

The forum's participants described nanomanufacturing as a future megatrend that will potentially match or surpass the digital revolution's effect on society and the economy. They anticipated further scientific breakthroughs that will fuel new engineering developments; continued movement into the manufacturing sector; and more intense international competition. Although limited data on ...

Nanomaterials, Informatics Included in Food and Drug Administration's Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science

Tasked with the core responsibility of protecting and promoting the health and safety of Americans through enhancing the availability of safe medical products and foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a document titled Advancing Regulatory Science at FDA: A Strategic Plan. Central to FDA's responsibilities is advancing the public health by expediting innovations ...

Negative Refractive Index in Chiral Metamaterials

We experimentally demonstrate a chiral metamaterial exhibiting negative refractive index at terahertz frequencies. The presence of strong chirality in the terahertz metamaterial lifts the degeneracy for the two circularly polarized waves and allows for the achievement of negative refractive index without requiring simultaneously negative permittivity and negative permeability. The realization of ...

Optical Negative Refraction in Bulk Metamaterials of Nanowires

Negative refraction in metamaterials has generated great excitement in the scientific community. Although negative refraction has been realized in microwave and infrared by using metamaterials and by using two-dimensional waveguide structures, creation of a bulk metamaterial showing negative refraction at visible frequency has not been successful, mainly because of the significant resonance ...

Printed, Sub-3V Digital Circuits on Plastic from Aqueous Carbon Nanotube Inks

Printing electronic components on plastic foils with functional liquid inks is an attractive approach for achieving flexible and low-cost circuitry for applications such as bendable displays and large-area sensors. The challenges for printed electronics, however, include characteristically slow switching frequencies and associated high supply voltages, which together impede widespread ...

Room temperature magnetic materials from nanostructured diblock copolymers

Nanostructured magnetic materials are important for many advanced applications. Consequently, new methods for their fabrication are critical. However, coupling self-assembly to the generation of magnetic materials in a simple, straight-forward manner has remained elusive. Although several approaches have been considered, most have multiple processing steps, thus diminishing their use of ...

Switching of +/- 360 degrees domain wall states in a nanoring by an azimuthal Oersted field

We demonstrate magnetic switching between two 360 degrees domain wall vortex states in cobalt nanorings, which are candidate magnetic states for robust and low power magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) devices. These 360 degrees domain wall (DW) or 'twisted onion' states can have clockwise or counterclockwise circulation, the two states for data storage. Reliable switching between the ...

Synthesis of Nanomaterials Gaining Foothold in Flexible Manufacturing Platforms and Applications

Flexible electronics represents an area for sustainable economic growth in the U.S. as emerging consumer products seek to find competitive advantages through reduced materials and manufacturing costs along with higher throughput production platforms. As an example, high rate, large area, roll-to-roll manufacturing has been a cornerstone of U.S. innovation and global competitiveness for many ...

Three Dimensional Transistor Design Maintains Moore's Law for Foreseeable Future

Adhering to Moore's Law of scaling of semiconductor devices and integrated circuits (ICs), the doubling of transistor packing density every eighteen months has lately become quite challenging for semiconductor manufacturers who need to address hard limits in lithographic feature resolution, increasing power dissipation per unit volume, and power utilization for mobile computing applications. As a ...

Ultrathin Coatings on Nano-LiCoO2for Li-Ion Vehicular Applications

To deploy Li-ion batteries in next-generation vehicles, it is essential to develop electrodes with durability, high energy density, and high power. Here we report a breakthrough in controlled full-electrode nanoscale coatings that enables nanosized materials to cycle with durable high energy and remarkable rate performance. The nanoparticle electrodes are coated with Al2O3 using atomic layer ...