The cement industry is one of the largest sources worldwide of carbon emissions, accounting for around five per cent of global emissions. Two thirds of these CO2 emissions are released during the chemical process of burning limestone for cement production and can only be cut by extracting the CO2 from the emissions in one form or another...
The thinnest, smoothest layer of silver that can survive air exposure has been laid down at the University of Michigan, and it could change the way touchscreens and flat or flexible displays are made. It could also help improve computing power, affecting both the transfer of information within a silicon chip and the patterning of the chip itself through metamaterial “superlenses...
In a significant advance, University of Massachusetts Amherst engineers have established electrical surface treatment of conducting thin films as a physical processing method to reduce surface roughness.
Surface roughness reduction is a really big deal when it comes to fundamental surface physics and while fabricating electronic and optical devices. As transistor dimensions within integrated circuits continue to shrink, smooth metallic lines are required to interconnect these devices...
In the future, manufacturing will be planned out in the virtual world. How can we do this if we don’t even have models for the basic processes such as welding, drilling, and forging? Sewing, assembly, or distillation? Nope, we don’t even have models for those either! At least, not the types of models really needed for our high-tech world.
Manufacturers need models to improve operations, to protect the environment, to share information, and to compose them into systems...
Industry News Headlines
- CRS Report on Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress Includes Nanotechnology and the NNI
- SCCS Issues Final Opinion on Additional Coatings for Titanium Dioxide (Nano Form) as UV-Filter in Dermally Applied Cosmetic Products
- Freestanding hierarchical porous carbon film derived from hybrid nanocellulose for high-power supercapacitors
- Rapid growth of angle-confined large-domain graphene bicrystals
- Curved copper nanowires-based robust flexible transparent electrodes via all-solution approach
- How graphene could cool smartphone, computer and other electronics chips
- Plugging leaks in printable logic
- Electrocrystallization: Breakthrough in gold nanoparticle research
- Transforming greenhouse gas CO2 into carbon nanotubes
- Transparent silver: Tarnish-proof films for flexible displays, touch screens, metamaterials
- Towards super-efficient, ultra-thin silicon solar cells
- Imprinting nanopatterns in metals with diamonds
- Molecular 'treasure maps' to help discover new materials
- A groundbreaking process for creating ultra-selective separation membranes
What is Nanomanufacturing?
Nanomanufacturing is the essential bridge between the discoveries of the nano sciences and real-world nanotechnology-enabled products.
Nanoscale Offset Printing System (NanoOPS)
at Northeastern University's Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN).