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The National Nanomanufacturing Network Volume 2 Issue 7- August 2009
The NNN Newsletter

The NanoBusiness Conference 2009

NanoBusiness ConferenceThe National 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 140 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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InterNano Redesign

This summer we have been cooking up a new look for InterNano, the NNN's online clearinghouse of resources for nanomanufacturing.

The 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. More...

Save the Date: Second NNI Workshop in nanoEHS Series October 6-7, 2009

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is holding a series of workshops stretching into March 2010 to assess the state of ongoing nanotechnology-related Envrionmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) research. Second in the four-workshop series being publicly offered by the NNI, Nanomaterials and the Environment & Instrumentation, Metrology and Analytical Methods will take place on October 6-7 in Arlington, Virginia. This event will bring together over thirty well-known experts in ecosystems and fate and transport to discuss and share their knowledge on the state-of-the-art in these two vital resarch tracks. More...

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Upcoming Events

August 26 - 28, 2009
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August 30 - September 3, 2009
COMS 2009

September 7 - 11, 2009
TNT 2009

September 8 - 10, 2009
NanoBusiness Conference 2009





Affiliated Centers

NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing
NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing
Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems
NSF Center for Scalable and Integrated Nanomanufacturing

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