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Revealing nanotexture in correlated oxides

A technique called cryogenic near-field infrared microscopy has allowed researchers to observe how the electrical properties of the correlated insulator vanadium oxide (V2O3) evolve as it switches from being a metal to an insulator. The work shows that the strain involved during this Mott transition can strongly influence the behaviour of electrons, and the study will help us better understand these technologically important materials.....

http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/66297

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Knitted nanotubes make an elastic yarn

Researchers at the University of Wollongong in Australia and the University of Texas at Dallas in the US have succeeded in fabricating stretchy, electrically conductive textiles based on Spandex and carbon nanotubes. The composite yarns, which were literally knitted together, could be used to make actuators and sensors for use in applications such as artificial muscles and smart clothing.........

http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/66328

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NV magnetometer could help make write heads smaller

The nitrogen-vacancy (NV) defect in diamond can be used as a magnetometer to characterise the broadband magnetic fields generated by hard-disk write heads, according to new experiments by researchers in Germany and the UK. The new work could help further miniaturize these devices so that they can store more data.....

http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/66356

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Thermophoresis assembles plasmonic nanoparticles

Researchers in the US and Spain have developed a new way to assemble plasmonic nanoparticles using an optical technique that they have dubbed plasmon-enhanced thermophoresis. The technique, which relies on optically controlling a temperature field gradient, requires much less power than traditional methods such as optical tweezers. It could assemble nanoparticles into functional superstructures and devices and be used to dramatically improve light–matter interactions for applications in SERS, biosensing and smart drug delivery.....

http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/66369

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Thailand Science Park

Thailand Science Park

Thailand's investment in infrastructure to support R&D: The Thailand Science Park

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Thailand participate at 3rd ICCM

Thailand participate at 3rd ICCM

Dr. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Director of NANOTEC (Thailand's Nanotechnology Center) spoke at the plenary session of SAICM (Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management) about nanosafety and nano ethics in Thailand at the 3rd ICCM (International Conference on Chemical Management) on 18 September 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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BBC Click (edited version)

 Using nanotechnology for natural disaster mitigation in Thailand IMG_1400 (Medium) To watch this video, please press this link.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/9747481.stm  

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