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NanoBlog

A blog about anything nanotech

2D Materials Journal article archive

morreale Wednesday 08 of April, 2015
The 2D Materials Journal has posted an archive of their articles on graphene and other 2D materials. Some of the articles are open access too. Topics include:
  • Growth and synthesis
  • Magnetic properties
  • Structural properties and mechanics
  • Electronic properties
  • Devices and applications
  • Quantum effects
  • Optical properties

Nanotechnology patent rankings

morreale Tuesday 10 of February, 2015
StatNano has posted a list of countries ranked but the number of nanotechnology patents granted at the USPTO. The USA is the leader by a wide margin. The top 5 countries include:
  • United States
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Germany
  • Taiwan

2014 IOP Nanotechnology highlights

morreale Thursday 05 of February, 2015
The IOP Nanotechnology has posted its 2014 highlights issue online. Topics include:
  • Biology and medicine
  • Electronics and photonics
  • Patterning and nanofabrication
  • Energy at the nanoscale
  • Sensing and actuating
  • Materials: synthesis or self-assembly
  • Materials: properties, characterization

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Designing Analog Chips

morreale Tuesday 27 of January, 2015
Wow, Designing Analog Chips by Hans Camenzind is available for download from the authors website for free. The book covers many topics including:
  • Devices
  • Simulation
  • Current mirrors
  • Differential pairs
  • Current sources
  • Measurements
  • Bandgap references
  • Op-amps
  • Layout

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Graphene the Material Question

morreale Tuesday 13 of January, 2015
The New Yorker website has posted a detailed history of graphene, its applications, and the difficulties of fabricating devices with the material. The story chronicles the discovery of graphene by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov along with the research activities that have occurred since its discovery in 2004.

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Graphene on the BBC One Show

morreale Monday 12 of January, 2015
The BBC One Show has produced this short interesting video on the merits of graphene. The flexibility of graphene is nicely demonstrated as are some presumably graphene flex touch pads. I really like the presenters enthusiasm for graphene and hope that the difficulties in manufacturing graphene devices are solve relatively soon.