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IEEE / Bay Area Nanotech: A New Model of Innovation, Nov. 10

Speaker: Pushkar P. Apte, Vice President of Technology, Semiconductor Industry Association.

Time: 6:00 PM - Pizza & Networking. 6:15 PM - Lecture

Location: National Semiconductor, Building E1, Conference Center ,
2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara , CA 95051.
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IEEE / Bay Area Nanotechnology: Opportunities and Challenges with Graphene, Oct. 20

Title: Opportunities and Challenges with Graphene Production and Application

Xiaogan Liang, Ph.D
Nanofabrication Facility, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Graphene has been extensively studied as a material for making future electronic device. In comparison with conventional semiconductors graphene exhibits exceptional properties, however, two of the challenges for scale-up applications are incorporating graphene over large areas and patterning nanostructures to achieve desirable electronic characteristics.

Date: Tuesday October 20, 2009

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Atomic Quantum Fluids--Virtual Journal Launched (VJAQF)

MELVILLE, NEW YORK, July 15, 2009 - The American Physical Society (APS) and the
American Institute of Physics (AIP) today announced the launch of the Virtual
Journal of Atomic Quantum Fluids (VJAQF). Edited by MIT's Wolfgang Ketterle,
co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Physics, along with Markus Greiner of
Harvard University and Peter Zoller of the University of Innsbruck, the new
Virtual Journal (VJ) is now available online at

VJAQF covers new developments in the study of novel quantum fluids and many-body

Ultra-thin Material Absorbs Light

Eduard Driessena, and Michiel de Dood, have demonstrated that at a thickness of 4.5 nanometer niobiumnitride (NbN) is ultra-absorbent. They have recorded a light absorption of almost 100%, while the best light absorption prior to this was 50%.

The new discovery gave Driessen and De Dood the idea for building a special detector. They want to use it to view photons. To date this has been very difficult because the absorption was not high enough.

Read the article in the Universiteit Leiden News.

Using Chicken Feathers to Store Hydrogen

Delaware University scientists have found that not only the latest hi-tech nanotubes or metal composites can store hydrogen effectively, but also a substance that’s been around for millions of years, naturally: carbonized keratin.

Carbonized chicken feather fibers can store hydrogen at least as well as carbon nanotubes or metal hydrides, perhaps even better. The difference between carbonized chicken feathers and the other two is that making a 20 gallon carbon nanotube tank would cost $5.5 million, making it from metal hydrides would cost $30,000, and from chicken feathers only $200. Which one would you choose?

First Electronic Quantum Processor

Yale University researchers have created the first solid-state quantum processor. Another step toward the ultimate dream of building a quantum computer. Their findings will appear in Nature’s advanced online publication June 28.

A group of theoretical physicists led by Steven Girvin, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics & Applied Physics, the team manufactured two artificial atoms, or qubits.


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