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  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 12 October 2016

The 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2017) will be held July 25-28, 2017 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, USA. Bill Stanchina will act as the Organizing Chair of the conference.

Several topics rganging from nanoelectronics to nanomaterials to spintronics will be broached. Visit the website for more information about the conference as well as important dates for abstracts and paper submissions.

Tevis Jacobs Receives NSF Grant to Enable Visualization of Atomic Structure

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 26 September 2016

Tevis Jacobs received an NSF grant to observe and measure nanoscale contact inside an electron microscope, enabling for the first time the visualization of the atomic structure of the component materials while they are in contact.

Jacobs will serve as principal investigator of the study, “Collaborative Research: Understanding the Formation and Separation of Nanoscale Contacts,” which received $298,834 over three years.

He and his team will collaborate with the University of California-Merced. As the electron microscopy examines the materials’ surfaces, the experiments using molecular dynamics computer simulations will be replicated to reveal atomic-scale.

New Nature Partner Journal: npj 2D Materials and Applications

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 23 September 2016

npj 2D Materials and Applications is an online-only, open access journal that aims to become a top-tier interdisciplinary platform for scientists to share research on 2D materials and their applications. Part of the Nature Partner Journals series, npj 2D Materials and Applications is published in partnership with FCT NOVA, Lisbon, with the support of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS).

In terms of policy making and impact, the journal responds to the pressing requirements of translating robust research based on this new class of materials into systems and devices that deliver sustainable solutions for a wide range of applications.



An Ising computer, tuned thermal conductivity in 2D materials, multiferroic Rashba semiconductors, quartz-like ice, and ultrafast imaging of bond breaking

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Fri, Oct 21 2016 15:29:41

Carbon superlattices for quantum electronic devices, inexact computing for better results, ionic liquids as solvents for ultrafast dynamics, and defect states as qubits

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Thu, Oct 20 2016 15:33:09

3D wiring for scalable quantum computing, magnon-phonon coupling and decay, and insight on unconventional superconductivity

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Wed, Oct 19 2016 14:48:57

A new, extra-stable qubit, a 2D TMD responds to light, new type of nanowire-based AFM, and most efficient quantum cascade laser ever

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Tue, Oct 18 2016 15:14:18

Quantum computer bridge, spin transmission through superconductors, everlasting quantum coherence, robust quantum states, quantum-enhanced machined learning, and the art of the chemical bond

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Mon, Oct 17 2016 15:40:02