Welcome to the May edition of MyAZoNano, your customised free monthly
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the latest news, events and technical information on the
nanotechnology subjects that interest you.
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Sponsor - Veneto
Veneto Nanotech is a cluster of
research institutions, innovative companies, and private
and public investors, who are working to foster
entrepreneurship in nanotechnology. Based in Veneto, NE
Italy, the organisation is centred around the local
universities - Padua, Venice and Verona - and their
research departments, which specialise in applying
nanotechnology techniques to materials.
The first research projects performed by Veneto Nanotech will take place at its
Nanofabrication Facility (NFF). To begin with, the NFF
is hosting research projects in:
- Nanostructures for chemical and biochemical
- Deposition of layers with high tribological
- Nanostructured materials for protective and
- Deposition of nanometric thin films and thick
coatings of inorganic, organic or hybrid
- Construction of microarrays for genomics and
As the centre also offers International Master in
Nanotechnology (IMN) courses to students, it’s clear
that Veneto Nanotech has the right people, creative mix
of industry/academia and resources required to make it a
leading player in the nanotechnology field.
For more details e-mail email@example.com
n-ABLE 2005 -
Nanotechnology in Manufacturing
n-ABLE 2005 is a 3-day conference that will focus
on industrial production using nanotechnology knowledge and methods.
Taking place in Saarbruecken (Germany) from 26 – 28 September 2005,
the event is jointly organised by n-ABLE, the community organisation that
specialises in nano-manufacturing, and the Leibniz Institute for New
Materials (INM), a worldwide leader in nanomaterials.
With nanotechnology experts from industry and academia giving
special guest lectures and leading discussion, the conference
programme will consider:
- Breakthrough nanotechnology developments,
- How to embed nanotechnology in existing production methods,
- How nanotechnology can help the manufacturing industry,
- New products and processes,
- Nanotechnology development along the vertical chain of
- Mass production and processing,
- On demand development,
- Successful vertical nanotechnology development.
So the conference agenda is very much geared to how industry can
successfully bring nanotechnology products to the market-place. On
top of all this, there will also be the chance to tour the nanotech
labs, see all the latest n-ABLE nanotechnology development projects,
and learn about current and future Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
(IMS) nanotech projects.
For further details visit the n-ABLE 2005 website.
of the month - Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and
Applications, Two Volumes
Written by an expert team of leading
nanomaterials scientists, this book offers readers a thorough and up-to-date
study of the new and exciting field of nanomaterials. The book covers
the whole range of this emerging field, moving from the theory,
synthesis, properties and characterisation of nanomaterials, to
their use in industrial applications.
The book is structured into the following subject areas:
- Introduction to nanomaterials,
- Quantum dots and related materials,
- Manipulating nanoparticles and nanomaterials synthesis,
- Metal and semiconductor nanocrystals,
- Sonochemistry and other synthesis methods for
- Nanotubes, nanowires and metallic nanorods,
- Oxide-assisted growth of silicon and related nanowires,
- Spectroscopy of semiconductor nanocrystals,
- Semiconductor nanocrystals for biological labelling,
- Large semiconductor molecules,
- Nanostructural polymers,
- Recent developments for porous silicon,
- Nanoporous materials,
- Photochemistry and electrochemistry of nanoassemblies,
- Electrochemistry with nanoparticles,
- Nanolithography and nanomanipulation.
Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and
Applications provides beginners with a solid introduction to the
subject, while specialists will find answers to their questions plus
helpful suggestions for further research.
To find out more about this book or to order a copy, follow this
Competition - The International NanoChallenge
NanoChallenge is an international business plan
competition organised by the nanotechnology cluster, Veneto Nanotech. The competition aims to offer
people the chance to start their own nanotechnology company.
But it’s not just about testing people’s ability to draw up a
business plan, since the €300,000 grand prize gives the winning team
the money, resources and opportunity to launch their own
nanotechnology business. On top of having your first year expenses
paid for, your company will benefit from being located in the
leading-edge nanotechnology atmosphere of Veneto Nanotech, in NE Italy.
The winning team receives:
- €200,000 (cash) investment from Veneto Nanotech,
- 1 year free incubator services,
- 1 year free access to the Nano Fabrication Facility
- 1 year free accommodation for two people,
- 1 year in-kind consulting services (IP policy, law, etc).
The competition is open to anyone who has a
nanotechnology business idea, and you must register your entry for
the competition by 31 May 2005.
To register for and find out more about this competition visit NanoChallenge.
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