10-05/06 :: May/June 2010
nanotimes News in Brief
elastomer actuators without electromechanical pull-in instability, In: PNAS Early Edition, February 19, 2010, DOI:10.1073/pnas.0913461107: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0913461107
The “Institut für Druckmaschinen und Druckver- fahren – IDD“, (Institute for Printing Science and Technology) at the Technical University of Darm- stadt, Germany, is developing with a research group of about 20 researchers advanced printing techno- logies for functional materials and devices.
The work is funded within the scope of the “Spit- zencluster Forum Organic Electronics” of the Rhine- Neckar metropolitan region which is promoted by the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research).
The project’s goal is the development of innovative printing technologies for smart labels, displays and OLEDs. The scientific approach of a process model for printed electronics is new. Cluster part- ners are Merck, BASF, SAP, Bosch, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen and PolyIC, among others.
Institut für Druckmaschinen und Druckverfahren der Technischen Universität Darmstadt, Germany: http://www.idd.tu-darmstadt.de
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Invitation for proposals: Up to 12 months support available to develop the commercial potential of ideas generated by EPSRC research grant funding. Closing Date: 26/08/2010 http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/open/Pages/fol- lowonfundaug.aspx
Looking at the future of displays: http://spie.org/x40820.xml?ArticleID=x40820
A team around Sharon C. Glotzer at University of Michigan, USA, published in Science an article to light-controlled self-assembly of semiconductor nanoparticles. The photooxidation of cadmium sul- fide nanoparticles within cadmium telluride nano- particle ribbons causes surface stresses that lead to twisting. Sudhanshu Srivastava, Aaron Santos, Kevin Critchley, Ki- Sub Kim, Paul Podsiadlo, Kai Sun, Jaebeom Lee, Chu- anlai Xu, G. Daniel Lilly, Sharon C. Glotzer, Nicholas A. Kotov: Light-Controlled Self-Assembly of Semiconductor Nanoparticles into Twisted Ribbons, In: Science, Vol. 327(2010), No. 5971, March 12, 2010, Pages 1355- 1359, DOI:10.1126/science.117721: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.117721