Jonathan Kristiansen

Nano Food Additives, Good or Bad?

Nanotechnology provides many opportunities for improvement in the food industry. These include intelligent packaging with sensors to detect when food has gone bad, longer shelf lives due to antibacterial packaging, not to mention nanosized food additives with various benefits. Some of these benefits are better nutrient delivery using nanoencapsulation [i], and improving flavors, texture, and …

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Building a Start-up within Nanotechnology, Interview with Emil Højlund-Nielsen CEO at cphnano

Building a start-up within nanotechnology is full of challenges. This is especially true when going directly from academic research to applying the ideas to a novel product. Copenhagen Nanosystems ApS (cphnano), a Danish start-up with 10 employees, has nevertheless taken up these challenges and managed to overcome many obstacles on the way. In this interview …

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Removing Atomic Layers from Nanostructures with Thermal ALE

Thermal Atomic layer etching (ALE) is a recently developed technique to fabricate nanostructures with high precision. While not yet as scalable as other techniques, it shows promising application possibilities. To improve the power of integrated circuits such as CPUs, we need to build finer structures of transistors that can store the information used in electronic …

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Nanofabrication: The Top-down and Bottom-up Approaches

When fabricating nanostructures, a major task is to find reliable, and inexpensive methods that can be used on an industrial scale. These methods fall into two categories: top-down and bottom-up. The improvement of products such as smartphones relies on the semiconductor industry to improve on their methods or develop new ones. Content –      …

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Repelling Red Wine and Coffee From a White Cotton Dress Shirt

Please note that this article is sponsored by J. Harvest & Frost – v/GEPARD ApS. Stains on a white button-up shirt can be a pain that is sometimes hard to avoid. With the Black Bow shirt from J. Harvest & Frost, this, however, is no longer an issue. Using nanotechnology from Nanotex© the high-quality cotton …

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Intelligent Packaging to Reduce Food Waste

A major challenge in achieving a sustainable future is the large amount of wasted food due to the shelf-lives being exceeded. Using the ‘best before’-date to tell when food gets spoiled is a poor indication as the food, in most cases, can last longer. Intelligent packaging is a promising weapon in the battle against food …

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Did the Romans Know Nanotechnology? Introduction to Nanotechnology

One of the earliest known uses of nanomaterials was by the Romans to produce stained glass that changes color depending on the angle of the light source. A famous example is the Lycurgus cup, AD 300s[i], which is portrayed in The British Museum in London[ii]. The cup is a green opaque color when light is …

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Nanosys Inc. Review, The Leading Company in the Market for Quantum Dot Display Technologies

The market for quantum dots is growing at a high pace with the main driver being display technologies. The leading technology company Nanosys Inc., which produces quantum dot coated films, is heavily benefitted by this and helps drive the innovation of new products. Content Short facts Products and customers Comparison with other technologies New market …

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Quantum Dots and Artificial Atoms

Quantum dots are tiny nanoparticles with very interesting optoelectronic properties and a range of real-life applications in electronics such as displays, solar cells, and sensors. Because of their properties and small size, they are sometimes called artificial atoms or zero-dimensional nanomaterials. Content What is a Quantum dot? How do you make them Applications Challenges to …

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Never charge your smartwatch again, Matrix Industries Inc., review

If you dislike charging your smartwatch in the morning after using it for sleep monitoring, you should check out Powerwatch 2 by Matrix Industries. It is a smartwatch with all the basic functions such as GPS, activity tracking, and sleep monitoring. It is powered by your own body heat and a small circular patch of …

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