Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Toyohashi Tech eNewsletter: graphene, bacteria, hard electronics, and pH imaging

Abstract:
Toyohashi Tech eNewsletter: From the invention of the pH imaging microscope to synthesis of graphene using bacteria to hard electronics, the Toyohashi Tech e-Newsletter describes a diverse range of research activities being undertaken by faculty at the Toyohashi University of Technology.

Toyohashi Tech eNewsletter: graphene, bacteria, hard electronics, and pH imaging

Toyohashi, Japan | Posted on March 22nd, 2012

This week Toyohashi Tech publishes the March 2012 issue of the e-Newsletter. The issue includes ‘Research Highlights' — easy-to-understand summaries of some of the top papers from researchers at the university — as well as news and views from one of Japan's most dynamic science and technology based universities.

In this issue's Research Highlights

www.tut.ac.jp/english/newsletter/research_highlights/index.html

Scientists produce graphene using microorganisms

www.tut.ac.jp/english/newsletter/research_highlights/research02.html

Here the Graphene Research Group at Toyohashi Tech report on the synthesis of graphene by reducing graphene oxide using microorganisms extracted from a local river.

Multimodal pH sensor: Fusion of heterogeneous biochemical information

www.tut.ac.jp/english/newsletter/research_highlights/research03.html

In this study, Hirokazu Nakazawa and colleagues describe a multimodal bio-image sensor that can render images of the two-dimensional distribution of proton concentration (pH) and fluorescence intensity for multimodal analyses of biochemical objects.

Graphene: Potential for modelling cell membrane systems

www.tut.ac.jp/english/newsletter/research_highlights/research04.html

Ryugo Tero and his colleagues in the Graphene Research Group at Toyohashi University of Technology have established a new procedure to fabricate artificial planar lipid membranes on graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (r-GO) as a means of detecting biomolecules such as lipids and proteins on and inside lipid bilayers.

Hard electronics: Hall magnetic field sensors for high temperatures and harmful radiation environments

www.tut.ac.jp/english/newsletter/research_highlights/research04.html

Toyohashi Tech researchers have fabricated Hall effect magnetic field sensors operable at least 400oC and in extreme radiation conditions using gallium nitride-based heterostructures a with two-dimensional electron gas.

In this issue's ‘Tech-Overtures' Tech Overtures: The Toyohashi Tech pH image sensor

www.tut.ac.jp/english/newsletter/tech_overtures/index.html

The pH image sensor was invented by Kazuaki Sawada of Toyohashi University of Technology. The device enables two dimensional visualization of both the pH and optical imaging of chemical activity of solutions and cell activity.

Other features of the Toyohashi Tech e-Newsletter include:

The invention and possibilities of the pH microscope

Kazuaki Sawada is the head of the Toyohashi Tech Venture Business Laboratory (VBL) and inventor of the ‘pH image sensor'. "We refer to the equipment housed in the VBL as the ‘LSI Factory', says Sawada. "The CMOS fabrication line housed in the LSI factory has been played a central role in the wide range of intelligent sensors and systems developed at Toyohashi Tech. We can start with an idea, design and produce masks, and then actually fabricate and test CMOS devices—we do not outsource any of these stages. The first CMOS chips for the pH image sensor were fabricated here."

www.tut.ac.jp/english/newsletter/features/index.html

News, events and activities of the university including:

Toyohashi Tech Kendo Club: You must be frightened to win

Toyohashi Tech International students visit Kyoto

G-COE: Frontiers of Intelligent Sensing Symposium

Toyohashi Tech delegation participates in the Japan Education Fair in Vietnam

####

About Toyohashi University of Technology (Toyohashi Tech)
Founded in 1976, Toyohashi University of Technology is a vibrant modern institute with research activities reflecting the modern era of advanced electronics, engineering, and life sciences.

About the Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS):

EIIRIS is Toyohashi Tech’s new flagship research complex launched on 1st October 2010. "The aim of EIIRIS is to produce world-class innovative research," says President Yoshiyuki Sakaki. "To do this we are bringing together ambitious young researchers from diverse fields to collaborate on pioneering new frontiers in science such as brain/neuro-electronics as well as tackling some of the major issues mankind faces today: issues such as environmental changes and aging societies."

Website: www.eiiris.tut.ac.jp/index.html

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Ms. Junko Sugaya and
Mr. Masashi Yamaguchi
International Affairs Division
TEL: (+81) 0532-44-2042; FAX: (+81)0532-44-6557

Copyright © Toyohashi University of Technology (Toyohashi Tech)

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

University of Minnesota engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip: Device could improve wireless communications systems November 28th, 2014

Study details laser pulse effects on behavior of electrons November 28th, 2014

Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals November 28th, 2014

Production of Anticancer Drug from Nanofibers in Iran November 28th, 2014

'Giant' charge density disturbances discovered in nanomaterials: Juelich researchers amplify Friedel oscillations in thin metallic films November 26th, 2014

Chemistry

Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals November 28th, 2014

Lawrence Livermore researchers develop efficient method to produce nanoporous metals November 25th, 2014

Aromatic food chemistry to the making of copper nanowires November 24th, 2014

Imaging

Renishaw receives Queen's Award for spectroscopy developments November 25th, 2014

A*STAR SIMTech wins international award for breaking new ground in actuators: SIMTech invention can be used in an array of industries, and is critical for next generation ultra-precision systems November 24th, 2014

Professional AFM Images with a Three Step Click SmartScan by Park Systems Revolutionizes Atomic Force Microscopy by Automatizing the Imaging Process November 24th, 2014

Graphene

Research yields material made of single-atom layers that snap together like Legos November 25th, 2014

Academic/Education

SUNY Poly Student Awarded Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Energy's Postgraduate Research Program: Ph.D. Candidate Accepts Postmaster's Appointment To Conduct Research At Albany NanoTech Complex November 13th, 2014

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Hosts Massive Crowd of More Than 3,000 People Who Attended Community Day Activities Across New York State: CNSE’s ‘NANOvember’ kickoff event highlights New York State’s growing high-tech sector with open house events in Albany, Utica, and Rochester November 3rd, 2014

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Invites the Public to Attend its Popular Statewide 'NANOvember' Series of Outreach and Educational Events October 23rd, 2014

First Canada Excellence Research Chair gets $10 million from the federal government for oilsands research at the University of Calgary: Federal government announces prestigious research chair to study improving oil production efficiency October 19th, 2014

Chip Technology

University of Minnesota engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip: Device could improve wireless communications systems November 28th, 2014

SEMATECH to Showcase Innovation and Advances in Manufacturing at SEMICON Japan 2014: SEMATECH experts will share the latest techniques, emerging trends and best practices in advanced manufacturing strategies and methodologies November 26th, 2014

'Giant' charge density disturbances discovered in nanomaterials: Juelich researchers amplify Friedel oscillations in thin metallic films November 26th, 2014

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events November 19th, 2014

Sensors

Lawrence Livermore researchers develop efficient method to produce nanoporous metals November 25th, 2014

Cooling with the coldest matter in the world November 24th, 2014

Canatu Launches CNB In-Mold Film for Transparent Touch on 3D Surfaces –in Cars, Household Appliances, Wearables, Portables November 20th, 2014

UO-industry collaboration points to improved nanomaterials: University of Oregon microscope puts spotlight on the surface structure of quantum dots for designing new solar devices November 20th, 2014

Discoveries

University of Minnesota engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip: Device could improve wireless communications systems November 28th, 2014

Study details laser pulse effects on behavior of electrons November 28th, 2014

Production of Anticancer Drug from Nanofibers in Iran November 28th, 2014

The mysterious 'action at a distance' between liquid containers November 26th, 2014

Announcements

University of Minnesota engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip: Device could improve wireless communications systems November 28th, 2014

Study details laser pulse effects on behavior of electrons November 28th, 2014

Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals November 28th, 2014

Production of Anticancer Drug from Nanofibers in Iran November 28th, 2014

Nanobiotechnology

Quantum mechanical calculations reveal the hidden states of enzyme active sites November 20th, 2014

Tokyo Institute of Technology research: Protein-engineered cages aid studies of cell functions November 19th, 2014

A novel method for identifying the body’s ‘noisiest’ networks November 19th, 2014

Implementation of DNA Chains in Designing Nanospin Pieces November 9th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More












ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE