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Technet nano videos

Author: Technet_nano Secretariat // News // Wednesday, 10.12.2014
Technet nano videos
 Technet nano project has created and astonishing network between 12 research institutions around the Baltic Sea Region. During this project, several videos were made to present the work and laboratories of our partners. You can find these videos in this artic...
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Thinface Summer School

Author: Technet_nano Secretariat // News // Tuesday, 28.10.2014
Thinface Summer School
Thinface Summer School Thinface is a Marie Curie Initial Training network with 8 partners from 6 countries. The project was granted on September 1st 2013 and deals with organic electronics. After the end of its first year we have now 11 out of 13 PhD candidate...
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EuroNanoForum 2015 putting research and industry frontrunners in the spotlight in Latvia 10-12 of June 2015

Author: Technet_nano Secretariat // News // Tuesday, 21.10.2014
 EuroNanoForum 2015 putting research and industry frontrunners in the spotlight in Latvia 10-12 of June 2015
EuroNanoForum 2015 takes place on 10-12th June 2015 in Riga, Latvia, under the auspices of the Latvian presidency of the European Union. It is organised by the University of Latvia and Spinverse in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General...
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University of Tartu opens East-Europe's most modern physics building with the science festival

University of Tartu opens East-Europe's most modern physics building with the science festival

23 September 2014
"New building of the Institute of Physics, house with about 13 000 square meters, brings together under a common roof so far in separate buildings situated education and research," prof Jaak Kikas, the Director of the Institute of Physics, stressed the main objective of the new building. In the new premises of the Institute of Physics four centers of excellence of Estonian science and 14 physics laboratories will operate. Those capabilities will be complemented by the extensive international cooperation, including the Finnish-Estonian synchrotron channel in Swedish national synchrotron radiation laboratory MAX-IV in Lund. "Materials research at the Institute of Physics is exceptionally at high level. The fact, that our research center was invated to participate in The Graphene Flagship project, also proves this" prof Kikas added.For the students of physics, materials science and computer engineering, the conditions for the modern learning and testing have been created. In addition to broad lecture halls, the teaching will be given also in eight student labs, which are equipped with all the necessary equipment to carry out the practical work.The new equipment and the novel spaces will lead the physics science in our institute to a completely new level, said prof Kikas. The most expensive new device is the transmission electron microscope (TEM), which costed two million euros. In new Physicum situates also the scanning electron microscope with focused ion beam (SEM-FIB), which enables the investigation of the internal structure of the materials in nano scale. In addition to just showing the 2D picture, this device enables the materials to be processed in nano…
University of Tartu is new partner of the Graphene Flagship

University of Tartu is new partner of the Graphene Flagship

23 June 2014
The Graphene Flagship announced that today one of the largest-ever European research initiatives is doubling in size. 66 new partners are being invited to join the consortium following the results of a €9 million competitive call. University of Tartu Institute of Physics was chosen to be the only partner for the Flagship in Baltic States. Scientists from the University of Tartu are the first from Baltic States to participate in the project cost of one billion euros. The incoming 66 partners will add new capabilities to the scientific and technological scope of the flagship. Now the partnership includes more than 140 organisations from 23 countries. It is fully set to take ‘wonder material’ graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to everyday use. Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes, responsible for the Digital Agenda, welcomed the extended partnership: "Europe is leading the graphene revolution. This ‘wonder material’ has the potential dramatically to improve our lives: it stimulates new medical technologies, such as artificial retinas, and more sustainable transport with light and ultra-efficient batteries. The more we can unlock the potential of graphene, the better!” Graphene was made and tested in Europe, leading to the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov from the University of Manchester. With the €1 billion Graphene Flagship, Europe will be able to turn cutting-edge scientific research into marketable products. This major initiative places Europe in the driving seat for the global race to develop graphene technologies. Graphene Flagship is coordinated by Chalmers University of Technology, initiated and supported by…
New wireless sensor for environmental friendly forest plant production

New wireless sensor for environmental friendly forest plant production

13 June 2014
At green week in Brussels June 3-5, Acreo Swedish ICT demonstrated a new wireless and low-cost sensor for zero-impact and cost-friendly forest plant production.