Photoemission has been explained as a process in which an electron is instantly ejected from an atom after the atom absorbs energy from a photon. Now, EU-funded physicists have shown that this does not happen immediately. In proving that there is a delay after the photon impacts the electron, the team has succeeded in measuring the shortest time ever to be recorded in nature.
Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) is the semiconductor industry's best bet for extending Moore's Law and its inherent advantages make it an increasingly preferable choice for next-generation patterning, ranking technologists agreed at the 2010 International Workshop on EUV Lithography.
A Tel Aviv University team, part of a European consortium, is delving deep into human behavior, neurophysiology and engineering to create a chip that can help doctors wire computer applications and sensors to the brain. The chip will provide deep brain stimulation precisely where and when it's needed.
A new way to deliver cancer drugs using gas bubbles and sound waves is to be developed at the University of Leeds. The project will enable highly toxic drugs to be delivered in small doses directly to tumours, where their toxicity can safely be put to good use. If successful, the technique could easily be adapted for other diseases.
When it comes to metal catalysts, the platinum standard is, well, platinum! However, at about $2,000 an ounce, platinum is more expensive than gold. The high cost of the raw material presents major challenges for the future wide scale use of platinum in fuel cells. Research suggests that one possible way to meet these challenges is to think small - really small.
According to a new Eurobarometer report (pdf) published today, nearly 80% of Europeans say they are interested in scientific discoveries and technological developments, compared to 65% interested in sport.
On May 18-20th the nanotechnology equipment manufacturer in Russia NT-MDT Co. and one of the main Russian scientific nanocenters the Kurchatov Institute held an international conference 'Nanoeducation: the main approaches and perspectives'.
Beginning July 1, 2010, the German Research Foundation will support a new collaborative research centre (CRC) at Goettingen University. CRC 860 is titled 'The integrative structural biology of macromolecular complexes' and includes a total of 16 projects. The grant totals about EUR8.5 million over four years.
Die Firma CS-Chromatographie Service wird in den kommenden zwei Jahren gemeinsam mit dem Forschungszentrum Juelich und der Firma Chemical Consulting Dornseiffer (CCD) untersuchen, wie Nanopartikel in der Analytik eingesetzt werden koennen, um bekannte chromatographische Trennverfahren zu verbessern.
Using new technology that allows scientists to monitor how individual cells react in the complex system of cell signaling, Stanford University researchers have uncovered a much larger spectrum of differences between each cell than ever seen before.