Extremely thin, flexible high-efficiency silicon solar cells are the solar cells of the future, according to Professor Miro Zeman. This is the gist of the inaugural address he will be giving to mark his appointment as Professor of Photovoltaic Materials and Devices at TU Delft.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences and Inspur Group have started a joint project to develop the third-generation genome sequencing instrument, which might slash the cost of genome sequencing by 99 percent.
Semiconductor Research Corporation, the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, and researchers from Stanford University and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company have announced they have developed the industry's first top-gated field effect transistor (FETs) and CMOS inverters featuring 20 nanometer contact holes using diblock copolymer lithography.
University of Nevada, Reno Professor Kam Leang, who himself has not missed his monthly ski date for the last seven years, and has been buildng his own skis in his garage for several years, wants to inspire his mechanical engineering students to get interested in real world nanotechnology.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany hosted more than 300 middle- and high-school students from upstate New York for NanoCareer Day on December 3, providing a firsthand look at the emerging science of nanotechnology.
Several Finnish universities have joined forces to develop an innovative drug delivery method that utilises silicon to transport drugs in the human body. Among other advances, the project has been able to sustain the effect of peptides controlling appetite, which may facilitate the use of nanotechnology for dieting purposes.
Yesterday, ACAMP, the Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products, hosted a health and medical seminar, explaining how technologies like nanotechnology, biomaterials and microfluidics can play a powerful role in the creation of innovative healthcare products that help promote health and improve the quality, cost and outcomes of patient care, while opening new markets for Alberta companies worldwide.
Researchers from Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), University of New South Wales (Australia), and University of Melbourne (Australia) have succeeded in building a working transistor, whose active region composes only of a single phosphorus atom in silicon.