SCHOTT Solar, a leading photovoltaics manufacturer, entered into a 3 year research partnership with IMEC, Europe?s leading independent nanoelectronics research center. SCHOTT Solar joins IMEC's newly launched silicon photovoltaics industrial affiliation program.
For the materials research community, all roads will lead to the Gaithersburg, Md., headquarters of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) during the week of June 21, 2009, when the agency hosts two major international meetings.
European research ministers have agreed on a legal framework for the establishment of European research infrastructures. The decision paves the way for the creation of world class infrastructures that should help Europe to take the lead in a wide range of research fields.
Revolutionary ultrasonic nanotechnology that could allow scientists to see inside a patient?s individual cells to help diagnose serious illnesses is being developed by researchers at The University of Nottingham.
The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced projects to help science graduates expand their professional and personal skills so they can make a successful transition from the classroom to the workplace.
In nature, trees pull vast amounts of water from their roots up to their leaves hundreds of feet above the ground through capillary action, but now scientists have created a simple slab of metal that lifts liquid using the same principle - but does so at a speed that would make nature envious.
Waeren Solarzellen durchsichtig, liessen sie sich auch auf Fensterscheiben und Hausfassaden anbringen. Physikalische Werkstoffmodellierung hilft dabei, passende Materialien fuer transparente Elektronik zu entwickeln und so die Basis fuer durchsichtige Solarzellen zu legen.
Despite initial scepticism, acceptance of the existence and special properties of nanobubbles is now growing and their formation and characteristics are now becoming the subject of an increasing amount of study, especially in Japan.
Achim Mueller and co-workers from Bielefeld University and Marshall Luban with his co-workers from the Departments of Physics and Astronomy at both Francis Marion University and Iowa State University worked on synthesising a Keplerate using pentagonal tungsten-oxide based units and studied its interesting properties.