A team of Rice researchers has been working to discover the health risks of quantum dots, molecule-sized semiconducting nanocrystals that are generally composed of heavy metals surrounded by an organic shell.
Materials with a nanoparticle structure are stronger and harder than materials made of larger particles. A new manufacturing technique ensures that such microcrystalline structures remain intact when being processed.
Unlike traditional ceramics-such as your favorite coffee mug-materials scientists focus on what's called advanced ceramics. These have unique mechanical, electrical, optical or thermal properties that make them useful in all sorts of applications.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany hosted 16 students and three teachers from a Montessori School in Monterrey, Mexico on January 29 as part of a week-long student exchange program with the Woodland Hills Montessori School in North Greenbush.
At an opening ceremony held in Chempark Leverkusen on January 26, 2009, Thomas Rachel, Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), launched the Innovationsallianz Carbon Nanotubes (Inno.CNT).
IVAM Microtechnology Network will be present at nano tech, the largest Asian fair for nanotechnology, to promote the innovations of its about 300 member companies and institutes, ranging from nanoanalytics to tool manufacturing.