Just as sonar sends out sound waves to explore the hidden depths of the ocean, electrons can be used by scanning tunnelling microscopes to investigate the well-hidden properties of the atomic lattice of metals.
The National Cheng Kung University held an international symposium on February 27th, entitled 'Frontiers in biomaterials-based drug and gene delivery', featuring a forum on drug and gene delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine by leading experts in biomaterials from around the world.
Alivisatos will be at Washington University in St. Louis 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Graham Chapel to deliver the Arthur Holly Compton Lecture on 'The Development of New Nanocrystal Molecules for Biological Sensing and Detecting' for the Assembly Series.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany announced today that it has secured $1 million in funding in the Omnibus appropriations bill to further expand a national nanotechnology research center through a partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology and CNSE.
When squeezed, electrons increase their ability to move around. In compounds such as semiconductors and electrical insulators, such squeezing can dramatically change the electrical and magnetic properties.
Researchers at Canada's National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) and the University of Alberta have engineered an approach that is leading to improved performance of plastic solar cells (hybrid organic solar cells).