MIT researchers have developed a powerful new tool for calculating the effects of Casimir forces, with ramifications for both basic physics and the design of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). One of the researchers' most recent discoveries using the new tool was a way to arrange tiny objects so that the ordinarily attractive Casimir forces become repulsive.
To highlight breakthroughs in this area, the editors of Optics Express, the Optical Society's (OSA) open-access journal, published a special focus issue on 'Unconventional Polarization States of Light'.
As King Abdullah inaugurates a package of development projects worth SR14.039 billion (approx. $3.7 billion) at King Saud University (KSU) today, King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology, affiliated with KSU, announced that it has registered two nanotechnology patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
A National Institutes of Health grant will help University of Central Florida researchers explore new ways to potentially reverse the damage caused by multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders.
Dr. Yves Bellouard of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is coordinator of a new European project, Femtoprint, to be started this month. The goal is to design a convenient 3D laser printer that will print microstructures in glass.
Mitarbeitern der Forschergruppe von Experimentalphysiker Leonhard Grill von der FU Berlin ist es in Zusammenarbeit mit theoretischen Physikern um Christian Joachim vom CEMES in Toulouse im Rahmen des europaeischen Forschungsprojektes 'Pico-Inside' erstmals gelungen, nur wenige Atomlagen duenne kristalline Kochsalz-Filme zu strukturieren.
Researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the ISIS Neutron Scattering Facility (STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) have now obtained definitive structural data for two archetypical aromatic liquids: benzene and toluene.
Dr Christian Ruegg of the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) was awarded the 2010 Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize for his pioneering work on quantum phase transitions and novel phases in magnetic materials.