TU Munich physicist Reinhard Kienberger received the 2010 ICO Prize for pioneering contributions to attosecond physics. One of the main goals of this new scientific discipline is to capture snapshots of the inner life of atoms.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI)'s Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL), part of NCI's Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, is an accomplished source for testing nanomaterials for biomedical applications and is now partnering with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to characterize engineered nanomaterials used in risk/hazard studies.
In a recent study, scientists at EMSL and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discovered cellular interactions of nanoparticles at the molecular level that may lead to answers about how these particles impact living systems.
Im Rahmen des Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprogramms 2010-2013 hat die BAuA einen Forschungsschwerpunkt 'Nanomaterialien' mit den Aktivitaetsfeldern 'Arbeitsplatzbelastungen bei Taetigkeiten mit Nanomaterialien' und 'Toxikologische Risikocharakterisierung' eingerichtet und entwickelt begleitend 'Beitraege zur Vorsorgestrategie fuer Nanomaterialien'.
The Graphene Week 2011 conference will be devoted to science and technology of graphene, advances in its growth and chemical processing, manufacturing graphene-based devices and studies of electronic transport, investigation of physical properties using ARPES, STM and AFM, emerging applications of this new material.
The international scientific community has identified five Grand Challenges that, if addressed in the next decade, will deliver knowledge to enable sustainable development, poverty eradication, and environmental protection in the face of global change.
The United States still leads the world with its scientific clout, armed with highly respected universities and a big war chest of funding, but Europe and Asia are catching up, according to a Thomson Reuters report released on Friday.
Controlling and modulating the flow of light is essential in today's telecommunications-based society. Professor Tobias Kippenberg and his team in EPFL's Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements have discovered a novel way to couple light and vibrations.
'Nanotechnology and bionics - High tech in the building industry' is the title of a series of events being organised by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology and taking place at BAU 2011. The idea behind it is to present the high-tech capabilities and innovations strength of the building sector by highlighting examples of advanced technology from building research and practice.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor James Jian-Qiang Lu was recognized recently for his innovative research and technical achievements toward the design and realization of 3-D integrated computer chips.
Materials engineers at Brown University have found that the juncture at which graphene sheets meet does not compromise the material's strength. These so-called grain boundaries are so strong, in fact, that the sheets are nearly as strong as pure graphene. The trick lies in the angles at which the individual sheets are stitched together.
Graphene is a promising material for tomorrow's nanoelectronics devices. Precise and upscaleable methods to fabricate graphene and derived materials with desired electronic properties are however still searched after. To overcome the current limitations, Empa researchers have fabricated graphene-like materials using a surface chemical route and clarified in detail the corresponding reaction pathway.