New research makes it possible to scrutinize activities that occur over hours or even days inside cells, potentially solving many of the mysteries associated with molecular-scale events occurring in these tiny living things.
Understanding the electrical properties of graphene is important because, unlike the other materials used by the electronics industry, it remains stable and conductive down to the molecular scale. As a result, when the current silicon technology reaches it's a fundamental miniaturization limit in coming years, graphene could very well take its place.
The Energy Sciences Building (ESB) will provide an environment that will accelerate the pace of discovery by bringing together interdisciplinary teams of researchers in a space that can be adjusted to accommodate an evolving energy-related science agenda. Construction is scheduled to begin during fiscal year 2011.
Known as a cryo-scanning electron microscope, the device is capable of examining single cells or even single molecules and will be used to help researchers within the Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre (MNC) carry out high level research and development in a range of sectors from healthcare and steel to printed electronics and solar cells.
With a new grant of more than $675,000 from the National Science Foundation, Warren Zipfel, associate professor of biomedical engineering, is working to make fluorescence lifetime imaging more efficient and simpler to implement.
A team led by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researchers on the cutting edge of nanotechnology has found a way to capture tumor cells in the bloodstream that could dramatically improve earlier cancer diagnosis and prevent deadly metastasis.
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious EUR 2.5 million Advanced Grant to the Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands (TU Delft) for its work in bio-nano research.
The nanoelectronics research center IMEC, Hasselt University and the Belgian screen printing company Artist Screen announce the start of their spin-off Lumoza NV. The new company develops and commercializes large area screen printed electronics for the advertising and packaging industry.
IMEC has achieved promising results in the race to scale CMOS to 22nm and below. The breakthroughs from its transistor scaling programs include a successful integration of the laser-anneal technique in a high-K/metal-gate first process and a step forward towards fabricating aggressively scaled germanium-pFET transistors.
Using a new biophysical method called single molecule spectroscopy, scientists were able to directly observe the unwrapping mechanisms and characterize the intermediate stages leading to free genetic material.