The Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine and the European Commision Joint Research Centre (JRC) Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) have kicked off collaboration to support risk management and improve consumer protection through new approaches in the areas of nanotechnology and alternative methods to animal testing.
This document is intended to support the testing undertaken in the context of OECD's Sponsorship Programme and to ensure that the information collected from this testing programme be reliable, accurate and consistent.
This document aims to assist sponsors of the OECD Sponsorship Programme as well as others involved in the safety testing of manufactured nanomaterials, through providing general and common issues as well as specific considerations on sample preparation and dosimetry.
Imec presents an improved processing technique for germanium-based thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cells resulting in significant reduction of cell cost, an essential step to develop a market for thermophotovoltaic applications.
The Institute of Electronics in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is coordinating an European contract in the INTAS program named: 'Study of atomic vapor layers of nanometric thickness and atom-surface interaction'.
Wann ein Metallteilchen den elektrischen Widerstand verliert, ist auch eine Frage seiner Groesse. Die Temperatur, unterhalb derer ein Material zu einem Supraleiter wird, kann naemlich drastisch steigen - wenn der Stoff als Nanokuegelchen mit bestimmtem Durchmesser vorliegt.
A nano-scale solar cell inspired by the coaxial cable offers greater efficiency than any previously designed nanotech thin film solar cell by resolving the 'thick and thin' challenge inherent to capturing light and extracting current for solar power.
Developed by Pitt engineering professor Di Gao in response to the 'Deepwater Horizon' oil leak, the technique combines an ordinary cotton filter with a solution that repels oil while allowing water to pass through.