Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and The Johns Hopkins University have constructed a unique tool for exploring the properties of promising new materials with unprecedented sensitivity and speed - potentially allowing them to identify quickly those most useful for nanotechnology and industrial applications.
The grant was awarded under the commission's Energy Innovations Small Grant program (EISG) and will fund the one-year development of an algae biogasification process that utilizes nanometals as catalysts for the purposes of turning vegetation and similar biomass materials into methane, hydrogen, or other synthetic gases that can be used for transportation and other energy needs.
The sides have agreed to provide mutual systematic, scientific and technical support in validation and confirmation of nanoproducts safety, implementation of nanotechnologies and creation of nanotechnological production.
An engineered metamaterial proved it can function as a state-of-the-art device in the complex terahertz range of the electromagnetic spectrum, setting a standard of performance for modulating tiny waves of radiation.
This science may literally be outside the box: A briefcase-sized kit is carried to a field where thousands of tons of food are growing. The search is for microorganisms that could infect and kill the plants, wreaking havoc on the food supply and market.
FPInnovations has announced that ArboraNano - the Canadian Forest NanoProducts Network - has been selected as one of four new Business-led Networks funded by the Government of Canada. ArboraNano is receiving $8.9 million over four years.
The main purpose of the Workshop "Trends in Nanomechanics and Nanoengineering", which will take place on August, 24-28, 2009, in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, is to highlight the latest scientific advances within the broad field of nanomechanics in academia and industry.
A major new grant of 2.5m euros will support ground-breaking research in energy and sustainability at The University of Nottingham. The award, made to Professor Martin Schroeder in the School of Chemistry, will be used to develop new ideas and techniques at the cutting-edge of this field over the next five years.
SEMATECH announced today that its Surface Preparation and Cleaning Conference (SPCC), the premier technical forum for discussion of the latest innovations in wafer and mask-cleaning technologies, will be held on March 23 - 25, 2009 at the Sheraton Hotel in Austin, Texas.
Together with three colleagues Professor Peter Oppeneer of Uppsala University has explained the hitherto unsolved mystery in materials science known as 'the hidden order' - how a new phase arises and why.