What is the effect of the current reforms on the German research system? How should sustainable reforms be designed? For five years now the research group 'Governance of Research' has been examining these questions.
Researchers at the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute (UK) have used scanning tunnelling microscopy to confirm remarkable changes in the fundamental electronic behaviour when double-walled carbon nanotubes are subject to radial deformations and torsional strain.
Engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have achieved a breakthrough in the use of a one-atom thick structure called graphene as a new carbon-based material for storing electrical charge in ultracapacitor devices, perhaps paving the way for the massive installation of renewable energies such as wind and solar power.
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have designed a way to improve electrical stimulation of nerves by outfitting electrodes with the latest in chemically engineered fashion: a coating of basic black, formed from carbon nanotubes.
Jonghwan Suhr at the University of Nevada says his study of continuous reinforced carbon nanotube composites brings him a step closer to his hope of bio-mimicking artificial muscles or skins, which can be applied to a wide variety of fields.
Advanced ceramics have been used by NASA to thermally protect the Space Shuttle Orbiter. Now, due to nanotechnology, they are being used by window film suppliers in the manufacture of solar control window film.
The ideal strength refers to the highest achievable strength of a defect-free crystal at 0 K. It is a crucial theoretical parameter because it plays a critical role in characterizing the nature of chemical bonding of the crystal.
Un equipo de investigadores del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cienificas (CSIC) ha patentado un nuevo tipo de celula solar cuya eficiencia es hasta un 30% superior a las celulas solares convencionales.