Self-assembling and self-organizing systems are the Holy Grails of nanotechnology, but nature has been producing such systems for millions of years. A team of scientists has taken a unique look at how thousands of bacterial membrane proteins are able to assemble into clusters that direct cell movement to select chemicals in their environment.
X-rays can be used to image hidden structures such as bones of the human body. But now, a team of physicists has succeeded in demonstrating the electronic structure of an interface in a solid for the first time
A team of Canadian scientists and engineers, led by the University of Alberta and the National Research Council of Canada, will collaborate on a $3.39 million, three-year study to assess the potential effects of nanoparticles in specific water environments.
The red and blue images appear ghostly, like a fleeting glimpse of something that's never been seen before - which is true. Using computer simulations, Berkeley Lab scientists have developed the first predicted images of water molecules surrounding a nanoparticle, in this case an iron-oxide mineral called hematite.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory have created a reversible route to generate aluminum hydride, a high capacity hydrogen storage material. This achievement is not only expected to accelerate the development of a whole class of storage materials, but also has far reaching applications in areas spanning energy technology and synthetic chemistry.
Renesas Technology Corp., one of the world's leading semiconductor system solutions providers for mobile, automotive and PC/AV (Audio Visual) markets, has entered into a strategic research collaboration with IMEC, Europe's leading independent research center in the field of nanoelectronics, to perform research on 45nm RF transceivers targeting Gbit/s cognitive radios.
Wie die Behörde für Wissenschaft und Forschung letzte Woche bekannt gab, wird der Exzellenzcluster 'Nano-Spintronik' im Rahmen der Hamburger Landesexzellenzinitiative ab sofort für zunächst eineinhalb Jahre gefördert.
How nanoparticle toxicity affects the health and environment of Europeans is a concern that many researchers are currently investigating. Rising to the challenge is the NHECD ('Nano health-environment commented database') project, funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme to the tune of EUR 1.45 million. The project partners are seeking to create a critical and commented database on the health, safety and environmental impact of nanoparticles.
A collaborative effort between researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, King's College London and UCL Chemistry has led to the first measurements of the electrostatic surface potential of individual DNA and avidin molecules with nanometre resolution using Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy in air.
Switzerland launches "Swiss Nano-Cube", the national information and learning platform dedicated to the topics of micro- and nanotechnologies for vocational schools, secondary schools and higher professional schools.
Mit dem Ziel, ein einfaches und minimal-invasives Testverfahren für das Parkinson-Syndrom zu entwickeln, haben sich Forscher des Bochum-Dortmunder Verbundprojektes "ParkCHIP" im Spitzentechnologiewettbewerb "Hightech.NRW" durchgesetzt.