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A trick of the light

Unusual properties predicted in superconducting thin films could deliver perfect lenses and other novel applications.

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2010

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NIST nanoscale dimensioning technique wins R+D 100 award

A radical, new method developed at NIST that transforms the humble, ubiquitous and inexpensive optical microscope into a powerful three-dimensional nanoscale and microscale measurement device has won one of this year's prestigious R+D 100 Awards.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2010

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Some like it hot: How to heat a 'nano bathtub'

Researchers at JILA have demonstrated the use of infrared laser light to quickly and precisely heat the water in 'nano bathtubs' - tiny sample containers - for microscopy studies of the biochemistry of single molecules and nanoparticles.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2010

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Nano 'pin art': Novel arrays are step toward mass production of nanowires

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cultivated many thousands of nanocrystals in what looks like a pinscreen or 'pin art' on silicon, a step toward reliable mass production of semiconductor nanowires for millionths-of-a-meter-scale devices such as sensors and lasers.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2010

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Nanotechnology for the food industry - course

This broad and practically oriented course has been put forward to meet the needs from industries to gain knowledge and understanding about current research going on in this expansive field.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2010

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Simple way to separate nano-pollutants

The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciencies (IPC PAS) developed an innovative sewage treatment process allowing nanometric size pollutants to be separated.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2010

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