A light-transmitting compound that could one day be used in high-efficiency fiber optics and in sensors to detect biological and chemical weapons at long distance almost went undiscovered by scientists because its structure was too difficult to examine.
For the first time, the UCSB scientists have created a way to make square, nanoscale, chemical patterns - from the bottom up - that may be used in the manufacture of integrated circuit chips as early as 2011. It is called block co-polymer lithography.
The final report of the 4th NanoRegulation Conference held on from September 16-17 in St.Gallen is now available online on the website of the Innovation Society. The document gives an overview of the presentations, workshops and participants of this year's conference that focused on the topic of 'Voluntary Measures in Nano Risk Governance'.
Next month in Boston, the AVS 55th International Symposium and Exhibition will showcase research from across the spectrum of science and engineering devoted to discoveries on the edge-in a vacuum, at interfaces, in plasmas, and in other controlled environments used to develop new materials and technologies.
Governments and industries in nations around the world are investing billions of dollars, euros, yen, yuan and rubles to position themselves as leaders in the emerging enterprise called nanotechnology.
Two researchers at the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science aim to lay the scientific groundwork that will solve the problem of ever hotter computer chips using nanoelectronics, considered the essential science for powering the next generation of computers.
Local lawyers and others working with business and technology can hear what nationally prominent scholar Gary Marchant thinks about the nano regulation issue when he talks from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the University of Dayton School of Law's Keller Hall.
Speaking at the 10th anniversary conference of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Berne, Switzerland, its director Professor Ron Appel described his institute as a 'Swiss success story'. He said that he was proud that as pioneers at the heart of science one of the SIB's 25 working groups was today able to announce the completion of the annotation of human proteins.
The 2008 Cleveland NanoMedicine Summit is the anchor event for NanoWeek in Cleveland, now in its fifth year. It is being co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and NorTech's Nano Network.
At 39.7% efficiency for a multi-junction solar cell, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg have exceeded their own European record of 37.6% which they achieved just a short time ago.
Researchers have found that reactions occurring when nanotubes are shaken in particular solvents - a routine procedure - produce chemicals that draw electrons from the nanotubes, effectively doping them.