Four new projects, announced today, will develop biological methods that offer a new approach to antibiotic production, power generation for extremely small mechanical components, new classes of medicines and innovative techniques to study cell biology.
Carl Zeiss invites all users of ZEISS electron and ion microscopes to enter the first Carl Zeiss Nano Image Contest - Think you've created a Nano-masterpiece? The four winners will receive a cinemizer Plus 3D video viewer from Carl Zeiss.
To develop a material with high resistance to wear: that was the objective of a research team. For tools and components specifically subjected to load, their solution delivers an extended product lifespan with better performance characteristics.
Silicon carbide is an up-and-coming semiconductor material. In a thesis project, the qualities of the crystals and the epitaxial layers underwent precise analysis. Another project combines the advantages of crystalline thin-film solar cells with a back contact structure.
To lower the fuel consumption of airplanes and ships, it is necessary to reduce their flow resistance, or drag. An innovative paint system makes this possible. This not only lowers costs, it also reduces CO2 emissions.
At the scale of the very small, physics can get peculiar. A University of Michigan biomedical engineering professor has discovered a new instance of such a nanoscale phenomenon - one that could lead to faster, less expensive portable diagnostic devices and push back frontiers in building micro-mechanical and lab-on-a-chip devices.
Ten-qubit hyper-entangled Schroedinger cat state was successfully generated recently by a research group from the Quantum Physics and Quantum Information (QPQI) Division of the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale at the University of Science and Technology of China.
A team of engineers has created the world's smallest pump. The minute device, similar in size to a human red blood cell, is powered by an electrode made from something that doesn't usually conduct electricity - glass.
New images of iron-based superconductors are providing telltale clues to the origin of superconductivity in a class of ceramic materials known as pnictides. The images reveal that electrons responsible for the superconducting currents in some pnictides tend to flow primarily along the boundaries between the crystal grains that make up the superconductors.
Find out more about current developments, network with other researchers and share research interests in a free online workshop on 'Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications' organized by the ICPC Nanonet project on Friday May 28th.
Researchers at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan have developed a tungsten oxide photocatalyst that provides a significantly higher quantum yield under visible light than conventional photocatalysts.