Nanowires grown at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have a mechanical 'quality factor' at least 10 times higher than reported values for other nanoscale devices such as carbon nanotubes, and comparable to that of commercial quartz crystals.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Council on Environmental Quality have issued a memo to the heads of executive departments and federal agencies titled 'Principles for Nanotechnology Environmental, Health, and Safety Oversight.'
To ensure that South Africa remains competitive with the international research community in this fast-developing field, the country's nanoscience and nanotechnology effort is being coordinated at national level by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) through its National Nanotechnology Strategy.
A major feature story in this week's The Economist magazine highlights the enormous promise of nanotechnology but also underscores the lack of research being done to determine how safe nanoscale materials are.
The ability to produce devices with such performance with an organic semiconductor represents another milestone toward practical applications for large area, low-cost electronic circuits on flexible organic substrates.
A Two-Day national conference on 'Emerging Trends in Biotechnology Engineering' was concluded today at the Department of Biotechnology, Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology (SUSCET).