Becoming operational last fall, the first experimental results from the LCLS are starting to appear at scientific meetings. In San Jose, Li Fang of Western Michigan University will report on how the powerful LCLS X-rays can be used to strip electrons away from a nitrogen molecule.
Mansoor Sheik-Bahae of the University of New Mexico and colleagues are developing a technique to cool semiconductors loads that would use a vibration-free solid-state technology: laser cooling, which has traditionally been used to lower the temperature of dilute gases but can also cool transparent solids doped with rare-earth ions by kicking out energetic photons.
One of the biggest obstacles in microscopy and in micro-fabrication is the so-called diffraction limit. Now scientists at the University of Maryland have pushed this limit, achieving pattern features with a size as small as one-twentieth of the wavelength.
The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has been awarded $5.5 million from the U.S. Defense Department's central research and development agency to advance MEMS technology for use in defense systems.
Expanding on work published two years ago, MIT's Daniel Nocera and his associates have found yet another formulation, based on inexpensive and widely available materials, that can efficiently catalyze the splitting of water molecules using electricity.
C-Crete, started by MIT doctoral student in Civil and Environmental Engineering Rouzbeh Shasavari and MIT Sloan School of Management MBA candidate Natanel Barookhian, is based on discoveries made last year at MIT about the molecular structure of cement.
A group of researchers of the University of Cadiz has designed a new mapping system for the study of photovoltaic surfaces. The system can detect, at the micrometric level, all the defects existing in a solar panel.
How do spiders form long, highly stable and elastic fibers from the spider silk proteins stored in the silk gland within split seconds? Scientists from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and the University of Bayreuth have now succeeded in unraveling the secret.
This conference is unique in presenting in the same forum overviews of the nanotechnology policies and programs in Europe, Japan, US and other major regions and in addressing through invited technical talks from senior researchers major fields in nanotechnologies and their use in microelectronics.