For their achievements in promoting German-Polish cooperation in science, Professor Dr. Alfred Forchel from Wuerzburg and Professor Dr. Jan Misiewicz from Wroclaw, both physicists, will receive the Copernicus Award of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP).
A new solar concentrator design from an electrical engineering Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Diego could lead to solar concentrators that are less expensive and require fewer photovoltaic cells than existing solar concentrators.
Hudson Valley Community College marked a milestone in the college's history with the official grand opening ceremony of its new $13.5 million facility, TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies), in Malta, NY.
Nanyang Business School (NBS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, has jointly launched a new advanced management programme for leaders in Science and Technology with the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego.
New research, led by Professor Mark Kendall, from the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, demonstrates that a vaccine delivered by a Nanopatch induces a similarly protective immune response as a vaccine delivered by needle and syringe, but uses 100 times less vaccine.
Can graphene - a newly discovered form of pure carbon that may one day replace the silicon in computers, televisions, mobile phones and other common electronic devices - be made to bend, twist and roll? Physicists at UC San Diego and Boston University think so.
Researchers at imec have developed an innovative strategy to tune plasmon resonances. They do so by breaking the symmetric geometry of the nanostructures, using a combination of bottom-up and top-down fabrication processes.
Recent modeling results obtained in imec for a GaAs and Si nanowire indicate that the nanowire pinch-off FET can outperform the nanowire MOSFET. These results combined with scalability and ease of processing make the junctionless transistor a true competitor for the nanowire MOSFET.
Researchers have developed nano-sized cantilevers whose gentle touch could help discern the workings of living cells and other soft materials in their natural, liquid environment. Used in combination with a revolutionary detection mechanism, this new imaging tool is sensitive enough to investigate soft materials without the limitations present in other cantilevers. By placing a nanowire cantilever in the focus of a laser beam and detecting the resulting light pattern, scientists at the Molecular Foundry believe atomic force microscopy can be used to non-destructively image the surface of a biological cell.
Through new collaborations totaling $6.2 million, the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and American industry will tackle some of the most critical challenges facing lithium ion battery production.
Researchers have made an important breakthrough in the use of continuous flow microreactors to produce thin film absorbers for solar cells - an innovative technology that could significantly reduce the cost of solar energy devices and reduce material waste.