A Northwestern University professor and his students have found a new way of turning graphite oxide - a low-cost insulator made by oxidizing graphite powder - into graphene, a hotly studied material that conducts electricity.
Finding the best way to pack the greatest quantity of a specifically shaped object into a confined space may sound simple, yet it consistently has led to deep mathematical concepts and practical applications, such as improved computer security codes.
The ProMiNaS Workshop on The Convergence of Conventional Microelectronics and Nanotechnology will be held in Grenoble, France, from Sept. 15 to 17, 2009, on the site of the Micro and Nanotechnologies Innovation Campus MINATEC.
Five engineering students traveled to Arizona State University from across the country this summer for the opportunity to delve into advanced nanotechnology research with guidance from faculty of ASU's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
An experimental atomic clock based on ytterbium atoms is about four times more accurate than it was several years ago, giving it a precision comparable to that of the NIST-F1 cesium fountain clock, the nation's civilian time standard.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new calibration technique that will improve the reliability and stability of one of NIST's most versatile technologies, the microhotplate.
As a result of a major inter-laboratory study, the standards body ASTM International has been able to update its guidelines for a commonly used technique for measuring the size of nanoparticles in solutions.
Researchers in the United States and Spain have discovered that a tool widely used in nanoscale imaging works differently in watery environments, a step toward better using the instrument to study biological molecules and structures.
Growing - and precisely aligning - microscopic, spear-shaped zinc oxide crystals on a surface of single-crystal silicon, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology may have developed a method to make more efficient solar cells.
JEOL, a leading supplier of high resolution, high performance Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) and atomic resolution Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM), has developed two new publications that explain theory and operation of the SEM for routine imaging and elemental analysis.