Graphen, ein zweidimensionaler Kristall, leitet Elektrizität und damit Wärme erstaunlich gut und gilt deshalb als vielversprechendes Material für immer kleiner werdende Elektronikkomponenten und für die Optoelektronik, die Information mit einer Kombination der herkömmlichen Elektronik und Licht verarbeitet.
Nenad Ban from the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics has become the first person to win the Max Rössler Prize. The ETH Zurich professor won the award and 200,000 Swiss francs in prize money for his outstanding teaching and research in the field of molecular structural biology.
A revolutionary new protein stabilisation technique has been developed by scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) which could lead to 30 per cent more proteins being available as potential targets for drug development - opening up exciting possibilities in drug discovery
While developing new types of micropumps without movable parts, scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT came across an unexpected phenomenon: stable turbulence structures formed in the microscale pump channels. The nano- and microparticles actually intended to verify the pump effect accumulated in large quantities in the channels.
Product piracy causes billions worth of damage worldwide. A combination of visible and invisible copy protection is really effective against this. Explosive embossing is an economical procedure and can be used for mass-produced goods.
Two projects from Nanyang Technological University receive up to S$4 million in research fund from the Environment and Water Industry Development Council under its second Challenge Call for Request-for-Proposals in the area of rapid microbial detection.
An international judging committee selected Alexandra Teleki, who obtained her doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, for her PhD research on the production and application of coated nanoparticles.
The state of Maryland announced 12 winning research projects that will receive part of $3 million in nanobiotechnology research funding from the 2009 Maryland Nanobiotechnology Research and Industry Competition Grants.
Water forms droplets because attractive interactions between molecules produce surface tension. If macroscopic objects - say, grains of sand - replace the molecules, the relative strength of this attraction would dramatically drop. What vestiges of liquid behavior remain in such ultra-low surface tension limit?
To stretch a supply of salt generally means using it sparingly. But researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Pittsburgh were startled when they found they had made the solid actually physically stretch.
Yimei Zhu, a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy?s Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been elected the inaugural Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA), an affiliate of the American Institute of Physics and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Mirkin, the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University (NU), will accept the prize and present his accomplishments to the public at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the Lemelson-MIT Program?s third-annual EurekaFest, a multi-day celebration of the inventive spirit, June 25-27.
French physicist Dr Christian Colliex from Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris Sud at Orsay, is the 2009 recipient of the Holweck Medal and Prize for his pioneering use of the electron microscope to further our understanding of the electronic structure of nanomaterials.