The process to turn propane into industrially necessary propylene has been expensive and environmentally unfriendly. That was until scientists at U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory devised a greener way to take this important step in chemical catalysis.
Scientists in Japan and Korea have developed a quantum theory that explains how temperature and quantum fluctuations - a direct consequence of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle - affect the properties of materials called multiferroics.
An international team of physicists from the United States and China this week offered a new theory to both explain and predict the complex quantum behavior of a new class of high-temperature superconductors.
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced the recipients of its 2009 University Researcher Awards, Dr. Anantha Chandrakasan of MIT and Dr. Kang Wang of UCLA. The awards were presented at the annual SIA Washington conference on March 12.
Um den Transfer der wissenschaftlichen Nanotechnologieforschung in die industrielle Anwendung zu erleichtern, haben die IHKs der Metropolregion Stuttgart gemeinsam mit dem Fraunhofer IAO das Anwendungscluster Nanotechnologie initiiert.
An international research team, involving Professor Rajeev Ahuja at Uppsala University and researchers in the USA, set out to understand the mechanism behind the catalytic effects of carbon nanomaterials.
From June 17-18, 2009 in Saarbruecken, Germany, prominent experts will be discussing ethical nanotechnology issues at the SIZE MATTERS 2009 conference from the perspective of the natural sciences, medicine, philosophy, theology and law.
Researchers at the University of Miami and at the Universities of Tokyo and Tohoku, Japan, have been able to prove the existence of a 'spin battery', a battery that is 'charged' by applying a large magnetic field to nano-magnets in a device called a magnetic tunnel junction.
Exploring the new measurement and materials' characterization techniques needed to apply nanotechnology effectively to global energy challenges is the aim of an international workshop on April 26-28, 2009, at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University of Albany in New York.