Researchers have applied the laws of thermodynamics down to the molecular scale and discovered theoretically that the molecular structure of copolymers - such as DNA - may be arranged in order when they are synthetized out of the thermodynamic equilibrium while they stay disorganized when in equilibrium.
A balanced injection of positive and negative charge carriers into the organic layer is important to achieve high quantum efficiency, but the interface between the metallic coating and organic layer where the injection occurs is poorly understood.
Chemical and Environmental Engineering Professor Yushan Yan is part of a multidisciplinary team working to develop an 'electronic nose' - an ultra-sensitive sensor system that is designed to quickly detect trace quantities of explosives in high-traffic high-risk security areas, such as airports.
Led by Sri Sridhar, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Physics at Northeastern University, a team of researchers from the university?s Electronic Materials Research Institute has published research that has resulted in a new breakthrough in the field of nanophotonics, the study of light at the nanoscale level.
A new treatment strategy using molecular 'smart bombs' to target metastasis with anti-cancer drugs leads to good results using significantly lower doses of toxic chemotherapy, with less collateral damage to surrounding tissue, according to a collaborative team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego.
Designed to showcase both the growing importance of alternative energy technologies and New York's leadership in developing and supporting clean and renewable energy companies, the New Energy Symposium is presented by New Energy New York and CNSE's Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center.
A new way to help technologists develop efficient and inexpensive plastic electronic devices, such as plastic solar cells and a new type of transistor was showcased at the EMRS (European Material Research Society) Spring Meeting held in Strasbourg, France at the end of May.
Ziele der Untersuchungen waren, Unterschiede zwischen der Kanzerogenitaet von granulaeren Staeuben in der Rattenlunge nach intratrachealer Instillation zu erkennen, den optimalen Dosismassstab fuer ihre Wirkungsstaerke zu ermitteln und ihre moegliche Bedeutung fuer den Menschen zu interpretieren.
On June 1, 2008, a consortium of seven European and Latin American partners has launched ACTION-Grid, the first ever initiative funded by the European Commission to analyse and link three areas: Biomedical Informatics, Grid technologies and Nanoinformatics.
European researchers are the first to demonstrate functional components that exploit the magnetic properties of electrons to perform logic operations. Compatible with existing microtechnology, the new approach heralds the next era of faster, smaller and more efficient electronics.