Silicon is the workhorse among semiconductors in electronics. But in opto-electronics, where light signals are processed along with electronic signals, a semiconductor that is capable of emitting light is needed, which silicon can't do very well. Here gallium-arsenide (GaAs) is the workhorse, especially in the creation of light emitting diodes (LED) and LED lasers.
The City School District of Albany and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany will build on the success of their pioneering 'NanoHigh' program by partnering to present the first-ever Capital Region NanoEducation Summit on Wednesday, April 23 at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex.
A new method that uses nanotechnology to rapidly measure minute amounts of insulin is a major step toward developing the ability to assess the health of the body's insulin-producing cells in real time.
For almost half a century, scientists have struggled with plutonium contamination spreading further in groundwater than expected, increasing the risk of sickness in humans and animals. It was known nanometer-sized clusters of plutonium oxide were the culprit, but until now no one had been able to study its structure or find a way to separate it from the groundwater.
The World Science Festival will get underway in New York City on May 28 with an announcement naming the laureates of the three inaugural $1 million Kavli Prizes, honoring researchers in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.
It has become a cliche to point out that the Russian government is busy reviving various ideological and symbolic trappings of the Soviet Union. One of the most amusing ideological constructs in the writings of 'patriotic' pro-Kremlin commentators, as well as in the minds of ordinary Russians, is the growing belief that the U.S. economy is somehow a spent force.
The landmark agreement will create the first-ever partnership between the federal government and University of Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and will bring federal research expertise and resources to the nanoscale campus.
Monash has signed an agreement with the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) which will see a $45 million purpose-built facility known as the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) developed next to the Clayton campus.
SEMATECH researchers are presenting trend-setting research results in extending CMOS logic and memory technologies at the International Symposium on VLSI Technology, System and Applications (VLSI-TSA) this week.