A team of researchers in Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has produced new antimicrobial coatings with potential to prevent diseases from spreading on contaminated surfaces - possibly solving a growing problem not only in hospitals but also in schools, offices, airplanes and elsewhere.
SEMATECH's thought leaders and technical experts will be on hand during SEMICON West, July 15-17, 2008, to discuss technical and manufacturing solutions that will enable continued progress in device scaling.
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.