An interdisciplinary team of researchers report that they have developed a microfluidic device that overcomes the limitations of previous models of this key system and have used it to study brain inflammation, dubbed the 'silent killer' because it doesn't cause pain but contributes to neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
Engineers have developed a nanomaterial that could lead to optical chips and circuits. The researchers believe they are the first to rewrite a waveguide, which is a crucial photonic component and a building block for integrated circuits, using an all-optical technique.
The technique uses a Digital Light Processing (DLP) projector, similar to those used in projection TVs, to generate lithographic patterns. By overlapping low-resolution frames of the DLP projector a much higher-resolution frame can be produced.
This work shows a path toward the development of electronics devices that are substantially more versatile and multifunctional than traditional semiconductors using various materials that could easily transition between a variety of electronic, magnetic, and spin states to achieve a wide range of functionalities in a single device.
Major scientific breakthrough research has discovered new materials offering an alternative to battery power and proven to be between 1,000-10,000 times more powerful than the existing battery alternative - a supercapacitor.
Die EU Kommission foerdert seit kurzem das Marie-Curie Trainings-Netzwerk ELENA (Low energy ELEctron driven chemistry for the advantage of emerging NAnofabrication methods), an dem 13 Unis, 4 Forschungsinstitute und 5 Unternehmen aus 13 EU Laendern beteiligt sind.