Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to attach molecules to just a few specific nanotubes within an array of thousands of nanotubes. This new method could speed the development of nanosensor arrays capable of detecting multiple cancer markers in human tissue or blood samples.
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Toyama University in Japan have jointly developed a nano-mechanical fabrication system working in a scanning electron microscope (SEM), and thereby succeeded in real-time imaging of the nano-scale cutting process for a single crystal of silicon.
A team led by physicists at the University of California, San Diego has shown the feasibility of a fast, inexpensive technique to sequence DNA as it passes through tiny pores. The advance brings personalized, genome-based medicine closer to reality.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have demonstrated a way to sustain high supercurrents in wires in the presence of a large applied magnetic field ? a step which could greatly expand practical applications of superconductors.
AIST in Japan has succeeded in the development of a nano-fabrication technique utilizing a thermal lithography method resulting from the combination of visible-light lithography using a semi-conductor laser with a thermally nonlinear material.