Da die anhaltende Miniaturisierung elektronischer Bauelemente bald an ihre physikalischen Grenzen stößt, suchen Forscher nach neuen Herstellungsmethoden. Einen aussichtsreichen Ansatz liefert DNA-Origami, bei dem sich Einzelstränge des Biomoleküls selbstständig zu beliebig geformten Nanostrukturen zusammenfinden.
Japan's National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) have signed a 5-year collaborative agreement to co-publish the open access journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM). Their goal is to make STAM one of the world's leading publications in materials science.
Nearly 30 years after the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity, many questions remain, but an Oak Ridge National Laboratory team is providing insight that could lead to better superconductors.
A team of researchers at the University of Toronto has discovered a method of assembling "building blocks" of gold nanoparticles as the vehicle to deliver cancer medications or cancer-identifying markers directly into cancerous tumors.
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers from The MITRE Corporation and Harvard University have taken key steps toward ultra-small electronic computer systems that push beyond the imminent end of Moore's Law, which states that the device density and overall processing power for computers will double every two to three years.
Silk and diamonds aren't just for ties and jewelry anymore. They're ingredients for a new kind of tiny glowing particle that could provide doctors and researchers with a novel technique for biological imaging and drug delivery.
The sponges of the future will do more than clean house. Delivering drugs and trapping gases are all potential applications. That's what chemist Jason Benedict had in mind when he led the design of a new, porous material whose pores change shape in response to ultraviolet light.
A new type of electrical generator uses bacterial spores to harness the untapped power of evaporating water, according to research conducted at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. Its developers foresee electrical generators driven by changes in humidity from sun-warmed ponds and harbors.
For the first time ever, scientists have managed to move single atoms vertically inside a crystal. This is important for the further development of nanostructures. Simultaneously, the physicists found a method for measuring a transistor-like behaviour of single atoms.
New types of solotronic structures, including the world's first quantum dots containing single cobalt ions, have been created and studied at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw. The materials and elements used to form these structures allow us forecast new trends in solotronics - a field of experimental electronics and spintronics of the future, based on operations occurring on a single-atom level.
Scientists have been able to switch on and off robust ferromagnetism close to room temperature by using low electric fields. Their results are inspiring for future applications in low-power spintronics, for instance in fast, efficient and nonvolatile data storage technologies.
Mit Simulationsverfahren für die Entwicklung neuartiger Transistorstrukturen befasst sich ein Projekt der Arbeitsgruppe Nanoelektronik/Bauelementmodellierung an der Technischen Hochschule Mittelhessen.