Scientists at AIST in Japan have produced high-purity carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with a random network structure by applying the super growth technique. This CNT structure exhibits rubber-like viscoelasticity in a temperature range of -196 to 1000 C.
A new architecture for quantum computation has emerged, according to a study published in Nature. Partial support for this study came from the EU-funded projects MICROTRAP (' Development of a pan-European Microtrap Technology capability for Trapped Ion Quantum Information Science') and SCALA ('Scalable quantum computing with light and atoms').
Researchers at National Nanotechnology Center, NANOTEC in Thailand, are doing research on the effects of the degree of quaternization, molecular weight and ratio of N-methylpyridinium and N,N,N-trimethyl ammonium moieties on bactericidal activity by introducing quaternization of N-(3-pyridylmethyl) chitosan derivatives.
Duenne Schichten, die sich selbst zu winzigen Mikro- und Nanoroehren zusammenrollen, sausen mit eigenem Antrieb und von Magneten gesteuert durch Fluessigkeiten. Mit diesem Ergebnis stellen Wissenschaftler des Leibniz-Instituts fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden (IFW) einen Weltrekord auf, der jetzt auch von "Guinness World Records" bestaetigt wurde: der kleinste von Menschenhand hergestellte Duesenantrieb der Welt.
The leader of the CIC nanoGUNE nanodevices team received the prestigious award for scientific research, a Starting Grant of 1.3 million euros for the SPINTROS project. The European Research Council (ERC) concedes these grants to innovative and "risky" ideas at the frontier of knowledge and which, in the long term, can give rise to revolutionary developments and applications.
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Two types of raw materials are currently used for biorefining and biofuel production: carbohydrates and lipids. Biofuels like ethanol are derived from carbohydrate raw materials such as sugars and lignocellulose, while biodiesels are derived from another raw material, lipid-rich vegetable oil.
Graphene Oxide has had a scrum of researchers fall upon it as it retains much of the properties of the highly valued super material pure Graphene, but it is much easier, and cheaper, to make in bulk quantities; easier to process; and its significant oxygen content appears to make it soluble in water. However new research has found that that last assumption is incorrect and unfortunately Graphene oxide's solubility literally comes out in the wash.
Matthew Tirrell, a pioneering researcher in the fields of biomolecular engineering and nanotechnology, has been appointed founding Pritzker Director of the University of Chicago's new Institute for Molecular Engineering, effective July 1. The institute, created in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, will explore innovative technologies that address fundamental societal problems through modern advances in nanoscale manipulation and the ability to design at a molecular scale.
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a new way to produce nanoparticles that can deliver drugs for cancer and other diseases. The new production system offers greater control over the size and composition of the particles, allowing large quantities of homogenous particles to be rapidly produced.