Theoretical physicists have developed a mathematical model for a type of microscopic test lab that could provide new and deeper insight into the world of quantum particles. The new test system will enable the simultaneous study of one hundred light quanta (photons) and their complex quantum mechanical relationships ('quantum entanglement') - a far greater number than was previously possible.
By tuning gold nanoparticles to just the right size, researchers from Brown University have developed a catalyst that selectively converts carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO), an active carbon molecule that can be used to make alternative fuels and commodity chemicals.
Princeton University researchers found that the 'landscape' of quantum control - a representation of quantum mechanics that allows the dynamics of atoms and molecules to be manipulated - can be unexpectedly simple, which could allow for ready control of quantum operating devices at the nanoscale.
Sharp observation by doctoral student Mengmeng Cui in Thomas Russell's polymer science and engineering laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently led her to discover how to kinetically trap and control one liquid within another, locking and separating them in a stable system over long periods, with the ability to tailor and manipulate the shapes and flow characteristics of each.
UCLA chemists for the first time have employed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - a technique normally reserved for medical clinicians peering inside the human body - to better measure the temperature of gases inside a catalytic reactor.
Recently, to help better understand the potential impact nanotechnology could have on a drug's quality, safety, or effectiveness, the Nanotechnology Risk Assessment Working Group of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research finalized a series of risk assessment and risk management exercises to identify potential risks associated with a drug product that contains nanomaterials.
The first edition of TNT Japan (Trends in Nanotechnology International Conference) will be held from the 29th to the 31st of January 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, and is being launched following the overwhelming success of earlier TNT Conferences across Europe.
The University of Central Florida's Institute for Simulation and Training, in collaboration with the UCF NanoScience Technology Center, recently hosted a workshop to explore data collection, analysis and modeling of nanoparticle and cell interactions for cancer research.