It may soon be possible manufacture the miniscule structures that make up transistors and silicon chips rapidly and inexpensively. EPFL scientists are currently investigating the use of dynamic stencil lithography, a recent but not yet perfected method, for creating nanostructures.
Researchers of the Chemical Engineering department and the Kavli institute of the TU DElft have demonstrated that electrons can move freely in layers of linked semiconductor nanoparticles under the influence of light. This new knowledge will be very useful for the development of cheap and efficient quantum dot solar cells.
Researchers have developed a new flexible memory fabric woven together from interlocking strands of copper and copper-oxide wires. At each juncture, or stitch along the fabric, a nanoscale dab of platinum is placed between the fibers.
A research group from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany reports in Langmuir how Surface Enhanced Ellipsometric Contrast (SEEC) microscopy can be used to provide a plausible scenario as to the behavior of labelled lipids at a surface.
To illustrate is to enlighten. The National Science Foundation and the journal Science created the International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge to celebrate that grand tradition - and to encourage its continued growth.
Die NanoKommission wurde 2006 im Rahmen des Nano Aktionsplans der deutschen Bundesregierung als zentrale, nationale Dialogplattform geschaffen. Die NanoKommission arbeitete in zwei Dialogphasen (2006-2008 und 2009-2011) und schloss diese jeweils mit einem Abschlussbericht und Empfehlungen an die Bundesregierung ab.
Leading lithographers from North America, Asia and Europe will gather to discuss potential solutions to critical technical issues on bringing extreme ultraviolet lithography into high-volume manufacturing.
AEROCOINs, an FP7 project coordinated by Tecnalia Research and Innovation, proposes to create a new superinsulating material by overcoming the two major obstacles which have prevented a wide-spread use of silica-based aerogel super-insulation components in buildings and construction.
Chinese researchers published more than 1.2 million papers from 2006 to 2010 - second only to the United States. But these impressive numbers mask an uncomfortable fact: most of these papers are of low quality or have little impact. Citation per article (CPA) measures the quality and impact of papers. China's CPA is 1.47, the lowest figure among the top 20 publishing countries.