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Triboelectric nanogenerator harvests wind energy

Researchers report a triboelectric nanogenerator that plays dual roles as a sustainable power source by harvesting wind energy and as a self-powered wind vector sensor system for wind speed and direction detection.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2013

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Smaller than small: Why we measure the space between atoms

Scientists measure the infinitesimally small shifts in the positions of atoms to electrical forces. Measuring small is challenging, but rewarding. By measuring things this small, we unlock hidden secrets that will advance a host of different electronic devices.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2013

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Nanotechnology in plant disease management

Researchers reports a DNA-directed, facile, and one-step approach to synthesize nanocomposites that display high antibacterial activity toward a model plant pathogenic bacterium.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2013

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Alexander Balandin wins medal for graphene research

A University of California, Riverside electrical engineering professor will receive the 2013 MRS Medal for his work on thermal properties of graphene, a single atomic plane of carbon atoms, and development of a new materials characterization technique.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2013

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Team wins second $10 million award for research in molecular programming

During the past century, programmable technologies evolved from spinning gears and vacuum tubes to transistors and microchips. Now, a group of Caltech researchers and their colleagues at the University of Washington, Harvard University, and UC San Francisco are exploring how biologically important molecules - like DNA, RNA, and proteins - could be the next generation of programmable devices.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2013

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Nanotechnology research organizations report new process that paves the way toward increased mobility of beyond 10nm MOS devices

KULeuven, imec and AIST have developed a solid phase epitaxy process to integrate GermaniumTin (GeSn) metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) devices on silicon. For the first time, operation of depletion-mode junctionless GeSn pMOSFET on silicon was demonstrated, an important step toward achieving tensile strain in MOSFET devices, and increasing their mobility.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2013

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Luminescence: An instrumental key to the future of nanotechnology

This book encompasses the nanoscale semiconductor field by amalgamating a broad multidisciplinary arena including applications for energy conservation, materials performance enhancement, electronic circuitry, video displays, lighting, photovoltaics, quantum computing, memory, chemo- and biosensors, pharmaceuticals and medical diagnostics inter alia.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2013

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