A five-year project led by the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a novel approach to space electronics that could change how space vehicles and instruments are designed. The new capabilities are based on silicon-germanium technology, which can produce electronics that are highly resistant to both wide temperature variations and space radiation.
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have been awarded massive allocations on the nation's most powerful supercomputer to advance innovative research in improving the combustion of hydrogen fuels and increasing the efficiency of nanoscale solar cells.
Sued-Chemie AG and Technische Universitaet Muenchen have formed a strategic alliance for catalysis research, 'Munich Catalysis'. In addition to basic research in the field of catalysis, a major aspect of this cooperation will be the development of innovative catalysts as a key technology to help meet the rising global demand for energy and base chemicals on a long-term basis.
European consortium comprising National Physical Laboratory (NPL), ST Microelectronics, the University of Edinburgh, and TU Delft has been involved in the development and application of the Megaframe Imager - an ultrafast camera capable of recording images at the incredible rate of one million frames.
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is one of the best tools for gaining insight into the structure and dynamics of molecules because nuclei in atoms within molecules will behave differently in a variety of chemical environments.
Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new technique for probing the temperature rise in the vicinity of RF-actuated nanoparticles using fluorescent quantum dots as temperature sensors.
Die Arbeit der Forscherteams um den Chemiker Prof. Marcel Mayor (KIT und UB) und den Physikern Dr. Ralph Krupke (KIT) und Prof. Hilbert v. Loehneysen (KIT) stellt einen wichtigen Beitrag dar fuer die Entwicklung neuer optoelektronischer Bauelemente auf Basis einzelner Molekuele.
Thanks to collaborative work between scientists in Donostia-San Sebastian and the University of Kiel (Germany) it has been shown that it is possible to determine and control the number of atoms in contact between a molecule and a metal electrode of copper, at the same time as the electric current passing through the union being recorded.
The generation of electricity and heat with no pollution and with considerably less emission of the greenhouse gas CO2 sounds too good to be true. However, it is possible with the so-called SOFC fuel cells, which Risoe has been conducting research into for over 20 years. The technology is now on its way to reach Danish and international companies including consumers.
Certain structural defects in materials are what make innovative nanocrystalline bulk metals very hard and yet readily malleable. As these defects are found at the atomic level of the metal structure they are difficult to investigate in experiments. However, Austrian scientists have recently taken a significant step towards understanding such atomic defects.
The five journals will be in the areas of water technology, oil and gas technology, petrochemicals technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology. They will be published early next year in print and online.
To culminate the 20th anniversary of its presence in France, the Georgia Institute of Technology is expanding its campus in the northeast region of the country with a new resource center for industry and academic research laboratories.