Hundreds of students from across New York State got a firsthand glimpse of the exciting world of nanotechnology on Wednesday, March 7 when they visited the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering for NanoCareer Day.
An international team of scientists with roots at SLAC and Stanford has shown that ultra-thin sheets of an exotic material remain transparent and highly conductive even after being deeply flexed 1,000 times and folded and creased like a piece of paper.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed the first functional oxide thin films that can be used efficiently in electronics, opening the door to an array of new high-power devices and smart sensors.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have done a mash-up of two very different experimental techniques - neutron scattering and electrochemical measurements - to enable them to observe structural changes in nanoparticles as they undergo an important type of chemical reaction.
Organic solar cells may be a step closer to market because of measurements taken at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), where a team of scientists has developed a better fundamental understanding of how to optimize the cells' performance.
The world-class facility features a 14,000 square foot Class-10 cleanroom and is equipped with a fully-integrated line of 300 millimetre manufacturing systems to support the research and development of 3D chip packaging, a critical growth area for the semiconductor industry.
Broadly speaking, the two major areas of research at MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL) are electronics - transistors in particular - and microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS - tiny mechanical devices with moving parts. Both strains of research could have significant implications for manufacturing in the United States, but at least for the moment, the market for transistor innovation is far larger.