Imec today announced that it has broadened its research program with SUSS MicroTec to develop an in-fab approach to EUV (Extreme Ultra-Violet) mask integrity. The extended collaboration builds on the success of the mask cleaning processes of record collaboration between HamaTech APE GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SUSS MicroTec, and imec, which started in 2009.
Seventeen partners from eight European countries work on ORION (Ordered inorganic-organic hybrids using ionic liquids for Emerging applications), funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU. Coordinated by CIDETEC (Centre for Electrochemical Technologies) in the Basque Country, the project aims to explore possible combinations of organic and inorganic materials designed to provide better photovoltaic solar panels and batteries that store energy more efficiently.
Scientists working within the European Commission Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (JRC-IHCP) developed a procedure for the efficient separation, size determination, chemical characterization and quantification of the relative number of particles of different size starting from complex gold nanoparticle mixtures.
University of Toronto researchers have derived inspiration from the photosynthetic apparatus in plants to engineer a new generation of nanomaterials that control and direct the energy absorbed from light.
Researchers at Columbia Engineering School have built optical nanostructures that enable them to engineer the index of refraction and fully control light dispersion. They have shown that it is possible for light (electromagnetic waves) to propagate from point A to point B without accumulating any phase, spreading through the artificial medium as if the medium is completely missing in space. This is the first time simultaneous phase and zero-index observations have been made on the chip-scale and at the infrared wavelength.
The Pittsburgh Conference announced its annual Call for Topics for Conferee Networking Sessions for Pittcon 2012, which will be held March 11-15, 2012, in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin has established a new treatment at the Clinic for Radiooncology, Campus Virchow, which offers selected patients a nanomedicine approach for the treatment of recurrent brain tumors.