The OECD and the United States National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) held an international symposium entitled Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology. The symposium report is now available for download.
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.
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.
Aufgrund einer Förderung vom Sächsischen Wissenschaftsministerium in Höhe von 168.000 Euro kann eine fachübergreifende Kooperation an der Universität Leipzig die Idee vertiefen, Gentherapeutika mittels Nanopartikeln gezielt in Zellen des Immunsystems einzuschleusen.
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.
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.
The world's first low cost Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) has been developed in Beijing by a group of PhD students from University College London, Tsinghua University and Peking University - using LEGO.
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.
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.
A new nanostructured material with applications that could include reducing condensation in airplane cabins and enabling certain medical tests without the need for high tech laboratories has been developed by researchers at the University of Sydney.