The smallest wires ever developed in silicon - just one atom tall and four atoms wide - have been shown by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales, Melbourne University and Purdue University to have the same current-carrying capability as copper wires.
In an effort to make data storage more cost-effective, a group of researchers from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany have created a DNA-based memory device that is "write-once-read-many-times" (WORM), and that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to make it possible to encode information.
Engineers at the University of Houston have used quantum mechanical calculations to show that, merely by creating holes of a certain configuration in a sheet of graphene, they can coax graphene into behaving like a piezoelectric material.
In a just released report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General finds that EPA does not currently have sufficient information or processes to effectively manage the human health and environmental risks of nanomaterials.
A quick, inexpensive and highly sensitive test that identifies early-stage disease markers or other molecules in low-concentrations, could be the result of a new nanomechanical biosensor developed at Cornell.
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In a new review paper, Hiroshi Fudouzi at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan describes the challenges facing materials scientists for the realization of photonic crystals based on design of bioinspired structural color.
The Nano Electronic Materials Unit, MANA, NIMS selectively grew polymer nanowires using only irradiation with a pulsed laser, in a region limited to the area of irradiation. They also succeeded in imparting diverse functionalities to the nanowires by doping with various species of nanomaterials.
Organic semiconductors could usher in an era of foldable smartphones, better high-definition television screens and clothing made of materials that can harvest energy from the sun needed to charge your iPad, but there is one serious drawback: organic semiconductors do not conduct electricity very well. Researchers at Stanford have changed that equation by improving the ability of the electrons to move through organic semiconductors.