Merck and the Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) have today announced their cooperation in the field of new hybrid materials for more energy-efficient processes. This new strategic cooperation centers on catalytic conversion, gas purification and new functional surfaces.
Researchers at the National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), Chulalongkorn University, and Stanford University have successfully synthesis titania nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes (CNT) using hydrothermal process to provide the highest photoconversion efficiency.
Chemists at Brown University have created a triple-headed metallic nanoparticle that reportedly performs better and lasts longer than any other nanoparticle catalyst studied in fuel-cell reactions. The key is the addition of gold: It yields a more uniform crystal structure while removing carbon monoxide from the reaction.
More than 50 "future nanoscientists" between the ages of 13 and 17 spent part of their weekend immersed in nanotechnology at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) as part of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.'s 15th Annual Nationwide Youth Symposium, held March 10 at the UAlbany NanoCollege.
The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to GBP2m in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across our core technology areas and to help ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are well equipped to respond to society's current and future challenges.
Berkeley Lab scientists helped build and operate the ALPHA antimatter trap at CERN, which has now probed the internal structure of the antihydrogen atom for the first time, taking the first step toward possible new insights into the difference between matter and antimatter.
In his regular IndustryWeek nanotechnology column, Nanofilm president and CEO Scott Rickert suggests "a bootcamp for nanotechnology and industry" about commercialization to capitalize on the current interest in advanced manufacturing.