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.
Ein internationales Forscherteam aus Deutschland und den Niederlanden hat neue magnetische Materialien fuer Datenspeicher entwickelt. Erstmals ermoeglichen sie das Schalten von so genannten Spinstroemen bei Raumtemperatur in einem senkrechten magnetischen Feld, was die Speicherdichte deutlich erhoeht.
University of California, San Diego electrical engineers are building a forest of tiny nanowire trees in order to cleanly capture solar energy without using fossil fuels and harvest it for hydrogen fuel generation.
Using a natural milk protein called casein, Technion researchers have created nanocapsules so tiny that they solve the longstanding problem of how to add nutrients to clear beverages without clouding or effects on taste or appearance.
A growing number of scientists recognises how graphene, an allotrope of carbon, is the next silicon. But they also know graphene is too conductive to be used in computer chips. Now a research team from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom may have found a way to address this problem.
NanoSight, leading manufacturers of unique nanoparticle characterization technology, responds to the EU Commission recommended definition of Nanomaterials with a webinar to provide expert insight into the consequences for chemical industries. This will be held on Wednesday 21st March.
If a practical quantum computer is ever to be realized, conventional electronic devices will have to interface with the delicate quantum systems such as atoms or ions in traps or wisps of magnetism near superconducting sensors. A new paper proposes one way to achieve this kind of quantum interface. It shows how an electrical circuit can be used to enable the transfer of quantum information encoded in a single ion to other quantum systems, such as another isolated ion.
Smithycroft Secondary School in Glasgow, UK, is excited to announce that they will be hosting a Nanotechnology evening which will involve scientists and industry experts debating about the advantages and disadvantages of nanotechnology.
The Euro debt crisis has left the microtechnology, nanotechnology and advanced materials industries largely unfazed so far. Although business has not grown as much as the companies had expected in the beginning of 2011, still more than half of them have been able to increase orders, production and sales during the past year.