Reduced to the max: the emission-free, noiseless 4-wheel drive car, jointly developed by Empa researchers and their Dutch colleagues, represents lightweight construction at its most extreme. The nano car consists of just a single molecule and travels on four electrically-driven wheels in an almost straight line over a copper surface.
Researchers report that low electrical loss at frequencies of up to 220 GHz are possible in screen printed carbon nanotube - polymer composites. Producing such low electrical loss materials potentially opens up new types of high frequency large area electronic devices.
Research by Los Alamos scientists documents significant progress in understanding the phenomenon of quantum-dot blinking. Their findings should enhance the ability of biologists to track single particles, enable technologists to create novel light-emitting diodes and single-photon sources, and boost efforts of energy researchers to develop new types of highly efficient solar cells.
Am 3. November 2011 wurde in Saarbruecken der Deutsche Verband Nanotechnologie e.V. (DV Nano) gegruendet. Damit hoben die Gruendungsmitglieder des Vereins den ersten ueberregionalen Fachverband fuer Menschen aus der Taufe, die in den Nanotechnologien und -wissenschaften arbeiten.
A new type of active metamaterial that incorporates semiconductor devices into conventional metamaterial structures is demonstrating an ability to have power gain while retaining its negative refraction property, a first in the world of metamaterials research.
Der nano.DE-Report 2011 beschreibt die Entwicklung von Beschaeftigten- und Umsatzzahlen, informiert ueber die Wettbewerbsposition Deutschlands im internationalen Vergleich und analysiert die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen fuer die Nanotechnologie.
Amorphous silicon is one of the key materials in the manufacturing of next-generation solar panels and flat-screen televisions. A recent study has revealed that the energy of amorphous silicon - the state in which it exhibits the greatest stability - is 50% lower than the value commonly accepted until now.
NASA engineers have produced a material that absorbs on average more than 99 percent of the ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and far-infrared light that hits it -- a development that promises to open new frontiers in space technology.