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New fingerprint technology uses piezoelectric nanowire matrices

CEA-Leti today announced the launch of PIEZOMAT, a research project funded by the European Commission to design and implement a new technology of fingerprint sensor that enables ultra-high resolution reconstruction of the smallest features of human fingerprints.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2014

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Helical electron and nuclear spin order in quantum wires

Physicists at the University of Basel have observed a spontaneous magnetic order of electron and nuclear spins in a quantum wire at temperatures of 0.1 kelvin. In the past, this was possible only at much lower temperatures, typically in the microkelvin range.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2014

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UK invests GBP 2.5m into acceleration of commercial graphene applications

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Technology Strategy Board are investing up to £2.5 million in feasibility studies to accelerate commercial applications in the novel material, graphene. It will include related carbon-based, two-dimensional nanotechnologies that have recently emerged from the science base.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2014

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Selective surface chemistry on nanoparticles

Researchers have studied the surface chemistry of ruthenium nanoparticles (Ru NPs) by using GC, IR, solid-state, and gas-phase NMR spectroscopy. They have also characterized the nanoparticles by wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis.

Posted: Feb 10th, 2014

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