A new ASTM International standard will facilitate the meaningful submission and exchange of nanomaterial descriptions and characterization data, along with other files, among individual nanotechnology researchers.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed the first method for directly measuring the extent to which drugs reach their targets in the cell. The method could make a significant contribution to the development of new, improved drug substances.
Unique nanostructures on guillemot eggshells eggs enable them to survive precarious habitats, on exposed cliffs with no nest. A new study shows how these structures act as self-cleaning guardians of the eggs, preventing them from falling and protecting them from salt and guano exposure.
Samuel Lara-Avila has been awarded the Arne Sjögren prize for most innovative PhD thesis in the area of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Chalmers in 2012, for his thesis 'Magnetotransport characterization of epitaxial graphene on SiC'.
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network, one of the UK's primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, announced the availability of its free 2013 version of the UK Nanotechnology Health, Safety and Environment Directory.
Using a spin-polarized metastable helium beam, a research group of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) succeeded in detecting the electronic spin state of only the graphene contacted to a magnetic metal in devices.
A process combining some comparatively cheap materials and the same antifreeze that keeps an automobile radiator from freezing in cold weather may be the key to making solar cells that cost less and avoid toxic compounds, while further expanding the use of solar energy.
Researchers achieved a new world record in the energy efficient integration in silicon. They optimized aperiodic grating couplers in the nanometer range with a new developed backside metal mirror. Through this new method a record coupling efficiency of 87 percent between optical fibers and photonic integrated waveguides on silicon wafers has been achieved.