Solar power may be on the rise, but solar cells are only as efficient as the amount of sunlight they collect. Under the direction of a new McCormick professor, researchers have developed a new material that absorbs a wide range of wavelengths and could lead to more efficient and less expensive solar technology.
Phaedon Avouris, manager of the Nanometer Scale Science and Technology division at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., will present new experimental results on the use of graphene in fast electronics and photonics at the AVS meeting in Nashville, Tenn., held Oct. 30 - Nov. 4.
The University of Leicester has been allocated GBP1.07 million towards a GBP5.6 million hi-tech project supporting and impacting advanced engineering and manufacturing automotive, aerospace and space industry sectors.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to build interdisciplinary faculty clusters of eminence at the forefront of nanotechnology. In anticipation of the opening of the $100M Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, a premier facility that integrates state-of-the-art nanocharacterization and nanofabrication facilities, numerous hires will comprehensively span forefront measurement, novel phenomena, innovative devices, and integrated systems.
A dozen stunning science images, representing cell structures, microorganisms, polymer films, degraded metals and more, have been selected by the voting public as winners in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Science as Art contest.
The Micro and Nano Manufacturing Research Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati is developing innovative methods at microscopic sizes that Director Murali Sundaram wants to move into real-world applications.
Researchers have made the counterintuitive discovery that aluminum, with a minor modification, is able to both break down and capture individual hydrogen atoms, potentially leading to a robust and affordable fuel storage system.
Proteins are literally the movers and the shakers of the intracellular world. If DNA is the film director, then they are the actors. And much can be learned about cell function - and dysfunction - by watching proteins on the move.