By controlling the layered growth of graphene - a relatively new form of carbon that's just a single atom thick - researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory have uncovered intriguing details about the material's superior electrical and optical properties.
A team of nanotechnology researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University has used friction force microscopy to determine the nanoscale frictional characteristics of four atomically-thin materials, discovering a universal characteristic for these very different materials.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany and Technic Inc., a global leader in the development of photovoltaic electrodeposition processes, today announced a research and development partnership that is designed to enable critical improvements in manufacturing processes for solar cells.
Leaders of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science want its members to go for the impossible. The institute is reinventing itself into a cutting-edge, research-focused organization to support projects at the boundaries of nanoscale imaging and control.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the seventh most prolific agency in the Asia-Pacific region, in terms of the total number of research papers published in the prestigious Nature Publishing Group's portfolio of Nature-branded journals in 2009, according to the Nature Asia-Pacific Publishing Index.
Directors of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science discuss their new 'high risk, high payoff' mission to push the technology of observation, measurement and control to ever-smaller dimensions.
Internet-based science news draws a more demographically diverse, learned and focused audience than print or television news, according to a study by University of Wisconsin-Madison communication researchers.
A Los Alamos National Laboratory toxicologist and a multidisciplinary team of researchers have documented potential cellular damage from fullerenes. The team also noted that this particular type of damage might hold hope for treatment of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, or even cancer.