The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it has selected a consortium led by Northwestern University to establish a new NIST-sponsored center of excellence for advanced materials research. The new Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD) will be funded in part by a $25 million award from NIST over five years.
A research team at Berkeley Lab has discovered a way to introduce a recoverable strain into bismuth ferrite of up to 14-percent on the nanoscale, larger than any shape-memory effect observed in a metal. This discovery opens the door to applications in a wide range of fields, including medical, energy and electronics.
This is the first time to introduce a biotemplated inorganic piezoelectric material to a self-powered energy harvesting system, which can be realized through eco-friendly and efficient material syntheses.
Iowa State's Balaji Narasimhan thinks nanovaccines can revolutionize the prevention and treatment of diseases. And so he's using an Iowa State presidential research grant to assemble a 'dream team' to research and develop nanovaccines.
In order to celebrate the great achievements accomplished by one of the Nobel Laureates in 1986, Late Dr. Heinrich Rohrer and to promote further progress in research and development in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, an international prize named after him has been established in 2013 by The Surface Science Society of Japan (SSSJ) in collaboration with IBM-Zurich, Swiss Embassy in Japan and Mrs. Rohrer.
A chemical system developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago can efficiently perform the first step in the process of creating syngas, gasoline and other energy-rich products out of carbon dioxide.