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Researchers discover nanoscale shape-memory oxide

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.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2013

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The Heinrich Rohrer Medal - a new international prize in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology

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.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2013

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