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Carbon nanotube field electron emitters will get space testing

A pair of carbon nanotube arrays will be flying in space by the end of the year to test technology that could provide more efficient micro-propulsion for future spacecraft. The arrays will support what is expected to be the first-ever space-based testing of carbon nanotubes as electron emitters.

Posted: Nov 14th, 2013

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Single-atom bit forms smallest memory in the world

One atom equals one bit: According to this design principle, we would like to construct magnetic data memories in the future. Researchers now have ixed a single atom on a surface such that the magnetic spin remained stable for ten minutes.

Posted: Nov 14th, 2013

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Leveraging the nanoscale for greener lighting

The EU-funded project EMIL (Exceptional Materials via Ionic Liquids) targeted the improvement of environmentally friendly technologies, in particular for applications in the field of efficient solar cells and innovative light sources.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2013

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European graphene project Gladiator has launched

GLADIATOR seeks to improve the quality and size of CVD graphene sheets, and to reduce their production costs, in order to make the use of graphene more attractive e.g. in applications such as transparent electrodes for large area organic electronics.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2013

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Der kleinste Elektronenbeschleuniger der Welt

Lichtblitze, um Elektronen aus einzelnen Nanopartikeln heraus zu beschleunigen: Forscher der Arbeitsgruppe 'Ultraschnelle Nano-Optik' berichten erstmals über Experimente zur gezielten Beschleunigung von Elektronen aus einzelnen Goldspitzen durch ultrakurze Laserimpulse.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2013

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NanoCaTe - Nanocarbons for versatile power supply modules

The multidisciplinary consortium of the NanoCaTe project will develop a more efficient thermoelectric- and storage material based on nanocarbon (e.g. graphene and CNT) to reclaim waste heat by thermoelectric generators and to storage the energy in super capacitors or secondary batteries for manifold applications like pulsed sensors or mobile electronic devices.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2013

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Nano-size superfluidity

Scientists have provided the first experimental evidence of superfluidity at the nanoscale, shedding light on the fundamental basis of the phenomenon.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2013

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