A formation mechanism of nanocrystalline cerium dioxide, a versatile nanomaterial, has been unveiled by scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Light can now be used to achieve ever better control of microparticles and nanoparticles. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light are now able to use a laser to cause tiny particles to rotate around an axis perpendicular to the light beam - a particle thus rotates like the wheel of a bicycle in its direction of motion.
An NJIT research professor known for his cutting-edge work with carbon nanotubes is overseeing the manufacture of a prototype lab-on-a-chip that would someday enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one drop of liquid, including blood.
In adopting the Austrian Nanotechnology Action Plan on 2 March 2010, the Federal Government provided a clear mandate for its implementation and required the presentation of a progress report on the Plan's implementation by the end of 2012. This requirement has been met by way of the Implementation Report now available.
Researchers have found that the microwave irradiation of natural graphite flakes before the oxidation step improved the efficiency of the oxidation process. This facile method provides a greater amount of GO compared with the original Hummers' method.
Jackets with built-in mobile phones, sports clothes that warn you when your heart rate gets too high, wallpaper with glowing patterns - these are not concepts from a science fiction movie, some of them are actually already available, and they may soon become commonplace.
What is a nanoengineer? It's a question nearly 20 seniors, who, this June, earned the first bachelor's degree in nanoengineering offered at the University of California, San Diego, have learned to answer as they tackle the questions and expectations of their parents and potential employers.