Scientists have been able to measure weak forces with sensitivity 50 times higher than what has been achieved to date. This significant improvement represents a turning point in measuring very weak forces and opens the door for magnetic resonance imaging at the molecular scale.
This report on Regional, State, and Local Initiatives in Nanotechnology is the result of a workshop convened 1-2 May 2012 in Portland, Oregon, by the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council.
An 'artificial cricket hair' used as a sensitive flow sensor has difficulty detecting weak, low-frequency signals - they tend to be drowned out by noise. But now, a bit of clever tinkering with the flexibility of the tiny hair's supports has made it possible to boost the signal-to-noise ratio by a factor of 25.
CEA-Leti will present recent advances and a preview of future developments in micro- and nanotechnologies, followed by workshops on key technical fields, during Leti Innovation Days, June 25-28, on the MINATEC campus.
Researchers have synthesized a novel framework structure consisting of boron and silicon, which could be suitable as an electrode material. Similar to the carbon atoms in diamond, the boron and silicon atoms in the novel lithium borosilicide are interconnected tetrahedrally. But unlike the diamond they form additional channels.
This strategic document provides a set of key recommendations for the European Commission and the EU Member States to create a favourable ecosystem for the successful deployment of Nanomedicine in Europe. It lays thereby the groundwork to manage the efficient translation of nanotechnology from a Key Enabling Technology (KET) into new and innovative medical products.
Researchers have reported the first observation of the 'spin Hall effect' in a Bose-Einstein condensate, a cloud of ultracold atoms acting as a single quantum object. As one consequence, they made the atoms, which spin like a child's top, skew to one side or the other, by an amount dependent on the spin direction.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new flow-based method for manipulating and confining single particles in free solution, a process that will help address current challenges faced by nanoscientists and engineers.
These technologies exploit quantum mechanics, the physics that dominates the atomic world, to perform disparate tasks such as nanoscale temperature measurement and processing quantum information with lasers.