Researchers in Japan have demonstrated that when optical defect particles are introduced into a thin film made of homogenized zinc oxide particles obtained by the submicrometer-sized spherical particle production method (laser-induced melting method), the film functions as a random laser with superior lasing properties.
Taking a significant step toward improving the power delivery of systems ranging from urban electrical grids to regenerative braking in hybrid vehicles, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have synthesized a material that shows high capability for both the rapid storage and release of energy.
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a 'nanosponge' capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream - including toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli, poisonous snakes and bees.
A new procedure that thickens and thins fluid at the micron level could save consumers and manufacturers money, particularly for soap products that depend on certain molecules to effectively deal with grease and dirt.
Nanotechnologists at the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed a tiny chip that makes it easy to create micrometre scale gradients. Gradients are gradual transitions in specific properties, such as acidity.
Continued advancements using a NIST-developed molecular-level fabrication technique are leading to new discoveries in the metrology for molecular electronics by advancing large-area connections to molecules.
Scientists from the the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the University of Maryland have used a combination of electric fields and fluid flow to precisely move and rotate nanowires, and have demonstrated that this method can be used to manipulate nanowires regardless of whether they are made from dielectric, semiconducting, or metallic materials.
To make better mind maps, a group of French scientists - building on prototypes developed at the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility - have produced the world's first microscopic, organic transistors that can amplify and record signals from within the brain itself.
Cornell researchers have created a pore in 'Cornell Dots' - brightly glowing nanoparticles nicknamed C-Dots - that can carry medicine. This new and improved nanoscale courier may help light up cancer cells and provide a new patient-friendly, viable option to battle cancer.