Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered carbon molecules, known as 'buckyballs', in space for the first time. Buckyballs are soccer-ball-shaped molecules that were first observed in a laboratory 25 years ago.
In co-operation with the German Asia-pacific Business Association, IVAM Microtechnology Network launches the third Japanese-German Micro/Nano forum within the framework of the Exhibition Micro Machine/MEMS in Tokyo.
The Nanosustain FP7 project is funded for three years and has the objective of developing innovative solutions for the sustainable design, use, recycling, and final treatment of nanotechnology-based products.
Researchers in Japan have developed photoluminescent glass capsules containing multiple CdSe/ZnS core/shell quantum dots that retain their photoluminescence properties. With high emission brightness and the durability of glass, the capsule can be used as a fluorescent reagent in a wide variety of bio-applications, from basic research to clinical applications. Its brightness and durability could make it useful as a phosphor for electronics.
A European project has developed a one-stop shop to support companies, especially SMEs, in the rapid design and manufacture of novel micro-devices for use in applications ranging from medical diagnosis to mobile phones.
On July 12 and 13, 2010, experts from across the solar photovoltaics, infrared (IR) photovoltaics and light emitting diode (LED) disciplines met to review and discuss recent progress and future trends in the rapidly advancing fields of photonic materials and devices at the 2010 International Symposium on Optoelectronic Materials and Devices.
A radical, new method developed at NIST that transforms the humble, ubiquitous and inexpensive optical microscope into a powerful three-dimensional nanoscale and microscale measurement device has won one of this year's prestigious R+D 100 Awards.
Researchers have shown that an advanced cooling technology being developed for high-power electronics in military and automotive systems is capable of handling roughly 10 times the heat generated by conventional computer chips.
Researchers at JILA have demonstrated the use of infrared laser light to quickly and precisely heat the water in 'nano bathtubs' - tiny sample containers - for microscopy studies of the biochemistry of single molecules and nanoparticles.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cultivated many thousands of nanocrystals in what looks like a pinscreen or 'pin art' on silicon, a step toward reliable mass production of semiconductor nanowires for millionths-of-a-meter-scale devices such as sensors and lasers.
When waves - regardless of whether light or sound - collide, they overlap creating interferences. Austrian and Canadian quantum physicists have now been able to rule out the existence of higher-order interferences experimentally and thereby confirmed an axiom in quantum physics: Born's rule.