Imagine that, one day, we would be able to implant electronics in the brain. Electronics that restore damaged regions of the brain. Or impaired functions, such as speech, hearing, vision, movement control, or even memory.
Imec has started work, together with its project partners, on SUGAR, a project under the EU's 7th framework program for ICT. The project's goal is to develop a process for the integrated production of photovoltaic modules based on ultra-thin crystalline Si.
The European FP7 funded project SmartFiber, a consortium led by imec and including partners Ghent University, Airborne, FBGS Technologies, Xenics, Fraunhofer and Optocap, will develop a smart miniaturized system for continuous health monitoring of composites that integrates optical fiber sensor technology, nanophotonic chip technology and low-power wireless technology.
Imec and its partners have successfully fabricated Au-free, Si-processing compatible GaN power devices on a 6 inch Si wafer. This result is a milestone in imec's industrial affiliation program (IIAP) on GaN power and light-emitting (LED) devices that targets cost reduction as one of the main objectives.
Clean Energy Alliance, Inc. (CEA), the national association of clean energy business incubators, announced today, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's 23rd Industry Growth Forum, the formation of the Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business and Clean Energy Alliance Partnership.
Being the right size and existing in the limbo between a solid and a liquid state appear to be the secrets to improving the efficiency of chemical catalysts that can create better nanoparticles or more efficient energy sources.
As good as the metal has been in zipping information from one circuit to another on silicon inside computers and other electronic devices, optical signals can carry much more, according to Duke University electrical engineers. So the engineers have designed and demonstrated microscopically small lasers integrated with thin film-light guides on silicon that could replace the copper in a host of electronic products.
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) will celebrate its tenth anniversary with the National Nanotechnology Innovation Summit, December 8-10 at the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor Maryland.
Ikerlan-IK4 and Mondragon Unibertsitatea are taking part in a project initiated by the Spanish National Research Council, CSIC, and which has developed a microchip capable of separating and extracting tumour cells in the blood stream by means of ultrasonic waves.
In the current issue of the journal Nature Reviews Microbiology, researcher Cheryl Nickerson and her team at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University highlight an innovative approach for studying cells in 3-D.
Just as landscape photographs shot in low-angle light dramatically accentuate subtle swales and mounds, depositing metal vapors at glancing angles turns a rough surface into amazing nanostructures with a vast range of potential properties.
By understanding the process behind the transformation itself, from both experimental and theoretical perspectives, researchers have taken a potential step toward creating a new class of exceptionally strong, durable materials that maintain their high-pressure properties -- including strength and superconductivity -- in everyday low-pressure environments.