Different conducting polymers form a special class of materials with the potential for many applications in organic electronics and functional materials. These polymers can be electronically conducting or semiconducting due to a conjugated polymer backbone, or alternatively possess conductivity due to mobile protons or other ions. A new thesis discusses such conducting polymers and shows ways how they can be processed by printing and how the nanostructure allows controlling their electrical properties.
Researchers at the UC Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have built and successfully tested an amplifier made from graphene that could lead to more efficient circuits in electronic chips, such as those used in Bluetooth headsets and toll collection devices in cars.
Im Rahmen einer Kooperation mit Chemikern der Montanuniversitaet Leoben und Materialwissenschaftlern von Joanneum Research entwickelten Physiker und Chemiker der TU Graz ein photochemisches Verfahren, das es erlaubt, durch unterschiedliche Belichtungszeiten Schaltungen zu steuern.
Susan Hockfield, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Paolo Scaroni, CEO of the Italian energy company Eni, met today at MIT to review the progress of the Eni-MIT Alliance, an ambitious five-year research program.
Researchers from Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP), the radiology department at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are preparing to test a combined approach for diagnosing and treating pancreatic cancer with a specially engineered nanoparticle.
New York University has received a $1.6 million National Science Foundation grant to upgrade its Structural DNA Nanotechnology facility. Structural DNA nanotechnology uses synthetic DNA molecules to create new materials.
Vor genau zwei Jahre praesentierte das AIT Austrian Institute of Technology am 20. Oktober 2008 weltweit zum ersten Mal ein quantenkryptographisches Netzwerk, resultierend aus einer Kooperation mit den fuehrenden europaeischen Gruppen, darunter auch der Uni Wien. In den Tagen zwischen 18. und 20.Oktober 2010 erfolgt eine neuerliche Live-Praesentation.
Scientists have captured the first direct images of magnetic monopoles which were theoretically conceived by the British-Swiss physicist Dirac in the early 1930s who showed that their existence is consistent with the ultimate theory of matter - quantum theory.
The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) is introducing new administrative processes for the notification and assessment of industrial nanomaterials that are considered to be New Chemicals under Part 3 (Notification and Assessment of Industrial Chemicals) of the Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Act 1989 (the Act).
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in conjunction with the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Ca., recently reported a detailed study of the interactions of water soluble semi-conductor quantum dots (QDs) with the electro-active neuro-transmitter dopamine. These biocompatible QD-dopamine nano-assemblies may be used as the active component for sensors that are used to detect a wide variety of target analytes ranging from sugars to peroxides.
Extracting drinking water from the sea to prepare for a world parched by climate change, and re-imagining aeroplane and ship hull designs for the best fuel efficiency, are two of the visionary applications of a new GBP2.4 million research project announced today at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
The funds will support the NU Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, a collaborative venture between NU's International Institute for Nanotechnology and the Chicago-based Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Balaji Sitharaman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, is a 2010 recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award. Only a select group of early-career biomedical researchers nationwide receive this award, which includes a 5-year $1.5 million grant.