Imec engineers have, for the first time, demonstrated the fabrication of extremely small sealed cavities (less than one picoliter in volume), fabricated directly on 200mm silicon wafers. The crucial process step is the production of freestanding thin membranes of nanoporous anodic alumina.
Imec in collaboration with Lam Research presents a new method for the quantitative evaluation of wafer drying techniques. The method uses Si nano-pillar test structures in combination with top-down scanning electron microscopy (TD-SEM) inspection.
Archimedes is the GNU package for semiconductor device simulations that has been released for the first time in 2005 under GPL. A new version of Archimedes and its GUI has been released on nanoHUB! You can run it on the fly now!
The Federal Government today released a national strategy for ensuring that environmental, health, and safety research needs are fully identified and addressed in the fast-growing field of nanotechnology.
Diatoms have found a way of controlling silica at the nanoscale that is very sophisticated and is far beyond what we can achieve in the lab. Learning the secrets of these remarkable cells should enable us to make new catalysts, sensors, diagnostic devices and medical imaging tools.
The U.S. Federal Government is committed to the responsible development of nanotechnology so that the benefits to society are maximized while the potential for unintended consequences from nanomaterials' novel properties is minimized.
This Tuesday, October 18, the European Commission published its long-awaited definition of nanomaterials after a year of intense negotiations. The reactions were not long in coming, revealing power struggles so far mainly confined to Brussels area. Here is a first insight into the politics hidden behind this supposedly neutral and "scientific" definition, the next obstacles and important meetings.
Their size makes carbon nanotubes difficult to detect, examine and manipulate. Michael Blades, a senior electrical engineering and physics double-major, worked on this problem last summer in a research internship with Lehigh's Environmental Initiative.
A research team at Georgia Tech is investigating how to get devices a million times smaller than the length of an ant to communicate with one another to form nanonetworks. And they are using a different take on "cellular" communication - namely how bacteria communicate with one another - to find a solution.
An advanced material that could help bring about next-generation "spintronic" computers has revealed one of its fundamental secrets to a team of scientists from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Researchers at Purdue University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a device small enough to fit on a computer chip that converts continuous laser light into numerous ultrashort pulses, a technology that might have applications in more advanced sensors, communications systems and laboratory instruments.