Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built and tested a device for trapping electrically charged atoms (ions) that potentially could process dozens of ions at once with the most versatile control of any trap demonstrated to date.
How hard do you have to pull on a single atom of - let's say - gold to detach it from the end of a chain of like atoms? It's a measure of the astonishing progress in nanotechnology that questions that once would have interested only physicists or chemists are now being asked by engineers.
CEA-Leti, a leading global research center committed to creating and commercializing innovation in micro- and nanotechnologies, said today that its Hybrid Metrology Project has developed a way to reduce measurement uncertainty in the sub-28nm nodes.
Rainer Blatt's and Piet Schmidt's research team from the University of Innsbruck have successfully realized a single-atom laser, which shows the properties of a classical laser as well as quantum mechanical properties of the atom-photon interaction.
The efficiency of thin-film-based devices, however, could rival that of bulk silicon solar cells if the surface of the thin film is engineered on the nanoscale using the specifications suggested in a theoretical study by Junshuai Li and co-workers at the Institute of Microelectronics, A*STAR.
Researchers have developed a new method for adding an extended defect to graphene, a one-atom-thick planar sheet of carbon atoms that many believe could replace silicon as the material for building virtually all electronics.
The University of Illinois at Chicago will become the first university in the world to have a new generation of electron microscope, promising views up to three times sharper than instruments now commonly used and providing a unique tool for the Midwest's academic and industrial research community.
A Milwaukee startup company founded by an engineer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has completed a licensing agreement with the UWM Research Foundation for intellectual property that the company will use to develop nanoscale products and devices.
Researchers with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have found a new mechanism by which the photovoltaic effect can take place in semiconductor thin-films. This new route to energy production overcomes the bandgap voltage limitation that continues to plague conventional solid-state solar cells.
Poster titles are now being accepted for Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology's fourth annual symposium, 'Environmental and Health Impacts of Engineered Nanomaterials' set for Thursday, April 29, at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.