The World Gold Council continually monitors the research and development landscape with a view to identifying and supporting promising new applications for gold. Recent years have seen the rise of nanotechnology, which has helped fuel a surge in gold-based research.
The three-year grant, under the GOALI (Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry) program, will support the engineering of nanoparticles of silver suitable for screen-printing onto photovoltaic solar panels.
Johns Hopkins researchers have created a synthetic protein that, when activated by ultraviolet light, can guide doctors to places within the body where cancer, arthritis and other serious medical disorders can be detected.
North Carolina State University will lead a national nanotechnology research effort to create self-powered devices to help people monitor their health and understand how the surrounding environment affects it.
Wissenschaftler die magnetischen Eigenschaften einzelner Atomlagen eines Materials zu untersuchen, das die Grundlage einiger Hochtemperatursupraleiter bildet. Dabei zeigte sich, dass sich die atomar dünnen Materialschichten in den magnetischen Eigenschaften erstaunlich wenig von makroskopisch dicken Materialproben unterscheiden.
Researchers succeeded in the improvement of crystalline growth and surface modification of ZnO layer in In2O3/SnO2/ZnO catalyst by using network accommodation between zinc and tin oxides and by reducing the inductive tension in the heterojunction of the two oxides.
Ein internationales Forscherteam mit Beteiligung aus Jülich und Kaiserslautern hat jetzt einen neuen physikalischen Effekt in einem System aus magnetischen Schichten entdeckt, der auf einem Transport angeregter ("heisser") Spins basiert und neue Wege für die Computertechnologie eröffnen könnte
By combining two sophisticated experimental tools - oxide molecular beam expitaxy and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy - researchers have gained the first insights into quantum interactions in transition metal oxide superlattices, which are artificial stacked layers of alternating materials, each just a few atoms thick.
A University of Central Florida research team has created the world's shortest laser pulse and in the process may have given scientists a new tool to watch quantum mechanics in action - something that has been hidden from view until now.
The use of RNA in nanotechnology applications is highly promising for many applications, including the development of new therapeutic compounds. Key technical challenges remain, though, and the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of RNA molecules in nanotechnology approaches are presented in a review article in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics.