The year's highest science honor for high school students was awarded today to biochemistry research on cancer stem cells and an innovative use of gaming technology in the area of leg injuries and prosthetics in the 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, America's premier science research competition for high school students.
With a record number of 17 papers at the IEEE International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) in Washington (December 5th-7th 2011), imec confirms its leading global position as R+D center solving key challenges of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) and as technology and process provider for heterogeneous system integration.
Wang received a 2011 Materials Research Society Medal Nov. 30th at the organization's fall meeting in Boston. The medal's commendation notes his "seminal contributions in the discovery, controlled synthesis, and fundamental understanding of zinc oxide nanowires and nanobelts, and the design and fabrication of novel, nanowire-based nanosensors, piezotronic devices and nanogenerators for energy harvesting."
Vortraege und Skripte der Tagung "Nanotechnologie und Wasserwirtschaft" vom 16.11.2011, organisiert von der Deutsche Vereinigung fuer Wasserwirtschaft, wurden von den Referenten zur Verfuegung gestellt und koennen auf der website der DWA abgerufen werden.
Molybdenite, a new and very promising material, can surpass the physical limits of silicon. EPFL scientists have proven this by making the first molybdenite microchip, with smaller and more energy efficient transistors.
Researchers have developed a technology for printing thermoelectric conversion devices onto flexible substrates such as plastic films and papers. The technology adds high flexibility to the thermoelectric conversion devices by turning them into film devices, allowing their installation to be unrestricted by the shapes of the objects onto which they are installed.
Using an atomic layer deposition process, researchers at Harvard University have developed a way to separate individual quantum dots within a single layer with an aluminum oxide insulating layer. The best metaphor is a carton of eggs, with the CdSe/ZnS QDs representing the eggs and the Al2O3 layer representing the cardboard spacers in between them.
Carbon nanotubes are known for their remarkable mechanical and electrical properties - but can these properties be improved upon? Calculations have now shown that three-dimensional arrays of nanotubes could have strikingly enhanced mechanical and electronic properties.