Der diesjaehrige SolarWorld Junior Einstein-Award geht an Dr. Christian Reimann vom Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Integrierte Systeme und Bauelementetechnologie in Erlangen. Der Mineraloge entwickelte ein Verfahren zur Erhoehung der Materialqualitaet gerichtet erstarrter Siliciumbloecke.
A recent study by researchers at National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) in Thailand has provided the data on detecting silver released from antibacterial fabric products using artificial sweat as a model to represent the human skin environment.
Early treatment of infection in burns patients is critical. A European consortium has designed a point-of-care instrument that can identify types of bacteria from the tiny amounts of volatile gases they emit.
Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology supports university students to conduct research in an international setting. Their work, travel and housing expenses are funded through INBT with a National Science Foundation's International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program and through a partnership with The Inter-University MircroElectronics Centre (IMEC) in Leuven, Belgium.
A new conceptual model, which was created to learn more about the quantum quirks of high-temperature superconductors and other high-tech materials, has also proven useful in describing the origins of ferromagnetism -- the everyday 'magnetism' of compass needles and refrigerator magnets.
The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has recently published three new reports on nanotechnology: a Delphi study on nanotechnology, a report on Perception of Nanotechnology in Internet-based Discussions, and Risk Perception of Nanotechnology - Analysis of Media Coverage.
The study 'Nanotechnology in the Food Sector', commissioned by the Swiss Centre for Technology Assessment TA-SWISS, is now available in English. The study provides an overview of nanomaterials already used in the food sector with a focus on the Swiss market and an analysis of the existing legal framework.