Researchers ave developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far more electricity than previous lightweight heat harvesting technologies.
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold the next in its series of free webinars addressing challenges in commercializing nanotechnology on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 1 to 2 PM EDT. This webinar will focus on the insurance industry and the challenges of underwriting nanotechnology and other emerging technologies.
Taking advantage of a germanium wafer coated with a layer of virtually pristine graphene a team of engineers has devised a simpler, reproducible and less expensive manufacturing approach using directed self-assembly.
Scientists have harnessed a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) to directly write tiny patterns in metallic ink, forming features in liquid that are finer than half the width of a human hair.
Researchers have managed to synthesize and characterize two previously unknown, record-large silver nanoclusters of 136 and 374 silver atoms. These diamond-shaped nanoclusters, consisting of a silver core of 2 to 3 nanometers and a protecting layer of silver atoms and organic thiol molecules, are the largest ones whose structure is now known to atomic precision.
To understand how molecules undergo light-driven chemical transformations, scientists need to be able to follow the atoms and electrons within the energized molecule as it gains and loses energy. In a recent study, a team of researchers used ultrafast high-intensity pulsed X-rays to take molecular snapshots of these molecules.