Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) in College Park, Maryland, operated by the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and at Georgetown University have uncovered evidence for a long-sought-after quantum state of matter, a spin liquid.
Two Lehigh physicists have developed an imaging technique that makes it possible to directly observe light-emitting excitons as they diffuse in a new material that is being explored for its extraordinary electronic properties. Called rubrene, it is one of a new generation of single-crystal organic semiconductors.
So far, no one has managed to explain why, at the molecular level, a stable liquid would want to confine itself to such a small area. Now, using a novel method to calculate the dynamics of water molecules, Caltech researchers believe they have solved the mystery. It turns out that entropy, a measurement of disorder, has been the missing key.
Ein neuartiges High-Tech-Mikroskop haben Forscher aus Bielefeld, Kaiserslautern und Wuerzburg entwickelt: Es stellt Objekte millionenfach vergroessert und Bewegungen um eine Million Milliarden Mal verlangsamt dar.
Researchers in the CNST have used photoconductive atomic force microscopy (PCAFM) to characterize the nanoscale structure of organic photovoltaic materials, and have performed a careful assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of this technique.
The Nobel Prize winning scientists Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov have taken a huge step forward in studying the wonder material graphene and revealing its exciting electronic properties for future electronic applications.
The thinnest wire in the world, made from pure gold, is being examined by physicists from the universities of Wuerzburg and Kassel. Its exceptional electrical conductivity is causing quite a stir: the electrons do not move freely through the wire, but like cars in stop-and-go traffic.
Users from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Center for Nanophase Materials Science, working with the X-Ray Microscopy Group, have discovered structural effects accompanying the nanoscale lithography of ferroelectric polarization domains.
Imec, a research institute that has continually been at the forefront of advances in semiconductor technology and has always served as proving ground for advancements in microelectronics with close collaboration with the global industry, is being honored by IEEE with the 2011 IEEE Corporate Innovation Recognition.
Seit kurzem ist die Uni Duisburg-Essen (UDE) an einer Initiative beteiligt, die sich der Thematik Regenerative Medizin widmet: Die Forschergruppe "Nanopartikel" arbeitet fuer den DFG-Exzellenzcluster REBIRTH (Regenerative Biology to Reconstructive Therapy).