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).
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time linked the quantum properties of two separated ions (electrically charged atoms) by manipulating them with microwaves instead of the usual laser beams, suggesting it may be possible to replace an exotic room-sized quantum computing "laser park" with miniaturized, commercial microwave technology similar to that used in smart phones.
We've all worried about the charge on our smartphone or laptop running down when we have no access to an electrical outlet. But new technology developed by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science could finally help solve the problem.
A new spin on an old technology will give scientists and manufacturers the ability to significantly increase their production of nanofibers, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.
On March 10-11, 2011 The US and EU jointly held a workshop to engage in an active discussion about environmental, health, and safety questions for nano-enabled products; encourage joint programs of work that would leverage resources; establish communities of practice, including identificaiton of key points of contact /interest groups/themes between key US and EU researchers and key US and EU funding sources. The presentations from this workshop are now available online.
Nature knows two opposite types of solids: one that emerges upon compression from a liquid and a second that appears if the pressure on a liquid is reduced. While the former is typical for substances in our everyday life the latter occurs for example in a dense quantum liquid of electrons (such as in metals) or ions (in exotic white dwarf or neutron stars). Now it has been shown that there exists yet a third form of matter that inherits both of these properties.
Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the leading Democratic appropriator for scientific research, today announced the award of $978,242 from the National Science Foundation for three research grants - including two dealing with nanotechnology - for projects at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University
A new form of low-cost solar cell that can be printed onto plastic and metal is a step closer to production after the State and Federal Governments announced a boost in funding for the ongoing research project.