The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) released the inaugural version of the [email protected] Research Faculty Handbook, featuring information on more than 150 U of I nanotechnology researchers and collaborators and also highlights some of the leading micro and nanotechnology laboratories and federally-funded multidisciplinary centers.
A noble metal nanoparticle catalyst for fuel cells is prepared using atomic layer deposition. This ALD method for manufacturing fuel cells requires 60 per cent less of the costly catalyst than current methods.
The "Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2011" was won by a team comprising existing and former Fraunhofer researchers. Professor Karl Leo, Dr. Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth and Dr. Martin Pfeiffer were honored for their pioneering achievements in the field of organic electronics.
To explore the future potential of diamonds in quantum devices, researchers from Macquarie University have collaborated with the University of Stuttgart and University of Ulm in Germany towards developing new sensors based on the common defect found in the diamond structure known as the nitrogen-vacancy center.
A novel electro-thermal nanoprobe can independently control voltage and temperature at a nanometer-scale point contact. It can also measure the temperature-dependent voltage at a nanometer-scale point contact.