Researchers often work with a narrow range of compounds when making organic electronics, such as solar panels, light emitting diodes and transistors. Professor Tim Bender and Ph.D. Candidate Graham Morse of U of T's Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry have uncovered compounds that exhibit unique and novel electro-chemical properties.
Physicists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a theory that describes, in a unified manner, the coexistence of liquid and pinned solid phases of electrons in two dimensions under the influence of a magnetic field.
Insects can run up walls, hang from ceilings, and perform other amazing feats that have for centuries fascinated human observers. Now scientists from the Zoological Institute at the University of Kiel, in Germany, who have been studying these able acrobats, have borrowed some of the insects' tricks to make a dry tape that can be repeatedly peeled off without losing its adhesive properties.
Two well-respected guest scientists from India and USA are spending a research period in Saarbruecken. During their research stay at INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Animangsu Ghatak and Anand Jagota are investigating various aspects of bioinspired materials and structures.
Researchers have developed a facile method for the construction of liquid-phase eutectic gallium-indium (EGaIn) alloy nanoparticles. Particle formation is directed by molecular self-assembly and assisted by sonication.
The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), is pleased to announce that its disease diagnostics technology, the MicroKit, has won the Silver Award at the Asian Innovation Awards 2011 organized by The Wall Street Journal Asia.
A team of scientists working at Argonne National Laboratory's Center for Nanoscale Materials has successfully carved ultrananocrystalline diamond thin films into nanowires, boosting the material's functionality and providing potential improvements to the fabrication of biosensors.
As the director of Arizona State University's (ASU) LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science, Thomas Sharp now leads the facility that played an integral role in his graduate education and his continuing research as an ASU professor.
Researchers in Korea have developed fully functional flexible non-volatile resistive random access memory (RRAM) where a memory cell can be randomly accessed, written, and erased on a plastic substrate.