Researchers at the A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics and co-workers have now discovered an approach for increasing the power conversion efficiency of silicon thin films deposited on cheap substrates.
Using the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, scientists led by Richard Robinson, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, uncovered exactly what happens when cobalt nanoparticles transform into two phases of cobalt phosphides.
Die Beteiligung von Hochschulen, Forschungseinrichtungen und der Wirtschaft aus Nordrhein-Westfalen am 7. Forschungsrahmenprogramm der Europaeischen Union wurde im Auftrag der NRW Landesregierung evaluiert. Das Ergebnis der Evaluation zeigt, dass insgesamt 16,6% der von deutschen Akteuren eingeworbenen 3,05 Mrd. Euro Foerdermittel des 7. EU-Forschungsrahmenprogramms nach Nordrhein-Westfalen gehen.
On May 3rd and 4th, representatives of ministries, agencies, industry, science and civil organisations from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein met in Berlin at the invitation of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety to discuss current developments in the governance of nanotechnologies.
Research into the most sensitive measurement of force yet recorded has earned University of Sydney physicist Dr Michael Biercuk, of the School of Physics' Quantum Science Group, the National Measurement Institute Prize for excellence in measurement techniques by a scientist under 35.
Using the new beamline, 911-4, at MAX-lab in Lund, Sweden, researchers can study a wide range of different types of material with a resolution of a few nanometres. This could be useful for both basic research and industry in general. The facility is the result of a Danish-Swedish collaboration. Now it is opening for research.
For the twentieth year, Photonex 2011 will be run as a combined exhibition and technical conference for those working in optics, photonic and imaging technology. It is the UK's largest exhibition of these technologies and attracts an audience from all parts of the world with 15 countries represented in 2010.
Organische Leuchtdioden werden immer mehr Anwendungen erobern und neue Moeglichkeiten in Design und Funktion eroeffnen. Wissenschaftler am Institut fuer Nanotechnologie (INT) des KIT haben nun eine Simulationsloesung zur zeit- und kostenguenstigen Optimierung von OLEDs entwickelt. Mit "SiMoNa" lassen sich Materialeigenschaften gezielt verbessern sowie geeignete Farbstoffmolekuele designen und patentieren.
The Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment has released a new document "Guidance working safely with nanomaterials and nanoproducts, the guide for employers and employees". This document provides guidance on how to organize a safe workplace when working with nanomaterials and nanoproducts.
A new eTwinning toolkit has been produced in the context of NANOYOU to offer schools creative ideas to explore and learn about nanotechnologies. The toolkit provides guidelines to organise a class program as well as pedagogical objectives, follow up suggestions and evaluation ideas.
A team led by Yale University researchers has proven that isolating individual charged particles, like DNA molecules, is indeed possible using a method called "Paul trapping", which uses oscillating electric fields to confine the particles to a space only nanometers in size.
Laboratory studies by chemical engineers at UC Santa Barbara may lead to new experimental methods for early detection and diagnosis - and to possible treatments - for pathological tissues that are precursors to multiple sclerosis and similar diseases.
Electrical engineers at Duke University have determined that unique man-made materials should theoretically make it possible to improve the power transfer to small devices, such as laptops or cell phones, or ultimately to larger ones, such as cars or elevators, without wires.
Scientists from Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials's Nanofabrication Group, working with users from the University of Wisconsin-Stevenson Point, discovered a fast, simple, scalable technique for solution-based, electrochemical synthesis of patterned metallic and semiconducting nanowires from a reusable, nonsacrificial, ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) template.