In typical plasmonic devices, electromagnetic waves crowd into tiny metal structures, concentrating energy into nanoscale dimensions. Due to coupling of electronics and photonics in these metal nanostructures, plasmonic devices could be harnessed for high-speed data transmission or ultrafast detector arrays. However, studying plasmonic fields in nanoscale devices presents a real roadblock for scientists, as examining these structures inherently alters their behavior.
A new way of splitting layered materials to give atom thin "nanosheets" has been discovered. This has led to a range of novel two-dimensional nanomaterials with chemical and electronic properties that have the potential to enable new electronic and energy storage technologies.
An international interdisciplinary consortium of more than 20 laboratories has achieved an extraordinary feat: producing an ultra powerful X-ray laser beam to visualize a single viral particle in a single flash lasting several femtoseconds.
The recent EUREKA programme CATRENE (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on NanoElectronics) will effect Technological Leadership for a competitive European ICT industry. The Participation in Project Outline (PO) phase of CATRENE 4th call is now open and closes on March 3, 2011.
Research in DNA computing and molecular programming draws together mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, and nanotechnology to address the analysis, design, and synthesis of information-based molecular systems. This annual meeting is the premier forum where scientists with diverse backgrounds come together with the common purpose of advancing the engineering and science of biology and chemistry from the point of view of computer science, physics, and mathematics.
Boston College has been awarded a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to support a team of university researchers developing a new microscope that uses a light-guiding "metamedium" to create images that reveal micro- and macroscopic matter with significantly improved clarity.
Thailand's Minister of Science and Technology H.E. Dr. Virachai Virameteekul and Prof. Dr. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director of National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) will lead a team of officials from NANOTEC, Thailand Board of Investment (BOI), and Thailand Science Park (TSP) to Nano tech 2011 at Tokyo Big Sight to help boost research collaboration and promote nanotechnology investment.
BASF Corporation is interested in working collaboratively with other nanomaterial stakeholders and the academic community to provide the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) information on analytical methods which could be used to measure certain nanoscale materials in air, surface water, and soil.
Researchers report the identification of specific characteristics of the material microstructure of nacre that enable its outstanding performance. By performing detailed fracture experiments within an atomic force microscope, the group was able to directly visualize and quantify the way the tablets slid relative to each other as the material is deformed.
For almost two decades, cardiologists have searched for ways to see dangerous blood clots before they cause heart attacks. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report that they have designed nanoparticles that find clots and make them visible to a new kind of X-ray technology.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated for the first time a method for producing nanoparticle clusters in a variety of controlled sizes that are stable over time so that their effects on cells can be studied properly.
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators describe experiments showing that the generic drug losartan, by modifying the network of collagen fibers that characterizes most solid tumors, improved the effectiveness of two nanotherapeutics against several types of cancer.
University of Maryland researchers have made a breakthrough in the use of visible light for making tiny integrated circuits. Though their advance is probably at least a decade from commercial use, they say it could one day make it possible for companies like Intel to continue their decades long tread of making ever smaller, faster, and cheaper computer chips.
The European MODPLEUV project brings together Austrian, Czech and Polish researchers to successfully develop a novel yet easy way to create nano-structured materials that would facilitate human cell development.