Pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 57019(d), the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) formally announces this request for information regarding analytical test methods, and other relevant information, from manufacturers of the following nanomaterials: Nano Silver, Nano Zero Valent Iron, Nano Titanium Dioxide, Nano Zinc Oxide, Nano Cerium Oxide, Quantum Dots.
Researchers succeeded in the batch fabrication of suspended structures (cantilevers and bridges) of single crystal diamond for nano/micro electromechanical system (NEMS/MEMS). Based on this process, they achieved in the world the first single crystal diamond NEMS switch.
Defra, the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has published a five piece set of reports (free downloads) that describe a methodology for performing a comparative valuation of a nanotechnology against an incumbent technology.
An international team of researchers has announced a breakthrough that gives a new spin to semiconductor nanoelectronics and the world of information technology. The team has developed an electrically controllable device whose functionality is based on an electron's spin.
IBM Researchers today revealed a previously unknown aspect of key physics inside Racetrack memory -- a new technology design which stands to improve memory capabilities within mobile phones, laptop computers and business-class servers. This new class of memory could enable devices to store much more information - as much as a factor of 100 times greater - while using much less energy than today's designs.
It wouldn't look good on the mantelpiece and is bound to get lost in the post - it's the world's smallest Christmas card. Invisible to the naked eye, the card is so small that 8276 of them could fit on an area the size of a first class stamp.
For the first time, chemists have succeeded in plugging a metal atom into a methane gas molecule, thereby creating a new compound that could be a key in opening up new production processes for the chemical industry, especially for the synthesis of organic compounds, which in turn might have implications for drug development.
Scientists from the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands have succeeded in controlling the building blocks of a future super-fast quantum computer. They are now able to manipulate these building blocks (qubits) with electrical rather than magnetic fields, as has been the common practice up till now.
A new study (pdf) just published by the Umweltbundesamt (Federal Environment Agency) in Germany has looked at the quantitative biokinetic analysis of radioactively labelled, inhaled titanium dioxide nanoparticles in a rat model.
Advances in miniaturisation have led to the increasing adoption of microsystems in a wide array of applications. Continued miniaturisation, however, impacts the assembly of the components, the integration of passive components and overall system performance. To address these challenges, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is funding a research collaboration between the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and University of Washington's Department of Electrical Engineering.
Stanford University in the USA has an X-FEL (X-ray Free Electron Laser) with a pricetag of hundreds of millions. It provides images of 'molecules in action', using a kilometer-long electron accelerator. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed an alternative that can do many of the same things. However this alternative fits on a tabletop, and costs around half a million euro.