Dass Geckos oder Spinnen an Waenden entlanglaufen oder kopfueber an der Decke haengen, liegt an den besonders kleinen Oberflaechenstrukturen ihrer Fuesse. Das rasche Haften und problemlose Abloesen durch diese Strukturen inspiriert Wissenschaftler dazu, diese Faehigkeiten kuenstlich im Labor nachzustellen. Den Forschern am INM - Leibniz-Institut fuer Neue Materialien ist es gelungen, diese kuenstliche Struktur mit einem speziellen Verfahren auf Folien beliebiger Laenge mit einem knappen Meter Breite zu bringen.
CEA-Leti will present the outlook for the European electronics industry along with the latest developments for healthcare, energy, and information technologies at the 13th Leti Annual Review on the MINATEC campus in Grenoble, June 27-28, 2011.
European and US scientists and policymakers as well as industry researchers met at a joint US-EU workshop to discuss environmental, health and safety (EHS) concerns related to nanomaterials and nanotechnology-based products.
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficiency of fuel cells. Researchers at TU Delft were the first to document this accurately.
Zinkoxid-Nanopartikel, deren Oberflaeche mit organischen Saeuren beschichtet wurde, sind rund eine Zehnerpotenz groesser als herkoemmliche Photoinitiatoren. Dadurch sind sie unbeweglicher und werden wesentlich besser in den gehaerteten Druckfarben festgehalten.
Looking at aeronautics, mechanical engineering or packaging industry - coating does improve materials or give them extra functions. At Hannover Messe (April 4th to 8th 2011) Fraunhofer will be showing procedures, materials and methods for analysis concerning surfaces at their booth in hall 6, booth H21.
Researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, in collaboration with the University of Geneva, Japan Science and Technology Agency and the University of Tokyo, have shown the first atomic resolution images of oxygen defects at a manganite surface, using ultra-high vacuum scanning tunnelling microscopy.
A discussion of the current condition for theories of signal transduction in olfaction. One theory based on Luca Turin's hypothesis from 1996, holds promise; that an odorant's quantized vibrational mode (a phonon) may facilitate electron tunnelling which constitutes the recognition event in the nose. The novel mechanism is explored and explained.
The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) recently signed a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding with Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) during NSTDA Annual Conference 2011 on March 25. In the area of nanotechnology, discussion between KRIBB and National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) focused on target drug delivery for anticancer applications.
Your next new car hopefully won't be a lemon. But it could be a pineapple or a banana. That's because scientists in Brazil have developed a more effective way to use fibers from these and other plants in a new generation of automotive plastics that are stronger, lighter, and more eco-friendly than plastics now in use.
Scientists are reporting on a new material containing an ingredient used to make bricks that shows promise as a transparent coating for improving the strength and performance of plastic food packaging.
Speaking at the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, researchers described an advanced solar cell the size of a poker card that mimics the process, called photosynthesis, that green plants use to convert sunlight and water into energy.