Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor James Jian-Qiang Lu was recognized recently for his innovative research and technical achievements toward the design and realization of 3-D integrated computer chips.
Materials engineers at Brown University have found that the juncture at which graphene sheets meet does not compromise the material's strength. These so-called grain boundaries are so strong, in fact, that the sheets are nearly as strong as pure graphene. The trick lies in the angles at which the individual sheets are stitched together.
Graphene is a promising material for tomorrow's nanoelectronics devices. Precise and upscaleable methods to fabricate graphene and derived materials with desired electronic properties are however still searched after. To overcome the current limitations, Empa researchers have fabricated graphene-like materials using a surface chemical route and clarified in detail the corresponding reaction pathway.
Toyohashi University of Technology (Toyohashi Tech) will hold an international symposium on 15th and 16th November 2010 to celebrate the launch of its Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS). The symposia will be streamed live via the internet.
Argonne materials scientist Dillon Fong and nanoscientist Elena Shevchenko were selected by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for their contributions to meeting America's scientific and technological missions and the country's economic, energy, health and security needs.
New ultra-clean nanowires produced at the Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen will have a central role in the development of new high-efficiency solar cells and electronics on a nanometer scale.
A consortium of 18 partners embarks on the development of a lab-on-a-chip to detect Alzheimer's disease and similar diseases in the brain. The project is funded by the EU's 7th Framework programme for nanotechnology.
The Zero Emissions Race promotes sustainable mobility and transportation, aims to generate popular enthusiasm for the use of renewable energy sources for vehicles, and sets the highest environmental standards for the future. The competing teams will race around the globe in 80 days.
Quantum communication networks are high on Europe's agenda, with particular focus being given to quantum memory or information storage. Meeting the challenge head on to make such information accessible to users is a team of scientists from Denmark who used two 'entangled' light beams to store quantum information.