Physicists from the University of Bonn have developed a completely new source of light, a so-called Bose-Einstein condensate consisting of photons. Until recently, expert had thought this impossible. This method may potentially be suitable for designing novel light sources resembling lasers that work in the x-ray range. Among other applications, they might allow building more powerful computer chips.
A new chemical analysis technique developed by a research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) uses the shifting ultrasonic pitch of a small quartz crystal to test the purity of only a few micrograms of material.
The Center for International Environmental Law and the European Environmental Bureau submitted proposals today to the European Commission for a definition of the term 'nanomaterials'. Supported by over 40 organizations from 22 countries on five continents, CIEL and EEB prepared their proposal as part of a public consultation on the European Commission's draft definition.
The scene was a sea of white tents spread across the National Mall in Washington, DC and science and engineering were the order of the day. That's what greeted visitors to the booth hosted by Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology at the first USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo.
Phantoms Foundation, CIC nanoGUNE, DIPC, University of Basque Country and Bilbao Exhibition Centre will host the first edition of ImagineNano event from 11th until 14th of April in the North of Spain, Bilbao.
One of the best quantum simulators consists of a gas of extremely cold atoms loaded in an artificial crystal made of light: an optical lattice. Experimental physicists have developed efficient techniques to control the quantum properties of this system, to such extent, that it serves as an ideal quantum simulator of different phenomena.
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) has released a document addressing key issues that need to addressed when considering the definition of manufactured nanomaterials for regulatory purposes. It advocates five 'Core Elements of a Regulatory Definition of Manufactured Nanomaterial'.
Researchers have devised a predictive model that combines laboratory studies of microscopic glass particles in solution with mathematical theories to predict the existence, thickness and length of the banded ring patterns that formed.
The aim of this meeting is to offer an update of recent innovations in both fundamental and applied aspects highlighting new advances and progress in the field of nano-materials (inorganics, ceramics, hybrids, molecular and bio-inspired).
Making fuel cells practical and affordable will not happen overnight. It may, however, not take much longer. With advances in nanostructured devices, lower operating temperatures, and the use of an abundant fuel source and cheaper materials, a group of researchers led by Shriram Ramanathan at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are increasingly optimistic about the commercial viability of the technology.