Researchers have figured out how to create a freestanding film of graphene oxide and alter its surface roughness so that it either causes water to bead up and run off or causes it to spread out in a thin layer.
Dr. Stefan Strauf, Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering Physics at Stevens Institute of Technology, has been honored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the prestigious CAREER Award.
The realization of topological insulators with cold atoms is extremely attractive, as it would offer an ideal quantum spin Hall effect within a laboratory. In an article recently published, an international team lay out such an experiment.
Nine students from Chassell High School know how an atomic force microscope works. In fact, they've built a model of one out of Lego bricks. They're the members of INANO (Identifying New Academic Nanotechnology Opportunities), Chassell High School's Enterprise team.
Image sensors as used in cell phones are partially color-blind. This is because of their coating, which prevents UV light from passing through. CMOS chips have as a result not been suitable for spectroscopy up to now. A new production process makes the coating transparent - and the sensors suitable for special applications.
The electronic chips of the future might not be made of silicon or even graphene but of a material called molybdenite (MoS2). EU-funded research presented in the journal Nature Nanotechnology demonstrates that molybdenite is a highly effective semi-conductor that could be used to make transistors both smaller and more energy efficient.
The Centre for Environmental Law Decisions and Corporate Ethical Certification (CIGA) at the University of Padua and the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, organize an international workshop titled Dilemmas of choice. Responsibility in nanotechnology development, which is aimed at presenting and debating contributions from different disciplines on several issues concerning the relationship between nanotechnology innovation and responsibility.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together leaders in the emerging field of computational nanotoxicology to form an international Community of Practice for accelerated development of the science of QNTR.
Inspired by the popular confidence trick known as 'shell game', researchers at UC Santa Barbara have demonstrated the ability to hide and shuffle 'quantum-mechanical peas' - microwave single photons - under and between three microwave resonators, or 'quantized shells'.