Because they are portable and easy to operate at ambient temperatures, cold atmospheric pressure plasma jets (APPJs) should find innovative applications in biomedicine, materials science and fabrication industries.
Future flash memory could be faster and store more data without changing its basic design by using a clever nanocrystal material proposed by scientists at Taiwan's Chang Gung University, who describe a new logical element made with the rare earth material gadolinium.
Scientists and engineers seek to meet three goals in the production of biofuels from non-edible sources such as microalgae: efficiency, economical production and ecological sustainability. Now, researchers have uncovered a process that is a promising step toward accomplishing these three goals.
A cover story in the September issue of Small, a prestigious nanotechnology journal, features a method developed by UConn chemistry professor Steven Suib for the production of a nano-sized crystalline material that will be used for energy conservation.
Using powerful lasers, Hui Zhao, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas, and graduate student Lalani Werake have discovered a new way to recognize currents of spinning electrons within a semiconductor.
The FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health is organizing a public workshop titled 'Medical Devices and Nanotechnology: Manufacturing, Characterization, and Biocompatibility Considerations' to be held on September 23, 2010 at the Hilton Washington DC/North Gaithersburg.
On February 16, 2010, FEI invited owners and users of our instruments to submit their finest images for a chance to win two round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the world. After six months and more than 250 images, FEI would like to congratulate Dr. Harald Plank of the Institute of Electron Microscopy, Austria, and Dr. Clifford Barnes of University of Ulster, United Kingdom for their prize-winning entries.
In the war against infectious disease, identifying the culprit is half the battle. Now, research professor Shaopeng Wang and his colleagues from the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, describe a new method for visualizing individual virus particles. Their research opens the door to a more detailed understanding of these minute pathogens, and may further the study of a broad range of micro- and nanoscale phenomena.
Scientists of the Fraunhofer IPMS succeeded in fabricating a large solar cell module (80 x 20 square centimeters) based on organic solar cells, which will be presented for the first time at the EU PVSEC 2010.
Just as cilia lining the lungs help keep passages clear by moving particles along the tips of the tiny hair-structures, man-made miniscule bristles known as nano-brushes can help reduce friction along surfaces at the molecular level, among other things. In their latest series of experiments, Duke University engineers have developed a novel approach to synthesize these nano-brushes, which could improve their versatility in the future.
As an early career scientist, Max Fontus wondered how successful researchers repeatedly make discoveries worth publishing. Collaborating with a Princeton engineering professor this summer, he realized that working with scientists from other fields of research results in a cross-pollination of ideas that lays the foundation for great progress in science.