Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new 'templated growth' technique for fabricating nanometer-scale graphene devices. The method addresses what had been a significant obstacle to the use of this promising material in future generations of high-performance electronic devices.
The 2007 landmark article in Nature Materials "The rise of graphene" by the just announced winners of the 2010 Nobel prize in physics, Andre Geim and Kosta Novoselov, has now been made available as a free access article.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) will honor the discovery of fullerenes, the scientific achievement that gave birth to nanotechnology, as a National Historic Chemical Landmark in a ceremony to be held at Rice University in Houston, Texas, on Oct. 11.
Two teams of researchers from China and France report success in making and testing tiny high-frequency capacitors made from a complex manmade mineral: barium strontium titanate (BST). By introducing an ultrathin (1.2 nanometer) titanium oxide seed layer, the researchers made thin BST films that exhibited excellent microwave properties up to 40 GHz.
Two Case Western Reserve University researchers are building implants made of diamond and flexible polymer that are designed to identify chemical and electrical changes in the brain of patients suffering from neural disease, or to stimulate nerves and restore movement in the paralyzed.
A prototype device developed in Hong Kong will allow laboratory researchers to non-invasively test drugs for their ability to kill tumors by subjecting cancerous cells with different concentration gradients.
An important step - one that is essential to the ultimate construction of a quantum computer - was taken for the first time by physicists at UC Santa Barbara. The research involves the entanglement of three quantum bits of information, or qubits. Before now, entanglement research in the solid state has only been developed with two qubits.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2010 to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, University of Manchester, 'for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene'.
Physiker der Uni Bonn habe eine Art 'Lichtdimmer' entwickelt, der aus einem einzigen Atom besteht. Bedient wird er ueber einen Laserstrahl. Moeglicherweise kommen aehnliche Bauelemente kuenftig in der Quantenkommunikation zum Einsatz.
The conference, titled 'INRS Occupational Health Research Conference 2011: Risks associated to Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials', will be held in Nancy (France) on 5th-7th April 2011. The submission deadline for abstract is November 15th 2010.
Nanotechnology is about to emerge in the world of pesticides and pest control, and a range of new approaches are needed to understand the implications for public health, ensure that this is done safely, maximize the potential benefits and prevent possible risks, researchers say in a new report.