The single layer material Graphene was the subject of a Nobel prize this year but research led by a team of researchers at the University of Warwick has found molecular hooks on the surface of its close chemical cousin, Graphene Oxide, that will potentially provide massive benefits to researchers using transmission electron microscopes. They could even be used in building molecular scale mechanisms.
The 1-year-old Institute for Intelligent Energy Systems at UT Dallas has received its first major research grant: a one-year, $1.25 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore the use of nanotechnology in electrical energy storage.
Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) today announced the funding of eight new projects under its Capabilities for Automotive Research (A*CAR) consortium, bringing the total value to S$17.5 million for the consortium's 10 research projects jointly selected with industry partners to tackle current challenges in the automotive industry.
The Nanotechnology Coalition, affiliated with the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), is pleased to announce its support for the NanoSafety Consortium for Carbon (NCC) and the SOCMA Nanotechnology Coalition's new designation as a supporting institute/association under NCC's by-laws.
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research today announced it will award approximately $16.5 million in grants to 43 scientists and engineers who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program.
Recognizing the innovative ideas of today's college and university students, the Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of Invent Now, announced that a way to implant human liver cells in mice to facilitate drug testing and a way to manufacture composite structural poles have won top honors in this year's competition.
A team of professors at Arizona State University, including three faculty members of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, has received a quarter-million-dollar federal grant to pursue their research of nanotechnology regulation.
A team from The Scripps Research Institute has revealed the first-ever pictures of the formation of cells' 'protein factories'. In addition to being a major technical feat on its own, the work could open new pathways for development of antibiotics and treatments for diseases tied to errors in ribosome formation.
Researchers at Oregon State University have solved a quest in fundamental material science that has eluded scientists since the 1960s, and could form the basis of a new approach to electronics. The discovery outlines the creation for the first time of a high-performance 'metal-insulator-metal' diode.
The PhD thesis by Carlos Echeverria Arrondo, Doctor in Physics from the Public University of Navarre and entitled 'On doped semiconductor quantum dots and magnetic nanowires', studies the behaviour and properties of nanometric-scale semiconductor crystals.
Physiker der TU Graz publizierten ihre neuesten Ergebnisse auf dem Gebiet der Halbleitertechnologie: Sie beantworteten auf Basis einer quantenmechanischen Simulation grundlegende Fragen zur Aenderung von Grenzflaecheneigenschaften von Elektrodenmaterialien mit organischen Molekuelen.