Physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) are gearing up for experimental tests of findings they arrived at through theoretical considerations: that electrochemical reactions take place more rapidly on isolated, nanometer-scale electrodes than on their familiar macroscopic counterparts, and that this surprising behavior is caused by thermal noise.
Imec and Holst Centre have developed very sensitive integrated sensing elements for gas detection. The polymer-coated microbridges in high-density arrays can detect ppm-level concentrations of vapors using on-chip integrated read-out techniques.
Researchers pinpointed noncarbon atoms that create defects when graphene is produced through a technique called graphene-oxide reduction. The researchers also propose how to make that technique more efficient by precisely applying hydrogen - rather than heat - to remove the impurities.
Three-dimensional imaging is dramatically expanding the ability of researchers to examine biological specimens, enabling a peek into their internal structures. And recent advances in X-ray diffraction methods have helped extend the limit of this approach.
Nanotechnology promises employment, sustainability and health. The Dutch government invests heavily in it. But how do we achieve these promises? In preparation for a parliamentary debate about nanotechnology on 21 April 2010, the Rathenau Institute initiated a working visit of MPs to one of the most promising areas of its application: healthcare.
The ultrashort laser ablation of solid materials is basis of different modern and advanced scientific and technological areas as fabrication of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles, deposition of nanostructures and their embedding in optical films, or deposition on their surfaces in order to alter exciting properties or development of new.
New York University Chemist Nadrian Seeman has been awarded the 2010 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience for his creation of robotic devices that have the potential to create new materials a billionth of a meter in size.
Chinese researchers have successfully built an electromagnetic absorbing device for microwave frequencies. The device, made of a thin cylinder comprising 60 concentric rings of metamaterials, is capable of absorbing microwave radiation, and has been compared to an astrophysical black hole.
III International Competition of Scientific Papers in Nanotechnology for Young Researchers is carried out within the framework of III Nanotechnology International Forum Rusnanotech 2010, lead by Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies on November 1-3, 2010 at the International Exhibition Center of Moscow.
Eight scientists whose discoveries have dramatically expanded human understanding in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience has been recognised with the award of the million-dollar Kavli Prizes.
The Supervisory Council of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) has approved the corporation's participation in a project to create a center for preclinical studies. The project's budget will total 1.6 billion rubles, from which RUSNANO will invest 228 million rubles in equity and extend a loan of 580 million rubles (19.3 million dollars).
For most people, frustration is a condition to be avoided. But for scientists studying certain 'frustrated' ensembles of interacting components - that is, those which cannot settle into a state that minimizes each interaction - it may be the key to understanding a host of puzzling phenomena that affect systems from neural networks and social structures to protein folding and magnetism.
Die fuehrende Konferenz zum Thema Nanotechnologie in Europa findet bereits seit 2002 in Dresden statt und wird in ihrer achten Auflage am 6. und 7. Juli 2010 zur Nanotechnologie-Leitveranstaltung des DRESDEN-concept ausgebaut.
Researchers are investigating new applications for terahertz sensors. Based on their findings, these sensors could be used for improving optical sources, detectors and modulators for optical interconnections and for creating biomolecules, such as plastic explosives.