Empa researchers have succeeded in growing sea-urchin shaped nanostructures from minute balls of polystyrene beads using a simple electrochemical process. The spines of the sea urchin consist of zinc oxide nanowires. The structured surface should help increasing the efficiency of photovoltaic devices.
A greater understanding of the quantum processes that lead to chemical reactions may lead to new strategies in the design and control of molecules - ultimately leading to scientific breakthroughs in health care and diagnostic medicine, quantum computing, nanotechnology, environmental science and energy.
U.S., German and Austrian physicists studying the perplexing class of materials that includes high-temperature superconductors are reporting this week the unexpected discovery of a simple 'scaling' behavior in the electronic excitations measured in a related material.
At Nanofibers for the Third Millennium, held from August 30 - September 1 in Raleigh, NC, world leaders in nanofibers will gather to discuss the state of fiber formation as a science and as a corner stone for new nonwovens and technical-textile enabled products.
Writing in the International Journal of Nuclear Desalination, researchers at the D.J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, in Mumbai, India, explain that there are several nanotechnology approaches to water purification currently being investigated and some already in use.
Even tens of thousands of chemical and biochemical experiments may be conducted daily with the use of a microflow system of the size of a credit card, developed in the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The device has already been tested in research on the effectiveness of antibiotic mixtures.
Bricks, blocks, and steel I-beams - step aside. A new genre of construction materials, made from stuff barely 1/50,000th the width of a human hair, is about to debut in the building of homes, offices, bridges, and other structures.
The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world's first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute, will organize the 5th International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (ICBN 2010) from August 2-4, 2010.
Light-emitting or energy-converting, intelligent and flexible: customers are eagerly awaiting the products of the future, prototypes of which will be on show during K 2010, the world's leading plastics and rubber trade fair, to be held in Dusseldorf from 27 October to 3 November.
Eine Forschungsgruppe um Georg Kresse, Professor fuer Computational Quantum Mechanics an der Universitaet Wien, hat eine neuartige Methode zur Beschreibung der Wechselwirkung zwischen Elektronen entwickelt.
The FlexTech Alliance, focused on developing the electronic display and the flexible, printed electronics industry supply chain, today announced the dates for its 10th annual Flexible Electronics and Displays Conference, to be held in Phoenix, Ariz., February 7-10, 2011.
Researchers have studied the underlying mechanisms of water condensation in the troposphere and found a way to make artificial materials to control water condensation and trigger ice formation at room temperature.
Using chemical 'nanoblasts' that punch tiny holes in the protective membranes of cells, researchers have demonstrated a new technique for getting therapeutic small molecules, proteins and DNA directly into living cells.
Rows of tiny raised blowfly corneas may be the key to easy manufacturing of biomimetic surfaces, surfaces that mimic the properties of biological tissues, according to a team of Penn State researchers.