We are surrounded by nanoelectronics through products such as computers, mobile phones, sensors and electric cars. Nanoelectronics may also grow much stronger in the energy efficiency area in the near future. However, the sustainable growth faces several challenges.
A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) partners 10 EU research organisations to work on the groundbreaking EUR10 million ATMOL project that lays the foundation for creating and testing a molecular-sized processor chip.
ASU faculty member co-edits the second volume in the series Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society that explores the significant impact new technologies can have on personal, national and global equity.
Researchers at ORNL are developing a method of packing more circuitry into a smaller space on these silicon wafers. Referred to as 100-nanometer lithography, the term reflects the feature resolution required to pack extremely tiny circuits directly onto the microchip wafers. Recent improvements in optical lithography, however, have pushed the requirements for next-generation lithography closer to 70- or 50-nanometer feature size.
As researchers across the globe peel away layer after layer of potential application, Milan Begliarbekov, a doctoral candidate at Stevens Institute of Technology, has found some unique applications for graphene.
Im Verbundprojekt TIGeR untersuchen Spezialisten des INM - Leibniz-Institut fuer Neue Materialien, der Uni des Saarlandes, des Fraunhofer-Instituts fuer Werkstoffmechanik sowie des Karlsruher Instituts fuer Technologie, wie einatomige Schichten aus Kohlenstoff das Reibverhalten von Materialien vermindern oder beeinflussen und so kuenftig noch genauere Bewegungen im Nanometer-Bereich ermoeglichen.
Scientists in Germany have developed a way of smuggling an anti-cancer drug past the protective blood-brain barrier and into brain tumours and metastases using a nanocarrier - a tiny capsule specially designed to pass through cell membranes and deliver its anti-cancer drug to the cancer cell.
Tecnalia, through its Construction Unit, aims to increase the efficiency, reduce execution times and cut operational costs associated with remedial solutions for contaminated sites and for building development itself.