Researchers at AIST in Japan have developed a fibrous material with a specific surface area of 2240 m2/g by using single-walled carbon nanotubes. Materials with large specific surface areas are used for energy storage as electricity storage devices including capacitors. They are also used for storage, purification and separation of substances.
Arizona State University scientists have come up with a new twist in their efforts to develop a faster and cheaper way to read the DNA genetic code. They have developed the first, versatile DNA reader that can discriminate between DNA's four core chemical components - the key to unlocking the vital code behind human heredity and health.
A simple one-step process that produces both n-type and p-type doping of large-area graphene surfaces could facilitate use of the promising material for future electronic devices. The doping technique can also be used to increase conductivity in graphene nanoribbons used for interconnects.
A team of chemists from the University of New Hampshire has synthesized the first-ever stable derivative of nonacene, creating a compound that holds significant promise in the manufacture of flexible organic electronics such as large displays, solar cells and radio frequency identification tags.
Physicists at JILA have for the first time observed chemical reactions near absolute zero, demonstrating that chemistry is possible at ultralow temperatures and that reaction rates can be controlled using quantum mechanics, the peculiar rules of submicroscopic physics.
University of Florida scientists have developed a new nanoparticle that could improve cancer detection and drug delivery. The particle, called a micelle and made up of a cluster of molecules called aptamers, easily recognizes tumors and binds strongly to them.
RUSNANO Deputy CEO Andrey Malyshev and Reijo Munther, Director, Materials technology, of Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, signed a memorandum on standardization and regulation in nanotechnology at a recent Russian-Finnish roundtable.
Microbial enzymes are commonly used to reduce the levels of contamination created by industrial processes. Researchers in Barcelona present their characterization of a xylan-degrading enzyme from the the bacteria Paenibacillus barcinonensis, an isolated microorganism found in the Ebro delta.
Cornel Sultan, assistant professor of aerospace and ocean engineering at Virginia Tech, is the latest faculty member at the university to learn he has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. In his work he is looking at biological discoveries to develop new controllable structures that, in engineering terms, have 'tensional integrity' or tensegrity.
Zum zweiten Mal innerhalb kurzer Zeit kann sich das Physik-Department der Technischen Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) ueber Forschungsgelder der EU in Millionenhoehe freuen: Diesmal erhaelt Professor Johannes Barth im Rahmen eines Advanced-Grants vom European Research Council (ERC) 2,6 Millionen Euro fuer ein Projekt zur Erforschung der grundlegenden Bauprinzipien von Nano-Architekturen auf Traegermaterialien.