Scientists have observed electrons in a semiconductor on the brink of the metal-insulator transition for the first time. Caught in the act, the electrons formed complex patterns resembling those seen in turbulent fluids, confirming some long-held predictions and providing new insights into how semiconductors can be turned into magnets.
The PhD thesis by Mr Hegoi Manzano Moro at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), entitled Atomistic simulation studies of cement components, aimed to provide an answer to these questions and to understand the properties and characteristics of the components of the material.
A team of scientists from the ESRF and the ETH in Zurich (Switzerland) has managed to see how the electrons in the platinum reorganize as the adsorption is taking place and why catalysts are 'poisoned', i.e. why their activity is reduced.
Paukenschlag fuer den Wirtschafts- und Wissenschaftsstandort Muenster: Dem Bau des deutschlandweit einmaligen und 16 Mio. Euro teuren Nanobioanalytik-Zentrums (NBZ) steht nichts mehr im Wege, nachdem das NRW-Wirtschaftsministerium die Foerderung dieses Leuchtturmprojekts mit 10,2 Mio. Euro zugesagt hat.
Eine Arbeitsgruppe des Sonderforschungsbereichs 688 in Zusammenarbeit mit Wissenschaftlern vom DESY in Hamburg und der ESRF in Grenoble hat kuerzlich das erste voll funktionsfaehige Mikroskop fuer die Holografie von Nanostrukturen vorgestellt.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed new pretreatment and curing methods that can be used with the sol-gel coating process. With the new pretreatment method, the adhesion of sol-gel coatings can be improved significantly.
Researchers have developed a novel method of interpreting data from single-cell images to identify genetic interactions within biological networks, offering a glimpse into the future of high-throughput cell imaging analysis.
A novel strategy for engineering semiconductor materials can boost the performance of water-splitting solar cells for hydrogen production, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dr. Barbara Karn of EPA's National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) is lead author on a recently published article in Environmental Health Perspectives entitled 'Nanotechnology and In Situ Remediation: A Review of the Benefits and Potential Risks'.