Water forms droplets because attractive interactions between molecules produce surface tension. If macroscopic objects - say, grains of sand - replace the molecules, the relative strength of this attraction would dramatically drop. What vestiges of liquid behavior remain in such ultra-low surface tension limit?
To stretch a supply of salt generally means using it sparingly. But researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Pittsburgh were startled when they found they had made the solid actually physically stretch.
Yimei Zhu, a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy?s Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been elected the inaugural Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA), an affiliate of the American Institute of Physics and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Mirkin, the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University (NU), will accept the prize and present his accomplishments to the public at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the Lemelson-MIT Program?s third-annual EurekaFest, a multi-day celebration of the inventive spirit, June 25-27.
French physicist Dr Christian Colliex from Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris Sud at Orsay, is the 2009 recipient of the Holweck Medal and Prize for his pioneering use of the electron microscope to further our understanding of the electronic structure of nanomaterials.
All boats fall in an ebbing tide, and nanotech?s ship is no different. As the economic downturn drains demand in several nano-enabled product market segments, it is eroding growth along the entire value chain, from nanointermediates to nanomaterials, according to Lux Research's latest report.
Danish and Chinese researchers are making advances in the world of nanotechnology as they work together to develop electronic components. The fruits of their labour will contribute to fuelling the electronic, energy and communications industries.
The Second Nanotechnology International Forum will be held on October 6 ? 8, 2009 in Moscow. The Forum program will consist of the plenary session, a complex of panel discussions and presentations of business program and science and technology sections, presentations of companies, devices and equipment. Exhibition and the Second International Competition of the Scientific Works of Young Scientists in Nanotechnology will also take place within the framework of the Forum.
Kamalesh Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, and internationally-renowned expert in membrane separation technologies will be the recipient of the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal.