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A novel ion trap for sensing force and light

A novel ion trap geometry could usher in a new generation of applications because the device holds promise as a stylus for sensing very small forces or as an interface for efficient transfer of individual light particles for quantum communications.

Posted: Jul 1st, 2009

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Brookhaven shares its research facilities with Syracuse university

A new agreement between Syracuse University and Brookhaven National Laboratory will enable SU faculty and students to use Brookhaven's state-of-the-art research facilities. The agreement also encourages SU and Brookhaven scientists and engineers to explore opportunities for collaborative research in the fields of energy technology development, environmental sciences, biomaterials, forensic science, engineering and computer science, the biological sciences, and policy.

Posted: Jul 1st, 2009

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Branchendialog "NanoEngineering"

Der im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) von der VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH geplante Branchendialog "NanoEngineering" soll am 8. Dezember 2009 in Düsseldorf zeigen, wie neue Entwicklungen aus der Material- und Nanotechnologieforschung in die Praxis des Maschinen- und Anlagenbaus umgesetzt und damit Kosteneinsparungen und neue Märkte erschlossen werden können.

Posted: Jul 1st, 2009

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New insights, and a new angle, on high-temperature superconductivity

A Princeton-led research team has revealed surprising information about how electron behavior influences the conduction of electricity in a class of high-temperature superconductors. An increased understanding of this mechanism could one day transform a number of technologies, including the transmission of electrical power.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2009

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Major European subsidy for membrane fusion

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded chemist Dr Alexander Kros a Starting Independent Researcher Grant of 1.4 million euro. He will be using the grant to study how molecules penetrate the natural barrier of a cell membrane. If his research is successful, it will in time bring about a revolution in how medicines are administered.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2009

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Ein Teilchen in der Falle

Ein wichtiger Schritt auf dem Weg zur Untersuchung grundlegender Quanteneffekte ist Forschern der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg und des Erlanger Max-Planck-Instituts für die Physik des Lichts gelungen.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2009

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