Nanotechnology News – Latest Headlines

On the way to a quantum computer

The hybrid of microelectronic circuits and atoms which combines the best quantum mechanical characteristics of both systems, may help to realize a breakthrough in quantum computing. Not only Andreas Wallraff believes this, but also the European Research Council, which has been supporting his project for five years with almost two million Euros.

Mar 8th, 2010

Read more

Strength is shore thing for sea shell scientists

A team of materials scientists and chemists have taken inspiration from sea shells found on the beach to create a composite material from dissimilar 'ingredients'. Their technique could be used to make ceramics with high resistance to cracking - which could in turn be used in crack-resistant building materials and bone replacements.

Mar 8th, 2010

Read more

Unlocking the mysteries of crack formation

Northeastern University physicists have pioneered the development of large-scale computer simulations to assess how cracks form and proliferate in materials ranging from steel and glass to nanostructures and human bones.

Mar 8th, 2010

Read more

Designing nanoscale materials with a precise control over properties

Shiv Khanna, Ph.D., a professor in the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Department of Physics, together with colleagues from VCU, Penn State University and the California Nanosystems Institute, were recently highlighted in the Editor's Choice section of the journal Science for their work demonstrating how nanomaterials with control of specific properties can be created.

Mar 5th, 2010

Read more

Iron atoms convey mussel fibres with a robust but stretchy covering

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and collaborators at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Chicago believe they have uncovered the basis how marine mussels use the byssus, a bundle of tough and extensible fibres, to fasten securely to wave-swept rocky coastlines.

Mar 5th, 2010

Read more

A fingerprint for genes

Scientists applied a new strategy to identify and characterize genes involved in endocytosis. For that a combination of high-resolution microscopy and quantitative image analysis enabled the scientists to investigate the effects of a large number of genes.

Mar 5th, 2010

Read more

Neues Verfahren zur Herstellung photonischer Kristalle

Wissenschaftler lassen Licht selbst die kristallinen Strukturen bilden, in denen das Licht dann effektiv geleitet und gespeichert werden kann. Diese Technik koennte zum Beispiel zur Herstellung hocheffizienter Flachbildschirme eingesetzt werden.

Mar 5th, 2010

Read more

RSS Subscribe to our Nanotechnology Research News feed

Nanowerk on Facebook Engage with our Nanotechnology News on Facebook