Edinburgh Napier?s new Centre for Nano Safety has been set up to identify whether a variety of nanoparticles can enter the human body - as well as other species such as bacteria, insects and plants - and cause harm.
Am 11. November 2009 erhielten die beiden Physiker Rainer Blatt und Ignacio Cirac fuer ihre Arbeiten zu Quantenkommunikation und Quantencomputer in Oberkochen, Deutschland, den Carl-Zeiss-Forschungspreis 2009
Today, basic units of computer chips are often thinner than a human hair. However, electric current flow is determined not only by the semiconductor components, but also by their interconnects. Dr. Regina Hoffmann from the KIT Physical Institute studies the structure and electronic properties of these nanocontacts and has now been the first researcher in Karlsruhe to be awarded the renowned ERC Starting Grant of the European Research Council for her project.
Within the framework of the conference series 'Commercialization of Future Technologies: Investment Opportunities in the Nanotechnology Region of Eastern Germany,' Germany Trade and Invest is presenting opportunities for Russian companies and research institutes in the field of nanotechnology in Eastern Germany with an investor event in St. Petersburg on November 12, 2009.
Providing insight into a frustrating inconsistency in the performance of electronics made with organic materials, Stanford researchers have shown that the way boundaries between individual crystals in a film are aligned can make a 70-fold difference in how easily current, or electrical charges, can move through transistors.
The Swiss-Japanese partnership supports scientists in both countries when carrying out medical research. ETH researcher Takashi Ishikawa's project demonstrates the benefits of this. Researchers can now apply again with new projects.
Argonne National Laboratory have refined a technique to manufacture solar cells by creating tubes of semiconducting material and then 'growing' polymers directly inside them. The method has the potential to be significantly cheaper than the process used to make today's commercial solar cells.
Purdue University researchers are making progress in developing a new type of transistor that uses a finlike structure instead of the conventional flat design, possibly enabling engineers to create faster and more compact circuits and computer chips.
Sensors, communications devices and imaging equipment that use a prism and a special form of light -- a surface plasmon-polariton -- may incorporate multiple channels or redundant applications if manufacturers use sculptured thin films.
Clemson University is part of a five-year $3 million Air Force Office of Scientific Research award, along with the University of Texas at Dallas and Yale University, to search for nanoscale materials that superconduct to allow for efficient flow of a current.
ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute), Taiwan's largest and one of the world's leading high-tech research and development institutions, introduces STOBA (self-terminated oligomers with hyper-branched architecture), the first material technology to enhance the safety of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.
n work that someday may lead to the development of novel types of nanoscale electronic devices, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has combined DNA's talent for self-assembly with the remarkable electronic properties of carbon nanotubes, thereby suggesting a solution to the long-standing problem of organizing carbon nanotubes into nanoscale electronic circuits.
These reports were published as part of the Nanotechnology Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Program, which is managed by Safe Work Australia for the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.