Water is familiar to everyone - it shapes our bodies and our planet. But despite this abundance, the molecular structure of water has remained a mystery, with the substance exhibiting many strange properties that are still poorly understood. Recent work, however, is shedding new light on water's molecular idiosyncrasies, offering insight into its strange bulk properties.
Duke University engineers say they can for the first time control all the degrees of the particle's motion, opening up broad possibilities for nanotechnology and device applications. Their unique technology should make it more likely that Janus particles can be used as the building blocks for a myriad of applications, including such new technologies as electronic paper and self-propelling micromachines.
An international team of researchers from the Netherlands, Russia and Austria discovered that monolayer coverage and channel length set the mobility in self-assembled monolayer field-effect transistors (SAMFETs).
Das Institut fuer Photonische Technologien (IPHT) verstaerkt seine Aktivitaeten im Bereich der spektralen Bildgebung. Im Rahmen des Verbundprojektes CHEMOPRAEVENT will das Institut mit Hilfe neuester optischer Methoden die Ursache der Nebenwirkungen von Chemotherapeutika untersuchen.
Under a targeted basic research program of the Japan Science and Technology Agency, scientists have developed a new method for electrically measuring a quantum superposition spin state of two electrons captured in a gallium arsenide based semiconductor artificial molecule (double quantum dots).
When bees sting, they pump poison into their victims. Now the toxin in bee venom has been harnessed to kill tumor cells by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers attached the major component of bee venom to nano-sized spheres that they call nanobees.
Clemson chemistry assistant professor Rhett Smith will receive $598,000 in a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to study a new class of materials that conduct electrical currents and can be used in thin, lightweight and flexible plastic electronic devices.
Researchers are developing a new class of tiny mechanical devices containing vibrating, hair-thin structures that could be used to filter electronic signals in cell phones and for other more exotic applications.