Northwestern University researchers have designed a high-performing photoconducting material that uses zinc oxide -- an environmentally friendly inorganic compound found in baby powder and suntan lotion -- instead of lead sulfide.
Johns Hopkins engineers have invented a method that could be used to help figure out how cancer cells break free from neighboring tissue, an 'escape' that can spread the disease to other parts of the body.
Scientists of the CDF experiment at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced that they have found evidence of an unexpected particle whose curious characteristics may reveal new ways that quarks can combine to form matter.
Join your industry colleagues for the 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry, presented by TAPPI and the Alberta Ingenuity Fund, June 23-26, 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. The theme of this year's event is 'Unlocking the Potential of Nano-Enabled Biomaterials'.
Unconventional solar cell materials that are as abundant but much less costly than silicon and other semiconductors in use today could substantially reduce the cost of solar photovoltaics, according to a new study from the Energy and Resources Group and the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Before you can design the perfect nanoparticle catalyst, you first need to understand the fundamental science that governs their reactivity, say scientists from the US. And they claim to have done just that, using single molecule spectroscopy to reveal that nanocatalyst surface properties respond to changes to the concentration of reactants.