How much difference can a tenth of a nanometer make? When it comes to figuring out how proteins work, an improvement in resolution of that miniscule amount can mean the difference between seeing where atoms are and understanding how they interact.
The same properties of nanoparticles that make them so appealing to manufacturers may also have negative effects on the environment and human health. However, little is known which particles may be harmful. Part of the problem is determining exactly what a nanoparticle is.
Using high tech equipment at Argonne National Laboratory, a group at Northern Illinoisd University is developing methods to synthesize a new class of free-standing superconducting nanowires and nanoribbons that are stable in atmosphere.
At the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB in Erlangen as well as its project partners, the operations around the largest European joint research project on efficiency increase in semiconductor industry - IMPROVE - have been started.
Using a carbon nanotube instead of traditional silicon, Cornell researchers have created the basic elements of a solar cell that hopefully will lead to much more efficient ways of converting light to electricity than now used in calculators and on rooftops.
The groundbreaking work titled, 'Mimicking celestial mechanics in metamaterials,' links the newly emerging field of artificial optic materials with celestial mechanics in order to investigate celestial phenomenon in a controlled laboratory environment.
Researchers in the lab of MIT materials science professor Carl V. Thompson grew dense forests of crystalline carbon nanotubes on a metal surface at temperatures close to those characteristic of computer chip manufacturing.
Asylum Research, a technology leader in scanning probe/atomic force microscopy (AFM/SPM) announces its AFM in Biology Class to be held October 21-23, 2009 in Santa Barbara, California. The class is open to all Atomic Force Microscopy users that want to increase their knowledge of AFM in biology and life sciences.