Researchers at the University of Miami and at the Universities of Tokyo and Tohoku, Japan, have been able to prove the existence of a 'spin battery', a battery that is 'charged' by applying a large magnetic field to nano-magnets in a device called a magnetic tunnel junction.
Exploring the new measurement and materials' characterization techniques needed to apply nanotechnology effectively to global energy challenges is the aim of an international workshop on April 26-28, 2009, at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University of Albany in New York.
MIT engineers have created a kind of beltway that allows for the rapid transit of electrical energy through a well-known battery material, an advance that could usher in smaller, lighter batteries - for cell phones and other devices - that could recharge in seconds rather than hours.
Eric D. Isaacs, a prominent University of Chicago physicist and senior administrator at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, has been selected to become the next director of Argonne.
The NanoBusiness Alliance today announced the continuation of its NanoBusiness Talent program, which connects future scientists and high-tech companies by arranging summer internships for local high school students at Chicago-area nanotechnology companies with a grant from the Department of Energy.
A novel technique that enables researchers to push individual molecules into specifically arranged patterns recently allowed researchers at Stanford University to shatter the long held belief that one bit per atom is the limit for encoding information and reclaim the title of producers of the world's smallest letters.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany announced today that it will host three prestigious global nanotechnology conferences this year that will bring hundreds of leading faculty, scientists and researchers from around the world to CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex.
There is a lot of hope invested in hydrogen, but it also presents some problems. It is energy-rich, clean and, as a constituent of water, of almost unlimited availability. However, so far it has been difficult to access it. Scientists have now found a simple, low-cost way to produce hydrogen.
This first full-colored introduction to nanomaterials and nanotechnology addresses in particular the needs of engineers who have to know the special phenomena and potentials, without going into too much scientific detail of the physics and chemistry involved.
Researchers from New York are reporting production of the longest platinum nanowires ever made - an advance that they say could speed development of fuel cells for cars, trucks, and other everyday uses.