While the physics of graphene has been thoroughly explored, chemical functionalization of graphene has proven to be elusive. Now researchers at Northwestern University have identified conditions for chemically functionalizing graphene with the organic semiconductor perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic-dianhydride (PTCDA).
Scientists have devised a new technique for real-time detection of freely moving individual neutral atoms that is more than 99.7% accurate and sensitive enough to discern the arrival of a single atom in less than one-millionth of a second, about 20 times faster than the best previous methods.
In technology that promises to one day allow drug delivery to be tailored to an individual patient and a particular cancer tumor, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have developed an efficient system for delivering siRNA into primary cells.
Rice Professor James Tour was one of six high-profile Houstonians honored at the 10th anniversary celebration of the Houston Technology Center (HTC) this week, earning a special achievement award for his advances in nanotechnology.
Writing in the journal Nature,scientists describe the future of OLEDs as 'bright, not only because of their high illumination quality, but also because their outstanding efficiencies will help to reduce our carbon footprint'.
If one University of Houston professor has his way, the inexpensive plastic now used to manufacture CDs and DVDs will one day soon be put to use in improving the integrity of electronics in aircraft, computers and iPhones.
Veeco has announced their second Veeco Labs request for proposals. In this program, Veeco will award the best five proposals, an approx. $40k electronic application module (TUNA/TR-TUNA, SSRM, SCM, or CAFM) for the Dimension, MultiMode, or Innova SPMs.
The online gallery for Princeton University's third Art of Science competition went live Thursday, May 14. An online site that allows members of the public to choose their favorite 2009 Art of Science image will go live at the same time.