Scientists at DuPont and Cornell University have used a simple chemical process to convert 'as grown' mixtures of metallic and semiconducting carbon nanotubes into solely semiconducting carbon nanotubes with electrical characteristics well-suited for plastic electronics.
Researchers have discovered a way to synthesize and control the formation of nanobristles, akin to tiny hairs, into helical clusters and have further demonstrated the fabrication of such highly ordered clusters, built from similar coiled building blocks, over multiple scales and areas.
A powerful computing tool that allows scientists to extract features and patterns from enormously large and complex sets of raw data has been developed by scientists at University of California, Davis, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Researchers in Japan have developed a technology for visualizing structures defects/damages and their danger levels, which cannot be seen directly from outside, by using luminous intensity distribution of elastico-luminescent materials.
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK's primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has announced its support for the 1.8bn Euros that has been made available by the European Commission, through their Information Communications Technology (ICT) fund.
NanoBioNexus, the leading nanobiotechnology non-profit industry organization, announced today that the organization is strategically expanding its scope beyond the life sciences resulting in a formal corporate name change to NanoTecNexus (NTN).
At the 2nd Annual Conference on Nanotechnology Law, Regulation and Policy, February 18-199, 2009 in Washington, D.C., food and drug industry representatives will find out what's happening internationally on nanotech regulation, how venture capitalists look at the future of nanotechnology and what the leading corporations, scientific laboratories and academic centers are focusing on in this dynamic field.
Researchers from Harvard University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have measured, for the first time, a repulsive quantum mechanical force that could be harnessed and tailored for a wide range of new nanotechnology applications.
They may never pose a challenge to Olympic superstar Michael Phelps, but the 'microswimmers' developed by researchers in Spain and the United Kingdom could break a long-standing barrier to improving delivery of medications for cancer and other diseases.
Today, at the 39th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Ronald Ruth, president of Lyncean Technologies, announced that the Compact Light Source has started delivering on this promise by achieving three key milestones using its unique x-ray beam.
EngineersISO has just published new ISO/TR 12885:2008, Health and safety practices in occupational settings relevant to nanotechnologies, which focuses on the manufacture and use of engineered nanomaterials. The Technical Report is based on current information about nanotechnology, including characterization, health effects, exposure assessments, and control practices.
A prototype of a cutting-edge 'three-dimensional printer', a Rapid Prototyping (RP) device, has been successfully developed by the group led by the Distinguished Professor Sen-Yung Lee of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.