Rice University scientists on the hunt for a better way to clean up the stubborn pollutant TCE have created a method that lets them watch molecules break down on the surface of a catalyst as individual chemical bonds are formed and broken.
This year the U.S. Army Corrosion Summit will feature a full day specialty track titled 'Anti-Corrosion Nanotechnology R+D'. The technical track will focus on basic and applied nanotechnology corrosion R+D within academia, industry, and government.
Dutch scientists have worked out how to fine tune the stripes of alternating crystal lattices that form in semi-conducting nanowires. Control of such structures could lead to important advances in electronics and optics, including more efficient LEDs, they say.
Developed from courses on nanophysics and nanotechnology, this textbook covers the fundamental physics of nanostructures, methods of growth and manipulation, characterization methods with a focus on optical analyzing methods and nanooptics, a discussion of nano-architectures and the latest applications in optics, electronics, quantum computers, molecular nanostructures, biology and soft matter.
The George Washington University has announced the establishment of the GW Institute for Nanotechnology. This institute will draw on the expertise of the University's faculty members in mechanical, aerospace, electrical, computer, civil, and environmental engineering; physics, chemistry; and biochemistry.
Scientists have directly measured the rate of hole transfer between identical porphyrin compounds in their ground states. These results are key to understanding the fundamental processes underlying charge separation in this sort of structure and have applications for improving the efficiency of solar cells.
Today at noon Finnish time, Kai-Erik Elers, Technical Applications Manager of the leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) systems manufacturer Picosun Oy presents and defends his PhD thesis 'Copper Diffusion Barrier Deposition on Integrated Circuit Devices by Atomic Layer Deposition Technique' at the Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science of the University of Helsinki.