A new European FP7 project aims to develop cost effective and highly efficient solar cells with silicon nano-rods. Funded with EUR2.9 million from the European Union, project ROD_SOL is coordinated by the Institut fuer Photonische Technologien(IPHT) in Jena, Germany.
The U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory received grants from DOE and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling $28 million to support an X-ray Crystallography Research Resource at the Laboratory?s National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS).
The award is intended for a European-based scientist with less than ten years post-doctoral experience. The award will be presented to an early career scientist with a concept for creative interdisciplinary research.
Attend the UK dissemination event for the observatoryNANO in London on the 19th March 2009 and learn about new nanoscience and nanotechnology developments in different industrial sectors and what socio-economic impacts these are having on the global market.
This manageably sized dictionary covers theory, experiment, industrial practice and applications for nanotechnology, colloid, and interface science, as well as much of what is now termed materials science.
A nanoproduct made from silver and calcium phosphate and developed by ETH Zurich researchers is lethal to bacteria. Its special feature is that the bacteria themselves invoke and dispense this disinfectant effect.
A UK consortium of scientists, led by the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, has published a key report examining whether high aspect ratio nanoparticles (HARN) should raise the same concerns as asbestos fibres. HARN includes materials such as carbon nanotubes (CNT) and metal nanowires.
In order to get away from traditional chip designs which are, in a sense, one-dimensional, modified layer by layer, chip designers need to start modifying devices to vary on a three-dimensional scale. For that, they need a different simulation engine.
Researchers from RIKEN's Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science in Wako, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Hyogo and Kyoto University, have uncovered an intriguing interplay between the arrangement of atomic spins and atomic interactions in the metallic compound Mo3Sb7.
For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported information between two separate atoms in unconnected enclosures a meter apart - a significant milestone in the global quest for practical quantum information processing.