The European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division is proud to announce the award of the 2008 EPS CMD Europhysics Prize to Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov of the University of Manchester for discovering and isolating a single free-standing atomic layer of carbon (graphene) and elucidating its remarkable electronic properties.
Scientists now realise that the precise molecular arrangements within natural pathways in organisms have been highly tuned for specific processes and provide both compounds that can be exploited directly and vital information over how to synthesise new products by mimicking biochemical processes.
A research project entitled 'A real-time analysis of the early diagnosis of cancer markers', undertaken by the CAS Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, recently passed the acceptance check by an expert team under the auspices of the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
The Wafer Level Chip Scale Packaging (WLCSP) Forum today announced it will participate in the 2nd Electronic System-Integration Technology Conference (ESTC) in Greenwich, London, UK, from September 1 through 4, 2008.
In work that could lead to new ways of detecting and treating malaria, MIT researchers have used two advanced microscopy techniques to show in unprecedented detail how the malaria parasite attacks red blood cells.
Researchers have developed a new type of property-changing polymer: It is water-repellent at 37 degrees C, which makes it an ideal culture substrate for biological cells. At room temperature it attracts water, allowing the cells to be detached easily from the substrate.
IMEC, Europe's leading independent nanoelectronics research institute and Plextronics, Inc., an international technology company specializing in printed solar, lighting and other organic electronics, signed an agreement to collaborate on state-of-the-art materials and inks for organic solar cells.