In computer simulations, researchers have demonstrated an approximate cloaking effect created by concentric rings of silicon photonic crystals. The mathematical proof brings scientists a step closer to a practical solution for optical cloaking.
Eine neue Broschuere, erstellt von Zukuenftige Technologien Consulting der VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH im Auftrag der Hessen Agentur, zeigt die Innovationspotenziale der Nanotechnologie im Energiesektor auf.
Mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Adela Ben-Yakar at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a laser 'microscalpel' that destroys a single cell while leaving nearby cells intact, which could improve the precision of surgeries for cancer, epilepsy and other diseases.
A team of scientists has just carried out the first detailed experimental study regarding photoluminescence up-conversion in semiconductor nanostructures. Based on this, the development of a vibration-free cooling of semiconductors might be possible.
To meet the demand for batteries having higher energy density and improved cycle characteristics, in recent years, a great deal of attempt has been made to develop new electrode materials or design new structures of electrode materials.
It has been little more than 20 years since the discovery of buckyballs, hollow spherical molecules made entirely of carbon atoms, which serve as the starting point for this field of study. In 1996, Richard Errett Smalley won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the breakthrough. While there have been accomplishments at the pinnacle of academics in this emerging field, there is still a need for more accessible introductory curricula.