Plasmonics - a possible replacement for current computing approaches - may pave the way for the next generation of computers that operate faster and store more information than electronically-based systems and are smaller than optically-based systems.
This work has demonstrated for the first time a method for three-dimensional optical imaging of objects smaller than 20 nanometers over a wide spatial range, hence defeating the so-called fundamental optical diffraction limit by one order of magnitude.
Nanocarbon modeling may be the next step toward emulating human brain function. That's the focus of USC electrical engineering professor Alice Parker?s 'synthetic cortex' study funded by the National Science Foundation.
Researchers have shown that carrier multiplication - when a photon creates multiple electrons - is a real phenomenon in tiny semiconductor crystals and not a false observation born of extraneous effects that mimic carrier multiplication.
Scientists have developed a mechanical method to generate and stabilise at room temperature and atmospheric pressure crystalline phases of metals that until now have only been stable at very high pressures.
NanoImpactNet, The European Network on the Health and Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials, has announced a conference titled 'NanoImpactNet - for a healthy environment in a future with Nanotechnology' on March 23-27, 2009 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Researchers found a way of increasing sensitivity of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance by doping samples at varying concentrations with the paramagnetic copper-acid solution Cu-EDTA, a chemical used in many industrial applications.
University of Washington researchers have helped develop a new kind of microscope to visualize cells in three dimensions, an advance that could bring great progress in the field of early cancer detection.
Scientists have long wondered how melanoma cells travel from primary tumors on the surface of the skin to the brain, liver and lungs, where they become more aggressive, resistant to therapy, and deadly. Now, scientists have identified the possible culprit.
SEMATECH today announced the content of its 2009 SEMATECH Knowledge Series (SKS), a lineup of seminal public meetings designed to increase global knowledge and collaboration in key areas of nanoelectronics R+D.
By pushing carbon nanotubes close to their breaking point, researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated a remarkable increase in the current-carrying capacity of the nanotubes, well beyond what was previously thought possible.