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'Electron trapping' may impact future microelectronics measurements

Using an ultra-fast method of measuring how a transistor switches from the 'off' to the 'on' state, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently reported that they have uncovered an unusual phenomenon that may impact how manufacturers estimate the lifetime of future nanoscale electronics.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2008

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New process creates 3-D nanostructures with magnetic materials

Materials scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a process to build complex, three-dimensional nanoscale structures of magnetic materials such as nickel or nickel-iron alloys using techniques compatible with standard semiconductor manufacturing.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2008

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Research investigates possible downsides to nanomaterials

Potential risks from the use of nanomaterials will be explored by three Arizona State University engineering faculty in a project supported by a $400,000 grant from the U.S.Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2008

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Cancer symposium to focus on nanotechnology

Institute Professor Robert Langer and other top cancer researchers will speak at the 2008 symposium hosted by MIT's David H. Koch Center for Integrative Cancer Research on Friday, June 27.

Posted: Jun 24th, 2008

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Laser surgery probe targets individual cancer cells

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.

Posted: Jun 24th, 2008

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