This new microscope technology uses helium ions to generate the signal used to image extremely small objects, a technique analogous to the scanning electron microscope, which was first introduced commercially in the 1960s. Paradoxically, although helium ions are far larger than electrons, they can provide higher resolution images with higher contrast.
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Seoul National University (SNU) have learned how to tweak a new class of polymer-based semiconductors to better control the location and alignment of the components of the blend.
Three Johns Hopkins University researchers affiliated with the Institute for NanoBioTechnology hope to gain some insight by studying the ability of nanometals to access lung tissues, their potential to trigger pro-inflammatory reactions by cells that line the lung airways, and even the extent to which workers are exposed in a nanomaterials manufacturing setting.
Seven pioneering scientists who have transformed human knowledge in the fields of nanoscience, neuroscience and astrophysics will receive the first Kavli Prize awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry, today announced federal government support for the research and development of next-generation nanotechnology-based coatings for the multinational Joint Strike Fighter program.
Dr. Marcus Conrad of the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology and Tumor Genetics at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich has decrypted the molecular mechanism through which the death of cells is caused by oxidative stress.
According to a new paper in the latest issue of Optics Express, the Optical Society's open-access journal, certain materials underneath an invisibility cloak would allow invisible objects be seen again.