The University of Minnesota Materials Research Science and Engineering Center announced today that it has received $16.8 million in renewed funding over the next six years from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The Nanoscale Function Group, University College Dublin, and Asylum Research are pleased to sponsor the 2008 AFM Forum and Workshop.The Forum is organized for scientists to share and exchange their cutting-edge research being carried out in both materials and life sciences.
A memorandum of understanding was signed today by Imperial College and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute, to facilitate increased research collaborations between the two organizations.
Researchers report that they have successfully produced two-layer thin films where neither layer is superconducting on its own, but which exhibit a nanometer-thick region of superconductivity at their interface.
Smarter catalysts that could help the chemical industry to cut costs and beat ever-more stringent government regulations were showcased at CPhI, the pharmaceutical ingredient trade show, held in Frankfurt, Germany, 30 September to 2 October.
In the tiny realm of nanotechnology, scientists have used a wide variety of materials to build atomic scale structures. But just as in the construction business, nanotechnology researchers can often be limited by the amount of raw materials. Now, Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University researcher Hao Yan has avoided these pitfalls by using cells as factories to make DNA based nanostructures inside a living cell.
In this project, researchers of the UAB Department of Physics and the Barcelona Institute of Materials Science (ICMAB-CSIC) have worked together to develop a new material based on supernets formed with two alternative layers, one made of silicon and the other of germanium nanocrystals.
While knowledge gaps remain regarding the potential risks of nanotechnologies, the European Commission again expressed confidence that existing EU regulation can be applied to this emerging sector, stressing that the challenge ahead lies in their implementation.
The surfaces of these Ultrananocrystalline-Diamond (UNCD) Mechanical Seals are specially treated with a continuous film of tiny diamonds. This diamond coating improves the pumps' reliability, durability and ability to prevent fluids from escaping into the environment.