During 2 years, the MONA ('Merging Optics and Nanotechnologies') consortium has been working through workshops, symposia and expert interviews at establishing a roadmap for photonics and nanotechnologies in Europe. Almost 300 people from industry and academia have been involved in the construction of this roadmap that gives insight into the future of materials, equipment, processes and applications. It also highlights the European position and outlook with respect to nanophotonics, and offers recommendations.
New measurements by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have uncovered an intriguing wrinkle. For a given CNT concentration, the electrical properties of the composite can be tuned from being a conductor to a non-conductor simply by changing processing conditions - basically how fast the polymer flows.
At today's IEEE International Solid State Circuit Conference, IMEC introduced its prototype of a 60GHz multiple antenna receiver, and invites industry to join its 60GHz research program. The 60GHz band offers massive available bandwidth that enables very high bit rates of several Gbits-per-second at distances up to 10 meters (about 33 feet).
Leading-edge research into the requirements for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) photoresist is helping to solve some of the problems encountered by 193 nm litho technology as it ventures into increasingly smaller CDs.
Professors Neal Skipper and Franco Cacialli, of the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, have been awarded a £200,000 laboratory refurbishment grant to help them develop alternative fuel supplies for transport and electricity generation.
Move over, compact discs, DVDs, and hard drives. Researchers in Japan report progress toward developing a new protein-based memory device that could provide an alternative to conventional magnetic and optical storage systems, which are quickly approaching their memory storage capacities.
Researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Chatham House, Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN), an initiative of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Pew Charitable Trusts, have been awarded a $587,000 European Commission grant to conduct an international research project on regulating nanotechnologies in the European Union and United States.
Developing a portable device that will help prevent, identify and contain infectious diseases such as SARS, is the goal of a new University of Toronto research project. The project is one of four cutting-edge research projects at the University of Toronto to receive funding from the McGuinty government.