Scientists discovered a new physical phenomenon that enables them to see high frequency waves by combining molecular dynamics simulations of shock waves with an experimental diagnostic, terahertz (THz) radiation.
The state-of-the-art technique for seeing atoms - transmission electron microscopy (TEM) - will become an important tool for chemical analysis over the next decade as instrument manufacturers commercialise advances pioneered in laboratories, researchers heard at the Microscience 2008 conference in London, UK.
Through the EU-backed, three-year NEMSIC (Nano-electro-mechanical-system-integrated-circuits) project, scientists aim to get the world's smallest, high-performance and low-power sensor in silicon off the ground.
A dynamic way to alter the shape and size of microscopic three-dimensional structures built out of proteins has been developed by biological chemist Jason Shear and his former graduate student Bryan Kaehr at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Austrian government will fund a series of nanoimprint lithography (NIL) research projects. The NILaustria project will focus on large-area nanostructuring, using NIL to transfer different nanostructures to large surfaces in a cost-efficient manner.
One of the world' strongest materials meets one of Nature's most powerful germ killers in a new research project that produced incredibly tough anti-bacterial surfaces with multiple applications in home appliances, medicine, aerospace, and national defense.
Chemists in Japan report development of the world's first DNA molecule made almost entirely of artificial parts. The finding could lead to improvements in gene therapy, futuristic nano-sized computers, and other high-tech advances, they say.
Scientists at the University of Southampton?s School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) are developing the world?s smallest, high-performance and low-power sensor in silicon which will have applications in biosensing and environmental monitoring.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that quantum dot nanoparticles can penetrate the skin if there is an abrasion, providing insight into potential workplace concerns for healthcare workers or individuals involved in the manufacturing of quantum dots or doing research on potential biomedical applications of the tiny nanoparticles.