The research center for Advanced Carbon Materials at AIST, Japan invites highly-motivated applicants from various research backgrounds for post-doctoral positions to work on the development of nanotechnology, nanomaterials, and nanodevices.
According to a new model, the processes of electrochemical oxidation within separate aerosol particles are the basis for the phenomenon of ball lightning, which is a cloud of composite nano or submicron particles, where each particle is a spontaneously formed nanobattery which is short-circuited by the surface discharge because it is of such a small size.
Laser technology is used to generate nanoparticles. The laser "blasts" the nanoparticles out of a substrate surface â?? the engineer calls this material ablation - directly into a suitable liquid such as oil, water, or solvent, which at the same time stabilizes the precious and highly sensitive nanomaterial.