With research backgrounds ranging from materials engineering to molecular biophysics, seventeen leading scientists issued a statement today announcing that, much as the discovery of DNA and creation of the transistor revolutionized science, there is a new scientific field on the brink of revolutionizing our approach to problems ranging from eco-safe energy to outbreaks of malaria.
Dr. Zhong Lin Wang, an expert in nanotechnology and inventor of the world's first nanogenerator, will be the keynote speaker at Nano Summit 2007, which will be hosted by Texas A&M University's Dwight Look College of Engineering.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of two grants totaling almost $600,000 to Oregon State University for nanotechnology research. These grants will evaluate whether some manmade nanomaterials could be toxic to human health.
A simple way to synthesize iron-platinum nanorods and nanowires while controlling both size and composition. Nanorods with uniform shape and magnetic alignment are one key to the next generation of high-density information storage, but have been difficult to make in bulk.
By making careful observations of the growth of a layer of molecules as they gradually cover the surface of a small silicon rectangle, researchers have gained basic insights into how self-propagating self-assembly wave fronts develop.