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.
Speakers at session at the EuroNanoForum 2007, taking place in Düsseldorf in Germany, gave an overview of what various surveys have established regarding societal perceptions of nanotechnology, and offered advice on how to deal with scepticism.