In theory, carbon nanotubes are 100 times stronger than steel, but in practice, scientists have struggled make nanotubes that live up to those predictions, in part, because there are still many unanswered questions about how nanotubes break and under what conditions.
For the past several years, scientists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory have been experimenting with new methods for preparing nanoparticles on metal supports, with the aim of creating model catalyst systems to better study the special reactivity of nano-sized catalyst particles.
Optical fiber helped bring us the Internet, and silicon/germanium devices brought us microelectronics. Now, a joint team from Penn State University and the University of Southampton has developed a new way to combine these technologies.
IBM today announced that its researchers have built the first complete electronic integrated circuit around a single carbon nanotube molecule, a new material that shows promise for providing enhanced performance over standard silicon semiconductors.
A new study by chemists and engineers at the University of Toronto describes a nanoscale material they've created that could help satisfy society‚??s never-ending hunger for smaller digital devices and cellphones, and could even lead to new methods for delivering medications via skin patches.
Researchers have shed new light on the formation of nanoscale surface features, such as nano ripples. These features are important because they could be useful as templates for growing other nanostructures.
With a deep interest in the effects of air pollution on human health and global climate change, a University of Delaware researcher has developed a nanoaerosol mass spectrometer that can characterize microscopic airborne particles.
A report by the Innovation Society in Switzerland summarizes the first results of the platform Nano-Regulation and provides recommendations for further steps towards a sustainable regulatory framework for nanotechnologies and nanosciences.
Using a nanoscale, drug-loaded liposome and a pressure-driven drug administration technique known as convection-enhanced delivery, researchers have developed an efficient method of getting anticancer drugs into the brain and keeping them there.
Physicists at JILA have designed and demonstrated a highly sensitive new tool for real-time analysis of the quantity, structure, and dynamics of a variety of atoms and molecules simultaneously, even in miniscule gas samples.
A group of theoretical physicists at the University of Arkansas/ has demonstrated that under applied voltages, thin films composed of technologically important ferroelectric materials form nanobubbles, which have the potential to become a way to store lots of information in a tiny space.
University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) nanotechnologists have made alcohol- and hydrogen-powered artificial muscles that are 100 times stronger than natural muscles, able to do 100 times greater work per cycle and produce, at reduced strengths, larger contractions than natural muscles.