Using a simple, commercial microwave oven, chemists have developed a new method for the synthesis of nanomaterials that can control the dimensions and properties of rods and wires that are just one billionth of a meter in size.
Working with a virus that infects black-eyed peas, a team of investigators at The Scripps Research Institute has developed a nanoscale probe that provides a high-resolution map of blood vessels in a living animal.
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.