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.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have announced that they have bridged a major obstruction in the creation of nanoscale electronics by developing a simple, reliable and observable method of creating tiny, tiny gaps between electrodes.
Researchers have produced their first working prototype of a new ultrashort pulse laser. The new technology could significantly reduce the cost of doing business across industries ranging from telecommunications to medical diagnostics.
New research shows that a novel class of nitrides made from noble metals can be synthesized under extreme conditions and are likely to have unusual or even unique properties that would be useful in semiconductor, superconductor and corrosion-resistant devices.
In a live webcast tomorrow, Friday, March 10 2006, 2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m (EST), the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will introduce its new inventory of nanotechnology-based consumer products.