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.
With CMOS technology likely to reach the end of its development path during the next decade, spintronic chips incorporating nanoscale magnets could form the memory and logic devices of the future. The FENIKS project has showed how.
Researchers report an advance toward the goal of cars that run on hydrogen rather than gasoline. While the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that practical hydrogen fuel will require concentrations of at least 6.5 percent, the chemists have achieved concentrations of 7.5 percent ? nearly three times as much as has been reported previously ? but at a very low temperature (77 degrees Kelvin).
Liquid crystals, the same phase-shifting materials used to display information on cell phones, monitors and other electronic equipment, can also be used to report in real time on the differentiation of embryonic stem cells.
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan has successfully developed the first basic device structure extendable to multi-quantum-bits for an optically controlled quantum logic gate.
The centre's main areas of research include nano research, developing new products, producing medical protheses, multi-component fluids with nano-dispersal technology and applying nanotechnology in meteorology.
The French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm), the engineering university INSA Lyon, and Riken, a Japanese research centre for biomedicine, signed an agreement to establish a joint laboratory studying lipids nanostructures.