Thinking small may help solve one of the biggest problems - the need for alternative energy sources - according to scientists attending the first Energy Nanotechnology International Conference held June 26-28 at MIT.
Building on a series of recent breakthroughs in silicon photonics, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a novel approach to silicon devices that combines light amplification with a photovoltaic - or solar panel - effect.
Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed a new technology that can greatly enhance the ballistic-proof strength of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber by adding carbon nanotubes to pristine high-strength fiber.
The National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the CAS Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) have joined hands in establishing a Laboratory for Biological Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety (NCNST-IHEP) in Beijing.
A research team at the Chinese Academy od Sciences (CAS) Institute of Physics was recently reported to achieve an important progress in preparation of the tri-element nano-tubes containing boron and nitrogen.