For the first time, researchers have created wakes of light-like waves moving on a metallic surface, called surface plasmons, and demonstrated that they can be controlled and steered. The creation and control of surface plasmon wakes could lead to new types of plasmonic couplers and lenses that could create two-dimensional holograms or focus light at the nanoscale.
The Paper and Fibre Research Institute (PFI), a leading cellulose research facility in Trondheim, Norway, has invested in new ion-milling equipment and scanning electron microscope for characterization of cellulose-based materials.
In a major step toward developing a novel therapy that targets epithelial-mesenchymal transition, scientists have inhibited the mechanism of the Twist protein using nanoparticles to deliver a nucleic acid called small interfering RNA, or siRNA, into tumor cells.
Dr Rahul Raveendran-Nair is the recipient of the 2015 Moseley medal and prize from the Institute of Physics for his outstanding contributions to our understanding of the electrical, optical and structural properties of graphene and its sister compounds.
Researchers have revealed the molecular mechanism of RNA interference (RNAi), the phenomenon by which the synthesis of a specific protein is inhibited, by real time observation of target RNA cleavage at the single-molecule level.
Imec and its partners announced today that they have successfully completed a three-year program to leverage a variety of silicon photonics technologies by making them accessible for industry and academia worldwide.
In a breakthrough for nanoscience, polymer engineers have made such a mold for nanostructures that can shape liquid silicon out of an organic polymer material. This paves the way for perfect, 3-D, single crystal nanostructures.
Physicists have found a way of using everyday technology found in kitchen microwaves and mobile telephones to bring quantum physics closer to helping solve enormous scientific problems that the most powerful of today's supercomputers cannot even begin to embark upon.