Wrapping wound dressings around fingers and toes can be tricky, but for burn victims, guarding them against infection is critical. Today, scientists are reporting the development of novel, ultrathin coatings called nanosheets that can cling to the body's most difficult-to-protect contours and keep bacteria at bay.
High-tech specks called quantum dots could bring brighter, more vibrant color to mass market TVs, tablets, phones and other displays. Today, a scientist will describe a new technology called 3M quantum dot enhancement film (QDEF) that efficiently makes liquid crystal display (LCD) screens more richly colored.
The U.S. Defense Department recently named Jian Luo, professor of nanoengineering and materials science and engineering at the University of California, San Diego as one of 10 new National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows (NSSEFF). The award provides up to $3 million over five years to develop a new materials design tool called interfacial phase diagrams.
The University of California, San Diego's Nanofabrication Cleanroom Facility is the first institution to obtain a novel dual-beam microscope, with an adaptation for use at cryogenic temperatures. The new microscope will enable research among a highly diverse user base, ranging from materials science to structural and molecular biology.
Researchers have set the stage for a watershed in mobile energy storage by using a special graphene material to significantly boost the energy density of electrochemical capacitors, putting them on a par with lead acid batteries.
More than 50 undergraduates from the newly merged SUNY CNSE/SUNYIT institution's 2014 Summer Internship Program share their pioneering nanotechnology-based research at a concluding poster presentation.
The just finished NAMDIATREAM ('Nanotechnological Toolkits for Multi-Modal Disease Diagnostics and Treatment Monitoring') aimed to contribute by using nanotechnology-based techniques to help in early detection.
The new Center will leverage the CNSE/SUNYIT lithography infrastructure which includes state-of-the-art film deposition and etch capability, leading-edge patterning systems and SEMATECH's Resist Materials Development Center's world class EUV imaging capabilities.
Researchers at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a database that takes some of the guesswork out of designing new materials. The team performed systematic analyses of both known and imagined chemical compounds to find their key properties and established a database of the results.
Scientists have made the first direct observations of free-electron Landau states and found that the internal rotational dynamics of quantum electrons, or how they move through the field, is surprisingly different from the classical model, and in line with recent quantum-mechanical predictions.
A team of Stanford scientists has developed an entirely non-invasive technique that provides a view of blood flow in the brain. The tool could provide powerful insights into strokes and possibly Alzheimer's disease.