Researchers found that when paper used to collect a sample was coated with carbon nanotubes, the voltage required was 1,000 times reduced, the signal was sharpened and the equipment was able to capture far more delicate molecules.
Each year Oxford's Nanotechnology Summer School focuses on applications of nanotechnologies in a different field. Comprising presentations from leading researchers and practitioners from the University of Oxford and beyond, the Nanotechnology Summer School is essential for anyone with an interest in these topics.
Researchers from the University of Surrey have today been awarded funding by the UK government and the government in India for two projects which will explore how nanotechnology will impact the future of renewable energy.
New experimental results, obtained from a novel ultra-fast probe technique, have challenged some long-held assumptions about magnetic behavior in alloys; and anticipated improvements in short-wavelength probe output will leave the team poised to provide unprecedented insights into condensed-matter metrology at ever smaller dimensions.
Researchers proposed a new method to control wrinkling and buckling of thin stiff film on soft substrate. They found that the curve pattern on the soft substrate has obvious influence on the wrinkling distribution of the thin film/soft substrate.
Scientists have developed a new antibacterial material which has potential for cutting hospital acquired infections. The combination of two simple dyes with nanoscopic particles of gold is deadly to bacteria when activated by light - even under modest indoor lighting. And in a first for this type of substance, it also shows impressive antibacterial properties in total darkness.
Researchers have achieved new levels of performance for seed-free and substrate-free arrays of nanowires from class of materials called III-V directly on graphene. These compound semiconductors hold particular promise for applications involving light, such as solar cells or lasers.