Electrical engineers fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionizing radiation found in a nuclear reactor. Such transistors someday might enable smartphones that take and collect medical X-rays on a battlefield, and devices to measure air quality in real time.
The NanoDiode project has made available an online survey in 10 different languages that aims to generate in-depth knowledge of public preferences for nanotechnologies in order to enable responsive policy-making.
The State University of New York Board of Trustees today unanimously approved Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher's recommendation to merge the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and the SUNY Institute of Technology.
A new kind of single-dose vaccine that comes in a nasal spray and doesn?t require refrigeration could dramatically alter the public health landscape - get more people vaccinated around the world and address the looming threats of emerging and re-emerging diseases.
When cancer spreads from one part of the body to another, it becomes even more deadly. It moves with stealth and can go undetected for months or years. But a new technology that uses 'nano-flares' has the potential to catch these lurking, mobilized tumor cells early on.
Researchers have developed a new processing technique that makes light emitting diodes (LEDs) brighter and more resilient by coating the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN) with a layer of phosphorus-derived acid.
To unlock the vast potential of metal oxide interfaces, especially those buried in subsurface layers, scientists need even more detailed knowledge of their electronic structure. And a new technique - called SWARPES, for Standing Wave Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy - promises to deliver the goods.
Even the best Li-ion batteries degrade with time. A reason for this was now identified by researcher. They could directly observe atomic rearrangements occurring in the cathode material of Li-ion batteries during charge and discharge processes.
The research focuses on using insulated nanocomposite magnetic materials as the filling material to shrink the size and improve the performance of high frequency on-chip inductors, thereby enabling a new wave of miniaturized electronics and wireless communications devices.
Researchers have found a way to reduce the coercivity of nickel ferrite thin films by as much as 80 percent by patterning the surface of the material, opening the door to more energy efficient high-frequency electronics, such as sensors, microwave devices and antennas.
Carbon nanotubes are becoming increasingly attractive for photovoltaic solar cells as a replacement to silicon. Researchers have discovered that controlled placement of the carbon nanotubes into nano-structures produces a huge boost in electronic performance.