Ireland's new materials science research centre has announced the launch of their new NanoWOW lesson plans. Designed for 5th and 6th class pupils the plans will introduce Irish Primary students to the world of nanotechnology and materials science.
An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has already developed a technique for controlling liquid crystals by means of physical templates and elastic energy, rather than the electromagnetic fields that manipulate them in televisions and computer monitors. They envision using this technique to direct the assembly of other materials, such as nanoparticles.
To make the best use of nanotechnology, researchers and businesses need the most advanced and effective tools. FIBLYS and its direct follow-on project, UnivSEM, achieved a major breakthrough in precisely this area, creating a unique new machine which is vividly summed up by one of the project leaders as a 'Swiss Army knife' of nanotechnology tools.
A computational method to quantify the adsorption of gas by porous zeolites should help labs know what to expect before they embark upon slow, costly experiments, according to researchers at Rice University.
The triboelectric nanogenerator, a unique technology for harvesting ambient mechanical energy based on the triboelectric effect, has been proven to be a cost-effective, simple, and robust approach for self-powered systems.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University have experimentally demonstrated a new paradigm for solar cell construction which may ultimately make them less expensive, easier to manufacture and more efficient at harvesting energy from the sun.
The book 'Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions' serves as a preliminary guide toward the inspiration of specific investigative pathways that may lead to meaningful discourse and significant advances in nanomedicine/nanotechnology.
Zwei Experimente unter der Leitung von Markus Arndt und Markus Aspelmeyer, beide Quantenphysiker der Universität Wien, zeigen erstmals die Laserkühlung von Teilchen, die aus mehr als einer Milliarde Atomen bestehen.
The Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Photovoltaics Group of the NIMS, Global Research Center for Environment and Energy based on Nanomaterials Science (GREEN), elucidated the relationship between the photocurrent and the peculiar changes in the absorption structure occurring in the vicinity of the molecular-electrode interface in dye-sensitized solar cells, by conducting a soft X-ray radiation experiment.
Physikern der Uni Jena um Prof. Szameit und Prof. Dr. Stefan Nolte ist es jetzt mit einem internationalen Team gelungen, das Verhalten von Elektronen in Graphen umfassend zu charakterisieren. Die Forscher stellen experimentelle Daten vor, anhand derer sich die elektronischen Eigenschaften insbesondere in den Randstrukturen des Graphen-Kristalls exakt simulieren lassen.