Place a layer of gold only a few atoms high on a surface bed of germanium, apply heat to it, and wires will form of themselves. They are no more than a few atoms in height and are separated by no more than 1.6 nanometres. Nanotechnologists bridge this small gap with a copper-phthalocyanine molecule.
Three Arizona State University faculty members will lead a research project to help improve methods of gathering accurate information about the fate of nanomaterials and predicting when, where and how they may pose a hazard.
Scientists succeeded in elucidating, on the atomic level, reaction mechanisms of the reductive decomposition and binding of electrolytes toward formation of solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) on the interface between electrolyte and electrode, by using the K computer, the current flagship supercomputer in Japan.
Water pours into a cup at about the same rate regardless of whether the water bottle is made of glass or plastic. But at nanometer-size scales for water and potentially other fluids, whether the container is made of glass or plastic does make a significant difference.
The MOU for the 4th and final NANO Plus (TTN Network Center) was signed this morning between NANOTEC and Prince of Songkla University (PSU) at NANOTEC. Signing on behalf of PSU was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wilaiwan Chotigeat, Dean of Faculty of Science and Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director of NANOTEC.
Microscopic, bottle-like structures with corks that melt at precisely-controlled temperatures could potentially release drugs inside the body or fragrances onto the skin, according to a recently published study.
A cheap and simple process using natural fibers embedded with nanoparticles can almost completely rid water of harmful textile dyes in minutes, report Cornell and Colombian researchers who worked with native Colombian plant fibers.
The OECD and the United States National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) held an international symposium entitled Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology. The symposium report is now available for download.
Researchers report a triboelectric nanogenerator that plays dual roles as a sustainable power source by harvesting wind energy and as a self-powered wind vector sensor system for wind speed and direction detection.