A consortium of European and Russian scientists has developed a new generation of ultra-sensitive sensors for the detection of toxic chemicals. Since some of these chemicals are so dangerous, it is vital to know their concentration in the air, especially in industrial and populated areas.
Arizona State University researchers Karl Sieradzki and Qing Chen have been experimenting with dealloying lithium-tin alloys, and seeing the potential for the nanostructures they are producing to spark advances in lithium-ion batteries, as well as in expanding the range of methods for creating new nanoporous materials using the dealloying process.
Thousands of microscopy professionals from around the world convened at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana for the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2013 meeting from August 4-8, 2013. The meeting had a record high attendance, with 1554 scientific attendees and 1186 exhibitor personnel, for a total of 2740 participants.
Researchers report new nanoparticle clusters that open up access to a new dimension of optically active materials. Clusters with highly orientation-independent optical properties, such as tetrahedra and icosahedra, could enable polarization-independent and nondirectional negative index media like fluids, free-form solids, and isotropic films.
Together with national and international industry partners, scientists at the University of Stuttgart have started the development of very robust and extremely lightweight displays within the research project LiCRA. Instead of common glass substrates these displays are based on plastic foils what makes them flexible.
On the 1-2 October leading industrial and academic experts, national authorities, and European Commission representatives will meet for the 2013 European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine (ETPN) Annual Event and General Assembly.
Forschende der Universität Basel haben ein intelligentes Nanoträgersystem auf Basis von Peptiden entwickelt. Aufgrund ihres besonderen Aufbaus organisieren sich diese Peptide in Wasser selbst zu etwa 200 Nanometer grossen sphärischen Kügelchen. Dieses neue Nanoträgersystem kann für den Transport und Schutz unterschiedlicher Gastmoleküle eingesetzt werden - denkbar ist insbesondere ein Einsatz in der Gentherapie.
Clay, an abundant and cheap natural material, is a key ingredient in a supercapacitor that can operate at very high temperatures, according to Rice University researchers who have developed such a device.
An international group of researchers from the University of Minnesota, Argonne National Laboratory and Seoul National University have discovered a groundbreaking technique in manufacturing nanostructures that has the potential to make electrical and optical devices smaller and better than ever before.
A research collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University has shown a new a way to design transparent conductors using metal nanowires that could enable less expensive - and flexible - touchscreens.
Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics at Illinois Institute of Technology, has received a $3.4 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) to develop a breakthrough battery technology that may more than double the current range of electric vehicles, increase safety, reduce costs and simplify recharging.