An international team of scientists investigating the electronic properties of ultra-thin films of new materials - topological insulators - has demonstrated a new method to tune their unique properties using strain.
Dreaming up nanostructures that have desirable optical, electronic, or magnetic properties is one thing. Figuring out how to make them is another. A new strategy uses the binding properties of complementary strands of DNA to attach nanoparticles to each other and builds up a layered thin-film nanostructure through a series of controlled steps.
Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to change the thermal conductance of a material by tuning the wave-like properties of heat flow, by orders of magnitude, using nanostructuring.
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.