The world's most powerful microscope, which resides in a specially constructed room at the University of Victoria, has now been fully assembled and tested, and has a lineup of scientists and businesses eager to use it.
Polymeric particles act as 'nanomissiles' against determined targets and enable the controlled release in space and time of pharmaceutical drugs, releasing their 'load' only when and where required. This release of medication is controlled by applying a local magnetic field.
Researchers have synthesized two peptides (small proteins), which, on irradiation with light, change shape, thereby allowing or preventing an specific protein-protein interaction. The association of these two proteins is required for endocytosis, a process by which cells allow molecules to cross the cell membrane and enter.
The paper brings together information collected through discussions and projects undertaken by the OECD Working Party on Nanotechnology (WPN) relevant to the development and use of nanotechnology for green innovation.
A team of researchers has created a hybrid material out of gold and milk proteins that looks like a wafer-thin gold leaf. Thanks to its properties, it could be used in a vast range of applications from gastronomy to the jewellery industry.
Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology developed a novel, simple method to synthesize hierarchically nanoporous frameworks of nanocrystalline metal oxides such as magnesia and ceria by the thermal conversion of well-designed metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).
With the aid of state-of-the-art electron microscopy, the researchers discovered that the function of the nanometre-scale catalyst particles is decisively determined by their geometric shape and atomic structure. This discovery opens up new paths for further improving catalysts for energy conversion and storage.
Scientists from ETH Zurich have developed a nanomaterial that protects other molecules from oxidation. Unlike many such active substances in the past, the ETH-Zurich researchers' antioxidant has a long shelf life, which makes it just the ticket for industrial applications.
The European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine (ETPN) and the EU-funded consortium, Nanomed2020, have launched the first ever Nanomedicine Award to honor the best international nanomedicine innovation for 2013. Entries for nominations for the Award will be open from 6th June to 7th September 2013.
Moderne Kommunikationstechnologie basiert darauf, dass Lichtimpulse durch Glasfaserkabel übertragen werden. An die Stelle von Lichtimpulsen, die aus 'Bündeln' von Lichtteilchen bestehen, sollen in Zukunft einzelne Lichtteilchen als Informationsträger treten - was unter anderem eine vollständig abhörsichere Datenübertragung in der Quantenkommunikation ermöglicht.
By pairing the capabilities of X-ray analysis and extremely precise microscopy, scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a way to simultaneously determine the physical structure and chemical makeup of materials at close to the atomic level. The research opens new routes to the next generation of materials for a wide assortment of energy-related applications.
When petroleum companies abandon an oil well, more than half the reservoir's oil is usually left behind as too difficult to recover. Now, however, much of the residual oil can be recovered with the help of nanoparticles and a simple law of physics.
The next breakthrough in highly efficient battery technologies and solar cells may very well be nanoscopic crystals of silicon assembled like skyscrapers on wafer-??scale substrates. An important route for growth of these nanoscale 'whiskers' - or nanowires - involves alloyed metal droplets. Moneesh Upmanyu has been using computational tools to understand the atomic-??scale interactions between these droplets and the growth of nanowires.