A new procedure that thickens and thins fluid at the micron level could save consumers and manufacturers money, particularly for soap products that depend on certain molecules to effectively deal with grease and dirt.
Nanotechnologists at the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed a tiny chip that makes it easy to create micrometre scale gradients. Gradients are gradual transitions in specific properties, such as acidity.
Continued advancements using a NIST-developed molecular-level fabrication technique are leading to new discoveries in the metrology for molecular electronics by advancing large-area connections to molecules.
Scientists from the the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the University of Maryland have used a combination of electric fields and fluid flow to precisely move and rotate nanowires, and have demonstrated that this method can be used to manipulate nanowires regardless of whether they are made from dielectric, semiconducting, or metallic materials.
To make better mind maps, a group of French scientists - building on prototypes developed at the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility - have produced the world's first microscopic, organic transistors that can amplify and record signals from within the brain itself.
Cornell researchers have created a pore in 'Cornell Dots' - brightly glowing nanoparticles nicknamed C-Dots - that can carry medicine. This new and improved nanoscale courier may help light up cancer cells and provide a new patient-friendly, viable option to battle cancer.
A team of physicists at the Georgia Institute of Technology has examined how Bose-Einstein communication might work. The researchers determined the amount of time needed for quantum information to propagate across their BEC, essentially establishing the top speed at which such quantum computers could communicate.