One of the oldest forms of computer memory is back again - but in a 21st century microscopic device designed by physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for possible use in a quantum computer.
The Nanodermatology Society recently held its 3rd annual meeting, in conjunction with the 71st meeting of the American Academy of Dermatolog. Clinicians, scientists, and members of industry from around the globe met in person to present their research, integrate their knowledge, and develop partnerships for future collaborations.
The self-assembly of gold nanoparticles coated with specific organic ions in water was observed by researchers using in-situ transmission electron microscopy equipped with a liquid cell. The Au NPs formed one-dimensional chains within a few minutes.
The NANOTHER project has been a European research project with the double objective of developing nanoparticles capable of locating of tumors and eliminating the pertinent cancer, releasing the pharmaceutical drug within the nanoparticles in a controlled manner.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys that have potential structural applications in the automobile and aerospace industries.
A twist on thin-film technology may provide a way to optically detect and analyze multiple substances simultaneously, leading to quicker diagnostics in such industries as health care and homeland security, according to Penn State researchers.
In nature, the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens uses these nanowires, called pili, to transport electrons to remote iron particles or other microbes, but the benefits of these wires can also be harnessed by humans for use in fuel cells or bioelectronics. A new study reveals that a core of aromatic amino acids are required to turn these hair-like appendages into functioning electron-carrying biological wires.
The January 2013 issue of Nanotech Insights, a quarterly newsletter dedicated to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, is now available from CKMNT. This issue of the newsletter is again packed with information and articles on 52 pages.