Researchers describe a pair of tweezers shrunk down to an astonishingly tiny scale. The group demonstrated that the nanotweezers, fabricated by means of the base-pairing properties of DNA, could be used to keep biological molecules spatially separated or to bring them together as chemical reactants, depending on the open or closed state of the tweezers.
In 1998, the Nobel Prize in Physics was conferred to the discovery of a new type of quantum fluid with fractional charge excitations, known as Laughlin state. Now, theoretical research proposes a method to generate this kind of states in two-dimensional systems of ultracold atoms, with possible applications in quantum computer.
Nikon has partnered with SUNY's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in a $350 million investment to develop the first of its kind next generation lithography technology on 450mm wafer and create 100 high-tech jobs.
The behaviour of a few particles can have important ramifications for how a system of many particles behaves. In particular, bound states of two, three or more particles can determine how particles will cluster, i.e. how particles are correlated, in a gas or fluid.
Imec has developed a Manganese (Mn)-based self-formed barrier (SFB) process that significantly improves Resistance Capacitance (RC) performance, via resistance and reliability in advanced interconnects. It provides excellent adhesion, film conformality, intrinsic barrier property and reduced line resistance. This technology paves the way towards interconnect Cu metallization into the 7nm node and beyond.
Scientists have launched an ambitious new project, designed to attack nicotine dependence in a radically new way. The research effort will attempt to design a vaccine conferring immunity to nicotine, using nanoscale structures assembled from DNA.
Researchers are analyzing the effectiveness of the sustained release of a bioactive molecule from yoctowells - novel surface-engineered molecular cavities which allow the analysis of the separation, containment and manipulation of individual molecules.