Theoretical physicist Ali Naji from the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM) in Tehran and the University of Cambridge, UK, and his colleagues showed in a research how small random patches of disordered and frozen electric charges can make a difference when they are scattered on surfaces that are overall neutral.
Using the world's fastest laser pulses, which can freeze the ultrafast motion of electrons and atoms, UA physicists have caught the action of molecules breaking apart and electrons getting knocked out of atoms. Their research helps us better understand molecular processes and ultimately be able to control them in many possible applications.
Penn State will receive $4.2 million over the next three years from the National Science Foundation to continue the work of the National Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge Network (NACK Network), founded at the University with a four-year grant from the NSF in 2008.
A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has found a way to generate the kind of 'structural color' that has the added benefit of another trait of butterfly wings: super-hydrophobicity, or the ability to strongly repel water.
The Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology Group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) has improved the antimicrobial properties of medical textiles using an enzymatic pre-treatment combined with simultaneous deposition of nanoparticles and biopolymers under ultrasonic irradiation.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new techniques for stretching carbon nanotubes (CNT) and using them to create carbon composites that can be used as stronger, lighter materials in everything from airplanes to bicycles.
An EU-funded project to improve and strengthen Europe's competitiveness in micro and nano devices has resulted in the successful development of a customer-oriented engineering methodology that will ultimately benefit a wide range of European industries that depend on these technologies.
Magnetotactic bacteria are organisms which develop membrane-encapsulated nano-particles known as magnetosomes. Magnetosomes allow bacteria to orient themselves along the earth's magnetic field lines in order to migrate to more favourable environments.