Currently, there are 46 companies in Florida involved in nanotechnology-related business activities. In addition, there are 16 nanotechnology and nanoscience-related research and community organizations in Florida.
UW-Madison science communication researcher Dominique Brossard reported the results of a study showing the tone of blog comments alone can influence the perception of risk posed by nanotechnology, the science of manipulating materials at the smallest scales.
Northwestern University's Chad A. Mirkin, a world-renowned leader in nanotechnology research and its application, has invented and developed a powerful material that could revolutionize biomedicine: spherical nucleic acids.
Physicists of the University of Vienna developed nano-machines which recreate principal activities of proteins. They present the first versatile and modular example of a fully artificial protein-mimetic model system.
Fexoelectricity is a sizedependent effect which becomes more signifi cant in nanoscale systems. With increasing interest in nanoscale and nano-bio hybrid materials, fl exoelectricity will continue to gain prominence.
Free electron lasers (FELs) have proven their worth, but next-generation light sources will have to do better than produce ultrabright x-ray pulses 100 or so times a second. What's needed is megahertz rep rate, a million times a second. Since it's electrons that make the x-rays, the only way to achieve that kind of performance is with an electron gun that can deliver tight electron bunches with high charge, high energy, and a very high repetition rate.