Quantitative nanoindentation experiments showed an increase of yield strength from 1.64 to 2.29 GPa during the multiple loading-unloading cycles. Their study provides both the evidence to explain the roots of work hardening at small length scales and the insight for future design of ductile nanocrystalline metals.
Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Johns Hopkins University have developed a technique to reliably manipulate hundreds of individual micrometer-sized colloid particles to create crystals with controlled dimensions.
Scientists at Aalto University, Finland, have demonstrated results that show a huge improvement in the light absorption and the surface passivation on silicon nanostructures. This has been achieved by applying atomic layer coating.
Almost 100 years after the initial discovery, a team of scientists at the University of Alberta and the National Institute for Nanotechnology in Edmonton have harnessed the Barkhausen Effect as a new kind of high-resolution microscopy for the insides of magnetic materials.
The center will focus on substantially enhancing the information processing power and storage capacity of integrated circuits and related systems, which is critical in maintaining reliability as devices continue to shrink and improve in energy efficiency.