By fabricating graphene structures atop nanometer-scale "steps" etched into silicon carbide, researchers have for the first time created a substantial electronic bandgap in the material suitable for room-temperature electronics.
To help planes fly safely through cold, wet, and icy conditions, a team of Japanese scientists has developed a new super water-repellent surface that can prevent ice from forming in these harsh atmospheric conditions. Unlike current inflight anti-icing techniques, the researchers envision applying this new anti-icing method to an entire aircraft like a coat of paint.
Small floating objects change the dynamics of the surface they are on. This is an effect every serious student of breakfast has seen as rafts of floating cereal o's arrange and rearrange themselves into patterns on the milk. Now scientists have suggested that this process may offer insight into nanoscale engineering processes.
A fundamental cornerstone for spintronics that has been missing up until now has been constructed by a team of physicists at Linköping University in Sweden. It's the world's first spin amplifier that can be used at room temperature.
With an amount of 51 million it is one of the largest ever Dutch investments in fundamental science: scientists of TU Delft and Leiden University will be embarking on the research programme 'NanoFront' to explore the frontiers of nanoscience in the coming ten years.
University of Glasgow scientists have helped to create silicon optical chips to generate twisted beams of light which could be used to manipulate tiny particles or increase the capacity of optical communications technology.
Richard Overill of the Department of Informatics at King's College London is working in the field of digital forensics to develop the necessary tools to pre-empt the cyber-criminals as quantum computing becomes reality.
In order to build the next generation of nuclear reactors, materials scientists are trying to unlock the secrets of certain materials that are radiation-damage tolerant. Now researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have brought new understanding to one of those secrets - how the interfaces between two carefully selected metals can absorb, or heal, radiation damage.
Die Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA) hat den Forschungsauftrag zur "Charakterisierung von nanoskaligen Eigenschaften chemischer Stoffe als Grundlage für die Regulierung im Rahmen der Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1907/2006 (REACH)" vergeben. Der jetzt veröffentlichte Endbericht zeigt, wie sich die für die REACH-Verordnung geltenden physikalisch-chemischen Prüfnachweise auf Nanomaterialien anwenden lassen.
Electron microscopy at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is providing unprecedented views of the individual atoms in graphene, offering scientists a chance to unlock the material's full potential for uses from engine combustion to consumer electronics.