Using a highly sensitive method of measurement, HZB physicists have managed to localize defects in amorphous/crystalline silicon heterojunction solar cells. Now, for the first time ever, using computer simulations at Paderborn University, the scientists were able to determine the defects' exact locations and assign them to certain structures within the interface between the amorphous and crystalline phases.
Scientists are developing unique systems aimed at the spontaneous decontamination of a variety of materials via the incorporation of functional additives such as quaternary ammonium salt (QAS) biocides, polyoxometalates (POMs), fullerenes, and phthalocyanines capable of neutralizing chemical and biological agents.
Chemists at the University have developed a prototype medical dressing that detects the first signs of the lethal Toxic Shock Syndrome along with other burn wound infections and could potentially save the lives of children with serious burns.
Research from the University of Pennsylvania has enabled "bulk" silicon to emit broad-spectrum, visible light for the first time, opening the possibility of using the element in devices that have both electronic and photonic components.
Researchers have produced holograms using the smallest pixels yet - carbon nanotubes. Due to the nanoscale dimensions of the carbon nanotube array, the image presented a wide field of view and high resolution.
Forscher der Universität Regensburg haben Nanoteilchen entwickelt, die künftig in der Augenheilkunde eingesetzt werden könnten. Die nur etwa 50 Nanometer grossen Teilchen setzen sich - nach der Injektion in den Blutkreislauf - an der Wand der Blutgefässe fest, die die Netzhaut versorgen.
A patent-pending technology to produce nanospheres developed by a research team at North Dakota State University, Fargo, could enable advances across multiple industries, including electronics, manufacturing, and biomedical sectors.
The Graphene Commercialisation and Applications: Global Industry and Academia Summit 2013, (25th-26th June, 2013, London), is the first forum of its kind aimed at establishing the real, commercially viable industrial applications of graphene, and expediting its role as a game-changing technology.
The second edition of Protein Nanotechnology Protocols Instruments and Applications expands upon the previous editions with current, detailed chapters that provide examples of proteins which are now being harnessed for a wide range of applications, some more developed than others.