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.
The remarkable properties and subsequent applications of graphene have been well-documented since it was first isolated in 2004; however, researchers are still trying to find a quick, cheap and efficient way of measuring its thickness. A group of researchers from China appear to have solved this problem by devising a universal method using just a standard optical microscope.
Gels that can be injected into the body, carrying drugs or cells that regenerate damaged tissue, hold promise for treating many types of disease, including cancer. MIT chemical engineers have now designed an injectable gel that responds to the body's high temperature by forming a reinforcing network that makes the gel much more durable, allowing it to function over a longer period of time.
Fractal Antenna Systems today disclosed that it has successfully rendered a man invisible. The firm's new invisibility cloak hid a man at microwaves over a wide bandwidth at high fidelity. This is the first time any large object has been rendered invisible and the first time a person has disappeared from view using invisibility cloak technology.
Using tiny radiation pressure forces - generated each time light is reflected off a surface - University of Oregon physicists converted an optical field, or signal, from one color to another. Aided by a "dark mode", the conversion occurs through the coupling between light and a mechanical oscillator, without interruption by thermal mechanical vibrations.