The ability to control the flow of electrons using engineered materials is fundamental to the information technology revolution, yet many properties of matter are still unclear. Now a University of Alberta researcher is closer to understanding some of the exotic electronic properties in matter using optical analogues.
The IEEE Photonics Society's 2012 International Group IV Photonics Conference announces a Call for Papers seeking new research in silicon photonics as well as photonics materials and devices based on Group IV elements.
Electron microscopy, conducted as part of the Shared Research Equipment (ShaRE) User Program at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has led to a new theory to explain intriguing properties in a material with potential applications in capacitors and actuators.
The fixtureless and noncontact technique, known as the magnetically actuated peel test (MAPT), could help ensure the long-term reliability of electronic devices, and assist designers in improving resistance to thermal and mechanical stresses.
Scientists in Sweden have developed a molecular catalyser with the ability to quickly oxidise water to oxygen. The results are a significant contribution to the future use of solar energy and other renewable energy sources, especially since gasoline prices continue to soar.
As part of a larger consortium involving partners from several energy companies, universities, and government agencies, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are developing a special class of nanoparticles that partially melt as steam evaporates from a plant's cooling towers, absorbing a significant percentage of the diffused heat in the system.
Realizing the crucial role of utilizing nanotechnology in everyday life, Thailand is taking necessary steps to building public awareness to direct and indirect effects of nanomaterials and naaoproducts to health and environment.
The computer industry is nearing a crisis: microchips get smaller and faster but they struggle to transfer data at sufficient speeds. Electrons flowing through standard chip connections are just too slow. Now EU-funded researchers have shown how chips with built-in lasers which use multiple wavelengths of light could in the future transmit data at terabit speeds.
University of California, San Diego nanoengineering professor Joseph Wang will accept the 2012 Breyer Medal in person this Sunday, April 15, in Perth, Australia. The medal is the top Australian award in the field of electrochemistry, and it will be presented at the annual Royal Australian Chemistry Institute (RACI) Electrochemistry Symposium.
The IK4-GAIKER technological centre, along with the IVTIP European Platform (In Vitro Testing Industrial Platform) is organizing a congress on April 19th on the "Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials: Current Status and Challenges Ahead".
The world's first "electrified snail" has joined the menagerie of cockroaches, rats, rabbits and other animals previously implanted with biofuel cells that generate electricity - perhaps for future spy cameras, eavesdropping microphones and other electronics - from natural sugar in their bodies.
Xiaoguang Tu and co-workers at the A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics have now demonstrated how to improve silicon modulators by using an appropriate way of doping the silicon with electrons and holes.