Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology have developed on-chip optomechanical sensors for atomic force microscopy (AFM) that extend the range of mechanical properties found in commercial AFM cantilevers, potentially enabling the use of this technology to study a wide variety of physical systems.
A University of Southampton team have discovered that by embossing tiny raised or indented patterns onto gold's surface they can change the way it absorbs and reflects light - ensuring our eyes don't see it as golden in color at all.
Louisiana Tech University's College of Engineering and Science will host industry leaders from throughout the region as well as faculty experts from Louisiana Tech at the 'Nanotechnology for Louisiana' conference, November 9 at the Louisiana Tech Shreveport Center in Shreveport.
University of California, Davis, researchers for the first time have looked inside gallium manganese arsenide, a type of material known as a "dilute magnetic semiconductor" that could open up an entirely new class of faster, smaller devices based on an emerging field known as spintronics.
The result is gold nanostructures with superior abilities that can be built into monitoring equipment to sense the presence of chemical and biological pollutants. They are 36 times more sensitive than current commercial sensing substrates.
For the first time, an assembly of thousands of nano-machines capable of producing a coordinated contraction movement extending up to around ten micrometers, like the movements of muscular fibers, has been synthesized by a CNRS team from the Institut Charles Sadron.
Researchers at Aalto University have succeeded in developing a durable and affordable nanofibrillar cellulose film platform to support medical testing. New environmentally friendly, reliable nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC) platforms are more diverse than plastic films.
Studies of the effects of stacking order on graphene are in relative infancy, but recent experiments from scientists working at the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory have shed light on the chameleonic nature of this material.