Berkeley Lab scientists helped build and operate the ALPHA antimatter trap at CERN, which has now probed the internal structure of the antihydrogen atom for the first time, taking the first step toward possible new insights into the difference between matter and antimatter.
In his regular IndustryWeek nanotechnology column, Nanofilm president and CEO Scott Rickert suggests "a bootcamp for nanotechnology and industry" about commercialization to capitalize on the current interest in advanced manufacturing.
The SIINN (Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) ERA-NET promotes the safe and rapid transfer of European research results in nanoscience and nanotechnology into industrial applications. The first joint call for transnational projects of the SIINN initiative will open on March 20, 2012. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 5, 2012.
Researchers at Oregon State University have tapped into the extraordinary power of carbon nanotubes to increase the speed of biological sensors, a technology that might one day allow a doctor to routinely perform lab tests in minutes, speeding diagnosis and treatment while reducing costs.
Before they can foresee commercial applications, researchers need to be sure that their water quality sensor can work and be accurate in actual applications, such as monitoring drinking waters, surface waters from a lake or river, or wastewaters from an industry.
Physicists have discovered an unexpectedly strong bond between organic layers. Such structures are still puzzling scientists throughout the world. These structures form the basis for novel electronic components made from organic semiconductors that are now increasingly used in smart phones and television sets.