A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics and the University of Washington announce that they will join forces to provide shared Silicon Photonics processes as part of the Optoelectronics Systems Integration in Silicon programme (OpSIS). This will help the research and development community significantly reduce the fabrication cost of silicon photonics integrated circuits.
A study by researchers from the schools of science and medicine at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis examines the effects of carbon nanoparticles on living cells. This work is among the first to study concentrations of these tiny particles that are low enough to mimic the actual exposure of an ordinary individual.
In a new article published in Nature Nanotechnology, biological engineers and medical scientists at the University of Missouri reveal how their discovery could provide a much earlier warning signal for lung cancer.
A major challenge for nanobusiness is to find a unique selling proposition, out of a diverse range of possible applications. Potential investors need better understanding of nanotech-related business opportunities.
A just published thesis claims that with the help of polymers, plastics, which are already manufactured on a large scale, it is possible to manufacture transistors that are fast and can run on small printed batteries, where the drive voltage is around 1 volt.
The biggest obstacle to making use of solar energy has been the excessively high price of solar cells made of inorganic semiconductors. In contrast, solar cells based on semiconducting polymers are affordable, light, thin, and flexible - but their performance has been lacking. A team in Taiwan has now developed a new approach that uses fullerene nanorods to significantly increase the effectiveness of polymer-based solar cells.
) In a breakthrough, researchers at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) demonstrate for the first time the key features in the neuroscience and psychology of memory by a AgS2 synapse.