So far, no one has managed to explain why, at the molecular level, a stable liquid would want to confine itself to such a small area. Now, using a novel method to calculate the dynamics of water molecules, Caltech researchers believe they have solved the mystery. It turns out that entropy, a measurement of disorder, has been the missing key.
Ein neuartiges High-Tech-Mikroskop haben Forscher aus Bielefeld, Kaiserslautern und Wuerzburg entwickelt: Es stellt Objekte millionenfach vergroessert und Bewegungen um eine Million Milliarden Mal verlangsamt dar.
Researchers in the CNST have used photoconductive atomic force microscopy (PCAFM) to characterize the nanoscale structure of organic photovoltaic materials, and have performed a careful assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of this technique.
The Nobel Prize winning scientists Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov have taken a huge step forward in studying the wonder material graphene and revealing its exciting electronic properties for future electronic applications.
The thinnest wire in the world, made from pure gold, is being examined by physicists from the universities of Wuerzburg and Kassel. Its exceptional electrical conductivity is causing quite a stir: the electrons do not move freely through the wire, but like cars in stop-and-go traffic.
Users from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Center for Nanophase Materials Science, working with the X-Ray Microscopy Group, have discovered structural effects accompanying the nanoscale lithography of ferroelectric polarization domains.
Imec, a research institute that has continually been at the forefront of advances in semiconductor technology and has always served as proving ground for advancements in microelectronics with close collaboration with the global industry, is being honored by IEEE with the 2011 IEEE Corporate Innovation Recognition.
Seit kurzem ist die Uni Duisburg-Essen (UDE) an einer Initiative beteiligt, die sich der Thematik Regenerative Medizin widmet: Die Forschergruppe "Nanopartikel" arbeitet fuer den DFG-Exzellenzcluster REBIRTH (Regenerative Biology to Reconstructive Therapy).
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time linked the quantum properties of two separated ions (electrically charged atoms) by manipulating them with microwaves instead of the usual laser beams, suggesting it may be possible to replace an exotic room-sized quantum computing "laser park" with miniaturized, commercial microwave technology similar to that used in smart phones.
We've all worried about the charge on our smartphone or laptop running down when we have no access to an electrical outlet. But new technology developed by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science could finally help solve the problem.
A new spin on an old technology will give scientists and manufacturers the ability to significantly increase their production of nanofibers, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.