The first concrete result of the work ISO launched in 2005 to develop standards to support the innovative field of nanotechnologies comes with the publication of ISO/TS 27687:2008, which provides terms and definitions related to particles in the field of nanotechnologies.
In a new study, physicists at the University of Toronto have invented a simple structure called a meta-screen, designed to focus light into tiny spots smaller than the wavelength of the photons in use.
Physicists at Osaka University in Japan used colored light to selectively manipulate different types of carbon nanotubes. They found that some of nanotubes displayed a tendency to cluster at the focal area of a focused laser beam.
A new imaging method for breast cancer has been developed by a team of scientists from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine and the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Physics at Penn State. Their researche utilizes encapsulated fluorescent molecules in calcium phosphate nanoparticles and non-toxic near infrared imaging.
An international team of scientists from RIKEN at Brookhaven National Laboratory and elsewhere in the USA, Japan and the UK are testing the Standard Model - the foundation of high-energy physics that unifies three of the four known forces found in nature - by calculating a well-known nuclear decay process.
The chances of obtaining crystals of sufficient quality and quantity to allow determination of three-dimensional protein structures using synchrotron radiation are significantly increased using a mix of robots geared to different crystallization techniques.
A new graphene-based material that helps solve the structure of graphite oxide and could lead to other potential discoveries of the one-atom thick substance called graphene, which has applications in nanoelectronics, energy storage and production, and transportation such as airplanes and cars, has been created by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
A light-transmitting compound that could one day be used in high-efficiency fiber optics and in sensors to detect biological and chemical weapons at long distance almost went undiscovered by scientists because its structure was too difficult to examine.
For the first time, the UCSB scientists have created a way to make square, nanoscale, chemical patterns - from the bottom up - that may be used in the manufacture of integrated circuit chips as early as 2011. It is called block co-polymer lithography.
The final report of the 4th NanoRegulation Conference held on from September 16-17 in St.Gallen is now available online on the website of the Innovation Society. The document gives an overview of the presentations, workshops and participants of this year's conference that focused on the topic of 'Voluntary Measures in Nano Risk Governance'.
Next month in Boston, the AVS 55th International Symposium and Exhibition will showcase research from across the spectrum of science and engineering devoted to discoveries on the edge-in a vacuum, at interfaces, in plasmas, and in other controlled environments used to develop new materials and technologies.
Governments and industries in nations around the world are investing billions of dollars, euros, yen, yuan and rubles to position themselves as leaders in the emerging enterprise called nanotechnology.
Two researchers at the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science aim to lay the scientific groundwork that will solve the problem of ever hotter computer chips using nanoelectronics, considered the essential science for powering the next generation of computers.