Stuart Wolf, a professor in both the University of Virginia's Department of Physics and its Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named the new director of U.Va.'s Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Scientific and Technological Advanced Research, or nanoSTAR.
New photovoltaic technologies, such as the recent introduction of thin-film cadmiumâ€“telluride materials, have nearly doubled the efficiency of solar cells within the past few years. But the methods of making the materials used for photovoltaic cells, whether from silicon, metal, or other material, have raised doubts about the environmental friendliness of these passive energy collectors.
Bacteria often get bad press, with those found in water often linked to illness and disease. But researchers at The University of Nottingham are using these tiny organisms alongside the very latest membrane filtration techniques to improve and refine water cleaning technology.
The University of Utah today announced a $1.25 million pledge from the Micron Technology Foundation to support the development of a nanofabrication teaching and research laboratory as a core facility in the new Utah Science, Technology and Research (USTAR) building now under development on the university's campus.
Previous efforts at building with DNA in three dimensions have most often yielded amorphous aggregates. Two independent groups have systematically studied the requirements for the DNA strands, and successfully directed gold nanoparticles to form three-dimensional crystals.
A research team from the department of condensed matter physics of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid working in collaboration with the research group lead by professor Christian Schoenenberger at the University of Basel in Switzerland, have discovered that just an electron sets the conductive properties of a carbon nanotube.
A collaborative team of researchers spearheaded by Dennis Carson M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has identified a potent new anti-cancer drug isolated from a toxic blue-green algae found in the South Pacific.
Semiconductor insights gained by engineering physics researchers at McMaster University for the telecommunications industry have led to a research breakthrough in the future development of high-efficiency solar cells.
The Mapping Study of Research and Technology Development (RTD) Centres across Ireland and Northern Ireland, presents for the first time a picture of complementary research systems with highly developed RTD capacity in critical areas.
In December, Rep. Terese Berceau (D-Madison) began calling for a statewide registry to account for what nanoscale materials are being produced and in what amounts. Citing myriad unknowns about the toxicological properties of nanomaterials, Berceau says itâ€™s imperative for regulators to find ways to minimize any risks these suboptical particles might pose.
Technologists at SEMATECH have successfully demonstrated world-class results in low defect density for mask blanks used in extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) - pushing the technology another significant step toward readiness for advanced manufacturing.