Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester, neue Direktorin am Max-Planck-Institut fuer Polymerforschung in Mainz, untersucht, wie Nanopartikel als Kuriere unter anderem in der Krebstherapie eingesetzt werden koennen.
University of Utah engineers devised a new way to slice thin wafers of the chemical element germanium for use in the most efficient type of solar power cells. They say the new method should lower the cost of such cells by reducing the waste and breakage of the brittle semiconductor.
The University of Dayton School of Law's Intellectual Property Law Society and its Program in Law and Technology are hosting 'Transnational Models for Regulation of Nanotechnology' on Tuesday, October 7, 2008.
In industrialized countries water utilities are ageing and need to be renewed. In partnership with the water sector, the aquatic research institute Eawag is identifying ways of ensuring that high-quality drinking water supplies remain available in the future.
A bizarre but well-established aspect of quantum physics could open up a new era of electronic detectors and imaging systems that would be far more efficient than any now in existence, according to new insights by an MIT leader in the field.
Researchers in Japan have successfully synthesized tungsten oxide nanotubes by a simple hydrothermal method. These nanotubes are composed of aggregates of crystallites and have a nanoporous structure with fine, nanometer-scale pores on their walls. This structure provides the nanotubes with a large specific surface area, enabling high photocatalytic activity.
The ninth edition of the Trends in Nanotechnology Conference (September 1-5, 2008) held in Oviedo, Spain, presented a broad range of current research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as related policies (European Commission, etc.) or other kind of initiatives (iNANO, CIC nanoGUNE, GDR-E, etc.).
Scientists in Spain have managed, by means of a numerical technique known as Transmission Line Matrix (TLM) Modelling method, to hide an object or make it invisible in a certain frequency, inside an electromagnetic simulator.
Researchers in Japan have revealed important information about why the threshold of gas pressure required for the structural transformation of flexible, three-dimensional molecular networks known as porous coordination polymers (PCPs) varies for different gases.