Researchers at TU Delft and the FOM Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter have found irrefutable proof that the so-called avalanche effect by electrons occurs in specific, very small semiconducting crystals. This physical effect could pave the way for cheap, high-output solar cells.
Sponsored by the Jisso International Council and IPC, the two-day seminar highlighted the advancements in packaging and interconnect technology, as well as issues facing technologists everywhere - i.e., environmental regulations.
Rund 70 ausgesuchte Wissenschaftler von Weltrang hat Dr. Wolfgang Fritzsche am Institut fuer Photonische Technologien (IPHT) in Jena ab dem 29. Mai 2008 zu Gast. Bereits zum neunten Mal findet das Internationale Symposium zur Nanobiotechnologie statt, diesmal unter dem Thema 'DNA-Based Nanodevices'.
In metamaterials, the ultrafine patterning as well as the chemistry influences the properties. Nowadays metamaterials are a hot topic because they can lead to unusually thin lenses and all sorts of previously impossible printed electronics.
Russia views hi-tech industries, including civil aircraft building, nuclear energy, space, information and nanotechnologies, as priorities of developing trade and economic cooperation with China, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told a joint press conference with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing on Friday.
A research project by Davidson College scientists and collaborators at Missouri Western State University has constructed a basic 'living computer' by genetically altering E. coli bacteria. The work demonstrates that computing in living cells is feasible, opening the door to a number of applications including data storage and as a tool for manipulating genes for genetic engineering.
The European Parliament has given its support to the EU's fifth Joint Technology Initiative in a vote on May 20. A considerable majority of 590 out of a total of 619 Members of the European Parliament voting during a plenary session in Strasbourg were in favour of setting up the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Initiative.
ETH Zurich physicists have used a semiconductor material to create superimposed quantum dots that trap single electrons. Not only can these dots be studied with lasers, their energy can be influenced as well.
The purpose of the NANOARCH symposium on June 12-13, 2008 in Anaheim, CA, is to be a forum for the presentation and discussion of novel architectures and design methodologies by considering these issues in future nanoscale implementations.
For the first time, researchers at Delft University of Technology have witnessed the spontaneous repair of damage to DNA molecules in real time. They observed this at the level of a single DNA molecule.