Researchers based at the Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences, are developing a plasma-assisted strategy for densely doping indium to give coral-like SnO2 nanostructures. Gas sensors based on the materials platform exhibit a high response and good selectivity to chlorobenzene.
By coating gold nanoparticles with antibodies that bind to specific strains of the flu virus and then measuring how the particles scatter laser light, the technology can detect influenza in minutes at a cost of only a fraction of a penny per exam.
Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Wayne State University, recently received a five-year, $475,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation to study the potential of graphene, a novel carbon material, in the development of a reliable, high-performance, long-term implantable electrode system to improve quality of life using nanotechnology.
Gram for gram, novel carbon nanofiber-filled coatings devised by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Texas A+M University outperformed conventional flame retardants used in the polyurethane foam of upholstered furniture and mattresses by at least 160 percent and perhaps by as much as 1,130 percent.
The FlexTech Alliance, focused on developing the electronic display and the flexible, printed electronics industry supply chains, today announced its 11th annual Flexible Electronics and Displays Conference and Exhibition will take place February 6-9, 2012 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Dr Xiao-Qi Zhou and colleagues at the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics and the University of Queensland, Australia, have shown that controlled operations - ones that are implemented on the condition that a "control bit" is in the state 1 - can be dramatically simplified compared to the standard approach.