This conference will present the first systematic and comprehensive recommendations and analysis on protecting human participants in research on nanomedicine products, including drugs, devices, and gene therapy using nano-vectors.
A collaboration between the Universities of Manchester and Cambridge, which includes Nobel Prize winning scientists Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov, has discovered a crucial recipe for improving characteristics of graphene devices for use as photodetectors in future high-speed optical communications.
Scientists have proposed a new communications scheme that would use silicon wires carrying a constant current to drive electrons from a transmitter to a receiver. By changing its magnetization, a contact would inject electron spin (either up or down) into the current at the transmitter end.
In their search for smaller, faster information-storage devices, physicists have been exploring ways to encode magnetic data using electric fields. One advantage of this voltage-induced magnet control is that less power is needed to encode information than in a traditional system.
A remarkable effect never witnessed before has been discovered in the ring-shaped stains of tiny dissolved particles ('coffee stains') that develop after a liquid has evaporated. While the particles on the outside of the ring are neatly organized, chaos reigns on the inside of the ring where the particles seem to have collected in a great hurry.
An amorphous-seed mediated strategy has been developed in the Center for Nanoscale Materials Nanophotonics Group for creating bifunctional nanoparticles composed of silver and iron oxide nanodomains. These hybrid particles exhibit unique optical properties due to surface plasmon resonance from the silver and superparamagnetic responses from the iron oxide.
A European team of researchers has discovered that properties of the so-called topological insulator bismuth selenide could provide the solution to how a ground-breaking new computing technology called 'spintronics' can work at room temperature. This is a solution scientists have been waiting for ever since the technology was predicted more than two decades ago.
Half-matter, half-light quasiparticles known as polaritons could one day be used to create high-efficiency, high-speed light-emitting devices. Researchers have now developed an electrically injected device that creates polaritons in the semiconducting material gallium nitride.