A team led by a professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering has made a discovery in semiconductor nanowire laser technology that could potentially do everything from kill viruses to increase storage capacity of DVDs.
Researchers are developing new technologies that combine a laser and electric fields to manipulate fluids and tiny particles such as bacteria, viruses and DNA for a range of potential applications, from drug manufacturing to food safety.
A high-temperature superconductor can now be switched on and off within a trillionth of a second - 100 years after the discovery of superconductivity and 25 years after the first high-temperature superconductor was.
Japanese scientists report on a unique 'ubiquitous element strategy' for synthesizing industrially important electronic, thermionic, and structural materials using naturally abundant elements. This strategy aims to overcome the 'rare-element crisis' that was triggered by increasing demand for such elements as lithium, used in batteries, and dysprosium for Ne-Fe-B permanent magnets.
This event will look at the advances in nano-structured materials and scaffolds for use in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and will provide a platform for delegates to learn about funding opportunities.
The interaction of materials with biological tissues and organisms and their adaptation to them play an important role in the development of implants. New developments, including some in the field of nanobiotechnology, are expected to bring improvements. In general, the production of functional implants depends on the adherent layer between the coating and the basic material.
Der Arbeitsgruppe um Prof. Clemens Richert vom Institut fuer Organische Chemie der Uni Stuttgart ist zusammen mit Kollegen am Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie der Nachweis gelungen, dass extrem kurze sogenannte "klebrige Enden" aus DNA-Bausteinen ausreichen, um stabile Hybridmolekuele herzustellen.
The European Commission has published an orientation paper with proposed NMP (Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials) research priorities for 2012. The priorities will increase the attention on sustainability and societal challenges.