The biggest obstacle to making use of solar energy has been the excessively high price of solar cells made of inorganic semiconductors. In contrast, solar cells based on semiconducting polymers are affordable, light, thin, and flexible - but their performance has been lacking. A team in Taiwan has now developed a new approach that uses fullerene nanorods to significantly increase the effectiveness of polymer-based solar cells.
) In a breakthrough, researchers at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) demonstrate for the first time the key features in the neuroscience and psychology of memory by a AgS2 synapse.
In der Kleinen Anfrage der Fraktion Buendnis 90/Die Gruenen "Aktivitaeten und Positionen der Bundesregierung im Bereich der Chemikalienpolitik auf nationaler und europaeischer Ebene" vom 08.09.2011 beziehen sich 18 der 55 Fragen auf das Thema Nanotechnologie und speziell Nanomaterialien.
The NanoKTN in partnership with the Chemistry Innovation KTN and Nanofactory, has announced details of a one-day seminar where experts in modelling can meet with those seeking to commercialize nanotechnology based products to share their mutual experience and needs.
The Technology Strategy Board in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is to invest up to GBP 9m in grant funding to support highly innovative, business led collaborative research projects focussed on nanoscale technology-enabled solutions for the healthcare sector.
Scientists in Japan have shown that a hierarchic structure with a comparable size in vivo can be introduced into an artificial lipid bilayer membrane using nanostructures on oxide surfaces as templates.