Open menu

Nanotechnology General News

The latest news from academia, regulators
research labs and other things of interest

Structural consequences of nanolithography

Users from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Center for Nanophase Materials Science, working with the X-Ray Microscopy Group, have discovered structural effects accompanying the nanoscale lithography of ferroelectric polarization domains.

Posted: Aug 11th, 2011

Read more

Physicists 'entangle' two atoms using microwaves for the first time

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time linked the quantum properties of two separated ions (electrically charged atoms) by manipulating them with microwaves instead of the usual laser beams, suggesting it may be possible to replace an exotic room-sized quantum computing "laser park" with miniaturized, commercial microwave technology similar to that used in smart phones.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2011

Read more

Phone losing charge? Novel concept allows LCDs to recycle energy

We've all worried about the charge on our smartphone or laptop running down when we have no access to an electrical outlet. But new technology developed by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science could finally help solve the problem.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2011

Read more

New technique scales up nanofiber production

A new spin on an old technology will give scientists and manufacturers the ability to significantly increase their production of nanofibers, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2011

Read more

Presentations from US-EU nanoEHS workshop now available online

On March 10-11, 2011 The US and EU jointly held a workshop to engage in an active discussion about environmental, health, and safety questions for nano-enabled products; encourage joint programs of work that would leverage resources; establish communities of practice, including identificaiton of key points of contact /interest groups/themes between key US and EU researchers and key US and EU funding sources. The presentations from this workshop are now available online.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2011

Read more

Exotic quantum crystal discovered - a novel state of crystal matter

Nature knows two opposite types of solids: one that emerges upon compression from a liquid and a second that appears if the pressure on a liquid is reduced. While the former is typical for substances in our everyday life the latter occurs for example in a dense quantum liquid of electrons (such as in metals) or ions (in exotic white dwarf or neutron stars). Now it has been shown that there exists yet a third form of matter that inherits both of these properties.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2011

Read more

Diamond's quantum memory

Two completely different quantum systems were successfully joined at Vienna University of Technology. This should pave the way to feasible quantum-computer microchips.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2011

Read more

Funding boost for printable solar cells project

A new form of low-cost solar cell that can be printed onto plastic and metal is a step closer to production after the State and Federal Governments announced a boost in funding for the ongoing research project.

Posted: Aug 9th, 2011

Read more

Pocket-sized sensor can detect 'date rape' drugs

Prof. Fernando Patolsky and Dr. Michael Ioffe of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences have developed an easy-to-use sensor that, when dipped into a cocktail, will instantly detect the presence of a date rape drug.

Posted: Aug 9th, 2011

Read more

Greensboro selected to host global nanotechnology conference

The Commercialization of Micro-Nano Systems (COMS) conference is presented by the Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF). It brings together leaders from around the globe, across many industry sectors, to focus not just on science and technology - but on solutions in Small Tech commercialization.

Posted: Aug 9th, 2011

Read more

RSS Subscribe to our Nanotechnology Research News feed

Nanowerk on Facebook Engage with our Nanotechnology News on Facebook