The discovery by two Penn State University researchers is a new type of symmetry in the structure of materials, which the researchers say greatly expands the possibilities for discovering or designing materials with desired properties. The research is expected to have broad relevance in many development efforts involving physical, chemical, biological, or engineering disciplines including, for example, the search for advanced ferroelectric ferromagnet materials for next-generation ultrasound devices and computers.
With the first observation of thermoelectric effects at graphene contacts, University of Illinois researchers found that graphene transistors have a nanoscale cooling effect that reduces their temperature.
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have achieved a breakthrough in the field of nanoscience by successfully altering nanocrystal properties with impurity atoms - a process called doping - thereby opening the way for the manufacture of improved semiconductor nanocrystals.
Physiker haben in einem neuartigen Ansatz gezeigt, wie die Ausbreitungsrichtung von Licht bzw. Lichtenergie auf der Ebene einzelner Molekuele manipuliert werden kann. Dazu platzierten die Biophysiker eine Kaskade von vier verschiedenen Fluoreszenz-Farbstoffmolekuelen auf einer DNA-Plattform im Nanometer-Massstab. Mithilfe eines sogenannten "Springer"-Farbstoffs gelang es ihnen, die Richtung des Lichtweges bzw. des Energietransfers zu kontrollieren.
NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. It features exhibits and educational programs at more than 200 locations throughout the nation through April 3rd, at science museums, research centers, and universities.
Using a simple glass capillary, atomic physicists at RIKEN are developing an ultra-narrow ion beam that pinpoints a part of organelles in a living cell, enabling biologists to visualize how the damage affects cell activities.
Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a new way to use surface-mount adhesives in the production of low-temperature, microchannel heat exchangers - an advance that will make this promising technology much less expensive for many commercial applications.
Research conducted by Jan-Laurens van der Steen of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at University of Twente has shown that electrons in silicon which is less than ten nanometres thick take on unusual characteristics.
Eight British companies are set to receive a total of nearly GBP 200,000 in government investment for feasibility studies aimed at helping to stimulate innovation with technologies that will be able to address potential environmental health and safety (EHS) aspects of the development of nanoscale technologies.
Quantum physicists from the University of Innsbruck have set another world record: They have achieved controlled entanglement of 14 quantum bits (qubits) and, thus, realized the largest quantum register that has ever been produced. With this experiment the scientists have not only come closer to the realization of a quantum computer but they also show surprising results for the quantum mechanical phenomenon of entanglement.