Founded in 1960, the center now provides to Northwestern scientists and engineers an infrastructure and environment for designing, synthesizing and characterizing transformative new nanoscale materials and for exploring new device concepts.
Recognizing that some of the leading scientists and engineers involved in soft matter research are located in the Research Triangle Park area, the National Science Foundation has provided a six-year, $13.6 million grant to establish a multi-university center to investigate aspects of this promising area of scientific endeavor.
The ICPC Nanonet Project partners are currently compiling Annual Region Reports on the latest nanoscience and nanotechnology developments in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Mediterranean Partnership Countries, and Latin America, to be published in May 2012.
The members of the Interdisciplinary Committee have chosen Professor Ozin as the winner of the 2011 Albert Einstein World Award of Science for his pioneering accomplishments in the field of nanochemistry that have helped to define and establish the rapidly expanding discipline, which has now become the cornerstone of modern chemistry.
In dem neuen Forschungsprojekt "Electric Control of Magnetization Dynamics (ECOMAGICS)" untersucht Dr. Georg Woltersdorf vom Institut fuer Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik der Uni Regensburg ab Januar 2012 die Eigenschaften von Nanomagneten. Ziel ist es, die Magnetisierungsdynamik in ultraduennen magnetischen Strukturen mit Hilfe von elektrischen Feldern zu steuern.
Researchers at AIST in Japan have developed a new dispersing agent that allows easy control of the isolated dispersion and aggregation states of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) by UV irradiation, through the investigation of the molecular structures of agents.
Do better with less. That is the challenge the researchers of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) have set for themselves, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Federal Office of Energy. Their specialty: manufacturing solar cells that are one thousand times thinner than conventional cells. In order to boost the output of the cells, they have developed a new nanopatterning technique.
Am 21. und 22. September treffen sich Wissenschaftler aus Physik, Philosophie, Theologie, Sozialwissenschaften und Informatik im Saarbruecker Schloss, um ueber die ethischen Fragen der Nanotechnologie auf der Konferenz "Size Matters 2011" zu diskutieren.
3M and IBM announced that the two companies plan to jointly develop the first adhesives that can be used to package semiconductors into densely stacked silicon "towers." The companies are aiming to create a new class of materials, which will make it possible to build, for the first time, commercial microprocessors composed of layers of up to 100 separate chips.
Sensors made from custom DNA molecules could be used to personalize cancer treatments and monitor the quality of stem cells, according to an international team of researchers led by scientists at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
Scientists from the University of Picardie Jules Verne and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology are reporting development of a new genre of an electrolyte system for solar cells that breaks the double-digit barrier in the efficiency with which the devices convert sunlight into electricity.
The University of Minnesota's Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment and the Life Sciences will host a groundbreaking conference on "Nanodiagnostics and Nanotherapeutics: Building Research Ethics and Oversight" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN.
The enigmatic quantum dot is the basic building block for quantum computers. EPFL physicists have developed a new theory which shows that dot symmetry is enough to account for most of their intriguing optical properties.