Open menu

Nanotechnology General News

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

Superconducting-silicon qubits

Theorists propose a way to make superconducting quantum devices such as Josephson junctions and qubits, atom-by-atom, inside a silicon crystal. Such systems could combine the most promising aspects of silicon spin qubits with the flexibility of superconducting circuits.

Posted: Jul 2nd, 2014

Read more

New metamaterial gives light a one-way ticket

The light-warping structures known as metamaterials have a new trick in their ever-expanding repertoire. Researchers have built a silver, glass and chromium nanostructure that can all but stop visible light cold in one direction while giving it a pass in the other. The device could someday play a role in optical information processing and in novel biosensing devices.

Posted: Jul 1st, 2014

Read more

Nanotechnology adds bling to antibacterials

Researchers are looking to combat dangerous sub-dermal implsnt infections by upgrading your new hip or kneecap in a fashion appreciated since ancient times - adding gold. The result is a new antibacterial material based on gold nanoparticles.

Posted: Jul 1st, 2014

Read more

Scientists discover how plastic solar panels work

Scientists don't fully understand how plastic solar panels work, which complicates the improvement of their cost efficiency, thereby blocking the wider use of the technology. However, researchers now have determined how light beams excite the chemicals in solar panels, enabling them to produce charge.

Posted: Jul 1st, 2014

Read more

Graphene think piece

The Graphene Special Interest Group (GrapheneSIG) has published a Graphene Think Piece. The document was initiated by the UK's Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to 'inform a view on where and how the UK might best gain economic value from graphene related activities'.

Posted: Jul 1st, 2014

Read more

RSS Subscribe to our Nanotechnology Research News feed

Nanowerk on Facebook Engage with our Nanotechnology News on Facebook