New Organic Gold-Nanoparticle Memory Device
Telescoping nanotubes offer new option for nonvolatile memory
Super honeycomb shows more potential for carbon nanotubes
Finding Memory in Nonlinear Ionization
How to Shrink a Carbon Nanotube
Tiniest modified opals ready to manipulate light flow as photonic crystals
New theory explains enhanced superconductivity in nanowires
Superconducting wires are used in magnetic resonance imaging machines, high-speed magnetic-levitation trains, and in sensitive devices that detect variations in the magnetic field of a brain. Eventually, ultra-narrow superconducting ...
Nanocrystals Are Hot
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered that nanocrystals of germanium embedded in silica glass don't melt until the temperature rises almost 200 degrees ...
Intel, UCSB Develop World's First Hybrid Silicon Laser
Researchers from Intel and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have built the world’s first electrically powered Hybrid Silicon Laser using standard silicon manufacturing processes. This breakthrough ...
Ferns provide model for tiny motors powered by evaporation
Scientists looked to ferns to create a novel energy scavenging device that uses the power of evaporation to move itself -- materials that could provide a method for powering micro and nano devices with just ...
New 'superlens' reveals hidden nanostructures
A microscope used to scan nanostructures can be dramatically enhanced by using a 'superlens,' reports an international team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biochemistry and The University of Texas at ...
Physicists invent 'QuIET' - single molecule transistors
University of Arizona physicists have discovered how to turn single molecules into working transistors. It's a breakthrough needed to make the next-generation of remarkably tiny, powerful computers that nanotechnologists ...
IBM researchers look beyond silicon technology
Scientists at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory have demonstrated how a single molecule can be switched between two distinct conductive states, which allows it to store data.
Researchers solve mystery of attractive surfaces
When smooth surfaces that hate water approach each other underwater, scientists have observed that they snap into contact. This is apparently due to attractive forces that extend for tens to hundreds of nanometers.