Nanotechnology - Nanophysics news

Light-Driven Nanorod Could Roll on Water

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a recent study, researchers have examined the possibility of rolling a nanorod on the surface of water. On the macroscale, perhaps the closest analogy might be the sport of logrolling, ...

Dec 18, 2009 feature
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Running electronics using light

(PhysOrg.com) -- "If you open up almost any electronic gadget, you will see various elements that operating using electric circuitries," Nader Engheta tells PhysOrg.com. "Many of them have different functi ...

Oct 19, 2009 feature
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Working out a timescale for quantum operations

One of the issues affecting quantum systems is coherence. Understanding coherence and how it breaks down (decoherence) is one of the keys to putting together a powerful quantum computer. And, because wires made from metal ...

Jun 17, 2009 feature
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Scientists See Smallest-Ever Square Nanotube

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have observed the smallest reported nanotube that has a square cross-section. The structure formed spontaneously and unexpectedly when silver nanowires were stretched and is a reminder ...

Feb 20, 2009 feature
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Nanocomposite material provides photonic switching

(PhysOrg.com) -- Integrated photonic devices represent the wave of future technology. These devices will be extremely small, making use of photons on the nanoscale, and (hopefully) be very efficient in terms of power use. ...

Feb 09, 2009 feature
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Carbon-Nanotube Memory that Really Competes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in Finland have created a form of carbon-nanotube based information storage that is comparable in speed to a type of memory commonly used in memory cards and USB "jump" drives.

Jan 26, 2009 feature
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