Engineers Teach Nature to 'Grow' Computer Components
Computers don't grow on trees, but with a little prodding from engineers, nature can produce computer components.
Magnetic needles turn somersaults
For about ten years now, tiny magnetic structures measuring a few millionths of a millimetre have met with growing interest from the worlds of science and technology, particularly on account of their potential ...
Scientists synthesize graphene-like material: Polymer with honeycomb structure
Two-dimensional carbon layers, so-called graphenes, are regarded as a possible substitute for silicon in the semiconductor industry. The electronic properties of these layers can be varied by "building in" ...
Nano scientists to develop next-generation LEDs
Nanotechnology may unlock the secret for creating highly efficient next-generation LED lighting systems, and exploring its potential is the aim of several projects centered at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Scientists to tackle illness with 'silver nanobullet'
It has been known for some time that silver is highly toxic to a wide range of bacteria, and silver-based compounds have been used extensively in bactericidal applications. This property of silver has caused ...
Nanofabrication to lead to Quantum Computer
Color pixels made of nanowires offer new paradigm for digital cameras
Researchers develop darkest manmade material
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rice University have created the darkest material ever made by man.
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 ...
Silicon oxide circuits break barrier: Nanocrystal conductors could lead to massive, robust 3-D storage
Rice University scientists have created the first two-terminal memory chips that use only silicon, one of the most common substances on the planet, in a way that should be easily adaptable to nanoelectronic ...
Engineers build first sub-10-nm carbon nanotube transistor
Perfecting a solar cell by adding imperfections
Nanotechnology is paving the way toward improved solar cells. New research shows that a film of carbon nanotubes may be able to replace two of the layers normally used in a solar cell, with improved performance at a lower ...
Carbon Nanotubes with a Memory
Self-Assembling Nano-Ice Discovered; Structure Resembles DNA
Working at the frontier between chemistry and physics, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Xiao Cheng Zeng usually finds his reward in discovering the unexpected through computer modeling.