Mapping deformation in buried semiconductor structures using the hard X-Ray nanoprobe
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center and Columbia University, working with the X-Ray Microscopy Group, have mapped rotation and strain fields across a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) ...
New material could improve safety for first responders to chemical hazards
A new kind of sensor could warn emergency workers when carbon filters in the respirators they wear to avoid inhaling toxic fumes have become dangerously saturated.
Researchers combine active proteins with material derived from fruit fly
Researchers at Rice University and Texas A&M have discovered a way to pattern active proteins into bio-friendly fibers. The "eureka" moment came about because somebody forgot to clean up the lab one night.
Ceramic coatings may protect jet engines from volcanic ash
Last year's $2 billion shutdown of European airspace following a volcanic eruption in Iceland alerted everyone to the danger that ash clouds can pose to aircraft engines.
New technology could stamp out bacteria in persistent wounds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using an advanced form of a rubber stamp, researchers have developed a way to adhere an ultra-thin antibacterial coating to a wound.
Seeing below the surface: New way to inspect advanced materials used to build airplanes
In recent years, many airplane manufacturers have started building their planes from advanced composite materials, which consist of high-strength fibers, such as carbon or glass, embedded in a plastic or metal ...
New fluorescent OLEDs display greater efficiencies than believed possible
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Michigan engineering researchers have designed an exceptionally efficient fluorescent blue OLED, or organic light emitting diode.
Extending resonant diffraction to very high energies for structural studies of complex materials
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers utilizing the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne Advanced Photon Source (APS) have added a twist to the high-energy x-ray pair-distribution-function (PDF) technique by conducting ...
Magnetic chameleons: New displays that change color under the influence of magnets
Chinese researchers have created microscopic capsules that change color when a magnetic field is applied. When the capsules are collected into an array, magnetic fields can be used to create colored patterns ...
3-D printing method advances electrically small antenna design
Omnidirectional printing of metallic nanoparticle inks offers an attractive alternative for meeting the demanding form factors of 3-D electrically small antennas. This is the first demonstration of 3-D printed ...
Physicists grow micro-machines from carbon
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Brigham Young University physics student and his professor had some fun with their new method of growing tiny machines from carbon molecules.
Book makes nanotech accessible to smaller readers
Although Dr. Moon Kim's zeal for nanotechnology springs in part from years of research into the structural characterization of advanced electronic materials, he doesnt see why kids shouldnt be ...
Surgical instruments with electronic serial numbers
Gone are the days of having to compromise on surgeons' demands because of the limitations associated with metal processing: Laser melting has abolished production-related restrictions on surgical instruments. ...
New kind of optical fiber developed
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists led by John Badding, a professor of chemistry at Penn State University, has developed the very first optical fiber made with a core of zinc selenide -- a light-yellow ...