15,000 beams of light: Pens that write with light offer low-cost, rapid nanofabrication capabilities
(PhysOrg.com) -- One Chicago skyline is dazzling enough. Now imagine 15,000 of them.
Scientists develop method for fabricating individual magnetic quantum dots
IBM demonstrates nonoscale 3D patterning technique (w/ Video)
New interferometer could simplify materials research
'Metasurfaces' to usher in new optical technologies
(Phys.org) —New optical technologies using "metasurfaces" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light are nearing commercialization, with potential applications including advanced solar cells, computers, ...
New grayscale technique opens a third dimension for nanoscale lithography
Engineers at the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) have developed a new technique for fabricating high aspect ratio three-dimensional (3D) nanostructures over large device areas using ...
Single quantum dot nanowire photodetectors
Moving a step closer toward quantum computing, a research team in the Netherlands recently fabricated a photodetector based on a single nanowire, in which the active element is a single quantum dot with a ...
Researchers demonstrate novel, tunable nanoantennas
A research team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a novel, tunable nanoantenna that paves the way for new kinds of plasmonic-based optomechanical systems, whereby plasmonic ...
By 'putting a ring on it,' microparticles can be captured
To trap and hold tiny microparticles, engineers at Harvard have "put a ring on it," using a silicon-based circular resonator to confine particles stably for up to several minutes.
Researchers use aluminum nanostructures for photorealistic printing of plasmonic color palettes
Researchers devise new 'subtractive' type of nanoscale printing
Engineers create vibrant colors in vertical silicon nanowires
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers may soon be singing, "I'm going to wash that gray right out of my nanowires," thanks to a colorful discovery by a team of researchers from Harvard University and Zena Technologies. ...
Scientists carve nanowires out of ultrananocrystalline diamond thin films
A team of scientists working at Argonne National Laboratory's (ANL) Center for Nanoscale Materials has successfully carved ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) thin films into nanowires, boosting the material's functionality ...
Micro Sparky: Engineering the tiniest Sun Devil
(PhysOrg.com) -- An Arizona State University engineering student may have found the tiniest - yet most cleverly inventive - way to show school spirit.