Scientists develop new tool for the study of spatial patterns in living cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- Football has often been called a game of inches, but biology is a game of nanometers, where spatial differences of only a few nanometers can determine the fate of a cell ...
Research: Graphene grows better on certain copper crystals
New observations could improve industrial production of high-quality graphene, hastening the era of graphene-based consumer electronics, thanks to University of Illinois engineers.
Nanobelts support manipulation of light
(PhysOrg.com) -- They look like 2-by-4s, but the materials being created in a Rice University lab are more suited to construction with light.
Researchers show that gold doping increases nickel catalyst activity for carbon nanostructure formation
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the CNST and Arizona State University have demonstrated that the overall catalytic activity of nickel particles for the formation of carbon nanostructures is improved by the addition of a ...
Researchers discover technique to improve solar cell technology
A multi-disciplinary team of scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory has discovered a way to tailor nanostructures that could result in low-cost, high efficiency solar cells. The research appears in the ...
Nanowire lens can reconfigure its imaging properties
Twisted crystals point way toward active optical materials
(PhysOrg.com) -- A nanoscale game of "now you see it, now you don't" may contribute to the creation of metamaterials with useful optical properties that can be actively controlled, according to scientists ...
New 'FeTRAM' is promising computer memory technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are developing a new type of computer memory that could be faster than the existing commercial memory and use far less power than flash memory devices.
Tiny wires a step towards photonic chip
(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian researchers have engineered one of the worlds smallest ever nanowires for the next generation of telecommunication technology, bringing them one step closer to the holy grail of optics ...
Researchers pioneer novel technique to make plasmonic nanogap arrays
In the quest to exploit unique properties at the nanoscale, scientists at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a novel technique for creating uniform arrays of metallic nanostructures. A team of faculty and students ...
Organic electronic devices could be printed on ordinary CDs and DVDs
Researchers demonstrate an electrochromic nanoplasmonic optical switch
In a recent article in Nano Letters, CNST researchers describe a new high-contrast, low operating-voltage, electrochemical optical switch that uses a volume of active dye orders-of-magnitude smaller than that of conventional electr ...
Microscopy, quantum-style: Atomic stacks imaged in real space
Discovery points way to graphene circuits
Rice University materials scientists have made a fundamental discovery that could make it easier for engineers to build electronic circuits out of the much-touted nanomaterial graphene.