Nanotube-based terahertz polarizer nears perfection
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Rice University are using carbon nanotubes as the critical component of a robust terahertz polarizer that could accelerate the development of new security and communication ...
Biochip measures glucose in saliva, not blood
For the 26 million Americans with diabetes, drawing blood is the most prevalent way to check glucose levels. It is invasive and at least minimally painful. Researchers at Brown University are working on a ...
PRINTed nanoparticles deliver multiple punches to treat prostate cancer
Using technologies common to the semiconductor industry, a team of investigators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Liquidia Technologies has created a polymer nanoparticle that can encapsulate large loads ...
In solar cells, tweaking the tiniest of parts yields big jump in efficiency
(PhysOrg.com) -- By tweaking the smallest of parts, a trio of University at Buffalo engineers is hoping to dramatically increase the amount of sunlight that solar cells convert into electricity.
Scientists design solar cells that exceed the conventional light-trapping limit
Optical nanoantennas enable efficient multipurpose particle manipulation
University of Illinois researchers have shown that by tuning the properties of laser light illuminating arrays of metal nanoantennas, these nano-scale structures allow for dexterous optical tweezing as well ...
Experiments prove nanoscale metallic conductivity in ferroelectrics
(PhysOrg.com) -- The prospect of electronics at the nanoscale may be even more promising with the first observation of metallic conductance in ferroelectric nanodomains by researchers at Oak Ridge National ...
New technique makes it easier to etch semiconductors
Creating semiconductor structures for high-end optoelectronic devices just got easier, thanks to University of Illinois researchers.
Printed CNT transistor circuits may lead to cheaper OLED displays
Researchers invent a switch that could improve electronics
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have invented a new type of electronic switch that performs electronic logic functions within a single molecule. The incorporation of such single-molecule elements could enable ...
Researchers develop quantum membranes -- a new class of 2D semiconductor
Nanowires could be solution for high performance solar cells
Tiny wires could help engineers realize high-performance solar cells and other electronics, according to University of Illinois researchers.
Plasmonic device converts light into electricity
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 ...