Single-crystal films could advance solar cells (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cornell researchers have developed a new method to create a patterned single-crystal thin film of semiconductor material that could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells and batteries.
Tiny antennas let long light waves see in infrared
(Phys.org) —University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed arrays of tiny nano-antennas that can enable sensing of molecules that resonate in the infrared (IR) spectrum.
Method prints nanostructures using hard, sharp 'pen' tips floating on soft polymer springs
(PhysOrg.com) -- Northwestern University researchers have developed a new technique for rapidly prototyping nanoscale devices and structures that is so inexpensive the "print head" can be thrown away when ...
Improvements to scanning transmission electron microscope now allows vibrational spectroscopy
Researchers discover breakthrough technique that could make electronics smaller and better
An international group of researchers from the University of Minnesota, Argonne National Laboratory and Seoul National University have discovered a groundbreaking technique in manufacturing nanostructures ...
'Nanosprings' offer improved performance in biomedicine, electronics
Researchers at Oregon State University have reported the successful loading of biological molecules onto "nanosprings" - a type of nanostructure that has gained significant interest in recent years for its ...
Scientist studies how to turn cancer drugs into their own delivery systems
(Phys.org) —In recent years, many popular cancer treatments have been using nano, that is, tiny particles of polymers or carbon-based materials to transport chemotherapy drugs to tumors in a way that specifically ...
Self-aligning DNA wires for application in nanoelectronics
Since continuous miniaturization in microelectronics is already starting to reach the physical limits, researchers are seeking new methods for device fabrication. One promising candidate is the DNA origami ...
Scientists detect residue that has hindered efficiency of promising type of solar cell
(Phys.org) —Drivers who have ever noticed a residue on their windshields after going through a car wash will sympathize with nanoscientist Seth Darling's pain.
Scientists' new approach improves efficiency of solar cells
(Phys.org) —An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the Universities of York and St Andrews, has developed a new method to increase the efficiency of solar cells.
Ground-breaking nuclear magnetic resonance tool analyzes nanostructures without destroying
A revolutionary tool created by scientists at the University of Sheffield has enabled researchers to analyse nanometer-sized devices without destroying them for the first time, opening the door to a new wave of technologies.
Researchers set world record for highest surface area material
(Phys.org)—Northwestern University researchers have broken a world record by creating two new synthetic materials with the greatest amount of surface areas reported to date.
Nanophotonics technology enables a new kind of optical spectrometer
(Phys.org)—By bringing nanophotonics technology to traditional optical spectroscopy, a new kind of optical spectrometer with functions of sensing and spectral measurement has been recently demonstrated ...
3D printing on the micrometer scale
At the Photonics West, the leading international fair for photonics taking place in San Francisco this week, Nanoscribe GmbH, a spin-off of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), presents the world's fastest ...