Nanomaterials

Thin film sandwich feeds hunger for superconductors

By / November 1, 2008

Though looking sort of glum at the time, Ivan Bozovic is successfully leading Brookhaven Labs’ thin-film superconductor project. Researchers at DOE’s Brookhaven National Lab have developed a sandwich of thin films…

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Hamburgers and hot lips – nano style!

By / October 31, 2008

The photo shown above captured first prize in a micro- and nanograph imaging competition at the 34th International Conference on Micro and Nano Engineering held recently in Athens, Greece. If you think nanotechnology…

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Learning from lizards how to improve dry adhesives

By / October 28, 2008

What can a team of highly trained researchers from four different U.S. universities learn from the feet of a gecko lizard? According to the researchers, how to improve carbon nanotube-based…

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Chinese academy reports ZnO nanorod FET breakthrough

By / October 25, 2008

The Chinese Academy of Science reports that scientists at its Institute of Microelectronics have successfully formed a zinc oxide nanorod field-effect transistor, the “first of its kind as a nano…

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Canadian center gets ‘most advanced’ microscope

By / October 23, 2008

They say the resolution for this electron microscope is like the Hubble telescope aimed at the atomic level: “We are the first university in the world with a microscope of…

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Rice University study to track nanomaterials’ path

By / October 21, 2008

Rice University is undertaking a new study, funded by the National Science Foundation, that will track “tagged nanoparticles” as they travel through the environment. The purpose of the study, which focuses…

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Purdue cuts LED costs with silicon

By / October 17, 2008

Experts at Purdue University say the United States could cut its total energy consumption and related carbon emissions by approximately 10 percent through the broad adoption of light-emitting diode technology. Known…

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ACerS announces ‘best’ 11 papers

By / October 9, 2008

As part of The American Ceramic Society’s recently concluded 110th Anniversary Celebration, the Society identified the 11 best papers published by ACerS to commemorate the 11 decades that ACerS has…

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Nanotech paint kills superbugs

By / September 23, 2008

Nanotechnology is key to the development of a new paint that reportedly has the ability to kill antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to a report from Manchester Metropolitan University researcher Lucia Caballero at a September 2008…

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QUT’s Zhu has ceramic filter for radioactive waste

By / September 22, 2008

Water contaminated in nuclear power applications and other situations where radiactive elements used can be a significant problems, especially because of the volume compared to the actual amount of radiactive…

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