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Study explains strength gap between graphene, carbon fiber: Rice University researchers simulate defects in popular fiber, suggest ways to improve it

October 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Carbon fiber, a pillar of strength in materials manufacturing for decades, isn't as good as it could be, but there are ways to improve it, according to Rice University scientists.

Tiny gold particles could be the key to developing a treatment for pancreatic cancer

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often a death sentence because chemotherapy and radiation have little impact on the disease. In the U.S. this year, some 53,000 new cases will be diagnosed, and 42,...

Exploring defects in nanoscale devices for possible quantum computing applications

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Due to the nature of this work, it is hoped that such results will contribute to the field of correlated electronic glassy dynamics in condensed matter physics; give a better understanding of charge n...

Working under pressure: Diamond micro-anvils with huge pressures will create new materials

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers will use pressures greater than those found at the center of the Earth to potentially create as yet unknown new materials. In the natural world, such im...

Inspiration from the ocean: An interdisciplinary team of researchers at UC Santa Barbara has developed a non-toxic, high-quality surface treatment for organic field-effect transistors

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
In a development beneficial for both industry and environment, UC Santa Barbara researchers have created a high-quality coating for organic electronics that promises to decrease processing time as wel...

EM Resolutions announce the availability of Kleindiek Nanotechnik’s new cryo microgripper for cryo-FIB lift-out

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
EM Resolutions, manufacturers and suppliers of tools and accessories for users of electron microscopes, announce the availability of new cryo microgripper for cryo-FIB lift-out, a product of Kleindiek...

Leti Scientists Participating in Sessions on Med Tech, Automotive Technologies, MEMS, Si-photonics and Lithography at SEMICON Europa: Teams also Will Demonstrate Technology Advances in Telecom, Data Fusion, Energy, Silicon Photonics and 3D Integration

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, will give four presentations at SEMICON Europa, Oct. 25-27, in Grenoble, and Leti’s Patterning Program Manager Laurent Pain will chair a session on lithog...

National Space Society Congratulates Orbital ATK on a Successful Return to Flight for the Antares

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
On October 17, 2016, the upgraded Orbital ATK Antares rocket returned to flight following an October 14th, 2014 launch accident. The Antares is boosting a Cygnus cargo capsule to the International Spa...

The University of Applied Sciences in Upper Austria uses Deben tensile stages as an integral part of their computed tomography research and testing facility

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on the application of their in situ tensile stages for micro X-...

Crystal clear imaging: Infrared brings to light nanoscale molecular arrangement: Berkeley Lab and University of Colorado-Boulder team develop new way to reveal crystal features in functional materials

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Detailing the molecular makeup of materials -- from solar cells to organic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and transistors, and medically important proteins -- is not always a crystal-clear process.

Scientists develop a semiconductor nanocomposite material that moves in response to light

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
In a paper in Scientific Reports, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute describes a novel light-activated phenomenon that could become the basis for applications as diverse as microscopic...

Highly conductive and pure gold nanostructures grown by electron beam induced deposition

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Recently, researchers from Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have discovered a novel way to fabricate pure gold nanostructures by the additive direct-write lithography called FEBID. This work...

Nanowires as sensors in new type of atomic force microscope

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
A new type of atomic force microscope (AFM) uses nanowires as tiny sensors. Unlike standard AFM, the device with a nanowire sensor enables measurements of both the size and direction of forces. Physic...

Bendable electronic paper displays whole color range

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Less than a micrometre thin, bendable and giving all the colours that a regular LED display does, it still needs ten times less energy than a Kindle tablet. Researchers at Chalmers University of Techn...

Study finds surface texture of gallium nitride affects cell behavior

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
“Nanoscale topography, semiconductor polarity and surface functionalization: additive and cooperative effects on PC12 cell behavior” Authors: Patrick J. Snyder, Ramon Collazo and Albena Ivanisevic,...

A new spin on superconductivity: Harvard physicists pass spin information through a superconductor

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have made a discovery that could lay the foundation for quantum superconducting devices. Their breakthrou...

2D-nanocellulose: piezoelectric driven by a hydrogen bonds pattern

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from ICN2 Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group publish in Scientific Reports findings providing the basis for new electromechanical designs using 2D-nanocellulose. In a longer-term p...

Diamonds aren't forever: Sandia, Harvard team create first quantum computer bridge

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
By forcefully embedding two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix, Sandia researchers have demonstrated for the first time on a single chip all the components needed to create a quantum bridge to link qua...

Pokhara (Nepal) all set to host KaSAM-2016: An International Scientific Meeting on Advanced Materials

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Pokhara, a famous touristic city in Western Nepal, is finally set to host its first ever international meeting on Advanced Materials next week. The meeting named as “Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Mat...

Researchers use temperature to control droplet movement: Method for moving fluids on a surface may find uses in condensers, microfluidics, and de-icing

October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have developed a new way of driving fluid droplets across surfaces in a precisely controlled way. The method could open up new possibilities for highly adaptable micro...