Latest Nanowire Stories

2010-07-29 11:11:09

Processes which lend materials new characteristics are generally complicated and therefore often rather difficult to reproduce.

2010-07-28 14:53:20

Nanotechnology refers to a broad range of tools, techniques and applications that simply involve particles on the approximate size scale of a few to hundreds of nanometers in diameter.

2010-07-22 09:16:49

Surface tension isn’t a very powerful force, but it matters for small things — water bugs, paint, and, it turns out, nanowires.

2010-07-07 16:38:20

Imagine being able to drop a toothpick on the head of one particular person standing among 100,000 people in a stadium.

2010-06-23 09:42:09

Process for manufacturing nanoelectronic 'mini-circuits' developed.

2010-06-17 07:26:49

Scientists can now peer into the inner workings of catalyst nanoparticles 3,000 times smaller than a human hair within nanoseconds.

2010-06-15 11:50:00

A scientist at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has created visible-light catalysis, using silver chloride nanowires decorated with gold nanoparticles, that may decompose organic molecules in polluted water.

2010-06-14 08:45:52

Material’s fluctuating response to a magnetic field could lead to switchable superconducting wires.

2010-06-11 07:15:30

Scientists have made a breakthrough toward creating nanocircuitry on graphene, widely regarded as the most promising candidate to replace silicon as the building block of transistors.

2010-06-10 13:01:37

After running a series of complex computer simulations, researchers have found that flaws in the structure of magnetic nanoscale wires play an important role in determining the operating speed of novel devices using such nanowires to store and process information.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.