Latest Nanowire Stories

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.

2010-06-01 19:24:43

A team of Duke University chemists has perfected a simple way to make tiny copper nanowires in quantity.

2010-05-10 11:19:44

In two new papers, Rice University researchers report using ultracentrifugation (UCF) to create highly purified samples of carbon nanotube species.

2010-04-23 12:40:00

Scientists take first step toward controlling the growth of nanomaterials without catalysts.

2010-04-21 13:55:56

Supercooling, a state where liquids do not solidify even below their normal freezing point, still puzzles scientists today.

2010-04-21 08:35:06

Scientists with the Molecular Foundry, a US Department of Energy User Facility located at Berkeley Lab, have developed nano-sized cantilevers whose gentle touch could help discern the workings of living cells and other soft materials in their natural, liquid environment.

2010-04-06 13:44:46

Physicists at Harvard University have found that a high-voltage nanotube can cause cold atoms to spiral inward under dramatic acceleration before disintegrating violently.

2010-03-29 10:45:00

Scientists have discovered the world’s smallest superconductor, a sheet of four pairs of molecules less than one nanometer wide.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.