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2009-09-03 11:14:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Nanoparticle News Review, 2008 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0100072/Nanoparticle-News-Review-2008.html The scope of this report is broad and includes: An in-depth assessment of the investment patterns in the global nanotechnology industry Emerging technologies within the nanotech field Descriptions of the most active organizations within the industry and...

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2009-08-30 12:35:01

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have reached a new milestone in laser physics by creating the world's smallest semiconductor laser, capable of generating visible light in a space smaller than a single protein molecule. This breakthrough, described in an advanced online publication of the journal Nature on Sunday, Aug. 30, breaks new ground in the field of optics. The UC Berkeley team not only successfully squeezed light into such a tight space, but found a novel way to...

2009-08-26 08:18:58

 Three researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are among an elite group of young scientists to watch, according to the national magazine Technology Review's just-released 2009 list of Top Young Innovators Under 35.Ali Javey and Dawn Song, both from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, and Cyrus Wadia of the Haas School of Business and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), were among 35 researchers selected worldwide as top innovators...

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2009-08-17 12:50:00

Nanochemists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Nano-Science Center, Department of Chemistry at University of Copenhagen have developed nanoscale electric contacts out of organic and inorganic nanowires.  In the contact they have crossed the wires like Mikado sticks and coupled several contacts together in an electric circuit. In this way they have produced prototype computer electronics on the nanoscale. Alternative to silicon computersToday the foundation of our computers, mobile...

2009-08-17 10:45:18

IBM and California Institute of Technology scientists say they have achieved a major breakthrough that might result in smaller, more powerful semiconductors. The researchers said they have used a method called DNA origami to precisely arrange carbon nanotubes, nanowires and quantum dots into tiny structures, thereby producing the equivalent of a DNA circuit board that could form the basis of future computer chips. The inventor of DNA origami, Professor W.K. Rothemund of the California...

2009-08-17 11:47:18

New data from Chinese-Danish collaboration shows that organic nanoscale wires could be an alternative to silicon in computer chips. The discovery has just been published in the respected scientific journal, Advanced Materials.Nanochemists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Nano-Science Center, Department of Chemistry have developed nanoscale electric contacts out of organic and inorganic nanowires. In the contact they have crossed the wires like Mikado sticks and coupled several...

2009-08-16 23:01:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, scientists at IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) and the California Institute of Technology announced a scientific advancement that could be a major breakthrough in enabling the semiconductor industry to pack more power and speed into tiny computer chips, while making them more energy efficient and less expensive to manufacture. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090817/NY62155-a ) (Photo:...

2009-07-06 14:58:52

U.S. scientists say they've discovered table salt so brittle it crushes easily between a thumb and forefinger can become super-elastic in the nanoworld. Scientists at the Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico said such elastic salt can stretch like taffy to twice its original length without breaking. Nathan Moore and colleagues made the discovery using a specially designed microscope while studying how water coats salt crystals. They said they detected an unusual attractive force between...

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2009-06-24 09:15:00

To stretch a supply of salt generally means using it sparingly.But researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Pittsburgh were startled when they found they had made the solid actually physically stretch."It's not supposed to do that," said Sandia principal investigator Jack Houston. "Unlike, say, gold, which is ductile and deforms under pressure, salt is brittle. Hit it with a hammer, it shatters like glass."That a block of salt can stretch rather than remain inert...

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2009-06-04 13:40:00

The unique properties of thin layers of graphite"”known as graphene"”make the material attractive for a wide range of potential electronic devices. Researchers have now experimentally demonstrated the potential for another graphene application: replacing copper for interconnects in future generations of integrated circuits.In a paper published in the June 2009 issue of the IEEE journal Electron Device Letters, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology report detailed...


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