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Nano-manufacturing Improved With Nanometer-scale Diamond Tips
2012-11-14 15:39:36

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign One of the most promising innovations of nanotechnology has been the ability to perform rapid nanofabrication using nanometer-scale tips. The fabrication speed can be dramatically increased by using heat.  High speed and high temperature have been known to degrade the tip“¦ until now. “Thermal processing is widely used in manufacturing,” according to William King, the College of Engineering Bliss Professor at...

2012-01-12 21:14:43

Heated nanoprobes perform thermo-mechanical measurements using magnetic actuation Polymer nano-films and nano-composites are used in a wide variety of applications from food packaging to sports equipment to automotive and aerospace applications. Thermal analysis is routinely used to analyze materials for these applications, but the growing trend to use nanostructured materials has made bulk techniques insufficient. In recent years an atomic force microscope-based technique called...

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2011-04-04 11:41:22

With the first observation of thermoelectric effects at graphene contacts, University of Illinois researchers found that graphene transistors have a nanoscale cooling effect that reduces their temperature. Led by mechanical science and engineering professor William King and electrical and computer engineering professor Eric Pop, the team will publish its findings in the April 3 advance online edition of the journal Nature Nanotechnology. The speed and size of computer chips are limited by how...

2008-10-02 15:00:58

U.S. scientists have discovered polystyrenes, when reduced to nanoscale, don't function under the laws of fundamental polymer physics. "Although applications for nanoscale polymer flow are being widely investigated, the underlying, fundamental polymer physics is not," said University of Illinois Professor William King. "Understanding the way a polymer flows during nanoscale molding or imprinting processes is essential for designing new, nanoscale manufacturing processes. King and...

2008-08-05 03:00:30

By Al Rudis Though they were unknowns opening for the Jackson 5 in huge arenas, the six young college freshmen from Alabama who called themselves the Commodores made an immediate impression long before their first record album. After almost every song, there was a flurry of activity on the stage as the Tuskegee Institute students ran around to different instruments and microphones. It seemed that among them they could play and sing anything and any style. In their early flush of success...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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