A firefly’s flash inspires new nanolaser light

A reinvented, low-cost laser source that stores light energy inside nanoscale disks could underpin the development of optically powered neurocomputers, reveals a simulation study led by KAUST researchers1. Photonic devices that use controlled laser pulses to manipulate data switches, biomedical implants and solar cells are sought-after because they are lightning quick compared to traditional electronics; Read more about A firefly’s flash inspires new nanolaser light[…]

3rd Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

Synopsis The third FPM series will bring together leaders in polymers and polymeric materials from around the world to describe their most recent and cutting edge discoveries. The aim of the conference is to capture the multidisciplinary nature of polymer chemistry with topics spanning “basic synthesis and methodology” to “nanoscale and bioinspired materials”. Target Audience Read more about 3rd Functional Polymeric Materials Conference[…]

Nano 2017- 16th World Nano Conference

We take great pleasure to invite you at “16th World Nano Conference” (Nano 2017) scheduled during June 05-06, 2017 in the city of Milan, Italy, to deliver a speech and share your experiences to enlighten esteemed personalities and researchers by attending the conference. Salient features: People from Industries, research institutes, academic universities, associations and societies will be Read more about Nano 2017- 16th World Nano Conference[…]

Unique material for data storage

A team of scientists led by Associate Professor Yang Hyunsoo from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has invented a novel ultra-thin multilayer film which could harness the properties of tiny magnetic whirls, known as skyrmions, as information carriers for storing and processing data Read more about Unique material for data storage[…]

A new creation of high-capacity hydrogen storage materials

Sometimes, you have to go small to win big. That is the approach a multilab, interdisciplinary team took in using nanoparticles and a novel nanoconfinement system to develop a method to change hydrogen storage properties. This discovery could enable the creation of high-capacity hydrogen storage materials capable of quick refueling, improving the performance of emerging Read more about A new creation of high-capacity hydrogen storage materials[…]

Watching the nanometric machinery at work

The scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) present a study in Cell where they have been able to observe protein nanomachines (also called protein complexes)—the structures responsible for performing cell functions—for the first time in living cells and in 3D. This work has been done in collaboration with researchers at the Read more about Watching the nanometric machinery at work[…]

A new framework for faster control of a quantum bit

From laptops to cellphones, today’s technology advances through the ever-increasing speed of directing electric charges in circuits. Similarly, speeding up control over quantum states in atomic and nanoscale systems could lead to leaps for the emerging field of quantum technology. An international collaboration between physicists at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, McGill University, Read more about A new framework for faster control of a quantum bit[…]

Nanotechnology brings another step toward building a better battery

In a lab 18 feet below the Engineering Quad of Stanford University, researchers in the Dionne lab camped out with one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to capture an unimaginably small reaction. The lab members conducted arduous experiments – sometimes requiring a continuous 30 hours of work – to capture real-time, dynamic Read more about Nanotechnology brings another step toward building a better battery[…]

Exploring defects in nanoscale devices for possible quantum computing applications

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology in collaboration with the University of Cambridge have studied the interaction between microwave fields and electronic defect states inside the oxide layer of field-effect transistors at cryogenic temperatures. It has been found that the physics of such defect states are consistent with driven two-level systems possessing long coherence times, Read more about Exploring defects in nanoscale devices for possible quantum computing applications[…]

Flexoelectric semiconductors can generate more electricity

The discovery, published today in Nature, is a significant breakthrough in solid state physics and is also potentially relevant for technology. The phenomenon, called flexoelectricity, arises from the redistribution of atoms and electrons in a material when it is bent. This redistribution of charges can be used to generate an electrical current. It was already Read more about Flexoelectric semiconductors can generate more electricity[…]

An unconventional reversible chemical reaction at nanoscale that enables efficient carbon capture

A recent study led by Xi Chen, associate professor of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia Engineering, and Klaus Lackner at Arizona State University, reports an unconventional reversible chemical reaction in a confined nanoenvironment. The discovery, a milestone in clarifying the scientific underpinnings of moisture-swing chemical reaction, is critical to understanding how to scrub CO2 Read more about An unconventional reversible chemical reaction at nanoscale that enables efficient carbon capture[…]

Longer life for flexible electronics with Picosun ALD

Picosun Oy, the leading supplier of high quality ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) production solutions, brings to the printed electronics market ALD equipment specifically designed for large area flexible electronics encapsulation. Manufacturing electronic components on flexible plastic substrates enables light-weight, bendable, and lower cost end-user products. Flexible displays, wearable electronics and “smart” clothes are some of Read more about Longer life for flexible electronics with Picosun ALD[…]