Researchers have shown that a micromotor fueled by stomach acid can take a bubble-powered ride inside a mouse. These tiny motors, each about one-fifth the width of a human hair, may someday offer a safer and more efficient way to deliver drugs or diagnose tumors.
A potential avenue to quantum computing currently generating quite the buzz in the high-tech...
Graphene, a one-atom thick lattice of carbon atoms, is often touted as a revolutionary material...
The SPIE Photomask Technology Symposium, organized by SPIE and BACUS, the International Technical Group of SPIE, provides the world’s largest forum to discuss the latest mask technologies and how they can meet the needs of the rapidly moving semiconductor industry. It will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2015.
The EOS/ESD Annual Symposium will be held from Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2015 in Reno, Nev. Founded in 1982, the ESD Association is a professional voluntary association dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge (ESD) avoidance.
SPIE Advanced Lithography is the premier conference for the lithography community. For 40 years, SPIE has brought together this community to address challenges presented in fabricating next-generation integrated circuits. It will be held February 22-26, 2015.
The semiconductor technology event SEMICON Korea will be held from Feb. 4-6, 2015.
Scientists have controlled the structure of a material to simultaneously generate both magnetization and electrical polarization, an advance which has potential applications in information storage and processing. The researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to unlock these properties in a material which initially displayed neither by making designed changes to its structure.
Multitasking circuits capable of reconfiguring themselves in real time and switching functions as the need arises - this is the promising application stemming from a discovery made in Switzerland. Other potential uses: miniaturizing our electronic devices and developing resilient circuits.
Before selecting and purchasing cleanroom garments and gloves, it is recommended to review documents written by experts in their specific cleanroom industries. The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) has published recommended practices for garments as well as gloves.
As nanomachine design rapidly advances, researchers are moving from wondering if the nanomachine works to how long it will work. This is an especially important question as there are so many potential applications, for instance, for medical uses, including drug delivery, early diagnosis, disease monitoring, instrumentation, and surgery.
Scientists have succeeded in directly imaging how electrons interact within a single molecule. Understanding this kind of electronic effects in organic molecules is crucial for their use in optoelectronic applications, such as LEDs and solar cells.
Amyloid proteins can self-assemble into the tangled plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease — but similar proteins can also form very useful materials, such as spider silk, or biofilms around living cells.
Graphene, a one-atom thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, has many desirable properties. Magnetism, alas, is not one of them. But now a team of physicists has found an ingenious way to induce magnetism in graphene while also preserving graphene’s electronic properties.
With its high electrical conductivity and optical transparency, indium tin oxide is one of the most widely used materials for touchscreens, plasma displays, and flexible electronics. But its rapidly escalating price has forced the electronics industry to search for other alternatives, such as a film made with silver nanowires—wires so extremely thin that they are one-dimensional—embedded in flexible polymers.
Living systems have the ability to produce collective molecular motions that have an effect at the macroscale, such as a muscle that contracts via the concerted action of protein motors. In order to reproduce this phenomenon, a research team has made a polymer gel that is able to contract through the action of artificial molecular motors.
Pour, mix, set, add water and voila: highly detailed images of the inside of cells. A study showed that a modified form of the superabsorbent chemical used in disposable diapers can expand brain structures to four and a half times their original size. The process called expansion microscopy will allow scientists to take super-resolution pictures of healthy and diseased tissue throughout the body using common microscopes.
Theoretical physicists at Rice University are living on the edge as they study the astounding properties of graphene. In a new study, they figure out how researchers can fracture graphene nanoribbons to get the edges they need for applications. Their research shows it should be possible to control the edge properties of graphene nanoribbons by controlling the conditions under which the nanoribbons are pulled apart.