NIST’s new cryogenic radiometer. Credit: Tomlin/NIST
A novel chip-scale instrument made from carbon nanotubes may simplify absolute measurements of laser power. Developers of the unit at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) say it may prove especially useful for measuring light signals transmitted by optical fibers in telecom networks.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins and Northwestern universities have discovered that the shape of nanoparticles that move DNA through the body could make a big difference in how well such therapies work to treat cancer and other diseases. The scientists also have figured how to control these shapes.
Researchers from University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with researchers in Taiwan and China, have developed the world's smallest semiconductor laser, invisible to the naked eye.
It could be the 21rst Century version of California Gold Rush. Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) have cracked the code for device-ready nanoparticle self-assembly. In the bargain, the team is looking to change the game – and the economics – for large-scale nanofabrication.
NanoScienceWorks.org looks at the dynamic area of nano-semoconductors, and how these tiny devices are fundamentally changing the worlds of computing and communications. We speak with the author of Nano-Semiconductor: Devices and Technology, Dr. Krzysztof Iniewski, who manages R&D developments at Redlen Technologies, Inc., a start-up firm in British Columbia, Canada. His research interests are in VLSI circuits for medical and security applications.
Assistant Professor North Carolina State University
In TST research is conducted on four main themes: micromachining, sensors, actuators and fluid handling systems. In all these themes Ph.D. student and Master students are carrying out their projects.
OSU's is offering a Nanotechnology Process Option, developed in partnership with Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), Oregon's first "Signature Research Center". ONAMI is researching nanoscale metrology, transparent and printed electronics, green nanoscience and nanomanufacturing, materials characterization, bulk microfluidics for energy/chemical and medical devices, process intensification and microfabrication.
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