What may be the ultimate heat sink is only possible because of yet another astounding capability of graphene. The one-atom-thick form of carbon can act as a go-between that allows vertically aligned carbon nanotubes to grow on nearly anything.
A fractal is a geometric structure that can repeat itself towards infinity. Zooming in on a fragment of it, the original structure becomes visible again. A major advantage of a 3D fractal is that the effective surface rises with every next step.
Method for attaching molecules to metal surfaces could find applications in medicine, electronics and other fields.
Researchers developed a portable way to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information processing, a scientific breakthrough that was published and featured on the front cover of Nature Nanotechnology.
With new technique developed by Columbia Engineering researchers managed to encapsulate a single water molecule inside a football-shaped carbon (C60) molecular structure.
A new kind of extremely useful micro-device, a so called “piezo-MEMS” -- standing for piezoelectric microelectromechanical system -- is able to convert ambient vibrations directly into electrical energy and will come to market this year.
Scientists have developed solar-powered nanofilters that remove antibiotics from water in lakes and rivers twice as efficiently as the best existing technology, by using the same devious mechanism that enables some bacteria to shrug off powerful antibiotics.
Scientists at Purdue University have combined an atomic force microscope (AFM) and a nuclear magnetic resonance system to craft the perfect biomedical tool that could reveal cellular secrets not accessible before.
Researchers have now found a way to make nanostructures, like single molecules, optically visible using a new type of super-resolution microscopy that until now only worked by using fluorescent dyes, delivering a very important new tool for biomedical and nanotechnology research.
A new phenomenon was discovered by chance when experimenting with growing nanowires of a compound semiconductor on top of a sheet of graphene. The team of University of Illinois engineers that conducted the experiments were surprised to find the very useful trait that the self-assembled wires formed...
Researchers claimed to have seen the self-assembly of nanoparticle chains in situ for the first time, that is, in place as it occurs in real-time, in a new study performed at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.
Researchers are developing a new type of semiconductor technology for future computers and electronics based on "two-dimensional nanocrystals." The material is layered in sheets less than a nanometer thick that could replace today's silicon transistors.