Crossing Automation, Inc., automation solutions and engineering services provider, announced a design win for its ExpressConnect vacuum wafer handling system by a carbon nanotube (CNT) original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
Bruce Weisman and his lab found that adding tiny amounts of ozone to batches of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) and exposing them to light decorates all the CNTs with oxygen atoms and systematically changes their near-infrared fluorescence.
While offering great promise in a host of new applications, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could be harmful to humans and a new risk review suggests product designers and others should provisionally treat CNTs "as if" they are hazardous.
Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, chief scientist for exploration technology at the Center for Nanotechnology at NASA Ames Research Center, discussed his group’s research in carbon nanotubes (CNTs), nanowires, and phase-change memories (PCM), as well as a next-generation non-volatile resistive switching memory.
Researchers at this year's IEDM will report they are close to achieving the density of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) needed to manufacture interconnect vias for production applications.
Rice University research that capitalizes on the wide-ranging capabilities of graphene could lead to circuit applications that are far more compact and versatile than what is now feasible with silicon-based technologies.
Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, both of the University of Manchester, UK, took the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics, for their work developing the nano material graphene. This article includes the Laureates' work, biographies, recent graphene announcements, and more information.
Professor Jeff Kelber, U. of North Texas, along with student Mi Zhou, presented a paper at SRC TECHCON 2010: “Graphene/boron nitride heterojunctions grown directly on ruthenium 001 by CVD and ALD: extrinsically doped graphene.” Dr. Kelber gives a comprehensive summary of the research and how it can be used by the industry.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have taken a closer look at the inner energy workings of graphene, raising new fundamental physics questions and possibly new capabilities for the material.
Silicon nanowires display strong ninlinearities that can convert wavelengths, generate supercontinuums, compress pulses, and convert signal formats. They open new opportunites for silicon photonics. Jeff Hecht offers this perspective from Laser Focus World.
archers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electronic logic device in which current is switched by an electric field generated by the application of mechanical strain to zinc oxide nanowires.
Rohit Pathak and Satyadhar Joshi analyzed the effect of innovations in nanotechnology on wireless sensor networks and modeled CNT-based sensor nodes from a device prospective. A WSN model was programmed in Simulink-MATLAB and a library developed. Average energy consumption for the system has been formulated and its reliability shown holistically. Changes are needed in existing sensor node structure to improve efficiency and the assimilation of CNT-based devices in a WSN. Finally, the authors comment on the challenges and factors of reliability.
Silicon nanoneedles with modulated porosity could improve healthcare devices by increasing energy storage, help realize implantable microchips, or make better drugs.
Researchers at Rice U. have developed a "white" version of graphene that could help insulate and better control that material's electronic behavior, and it's compatible with R2R manufacturing
Graphene has been found to have a unique property that could make it even more suitable for future electronic devices. When subjected to a 3-point stretch, graphene sprouts nanobubbles with electrons moving as if subjected to a strong magnetic field. The discovery was made by physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
A new paper from the lab of Rice University chemist James Tour demonstrates an environmentally friendly way to make bulk quantities of graphene oxide (GO), an insulating version of single-atom-thick graphene expected to find use in all kinds of material and electronic applications.
IME, a research institute of A*STAR, announced a collaborative partnership with Stanford University to develop silicon-nanowire-based circuits that are inspired by the brain. Under the research collaborative agreement, IME and Stanford will jointly develop silicon-nanowire-based neuromorphic computational elements (silicon neurons) that take advantage of the capabilities of nanowire technology.
Rice University scientists have found the ultimate solvent for all kinds of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a breakthrough that brings the creation of a highly conductive quantum nanowire closer.
Techcet's Karey Holland reports key messages from last week's Greener Nanotech 2010 conference in Portland, OR -- from the benefits of nanotech to local and national economies, growing commitments to EHS issues, and ongoing evaluation of nanomaterials by groups ranging from the Air Force
Presenting at the VLSI Symposium, Toshiba says it has developed a silicon nanowire transistor with vastly improved on-current levels, targeting 16nm and beyond system LSIs.