Nano News Archive February 2010

New approach could produce multifunction nanodevices

MADISON  A team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has developed a new approach for creating powerful nanodevices, and their discoveries could pave the way for other researchers to…

Arizona State University researchers explore implications of nanotechnology 

Phoenix, AZ — When Arizona State University researchers talk about the nanorevolution, they mean more than something limited to the technological realm.

The manufacture, manipulation and use of…

Nanotechnology tackles major problems associated with chemotherapy 

NEW JERSEY — Researchers from Rutgers University have developed a nanotechnology approach that potentially could eliminate the problems of side effects and drug resistance in the treatment of cancer.…

Nanotechnologists form near-frictionless diamond material

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and IBM Research-Zürich have fabricated an ultra sharp, diamond-like carbon tip possessing such high…

New graphene 'nanomesh' could change future of electronics

LOS ANGELES — Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of a carbon lattice with a honeycomb structure, has great potential for use in radios, computers, phones and other electronic devices. But applications…

Chemists succeed in reducing toxicity of antimicrobial silver in products

FINLAND — Chemists at the University of Helsinki have managed to manufacture new polymer-stabilised silver nanoparticles. The result is significant because the antimicrobial characteristics of silver…