Navigation Links
Narrowest bridges of gold are also the strongest, study finds
Date:7/13/2011

evolution of various physical properties of materials -- including mechanical, magnetic and magneto-transport behavior -- as sample sizes grow from a single atom to bulk.

This complicated task requires technology capable of capturing a single or few atoms between probes, and further pushing and pulling on the atoms to study their response.

The sophisticated technology that Armstrong, Hua and Chopra invented and built to accomplish the research was recently licensed to Precision Scientific Instruments Inc., a Western New York start-up company founded by the leaders of Murak & Associates LLC, a management consulting practice; SoPark Corporation, an electronics service manufacturer (ESM); and The PCA Group, Inc., a consulting firm that offers total technology solutions.

"The instruments and methods are incredibly precise and capable of deforming the sample at the picometer scale (about 100 times smaller than an atom), which means literally stretching the bond lengths, and simultaneously measuring the forces at the piconewton level, as well as various other properties. As a very broad perspective, by enabling researchers to probe the very small, the technology could speed advances in fields ranging from satellite communications to health care," said Gerry Murak, president and cofounder of Precision Scientific Instruments, Inc.

"Small is exciting, and atomic scale devices are the new frontier of technology. Metrology systems capable of probing the behavior of atomic-scale devices are sorely needed, and this technology gives us a unique platform," Murak said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
chsu22@buffalo.edu
716-645-4655
University at Buffalo
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Forward-Thinking Patient Recruitment Company Poised to Create Bridges Between Japanese Clinical R&D Industry and Global Clinical Trial Marketplace
2. Virginia Tech engineers investigate energy independent monitoring system for bridges
3. Chimerix Commences Phase 2 Clinical Study of CMX001 for Prevention of Adenovirus Disease in Pediatric and Adult Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients
4. University of Dayton Study Overturns 250-Year-Old Belief About Effects of Age, Repeated Injury on Tissue Regeneration
5. InterMune Initiates Phase 3 ASCEND Study of Pirfenidone in IPF
6. Inovio Pharmaceuticals DNA Vaccine for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Generates Protective Neutralizing Antibodies in Second Large-Animal Study
7. Intarcia Presents Positive Phase 2 48-week Results From ITCA 650 Study at the American Diabetes Association 71st Scientific Sessions
8. New study: Even in flies, enriched learning drives need for sleep
9. Positive Results from Phase IIa Study Pave Way for Phase IIb Trial of AC-201 for the Treatment of Type II Diabetes
10. Morphotek®, Inc. Announces Initiation of MORAb-004 Phase II Study in Melanoma
11. Adeona Announces Positive Alzheimers Subgroup Analysis that Supports Additional Clinical Study of Proprietary Zinc-Based Therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Narrowest bridges of gold are also the strongest, study finds
(Date:7/30/2014)... PARIS , July 30, 2014  Regeneron ... NYSE: SNY) today announced that the Companies intend to ... pediatric disease priority review voucher in connection with the ... review voucher entitles the holder to designate a BLA ... review from the filing date instead of the standard ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014  Replikins Ltd. today released new data ... virus. Before the current outbreaks, the mean Ebola Reston ... acids) between 1995 and 2002 was 1.1; the mean ... and sixteen-fold in 2013, thus predicting the current outbreaks ... has been shown to be able to predict outbreaks ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... With the accelerated aging of the ... as well as the improved medical care facilities ... industry has been developing quickly, especially in vitro ... in vitro diagnostics market size reached RMB22.98 billion, ... diagnostic reagents. , Read complete report with ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014  Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Day 180 List of Outstanding Issues (LOI) from the ... Use (CHMP) for the NB32 Marketing Authorization Application (MAA). ... an investigational drug candidate being evaluated for weight loss. ... 120 time point were adequately addressed by the Company ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 2Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 3Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 4Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 5Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 6China Diagnostic Reagent Industry Report, 2013-2016 | Researchmoz 2China Diagnostic Reagent Industry Report, 2013-2016 | Researchmoz 3Orexigen Receives CHMP Day 180 List of Outstanding Issues 2Orexigen Receives CHMP Day 180 List of Outstanding Issues 3
... 2012  Foundation for Health Improvement and Technology (FHIT), ... its nonprofit, with the mission to rid the ... through educational programs promoting early detection and aggressive ... research have made it entirely possible to detect ...
... Francisco, CA (March 14, 2012): A highly targeted ... O104 strain was rapidly created using AvidBiotics, antibacterial ... published, draft genomic sequence data as detailed in a ... strategy described offers a rapid-response platform with the potential ...
... of a specialist field to identify subject experts and ... bewildering. New research, published in BioMed Central,s open access ... method of social network analysis, similar to finding friends ... news articles to identify opinion leaders and media experts. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Foundation for Health Improvement and Technology (FHIT) Launched to Beat Cardiovascular Disease 2Targeted antibacterial agent rapidly created in response to serious food safety pathogen 2Targeted antibacterial agent rapidly created in response to serious food safety pathogen 3Social networking shortcut to finding medical experts 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... Press Limited today announced an across-the-board increase in ... The 2013 InCites Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters, ... Biochemical Journal , Essays in Biochemistry , ... Reports all received increases in their Impact ... Society and published by Portland Press Limited. , ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... State University,s College of Engineering recently received a ... the project, "Nanoparticle-directed synthesis of organic nanorods." ... is the creation and utilization of functional materials, ... A major bottleneck in scaling up nanotechnology is ... functional materials into one device. A research team ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Embryonic stem cells can develop into a multitude of cells ... development into the specific types of mature cells that make ... , One key seems to be long chains of sugars ... Godula,s group at the University of California, San Diego, has ... sugars, but can be more easily manipulated to direct the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Across-the-board Impact Factor increases for Portland Press Limited 2NSF grant to Wayne State supports new concept for manufacturing nanoscale devices 2
... New South Wales (UNSW) researchers have announced they are developing ... to treat a diverse range of health problems, from inflammation ... is published in the July issue of Nature Biotechnology. ... age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy are likely to ...
... Physicians and surgeons will someday monitor a patient's blood ... thanks to research being conducted by a Cornell University ... new technology is being developed by Edwin Kan, associate ... Transonic Systems of Ithaca. Kan performed much of his ...
... factors that would explain the different life expectancies of ... universal, according to University of Michigan researchers. , "Women ... difference in lifespan has been recognized since at least ... scientist in the U-M School of Public Health and ...
Cached Biology News:'Molecular assassin' targets disease gene 2Researchers to develop ultra-miniature implantable sensors to measure blood flow 2Evolutionary forces explain why women live longer than men 2