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University of Texas engineers receive $3.2 million in National Science Foundation CAREER awards

... the patients," Suggs said. Tutuc's project is to develop semiconductor nanowire heterostructures with high-electron mobility by combining state-of-the-art semiconductor growth and processing techniques. Such nanowire heterostructures can serve as high-speed, low-power electronic devices, and...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 18, 2008

...or those applications. The researchers describe development of a hybrid nanowire consisting of segments with water-repelling carbon nanotubes on one end and...#4 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Controlled Manipulation of Giant Hybrid Inorganic nanowire Assemblies" DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ARTICLE http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl080...

Nanowire coating for bone implants, stents

...s have found a simple, inexpensive way to create a nanowire coating on the surface of biocompatible titanium t... the pore openings and the pore volumes within the nanowire scaffolds" by varying the time, temperature and al...can control the size and shape of the pores in the nanowire scaffold, the material also could be coated onto s...

Discovery of World’s smallest laser

...or of chemistry at the UC Berkeley, reported the creation of an ultraviolet nanowire nonolaser shorter than the width of a human hair an done-hundredth the widt...e the laser and dtermine beam characteristics.” What they found is that the nanowire acts first as a waveguide, channelling ht eultraviolet light back and forth...
Nanowire in Biological News

Sensitive nanowire disease detectors made by Yale scientists

New Haven, Conn. Yale scientists have created nanowire sensors coupled with simple microprocessor electronics that are both sensitive and specific enough to be used for point-of-care (POC) disease detection, according to a report in Nano Letters . The sensors use activation of immune cells by...

Stanford's nanowire battery holds 10 times the charge of existing ones

Stanford researchers have found a way to use silicon nanowires to reinvent the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that power laptops, iPods, video cameras, cell phones, and countless other devices. The new version, developed through research led by Yi Cui, assistant professor of materials scien...

A quicker, cheaper SARS virus detector -- one easily customizable for other targets

...sts of a piece of synthetic antibody attached to a nanowire that's attached to an electrical base, immersed in... nanowire. The basic principle of nanotube and nanowire biosensors for protein detection was first demonst...natives. "We believe," the authors write, "that nanowire bisensor devices functionalized with engineered pr...

6 young ASU faculty earn NSF Career awards

...d the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing. Stronger materials one nanowire at a time Henry Sodano's work revolves around a discovery made in his la...ou can improve the structural performance of composite materials by using a nanowire interface," Sodano says. A key improvement is that the process only requi...

Nanowires hold promise for more affordable solar cells

...d a partnership to pursue the commercialization of nanowire technology in the production of solar cells. The particular type of nanowire technology developed at McMaster is able to trap m...oject leader for the collaboration. Our work with nanowire fabrication at this stage shows the potential for ...

NIH grants enable energy studies

...oal is to engineer "electrical nanowires" into E.coli to make an efficient E.coli biofuel cell. "We are the experts in genetic engineering of such nanowire proteins and they are the microbial fuel cell experts, a perfect fit that has been a fun collaboration, "said Kranz. "Once we have the preliminary da...

Bioengineers at University of Pennsylvania devise nanoscale system to measure cellular forces

...d a nanoscale system to observe and measure how individual cells react to external forces. By combining microfabricated cantilevers and magnetic nanowire technology to create independent, nanoscale sensors, the study showed that cells respond to outside forces and demonstrated a dynamic biological relat...

Nanowire arrays can detect signals along individual neurons

... mammalian neurons, and also the first linking of a solid-state device -- a nanowire transistor -- to the neuronal projections that interconnect and carry infor...gnal propagation and inter-neuron communication. By contrast, the tiny nanowire transistors developed by Lieber and colleagues gently touch a neuronal proj...

Wisconsin scientists find a way to make human collagen in the lab

...ynthetic human collagen could be used as "solder" to speed healing of large wounds. In the context of nanotechnology, collagen has appeal as a type of nanowire because it is thin -- thinner even than the vaunted carbon nanotubes hailed by nanotechnologists -- and long. Coated with gold or silver, human col...

Nanowires can detect molecular signs of cancer, scientists find

...stry in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences. "A nanowire array can test a mere pinprick of blood in just mi...of telomerase binding and activity. Lieber says nanowire arrays could easily be scaled up to detect many di...ay identify only whether or not cancer is present, nanowire arrays have the potential to immediately fill in d...
Nanowire in Biological Technology

Nanosys Licenses Nanowire Technology to QuantuMDx Group for Next Generation Diagnostic and Sequencing Technologies

PALO ALTO, Calif. and LONDON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ --Nanosys Inc. and QuantuMDx Group (QMDx) today announced that QMDx has signed a non-exclusive license agreement with Nanosys for several patents and patent applications related to the use of nanowires for biosensors. The core intellectual p...

Scientists demonstrate effect of confining dielectrics on semiconductor nanowire conductivity

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. May 5, 2009 Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), in collaboration with researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), have demonstrated, for the first time, that the activation energy of impurities in semiconductor nanowires is a...

A first in integrated nanowire sensor circuitry

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have created the world's first all-integrated sensor circuit based on nanowire arrays, combining light sensors and electronics made of different crystalline materials. T...

NIST demos industrial-grade nanowire device fabrication

In the growing catalog of nanoscale technologies, nanowirestiny rows of conductor or semiconductor atomshave attracted a great deal of interest for their potential to build unique atomic-scale electronics. But before you can buy some at your local Nano Depot, manufacturers will need efficient, rel...

Graphene may have advantages over copper for IC interconnects at the nanoscale

...apparent," said Raghunath Murali, a research engineer in Georgia Tech's Microelectronics Research Center. "Our experimental demonstration of graphene nanowire interconnects on the scale of 20 nanometers shows that their performance is comparable to even the most optimistic projections for copper interconnect...

Self-assembled nanowires could make chips smaller and faster

...uses self-assembled, self-aligned, and defect-free nanowire channels made of gallium arsenide. In a paper to...ted with a self-assembled, planar gallium-arsenide nanowire channel. Nanowires are attractive building block...ithographic process that can precisely control the nanowire dimension and orientation, yet is compatible with ...

New 'near-field' radiation therapy promises relief for overheating laptops

... large enhancement of the electrical field of the polariton in the near field zone. "Most semiconductor devices fabricated now have the nanotube or nanowire placed directly on a silica substrate, which is polar. With this mechanism, if the substrate is polar and if there's a small van der Waals gap, our ne...

Researchers peer into nanowires to measure dopant properties

... just exactly how much of the dopant gets into the nanowire during synthesis. Now, using a technique called at...el and better predict the electronic properties of nanowire devices. The results were published online Marc...ed on indirect measurements of the conductivity of nanowire devices. That meant that variations in device perf...

MIT virus battery could power cars, electronic devices

...conductive material. Because the viruses recognize and bind specifically to certain materials (carbon nanotubes in this case), each iron phosphate nanowire can be electrically "wired" to conducting carbon nanotube networks. Electrons can travel along the carbon nanotube networks, percolating throughout th...

Easy assembly of electronic biological chips

... Using standard chip manufacturing, each type of nanowire would be placed on the board in a separate operati...t need microfluidic channels to control where each nanowire type goes," says Mayer. "We can run the solution o...ventual idea would be to extend the method to more nanowire types, such as different DNA sequences or even pro...
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