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Wax Nanostructure on Beetle’s Back Harvests Water from Dew

Wax Nanostructure on Beetle’s Back Harvests Water from Dew

Insects are full of marvels – and this is certainly the case with a beetle from the Tenebrionind family, found in the extreme conditions of the Namib desert. Now, a team of scientists has demonstrated that such insects can collect dew on their backs – and not just fog as previously thought. [More]
Bruker Introduces NanoForce Nanoindenting and Nanomechanical Testing System

Bruker Introduces NanoForce Nanoindenting and Nanomechanical Testing System

At the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Bruker today introduced the NanoForce Nanoindenting and Nanomechanical Testing System to enable new discoveries in nanoscience. Nanomaterials are now found not only in research but increasingly in the product design cycle, and are playing a prominent role in industry. [More]
New Report on Printing Equipment for Printed Electronics

New Report on Printing Equipment for Printed Electronics

This unique report addresses the applications and technologies of printing, curing and key integration equipment that is enabling printed electronics. [More]
Interstellar Dust Impact Creates Nano-Sized Crater

Interstellar Dust Impact Creates Nano-Sized Crater

Since 2006, when NASA's Stardust spacecraft delivered its aerogel and aluminum foil dust collectors to Earth, a team of scientists has combed through the collectors in search of rare, microscopic particles of interstellar dust. [More]
UV-Assisted Nanoimprint Moulding Used to Fabricate Polymer Slot Waveguide

UV-Assisted Nanoimprint Moulding Used to Fabricate Polymer Slot Waveguide

Slot waveguide is a specific light-guiding structure with a property to enhance the optical field in a nanometer scale void of low refractive index (RI) material embedded between higher RI material rails. Typically, slot waveguides have been fabricated from high refractive index inorganic dielectrics or semiconductors, such as silicon or silicon nitride, and they operate in the near infrared (NIR) wavelength region. [More]
Imperfect Graphene May Be Slightly Brittle

Imperfect Graphene May Be Slightly Brittle

There is no disputing graphene is strong. But new research by Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology should prompt manufacturers to look a little deeper as they consider the miracle material for applications. [More]
Stress Induced Phase Transformations in Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys Studied Via In-Situ Nanoindentation Technique

Stress Induced Phase Transformations in Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys Studied Via In-Situ Nanoindentation Technique

In-situ nanoindentation study of phase transformation in magnetic shape memory alloys [More]
Gold Coating Over Etched Nanoscale Pattern Dims Glare

Gold Coating Over Etched Nanoscale Pattern Dims Glare

All that's gold does not glitter, thanks to new work by UC Irvine scientists that could reduce glare from solar panels and electronic displays and dull dangerous glints on military weapons. [More]
Scientists Employ Nanoindentation to Sample Initial Formation of Shear Bands in Metallic Glass

Scientists Employ Nanoindentation to Sample Initial Formation of Shear Bands in Metallic Glass

What do some high-end golf clubs and your living room window have in common? The answer is glass, but in the golf clubs' case it's a specialized glass product, called metallic glass, with the ability to be bent considerably and spring back into its original form. Your windows, as you know, aren't quite as forgiving of a sudden impact, and they shatter – they are brittle, as opposed to ductile, or more flexible products. [More]
Korean Memory Manufacturer Places Repeat Orders for AMEC’s Single-Station Chamber Advanced Dielectric Etch Tool

Korean Memory Manufacturer Places Repeat Orders for AMEC’s Single-Station Chamber Advanced Dielectric Etch Tool

Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC) said today that a leading Korean manufacturer of memory ICs has placed repeat orders for its Single-Station Chamber Advanced Dielectric Etch tool, the Primo SSC AD-RIE™. [More]