Nanojems, a Reno-based microfabrication firm, has just engraved the first million digits of pi on sapphire crystal with gold. The engraving contains 200 times more digits than any other known engraving and is a landmark feat for the never-ending constant. The characters are so small that two digits can be etched on the end of a human hair.
WITec’s RayShield Coupler is now available for the alpha300 and alpha500 microscope series supplied by LOT-QuantumDesign. It allows the acquisition of Raman spectra at wavenumbers down to below 10 rel. cm-1.
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of North Carolina have demonstrated a new design for an instrument, a "instrumented nanoscale indenter," that makes sensitive measurements of the mechanical properties of thin films—ranging from auto body coatings to microelectronic devices—and biomaterials.
Owens Design Inc. today announced the completion of a collaborative tool development effort with a leading innovator in the field of nanoimprint technology.
MIT researchers now have new insights into how 'stress corrosion cracking' may be affected by nanoscale disruptions in the crystalline structure of metallic materials.
Oxide catalysts, typically formulated as powders, play an integral role in many chemical transformations, including cleaning wastewater, curbing tailpipe emissions, and synthesizing most consumer products.
NanoSight, leading manufacturers of unique nanoparticle characterization technology, reports on the characterization of nanoparticles at the NanoLab of the Norwegian University of Science & Technology, NTNU.
A team of paleontologists and engineers has found that duck-billed dinosaurs had an amazing capacity to chew tough and abrasive plants with grinding teeth more complex than those of cows, horses, and other well-known modern grazers. Their study, which is published today in the journal Science, is the first to recover material properties from fossilized teeth.
Researchers belonging to the University of Limoges in France have demonstrated the possibility of creating three-dimensional silicon oxide nanodots on silicon films at the micrometric scale, within a few seconds. The nanodots are highly reproductive.
Asylum Research, a company that provides scanning probe/atomic force microscopy (AFM/SPM) solutions, has declared that they are conducting nanomechanics classes from August 16-18, 2011 in California.