Article - 20 May 2008
Spectroscopic ellipsometry is an optical measurement technique used to determine thin film thickness and optical constants simply and accurately. This article illustrates the ability of the technique...
Article - 9 Nov 2006
Researchers have developed a micromachined fluorescence detector that can be combined with excitation light sources using a precise semiconductor microfabrication technology. The device gives...
Article - 9 Mar 2005
Energy conversion efficiency rates of solar cells could be improved by the application of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. On top of looking at materials systems and techniques for improving solar...
Article - 26 May 2005
Photonic crystals are optical materials with periodic changes in the dielectric constant on a length scale comparable to optical wavelengths. Dimensional types of photonic crystals, parallelism,...
Article - 27 Apr 2005
Various methods are used to synthesize silicon nanowires, including Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), Plasma Enhanced CVD (PECVD), Laser-Ablation and Evaporation. Scientists are also using Low Pressure...
Article - 10 Dec 2004
There are several different methods of classification for nanomaterials according to dimension, phase composition and the manufacturing process. This article focuses on the categorisation of...
Article - 25 Jun 2004
Applied NanoWorks have released nano-sized abrasives for use in applications such as chemical mechanical polishing (CMP). They have available silica, alumina, zirconia and ceria abrasives in water...
Article - 26 Apr 2019
Naturally occurring in the form of sand or quartz, silicon is a readily-abundant material and a classic semiconductor.
Article - 31 Jan 2013
Dr. Martin Maldovan, a researcher at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, talks to AZoNano about his work on heat manipulation with...
Article - 30 Jul 2012
The memory technologies used in today's computers are very limited to specific applications, requiring the use of three or four types of memory in a single system. Universal Memory technologies aim to...