News - 1 Mar 2010
German and US researchers have produced a super-sharp, strong, and resilient carbon tip that has earned top place as the industry's current benchmark. Funded by the EU, the diamond-like tip is...
News - 16 Dec 2009
Oncologists have a dream: they want to use highly energetic ion beams in good quality and accurately defined dose for a pin-sharp and cost-effective radiation treatment of tumors. Modern techniques...
Article - 17 Jun 2004
To comprehend why buckytubes possess the extraordinary properties they do, one must first explore the building blocks of the tubes.
News - 8 Dec 2010
Given their outstanding mechanical and electrical properties, carbon nanotubes are attractive building blocks for next-generation nanoelectromechanical devices, including high-performance sensors,...
News - 26 Feb 2010
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and IBM Research-Zürich have fabricated an ultra sharp, diamond-like carbon tip possessing such high strength that it...
News - 17 Mar 2015
An image of a diamond-coated forest of carbon nanotubes that can act as miniature electron emitters, has won the overall prize in a national science photography competition organised by the...
News - 27 Mar 2015
The word “defect” doesn’t usually have a good connotation--often indicating failure. But for physicists, one common defect known as a nitrogen-vacancy center (NV center) has...
Article - 26 Mar 2004
Mechanical engineers at Purdue University are developing a new type of cooling technology for computers that uses a sort of nano-lightning to create tiny wind currents. Posted March 22 2004
News - 10 Mar 2010
Some laws are made to be broken, and others are made to be followed. A team of IBM Researchers in collaboration with two Swiss partners are looking to keep one law in particular alive and well for...
News - 1 Feb 2013
It would be a terrible thing if laboratories striving to grow graphene from carbon atoms kept winding up with big pesky diamonds.
“That would be trouble, cleaning out the diamonds so you...