Keyword: Nanotechnology

Articles: Materials
With its instant repellency and its ability to repel rather than kill or deactivate pathogens, RepelWrap presents an effective alternative to current technologies.
Facility Focus: Nanotechnology

The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, more commonly known as Penn Engineering or SEAS, offers programs that emphasize hands-on study of engineering...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Researchers have discovered a single-molecule switch that can act like a transistor and store binary information such as the 1s and 0s used in classical computing. The molecule is around five...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Micro-optics and nanostructures are key technologies for the latest optoelectronic components in smartphones, smart glasses and vehicles. Some examples used in consumer...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that could replace traditional refractive lenses to realize portable imaging systems...

Briefs: Materials

Optical limiting — a manner of telecom switching without the use of electronics — is an all-optical method that could improve the speed and capacity of Internet communications. A...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Consumers are looking for augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) glasses that are compact and easy to wear, delivering high-quality imagery with socially acceptable optics...

Briefs: Communications
3D nanometer-scale metamaterial structures hold promise for advanced optical isolators.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A carbon-based biosensor could drive new innovations in brain-controlled robotics.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This method fabricates 3D nanostructures for electronics, manufacturing, and healthcare.
Briefs: Materials
The flexible, washable microgrid uses the human body to sustainably power small electronics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include detection of chemical and biological agents as well as dangerous gases from vehicle emissions.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new imaging technique measures temperature in 2D.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Design of miniature optical systems could lead to future cell phones that can detect viruses and more.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs

Researchers have created an electronic microsystem that can intelligently respond to information inputs without any external energy input, much like a...

Briefs: Imaging
A new imaging method measure temperature in 2D.
Briefs: Energy
The nanothin material could advance self-powered electronics, wearable technologies, and even deliver pacemakers powered by heartbeats.
Briefs: Energy
Invisibly small nanotubes aligned as fibers and sewn into fabrics can turn heat from the Sun or other sources into energy.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The coatings eradicated human influenza and coronavirus in five minutes.
Briefs: Materials
Mechanical properties, such as strength and ductility, can be improved for car, plane, and building components.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Carbon nanotubes are used to create solar cells with unprecedented flexibility and resistance.
Briefs: Wearables
The patch enables unobtrusive drug delivery through the skin for the management of skin cancers.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new technology uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to measure water status just inside a leaf’s surface, where water in plants is most actively managed.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new control mechanism may prove useful in devices that make use of optical signals.
Briefs: Imaging
Using ambient light, the reflective screen keeps energy consumption to a minimum.
Briefs: Lighting
This new design overcomes a long-standing LED efficiency problem and can also transform it into a laser.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This approach could result in developing chemical sensors that are sensitive at a very low level to a specific chemical in the environment.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors to detect diseases at the molecular level with near-perfect efficiency.
Briefs: Materials
The eco-friendly process removes heavy metals, dyes, and other pollutants.