Nanoscience News


Caltech Researchers Create Highly Absorbing, Flexible Solar Cells using Silicon Wire Arrays

Scientists created a new type of flexible solar cell, enhancing the absorption and efficiency, while bringing costs down.


Caltech researchers develop nanoscale structures with superior mechanical properties
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a way to make some notoriously brittle materials ductile—yet stronger than ever—simply by reducing their size.


Using Magnetic Toys, Researchers Tease Out Structures of Self-Assembled Moleculer Clusters

In the January 29th issue of Science, a team from Harvard led by Vinothan Manoharan and Michael Brenner, presents additional clues to how and why groups of atoms and molecules may favor less symmetrical and more complex, flexible geometric patterns.


UCLA Nanosystems Institute, Japan's NOF Corp. to Collaborate on Drug-Delivery Research

The California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA has announced a new collaboration with Japan-based NOF Corp. to explore initiatives in nanotherapeutics research for new drug-delivery systems.


Nanosystems Institute at UCLA, Photron to Collaborate on Specialized Instrumentation

The California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA has announced a collaboration with Photron USA Inc. to develop specialized instrumentation for the CNSI's core laboratory facilities.


Carbon Nanotubes Could Make Efficient Solar Cells
A carbon nanotube used to create the basic elements of a solar cell may be a step toward more efficiently converting light to electricity.


Even When Faced with Nanoslits, Bacteria Conforms to Tight Spaces

A new study from TU Delft's Kavli Institute of Nanoscience suggests that bacteria can squeeze through practically anything -- even extremely small nanoslits, where they take on a completely new flat shape.


Paul Weiss Named Fred Kavli Chair in Nanosystems Sciences
Leading nanoscientist Paul S. Weiss has been named director of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, and holder of the Fred Kavli Chair in Nanosystems Sciences.


Influence of a Single Electron Measured on a ‘Nano violin string’

Researchers at TU Delft have succeeded in measuring the influence of a single electron on a vibrating carbon nanotube. 


UCSB Director of Institute for Energy Efficiency Awarded Kavli Professorship

Bowers is a pioneering professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the campus's Institute for Energy Efficiency.