Nanoscience News


New Director Assumes Helm of Institute; Opens Bionanoscience Department

Cees Dekker becomes the new director of Delft's Kavli Institute and officially opens a new Department of Bionanoscience.


Researchers Protect the Quantum State of a Single Electron Spin

Scientists from Delft University of Technology and the Ames Laboratory of the US Department of Energy have succeeded in fully protecting the spin state of a single electron from its environment.


2010 Kavli Prize Laureates Honored in Oslo

The 2010 Kavli Prize laureates were presented their awards by His Majesty King Harald of Norway during a ceremony at the Oslo Concert Hall.


A Simple Technique to Visualize Complex Atomic-Scale Structures
A new technique uses a sheet of carbon just one atom thick, to visualize the structure of molecules.


KNI Co-Director Michael Roukes Receives 2010 NIH Director's Pioneer Award
Michael Roukes, co-director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology, is a recipient of a 2010 NIH Director's Pioneer Award.


Caltech-led Team Gets Up to $122 Million for Energy Innovation Hub

Caltech will partner with Lawrence Berkeley Nat. Lab. and other CA institutions to develop a method to produce fuels from sunlight


New Nanopore Devices May Significantly Impact Screening of DNA Molecules
Researchers from Delft University announced a new type of nanopore devices that may significantly impact the way DNA molecules are screened.


Kavli Prize Science Forum 2010: "The Role of International Cooperation in Science"

Focusing this year on the role of international cooperation toward advancing science, the new biennial international forum will facilitate high-level, global discussion of major topics on science and science policy.


Study Measures Single-Molecule Machines in Action

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has succeeded in observing single-molecule interactions functioning in their native environment.


Researchers Make Magnetic Sheets Just Nanometers Thick

Technique could pave way for manganites and other oxides to replace silicon in thin-film electronics, memory storage and other technologies.