Nanoscience News


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.


Caltech Scientists Create Nanoscale Zipper Cavity that Responds to Single Photons of Light

Physicists at the California Institute of Technology have developed a nanoscale device that exploits the mechanical properties of light.


DOE Names Caltech Professor as Director of EFRC Focusing on Light-Material Interactions

The U.S. DOE Office of Science has announced that it will fund the creation of 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers over the next five years.


Kavli Prize Laureate to Co-Lead Energy Frontier Research Center at Columbia University

Columbia University will become home to one of 46 new Energy Frontier Research Centers announced this week by the White House.


President Bush Honors U.S. Recipients of the 2008 Kavli Prize

President George W. Bush and his Science Advisor, Dr. John Marburger honored the first U.S. recipients of the Kavli Prize.


Inaugural Kavli Laureates Honored In Oslo Ceremony

In a ceremony at Oslo Concert Hall, seven pioneering researchers were honored as the first Kavli Prize laureates.