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Berkeley scientists pioneer nanoscale nuclear materials testing capability
Nuclear power is a major component of our nation's long-term clean-energy future, but the technology has come under increased scrutiny in the wake of Japan's recent Fukushima disaster. Indeed, many nations have called for checks and "stress tests" to ensure nuclear plants are operating safely.  View News Article (2011-06-27)

Measuring the electrical properties of nano-crystals
The UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is working to provide more reliable measurement of the electrical properties of materials used in nanotechnology - which could lead to much more accurate devices in the future. View News Article (2010-10-21)

ORNL researchers tune friction in ionic solids at the nanoscale
Friction impacts motion, hence the need to control friction forces. View News Article (2015-01-28)

Speedier diagnosis of diseases such as cancer likely thanks to new DNA analysis technique
Researchers from McGill University and the Génome Québec Innovation Centre have achieved a technical breakthrough that should result in speedier diagnosis of cancer and various pre-natal conditions.  View News Article (2014-08-05)

Researchers directly deposit gold nanoparticles in suspension
The delivery, manipulation and assembly of functional materials such as metal nanoparticles into predefined architectures and patterns is of great interest in nanotechnology. View News Article (2007-08-10)

Rice researchers gain new insight into nanoscale optics
New research from Rice University has demonstrated an important analogy between electronics and optics that will enable light waves to be coupled efficiently to nanoscale structures and devices. View News Article (2005-09-15)

Researchers create a broadband light amplifier on a chip
Cornell researchers have created a broadband light amplifier on a silicon chip, a major breakthrough in the quest to create photonic microchips. In such microchips, beams of light traveling through microscopic waveguides will replace electric currents traveling through microscopic wires. View News Article (2006-07-07)

Columbia University researchers use nanoscale transistors to study single-molecule interactions
An interdisciplinary team from Columbia University that includes electrical engineers from Columbia's Engineering School, together with researchers from the University's departments of Physics and Chemistry, has figured out a way to study single-molecule interactions on very short time scales using nanoscale transistors. View News Article (2011-01-24)

Novel experiments on cement yield concrete results
Using a brace of the most modern tools of materials research, a team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Northwestern University has shed new light on one of mankind's older construction materials—cement. View News Article (2007-04-02)

Inside a quantum dot: Tracking electrons at trillionths of a second
Researchers at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) have developed a new machine that can reveal how electrons behave inside a single nano-object. View News Article (2005-11-28)

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