Jun. 03, 2014
The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience is shared between Thomas W. Ebbesen, Université Louis Pasteur, Université de Strasbourg, France, Stefan W. Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany, and Sir John B. Pendry, Imperial College London, UK. They receive the prize "for transformative contributions to the field of nano-optics that have broken long-held beliefs about the limitations of the resolution limits of optical microscopy and imaging".
moreMar. 20, 2014
The term a "brighter future" might be a cliché, but in the case of ultra-small probes for lighting up individual proteins, it is now most appropriate. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered surprising new rules for creating ultra-bright light-emitting crystals that are less than 10 nanometers in diameter. These ultra-tiny but ultra-bright nanoprobes should be a big asset for biological imaging, especially deep-tissue optical imaging of neurons in the brain.
moreAug. 05, 2013
This year's „attocube Research Awards" were given to four master students and PhD scientists from the Center for Nano Science (CeNS) at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University in Munich. The laureates had been honored by the company founder and Scientific Director Prof. Khaled Karraï for their excellent Master's theses and PhD dissertations in the field of application-related nanosciences. The Award is endowed with 17,500 € and is given yearly since 2009.
moreDec. 12, 2012
The group of Dr Rikke Meyer from the interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University, Denmark has used AFM and single-cell force spectroscopy to work at the interface between microbiology and nanoscience in the quest to understand how bacteria form biofilms and how this may be prevented.
moreApr. 24, 2012
The International Conference on Nanoscience + Technology (ICN+T) will take place from 23-27 July in Paris, France. The conference will provide an international forum for discussion of the latest developments in nanoscale science and technology and recent advances in scanning probe microscopy and related techniques.
Plenary Speakers are:
moreNov. 03, 2009
The development of modern technology affects the science of small objects in two ways. On one hand better means for handling, imaging and analysis of miniature objects are provided, which means we can try and understand our world on a much smaller scale. On the other hand further miniaturization in manufacturing necessitates the control of technological processes at a minimum of one order of magnitude below the aspired device size. The need for rapid and efficient nanoanalysis is growing very quickly. The next generation 22 nm node in microelectronics architecture is approaching.
moreNov. 01, 2008
A new protocol for functionalizing sample holders has been developed for 360° TEM/STEM observation of nanoparticles and nanostructures. The three step process includes FIB milling to customize sample stub geometry, thin film deposition for substrate selection and subsequent chemical functionalization for nanoparticle adhesion. This protocol was used to determine the morphology and local material properties of individual Au/SiO2 core-shell nanoparticles used in a DNA detection assay.
Nanoscience Imaging & Spectroscopy
moreJan. 01, 2008
The International team of S. Larcheri presented a device to investigate the structure and electronic properties of materials at the nanometer scale. They combine x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) using synchrotron radiation microbeams with scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) detection of the x-ray excited optical luminescence (XEOL) signal. This new instrumentation offers the possibility to carry out a selective structural analysis of the sample surface with the subwavelength spatial resolution determined by the SNOM probe aperture.
moreNov. 01, 2007
360° TEM/STEM Nanoanalysis: Functionalized Holders for 3D Electron Microscopy. A new protocol for functionalizing sample holders has been developed for 360° TEM/STEM observation of nanoparticles and nanostructures. The three step process includes FIB milling to customize sample stub geometry, thin film deposition for substrate selection and subsequent chemical functionalization for nanoparticle adhesion. This protocol was used to determine the morphology and local material properties of individual Au/SiO2 core-shell nanoparticles used in a DNA detection assay.