International Nanoscience Conference

Februar 16, 2009

Veeco Instruments has announced it will host the seventh „Seeing at the Nanoscale“ conference at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), July 28-31, 2009. The conference provides a forum for academic and industrial scientists to share information and exchange ideas on advanced nanotechnology topics, ranging from novel imaging approaches and unique material characterization to combining atomic force microscopy (AFM) with other technologies, such as confocal microscopy and raman spectroscopy. This year there is also a special session on emerging AFM markets, such as energy generation, storage and conservation.
www.veeco.com/nanoconference
www.ucsb.edu

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London Travel in Miniature

Februar 12, 2009

Researchers at Bio Nano Consulting (BNC), London, UK, have produced a miniaturized version of the London tube map, measuring only 2×3 mm. The map was etched using lasers by Dr Richard Winkle, a BNC researcher at Imperial College London, whilst testing the capabilities of a laser micromachining system. The ‚London Nanotube‘ was aptly named as nanotubes are an essential building block for nanotechnology. Dr Mike Fisher, business development director of BNC commented, „This version of the London Nanotube is not strictly on the nanoscale. We believe we can shrink the tube map another 100 times, making it invisible to the naked eye.“
www.bio-nano-consulting.com
www.imperial.ac.uk

The London Nanotube

The London Nanotube