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Vibrating Nanorods Measure Thin Films for Microcircuits

Vibrating Nanorods Measure Thin Films for Microcircuits

December 9, 2010

A key step in many nanofabrication processes is to create thin films, sometimes only one molecule thick, by a method known as atomic layer deposition. read more

Platinum-coated nanoparticles could power fuel cell cars

Platinum-coated nanoparticles could power fuel cell cars

December 8, 2010

Fuel cells may power the cars of the future, but it's not enough to just make them work -- they have to be affordable. Cornell researchers have developed a novel way to synthesize a fuel cell... read more

New details about elusive protein structures could yield insight into Parkinson's disease

New details about elusive protein structures could yield insight into Parkinson's disease

November 10, 2010

Proteins perform almost every function our bodies require for life. But, they also can misbehave in myriad ways. By retracing the history of each abnormal reaction, biochemists aim to determine the... read more

Researchers show how cells open 'doors' to release neurotransmitters

Researchers show how cells open 'doors' to release neurotransmitters

October 10, 2010

Cornell researchers have shed new light on exocytosis, by casting sharp focus on what happens right at the moment the "doors" on the cell wall open. read more

$109 million NSF award funds X-ray science, research and development for revolutionary new X-ray source

$109 million NSF award funds X-ray science, research and development for revolutionary new X-ray source

September 29, 2010

NSF award funds development of a new kind of X-ray source that promises to revolutionize the field. read more

Photonics pioneer Michal Lipson named a MacArthur Foundation fellow

Photonics pioneer Michal Lipson named a MacArthur Foundation fellow

September 28, 2010

Lipson, Cornell Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, one of 23 MacArthur Fellows for 2010 read more

Ho-hum to high performance: A boring material, when 'stretched,' could lead to electronics revolution

Ho-hum to high performance: A boring material, when 'stretched,' could lead to electronics revolution

August 10, 2010

properties that could revolutionize the electronics industry read more

Speakers urge innovation, discuss green technologies at energy conference

Speakers urge innovation, discuss green technologies at energy conference

August 10, 2010

There's no time to lose to create a world with better, more efficient and renewable sources of energy, said Harriet Kung, Ph.D. '91, the Department of Energy's (DOE) associate director of science for... read more

Stretching single molecules allows precision studies of interacting electrons

Stretching single molecules allows precision studies of interacting electrons

June 10, 2010

Detailed tests of long-existing theories on how electrons interact at the nanoscale read more

McEuen to lead Atomic and Solid State Physics lab

McEuen to lead Atomic and Solid State Physics lab

June 8, 2010

Paul L. McEuen, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics and director of the Kavli Institute at Cornell, has been named director of the Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP), starting... read more

To boost electronics performance, researchers image sub-nano pore structures for first time

To boost electronics performance, researchers image sub-nano pore structures for first time

June 8, 2010

Understanding these structures could substantially enhance computer performance read more

NASA Ames Scientist Jeff Cuzzi (EP '67) Wins the Kuiper Prize

NASA Ames Scientist Jeff Cuzzi (EP '67) Wins the Kuiper Prize

May 27, 2010

Jeff Cuzzi, a planetary scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, has been named the winner of the 2010 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize read more

Daniel C. Ralph named head of Cornell nanoscale facility

Daniel C. Ralph named head of Cornell nanoscale facility

May 10, 2010

Daniel C. Ralph, the Horace White Professor of Physics, has been named the L.B. Knight Director of CNF read more

Don Farley (EP PhD 1960) wins the 2010 Alfven Medal of the European Geosciiences Union

Don Farley (EP PhD 1960) wins the 2010 Alfven Medal of the European Geosciiences Union

May 7, 2010

The 2010 Hannes Alfvén Medal is awarded to Donald Farley for his pioneering work read more

Retooled Kavli Institute to focus on nanoscience ideas 'so crazy they might actually work'

Retooled Kavli Institute to focus on nanoscience ideas 'so crazy they might actually work'

March 23, 2010

Leaders of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science want its members to go for the impossible read more

Gubernatorial candidate Lazio tours synchrotron, discusses jobs and Energy Recovery Linac

Gubernatorial candidate Lazio tours synchrotron, discusses jobs and Energy Recovery Linac

March 23, 2010

Learning about Cornell research and discussing ways for the university and New York state to work together were themes of a visit to campus by Rick Lazio, Republican candidate for New York governor,... read more

Sensitive oscillators could lead to detection of harmful molecules, bacteria

Sensitive oscillators could lead to detection of harmful molecules, bacteria

March 10, 2010

extraordinarily tiny sensors that can instantly recognize harmful substances in air or water read more

Interview - Harold Craighead

Interview - Harold Craighead

February 3, 2010

NANO Magazine: The brilliant materials scientist, Harold Craighead, is our profiled interview for this issue read more

Semiconductor research group receives industry award

Semiconductor research group receives industry award

February 1, 2010

A team of researchers that includes Mike Thompson, associate professor of materials science and engineering, has received the 2009 Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) award for... read more

Researcher suggests new memory storage mineral

Researcher suggests new memory storage mineral

January 21, 2010

Breakthroughs in electronics often are the result of finding just the right material for a device -- like the tungsten in light bulbs or the silicon in transistors. Now, a Cornell scientist believes... read more

Watt Webb receives National Academy of Sciences Hollaender Award for biophysics

Watt Webb receives National Academy of Sciences Hollaender Award for biophysics

January 21, 2010

Cornell biophysicist Watt W. Webb, whose imaging techniques have revolutionized how scientists read more

Watching crystals grow provides clues to making smoother, defect-free thin films

Watching crystals grow provides clues to making smoother, defect-free thin films

January 21, 2010

To make thin films for semiconductors in electronic devices, layers of atoms must be grown in neat, crystalline sheets. But while some materials grow smooth crystals, others tend to develop bumps and... read more


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