In 2011, Tsukuba, home city to the country's national testing and research facilities encompassing such research fields as science, industry, agriculture and forestry, environment and space development, will be the communal ground for in-depth discussions and technical sessions on a variety of issues related to the future of international collaboration in nanotechnologies.
In order to further strengthen the continuous dialogue between Japan, Europe and the United States, broad regional overviews will be combined with detailed presentations from each of the regions.
INC is one of the key events for policy makers, industry leaders and senior researchers to attend in order to stay informed of the developments in major research programs worldwide.
VISIONThe electronics industry has been the major enabler of the computer, communication and consumer industries throughout the 20th century. They have propelled the growth of the economy Most of the building blocks of these industries will reach fundamental limits by the end of the next decade.
It is of critical importance that these limits are overcome in the next ten years.
OBJECTIVESMake overview presentations of regional Nanotechnology programs supported by the organizers including Government, Industry, and Academia.
A topical session highlights the economical and societal implications of nanotechnology.Keynote Speaker: Leo Esaki, Nobel Laureate
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Tiny pores at a cell's entryway act as miniature bouncers, letting in some electrically charged atoms--ions--but blocking others. Operating as exquisitely sensitive filters, these "ion channels" play a critical role in biological functions such as muscle contraction and the firing of brain cells.
To rapidly transport the right ions through the cell membrane, the tiny channels rely on a complex interplay between the ions and surrounding molecules,...
The miniaturization of the current technology of storage media is hindered by fundamental limits of quantum mechanics. A new approach consists in using so-called spin-crossover molecules as the smallest possible storage unit. Similar to normal hard drives, these special molecules can save information via their magnetic state. A research team from Kiel University has now managed to successfully place a new class of spin-crossover molecules onto a surface and to improve the molecule’s storage capacity. The storage density of conventional hard drives could therefore theoretically be increased by more than one hundred fold. The study has been published in the scientific journal Nano Letters.
Over the past few years, the building blocks of storage media have gotten ever smaller. But further miniaturization of the current technology is hindered by...
With innovative experiments, researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrums Geesthacht and the Technical University Hamburg unravel why tiny metallic structures are extremely strong
Light-weight and simultaneously strong – porous metallic nanomaterials promise interesting applications as, for instance, for future aeroplanes with enhanced...
An interdisciplinary group of researchers interfaced individual bacteria with a computer to build a hybrid bio-digital circuit - Study published in Nature Communications
Scientists at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) have managed to control the behavior of individual bacteria by connecting them to a...
Physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (run jointly by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics) have developed an attosecond electron microscope that allows them to visualize the dispersion of light in time and space, and observe the motions of electrons in atoms.
The most basic of all physical interactions in nature is that between light and matter. This interaction takes place in attosecond times (i.e. billionths of a...
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