After working in life science for many years before changing my career goal to be part of a software development company, I still get intrigued by new research methods that bring scientific progress to new levels. One of this intriguing “wow” moments was when I recently learned about “nanoscopy” also called “holographic microscopy”.
This technology that doesn’t use contrast dyes or fluorescents Continue reading “Nanoscopy – Discovering New Dimensions in Cell Imaging” »
Conventional electronics follows principles of electrons flow while magnetic systems follow principles of electron spin, a quantum physical phenomenon linked to angular momentum that produces a magnetic field.
In most materials, magnetic fields of individual atoms cancel one another whereas in magnetic materials, commonly metals, atomic dipole moments become polarized that causes that macroscopic magnetic fields are produced. Continue reading “Innovations for Magnetic Storage – Semiconductors with Electric and Magnetic Properties” »
DNA computing uses chemical reactions to solve problems with DNA (deoxyribonucleic acids) strands acting as “bits”.
The pioneer of DNA computing is Leonard Adelman (University of Southern California) who in 1994 proposed that DNA computers (nanocomputers) can solve complex mathematical problems. He proved his concept by using DNA to solve the Hamiltonian path problem (Traveling Salesman Problem). Continue reading “DNA-Based Computation” »
Microbots, also called nanobots, are miniaturized, sophisticated machines with power and control on-board that perform specific tasks repetitively with precision.
Microrobots usually are as small as a fraction of a millimeter – up to several millimeters and can be either autonomous or insect-like. Continue reading “Microbots – How small can a computer be?” »
Manufacturing at the nanoscale is also called “molecular manufacturing” or “nanomanufacturing”. It involves scaled-up, reliable, clean and cost-effective manufacturing by moving atoms and molecules into desired nano-sized materials, structures, devices and/or systems to build immensely small electronic circuits and mechanical devices.
The development and use of such atomically precise manufacturing has the capability to radically change the manufacturing capabilities of the whole world. Continue reading “Nanotechnology in Manufacturing” »
Nanotechnology is the field of science at the intersection of chemistry, physics, biology and electrical engineering that focuses on sub-micron processes for miniaturizing electronic, optical, and mechanical systems. It aims to control individual molecules and atoms to produce the smallest computer chips and devices reaching sizes less than one micron (<1,000 nm). Continue reading “Nanotechnology in Computing” »
Nanotechnology is the technology that aims to manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular level.
Nanotechnology in medicine, called nanomedicine, promises to transform drug delivery systems, gene therapy, diagnostic approaches and many areas of preclinical and clinical research and development. Continue reading “Nanotechnology – New ways in Medicine” »