Increasingly, we live in a time that is obsessively motivated towards alternative energies, as global warming and its effects begin to dominate the world’s collective consciousness. Favour is irreversibly shifting away from ‘traditional’ fossil fuels as it becomes clear that the future of energy production must tick all the boxes; abundant, financially viable and, above all, green.
Professor Sir Michael Pepper FRS joins the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and the London Centre for Nanotechnology
London Centre for Nanotechnology and UCL joint press release 14 January 2009
"Discover" has published an article under the title "Is Quantum Mechanics Controlling Your Thoughts?" figuring the work of Emeritus Professor Marshall Stoneham. It describes in simple words one part of the bionano research work carried out here at the LCN.
The full article can be seen here.
Researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology (Professor Arokia Nathan & al.) and Cambridge University demonstrate extremely high electron mobility in nano-composite thin film transistors using zinc oxide and organic semiconductors.
A proposal for the determination of small molecule messages:
The enigma of signaling in olfaction.
'Science is nothing but perception', Plato.
The London Centre for Nanotechnology – a joint venture between UCL and Imperial College London – is taking a strategic lead in the emerging field of nanospintronics, by initiating collaborative projects with research groups at China’s top two universities, Peking University and Tsinghua University. The projects aim to develop radically new approaches to miniaturization of computer systems, based on the exploitation of special magnetic “spin” properties of individual molecules and single atoms.
Four papers – two published in Science this week, and two on the preprint archive – independently present evidence that magnetic monopoles really exist in nature. Two of these papers were written by London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) scientists.
Coherent X-ray Diffraction patterns of collagen in soft tissues have been measured for the first time by Dr Felisa Berenguer (London Centre for Nanotechnology) with her colleagues. This development opens doors to better understanding of living tissues like skin and bones, as well as the bio-mineralization processes which turn flexible collagen into semi-flexible cartilage and eventually into rigid bones.
Professor Ian W Boyd of the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) will take the first leadership role over the new Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) from 1 October.
Professor Geoff Thornton's group have identified a method to grow metallic Pd nanowires on the dielectric oxide substrate, TiO2.
The complementary techniques of photoemission electron microscopy (XPEEM, Diamond Light Source), and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM, UCL) have been used to characterise both the chemical and structural properties of Pd nanostructures deposited on TiO2.