• Simulating solutions – nanotransistors

    Materials World magazine
    Computer models that simulate silicon chip production are helping manufacturers develop next generation transistors at 32 and 22nm nodes and beyond.The simulations look at flash annealing of doped silicon, as well as new materials, such as silicon-germanium alloys, and novel structures, such as strained silicon.
  • nano-coating

    Coated in nano-controversy?

    Materials World magazine
    Nano-enabled coatings have been widely championed over the last decade, but, to-date, applications commercialised successfully have been small volume, high added value products. Delegates at the Nano-enabled Coatings event, held on 23 September in London, UK, believe the time has arrived for the breakthrough into large volume, mass applications.
  • carbon nanotubes

    Self-healing circuits

    Materials World magazine
    Capsules placed on circuit boards that contain suspensions of conductive carbon nanotubes could make burnt out electronics a thing of the past. The shells are being designed to erode under conditions of high electrical potential, temperature spikes, mechanical damage or other appropriate stimuli.
  • Materials experts sought for Fuel Cells Challenge

    The Carbon Trust is searching for UK innovators to help develop the next generation of fuel cells. People with expertise in polymers, catalysts, metals and other materials that could provide alternatives to current fuel cell components are invited to take part in the Fuel Cells Challenge.
  • WCARP IV Call for Papers

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    The fourth World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena [WCARP IV] is to be held in the Bordeaux region of France, at Arcachon, between 26 and 30 September 2010.
  • Conference survey needs your input

    As part of the Institute's continuing commitment to provide the best services and products possible, IOM3 is inviting you to participate in a survey on conferences.
  • Nominations invited for Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes

    The Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes are accepting nominations until 18 December.
  • Adhesion Society Inc: 2010 Conference and Short Course

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    Details on the 33 rd Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Adhesion Society Inc. are now available. As is the programme of the short course on adhesion and adhesives which is run in conjunction with the conference. The venue is Hilton Dayton Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach Florida and the short course and conference run from 19-24 February 2010.
  • Nanotechnologies: influence and inform the UK strategy

    Nano Committee
    The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) is inviting views to assist t he Government in developing a strategy for nanotechnologies.
  • Deadline approaching for CEnv fast track

    Members have until the end of August to take advantage of the fast track accreditation for Chartered Environmentalist status.