Picotechnology: Beyond Nano-Scale Engineering

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While it’s become quite popular to discuss nanotechnology for a number of years now, picotechnology is the┬áscience of the future. This type of engineering is on a scale three orders of magnitude smaller than that which nanotechnology deals with. It’s actually considerably smaller than most chemistry measurements. Read More →

Nanodevices for a ‘More than Moore’ World

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Moore’s Law – which holds that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit, and hence its processing power, doubles every 18 months – has been the guiding principle of chip design for almost half a century. But with physical limitations to further transistor scaling being reached, Moore’s Law may have met its match. We are entering a ‘More than Moore’ world in which EU-funded researchers are playing an important role. Read More →

Soft Lego Built in the Computer

Simulation snapshot of a cubic crystal built of soft patchy diblock star polymers. (Copyright: American Physical Society)

Simulation snapshot of a cubic crystal built of soft patchy diblock star polymers. (Copyright: American Physical Society)

Barbara Capone of the Computational Physics Group of the University of Vienna has developed a new method for the construction of building blocks at the nanoscale. The researcher in Soft Matter Physics, who works at the group of Christos Likos, Professor for Multiscale Computational Physics, is specialized on topics of self-assembly of materials at the nanoscale and she has published, together with her colleagues, a paper at the prestigious Journal “Physical Review Letters” on “soft Lego” (cited below). Read More →