Tag: "silicon" at medical news
NJIT taps into solar energy to power new campus center
...ather and UV radiation. The solar panels have a silicon
surface laced with photovoltaic (PV) cells, said B..., whereby sunlight photons free electrons from the silicon
surface. When photons from the sun's rays hit the silicon
surface of a solar cell, they are absor...
Engineers develop biowarfare sensing elements for future highly sensitive nerve-gas detectors
...e. To minimize heat loss, Shi's group isolated the silicon
nitride membranes attaching the electrodes using trapeze-like strands of microfabricated silicon
nitride. The sensor requires the high temperature to activate the reaction between DMMP molecules a...
Tiny superconductors withstand stronger magnetic fields
...ut 100 nanometers wide) etched in the surface of a silicon
wafer. The nanotube was then coated with a thin film of superconducting material (molybdenum-germanium), chilled below its critical temperature, and its properties measured in the presence of a magnetic field. "Usually, when you apply a magnetic fie...
Binghamton University launches microelectronics research center
...anced electronics components have been produced on silicon
or quartz wafers, or on plates of specialized glass in a 'batch' process that has been the backbone of the integrated circuit (IC) and flat panel display (FPD) industries. The R2R process means that components can be produced more efficiently, at hig...
Day-long drivers at risk of cardiovascular problems as a result of traffic pollution
...ed by the presence of certain elements. They found silicon
and aluminium from wear of the road surface, while another source was wear and tear of mechanical automotive parts, which produces particles containing iron, chromium and titanium. Gasoline combustion was also identified as a source, given the presen...
Replicating an eel's nerve circuitry may aid paralyzed people
...d to model the lamprey's spinal cord circuits on a silicon
microchip," Etienne-Cummings said. "That provided us with a more natural way to control robotic limbs. But it also showed us a possible way to interface electronically with human biology." To restore movement in patients with spinal cord injuries, ot...
Monitoring life, one breath at a time
...ansistor that fuses carbon nanotubes, polymers and silicon
into a capnography sensor -- a human breathing monitor. Alexander Star and his colleagues at Nanomix and the University of California, Los Angeles, describe the new sensor in the cover article of the November 15 issue of the journal Advanced Materia...
FOSRENOL (R) maintains bone health status of end-stage renal disease patients
...ve ingredients: dextrates (hydrated) NF, colloidal silicon
dioxide NF, magnesium stearate NF, and talc USP. CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) can develop hyperphosphatemia that may be associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism and elevated calcium phosphate product. Ele...
Technologies companies at NJIT receive $500,000 in funding from state
...nted process for combining infrared detection with silicon
electronics is truly unique in the industry. ...
Smart lights, nonstick implants and 100th birthday of electronics at science & technology meeting
...Eliminating a major roadblock to future-generation silicon
chips, researchers have demonstrated an approach t...ep. But to make increasingly smaller (and faster) silicon
chips, the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors dictates that by 2010 the pn junction...
Binghamton University, RPI and Infotonics Center team up to form national packaging power
...eet the requirements for handling highly sensitive silicon
wafers. In addition to projects for the founding corporate members, the Center's interim packaging lab currently is providing services for Integrated Nano-Technologies, a Rochester-based company that specializes in chemically synthesizing complex ele...
Microneedles: Report describes progress in new technology for painless drug delivery
...es and shapes from metals, biodegradable polymers, silicon
and glass. It also reports on testing with cadave...l and polymer materials. By making molds of their silicon
needles, for instance, the research team has produced arrays of identical metal or polymer microneed...
2003 winners of Collegiate Inventors Competition announced in NYC
...uilding a novel type of frequency generator out of silicon
compatible with chip manufacturing technologies. ... She was making a thin multi-layer film of porous silicon
on a crystalline substrate when it accidentally broke. Link then observed that each piece--her smar...
Researchers fly away from gravity on the 35th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign
... contamination in the manufacture of plasma-etched silicon
circuits, here on Earth. Results on show Visitors to Belgium's Euro Space Centre in Redu will soon be able to see some results from this parabolic flight for themselves. Students from the Centre's Space Camp are performing a variety of experime...
NASA research propels development of new glass
... Earth oxides, Aluminum oxide and small amounts of silicon
dioxide -- has unique properties that were identified using both the company's containerless processing techniques and a NASA ground-based research facility. As part of a NASA research grant for a proposed International Space Station flight experi...
Chemical & Engineering News 80th anniversary issue highlights periodic table
...e special issue are: Silicon. While abundance of silicon
in the earth's crust is second only to oxygen, its real potential wasn't realized until the later 20th century when it began to play a key role in the burgeoning electronics and computer industries. Roald Hoffmann, Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Hum...
Physics tip sheet #35
...n the semiconductor industry to shrink the size of silicon
transistors by a factor of two approximately every three years. It is anticipated that in about 15 years, they will have become too small to be turned off. Carbon nanotubes are the leading candidate to replace silicon, having already been shown to ca...
Brain tumor therapy needs longer treatment time
...ncer cells cultured and grown in the laboratory on silicon
chips. The human studies were published in the June 2002 issue of Radiation Research and the rat studies in the November 2001 issue of Cancer Research . As a result of the Cornell-led research, Studsvik Medical, a research company in Nykoping,...
New device finds silent clots, may help prevent strokes
...id plastic balls and gas bubbles flowing through a silicon
tube immersed in water. It correctly identified 95.1 percent of the objects overall. Of 159 plastic balls, it classified 152 (95.6 percent) as solid and seven (4.4 percent) as uncertain but apparently solid. Of 105 gas bubbles, the instrument clas...
Adaptive optics technology provides powerful tools for eye doctors
...elements, sensors, actuators, and electronics on a silicon
chip substrate. Williams and other researchers at the University of Rochester, using a device made by Boston MicroMachines, recently demonstrated the first use of a MEMS mirror in an AO system for vision science. "It is much cheaper and 25 times smal...