news: nanoskin, squeezed state, e-beam
- INTELLIGENT NANOSTRUCTURES REPORT ON ENVIRONMENT -- "NANOSKIN" MAY
AID IN INHABITING MARS
Intelligent nanostructures that report on their environment by
changing color from blue to fluorescent red under mechanical,
chemical, or thermal stress have been created by researchers at
Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico.
YALE PHYSICISTS FIRST TO CREATE A "SQUEEZED STATE" OF ATOMS, WHICH
COULD LEAD TO IMPROVED SENSITIVITY OF NAVIGATION SYSTEMS USED ON
PLANES AND SHIPS
Yale physicists have created a "squeezed state" of atoms using
Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC), a sample of rubidium atoms so cold
that all of the atoms collapse into a single quantum state. The
results of their study, published in a recent issue of Science, may
lead to improvements in the field of precision measurement and could
improve navigational systems on planes and ships.
NANOTECHNOLOGY GETS A BOOST
In the forefront of nanotechnology development, NASA's Jet
Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has acquired one of the
world's finest electron beam lithography systems, one that will allow
researchers to work on the sub-molecular scale.