Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > News > A Biased View of the Nanoworld: Electromechanical Imaging By Scanning Probe Microscopy

February 1st, 2008

A Biased View of the Nanoworld: Electromechanical Imaging By Scanning Probe Microscopy

Abstract:
Electromechanical coupling is ubiquitous in all polar inorganic materials (e.g. 20 out of 32 crystallographic point groups are piezoelectric). Furthermore, virtually all biopolymers combining polar (e.g. -CO-NH-) groups and optical activity are piezoelectric, resulting in piezoelectric activity in calcified and connective tissues, including bone, dentin, enamel, and cartilage. The very basis of functional biological systems is electromechanics—from nerve-controlled muscle contraction on the macroscale, to cardiac activity and hearing on the micron scale, to energy storage in mitochondria, voltage-controlled ion channels, and electromotor proteins on the nanoscale.

Source:
rdmag.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Light pulses control graphene's electrical behavior: Finding could allow ultrafast switching of conduction, and possibly lead to new broadband light sensors August 1st, 2014

President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2014 Kavli Prizes August 1st, 2014

Stanford researchers seek 'Holy Grail' in battery design: Pure lithium anode closer to reality with development of protective layer of interconnected carbon domes August 1st, 2014

Air Force’s 30-year plan seeks 'strategic agility' August 1st, 2014

Imaging

Nanostructured metal-oxide catalyst efficiently converts CO2 to methanol: Highly reactive sites at interface of 2 nanoscale components could help overcome hurdle of using CO2 as a starting point in producing useful products July 31st, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Chemists Create Nanofibers Using Unprecedented New Method July 31st, 2014

New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut July 30th, 2014

New Objective Focusing Nanopositioner from nPoint July 30th, 2014

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals

Iranian Scientists Produce Cobalt–Alumina Ceramic Nano Inks August 1st, 2014

Light pulses control graphene's electrical behavior: Finding could allow ultrafast switching of conduction, and possibly lead to new broadband light sensors August 1st, 2014

Stanford researchers seek 'Holy Grail' in battery design: Pure lithium anode closer to reality with development of protective layer of interconnected carbon domes August 1st, 2014

Taking the guesswork out of cancer therapy: New molecular test kit predicts patient’s survival and drug response August 1st, 2014

Tools

Keysight Technologies Begins Operations August 1st, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Chemists Create Nanofibers Using Unprecedented New Method July 31st, 2014

University of Manchester selects Anasys AFM-IR for coatings and corrosion research July 30th, 2014

Analytical solutions from Malvern Instruments support University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers in understanding environmental effects of nanomaterials July 30th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE