Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Power to Danish-Chinese nano-operation

Abstract:
The Danish National Research Foundation has awarded 15 million kroner to a new Danish-Chinese research centre for molecular nano-electronics.

Power to Danish-Chinese nano-operation

Copenhagen & China | Posted on June 2nd, 2009

Since 2006 Danish researchers from the Nano Science Center and Niels Bohr Institute of University of Copenhagen and Chinese researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing have been working together to develop electronic components of ‘plastic', which in the long term can be used in the electronic, energy and communications industries. The work has now been supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, with research centres being established in both capitals.

Ideal framework

The research field of molecular electronics is experiencing rapid development, and the collaboration between Danish and Chinese top researchers has exciting perspectives.

"The new centre is an ideal framework to exchange researchers and equally importantly, research students, creating the best possible foundation for a fruitful research partnership," says Professor Thomas Bjørnholm, leader of Nano-Science Center at University of Copenhagen. "Now we have the opportunity to work together with some of the world's best scientists in the area of molecular nano-electronics. We have different research related expertise in Denmark and China, and by working together we will be able to compliment each other."

Molecules and computers of the future

Researchers at the new Center for Molecular Nano-electronics have high expectations for the development opportunities in their subject. They expect, for example, that in the future they will be able to develop chemically manufactured computer electronics in nano size, enabling them to create a whole new type of computer. In the long term, the researchers aim to be able to create molecules that can change heat to electric current, for example from wasted heat from cars or factories.

In addition to the research-related aspects there will be an emphasis placed on developing a common study program, with student and young researcher exchanges. The ambition is to ensure a constant exchange of Danish and Chinese students and researchers.

Read more about the Center for Molecular Nano-electronics on the website of the Department of Chemistry's Nano-Science Center.

####

About University of Copenhagen
Nano-Science Center is a cross faculty initiative between the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Health - two faculties that total 10.000 students and around 2850 full-time employees.

In September 2001 the Center was inaugurated as a joint venture between the Niels Bohr Institute and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen.

The Center has continuously developed its area of research, and today we are working closely together with the Institute of Molecular Biology and the Department of Pharmacology at the Faculty of Health.

The Center was the first in Denmark to introduce a full Bachelor- and Master's Education in Nanoscience. Today the center has more than 200 students of Nanoscience who are primarily educated to obtain jobs in private companies. It is the young researchers who are to bring our knowledge out of the laboratories and into private companies.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Center Leader, Professor Thomas Bjørnholm, Nano-Science Center, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, 35 32 18 35
Head of Administration Rikke Bøyesen, Nano-Science Center, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, 28 75 04 13

Copyright © University of Copenhagen

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Nanofiltration Membrane Market 2015 - Global Industry Survey, Analysis, Size, Share, Outlook and Forecast to 2020 July 31st, 2015

Nanozirconia Market 2015 - Global Industry Survey, Analysis, Size, Share, Outlook and Forecast to 2020 July 31st, 2015

Self-Healing Nano Anti-rust Coatings Market 2015 - Global Industry Survey, Analysis, Size, Share, Outlook and Forecast to 2020 July 31st, 2015

Nano Spray Instrument Market 2015 - Global Industry Survey, Analysis, Size, Share, Outlook and Forecast to 2020 July 31st, 2015

Chemistry

March 2016; 6th Int'l Conference on Nanostructures in Iran July 29th, 2015

Meet the high-performance single-molecule diode: Major milestone in molecular electronics scored by Berkeley Lab and Columbia University team July 29th, 2015

'Seeing' molecular interactions could give boost to organic electronics July 28th, 2015

Quantum networks: Back and forth are not equal distances! July 28th, 2015

Possible Futures

Nanofiltration Membrane Market 2015 - Global Industry Survey, Analysis, Size, Share, Outlook and Forecast to 2020 July 31st, 2015

Nanozirconia Market 2015 - Global Industry Survey, Analysis, Size, Share, Outlook and Forecast to 2020 July 31st, 2015

Self-Healing Nano Anti-rust Coatings Market 2015 - Global Industry Survey, Analysis, Size, Share, Outlook and Forecast to 2020 July 31st, 2015

Nano Spray Instrument Market 2015 - Global Industry Survey, Analysis, Size, Share, Outlook and Forecast to 2020 July 31st, 2015

Academic/Education

Pakistani Students Who Survived Terror Attack to Attend Weeklong “NanoDiscovery Institute” at SUNY Poly CNSE in Albany July 29th, 2015

Deben reports on the use of their CT500 in the X-ray microtomography laboratory at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia July 22nd, 2015

JPK reports on the use of SPM in the Messersmith Group at UC Berkeley looking at biologically inspired polymer adhesives. July 21st, 2015

Renishaw adds Raman analysis to Scanning Electron Microscopy at the University of Sydney, Australia July 9th, 2015

Nanoelectronics

Superfast fluorescence sets new speed record: Plasmonic device has speed and efficiency to serve optical computers July 27th, 2015

Spintronics: Molecules stabilizing magnetism: Organic molecules fixing the magnetic orientation of a cobalt surface/ building block for a compact and low-cost storage technology/ publication in Nature Materials July 25th, 2015

ORNL researchers make scalable arrays of 'building blocks' for ultrathin electronics July 22nd, 2015

An easy, scalable and direct method for synthesizing graphene in silicon microelectronics: Korean researchers grow 4-inch diameter, high-quality, multi-layer graphene on desired silicon substrates, an important step for harnessing graphene in commercial silicon microelectronics July 21st, 2015

Announcements

Nano Spray Instrument Market 2015 - Global Industry Survey, Analysis, Size, Share, Outlook and Forecast to 2020 July 31st, 2015

Nanocellulose Market 2015 - Global Industry Survey, Analysis, Size, Share, Outlook and Forecast to 2020 July 31st, 2015

Heating and cooling with light leads to ultrafast DNA diagnostics July 31st, 2015

Theoretical Physicists at Freie Universität Berlin Develop New Insights into Interface between Classical and Quantum Worlds July 31st, 2015

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Heating and cooling with light leads to ultrafast DNA diagnostics July 31st, 2015

Springer and Tsinghua University Press present the second Nano Research Award: Paul Alivisatos of the University of California Berkeley receives the honor for outstanding contributions in nanoscience July 30th, 2015

European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine and ENATRANS European Consortium Launch the 2nd edition of the Nanomedicine Award: The Award to be presented at BIO-Europe conference in Munich, November 2015 July 30th, 2015

Publication on Atomic Force Microscopy based nanoscale IR Spectroscopy (AFM-IR) persists as a 2015 top downloaded paper July 29th, 2015

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