VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing new techniques for the production of metallic nanoparticles. VTT's new production reactor, operating at atmospheric pressure, reduces the production costs of multicomponent particles. It enables the production of metallic nanomaterials, which are not yet commercially available, for research and product development needs.
Atomic Force Microscopy is a versatile method enabling nanoscale mapping of a material's 3D surface, mechanical properties or even electrical conductivity. In addition to these already powerful imaging modes, AFM researchers continue to actively develop more capabilities which add additional layers of information.
Electronic components built from single molecules using chemical synthesis could pave the way for smaller, faster and more green and sustainable electronic devices. Now for the first time, a transistor made from just one molecular monolayer has been made to work where it really counts. On a computer chip.