Deutsche Welle - Spectrum
November 15, 2010
Reportage about new nanocenter opened in HeyrovskĂ˝ institute. Editor Rob Cameron, BBC.
The Czech Academy of Sciences has just opened a new nanocenter to spearhead research into practical applications for nanoscience. "This is an exciting time for science - something like a revolution," said Jiri Rathousky, the project's leader, as he demonstrated a contraption called a dip coater in the lab of the newly-opened center.
The center â€“ aided by funding from the European Union â€“ is the pride and joy of the HeyrovskĂ˝ Institute of Physical Chemistry, a rather drab concrete tower block in the northern suburbs of Prague. Hidden away on the sixth floor, Rathousky and his colleagues in white overalls are doing some truly remarkable things with very small materials. More information read in the article on attached web address.