Prof. Ion Tiginyanu is the Guest Editor of the special issue of the scientific “Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics” with the tentative title “Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials for electronic, phononic and photonic applications”, a cross-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal cited by the Science Citation Index and published by the “American Scientific Publishers” in California, USA.

The special issue is planned to be published by the end of 2012. The articles should be prepared in accordance with the journal rules and submitted before August 30, 2012.

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ganrrlA new way to fabricate 3D nanostructures from gallium nitride using a focused ion beam (FIB) has been developed by researchers in Moldova, Australia, Germany and France. The technique, which involves directly writing a negative charge on the surface of GaN with the FIB and then photoelectrochemically etching the sample, allows ultrathin membranes and supporting nanocolumns to be fashioned in a controlled way. GaN is a large-bandgap semiconductor widely used in electronics applications such as high-temperature, high-power electronics and optoelectronics for light-emitting diodes and lasers. The material is also piezoelectric, so bridge-like GaN membranes might even find use in applications like nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS).


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A fascinating lecture entitled "Nanotechnology - the call of time," was presented by the vice-president of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, coordinator of the MOLD-ERA project prof. Ion Tiginyanu. The lecture has been broadcast by TV Channel 'Kultura' (Russian Federation) on March 13-14, 2012.

Prof. Tiginyanu considered the origin and development of nanotechnology - from the statement of Professor Richard Feynman according to which  "there is plenty of room at the bottom" to the recent advances in two-dimensional crystals and metal dielectric structures for photonics.

The lecture was presented to the students from Moscow universities in the framework of video lectures cycle "ACADEMIA".


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On February 27th the Jurnal TV Company has broadcast an interview with Prof. Ion Tiginyanu, vice-president of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, coordinator of the MOLD-ERA FP7 project, and of the State Programme on Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials.

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A new book on nanotechnologies and nanomaterials was recently published by Woodhead Publishing in UK, with two co-editors Prof. Ion Tiginyanu from Moldova and Prof. Abdel Makhlouf from Germany. Details related to the presentation of the monograph can be found at

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The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) highlights the development of “Ultra-thin membranes of non-layered crystalline solids” by our researchers Prof. Ion Tiginyanu and Dr. Veaceslav Popa.

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The national television channel JURNAL TV broadcasted the program "The World in the NANO age" with the participation of prof. Ion Tiginyanu, Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Dr. Hans L. Hartangel, Professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, honorary member of ASM, and Dr. Hidenori Mimura, Professor at the University of Shizuoka in Japan.