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New material gives visible light an infinite wavelength
05 11 13

Researchers have fabricated a material which gives visible light a nearly infinite wavelength. Read More...

properties of graphene paves way for new applications
06 08 13

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Texas have revealed more about graphenes mechanical properties and demonstrated a technique to improve the stretchability of graphene... Read More...

Elucidation of spin state of conduction electrons in graphene
26 07 13

A team of researchers in Japan has released the details of their research centred around the spin properties and various device applications of grapheme and other 2D materials. Read More...

Jagged graphene edges can slice into cell membranes
11 07 13

A collaboration of biologists, engineers, and material scientists at Brown University has found that jagged edges of graphene can easily pierce cell membranes, allowing graphene to enter the cell and disrupt normal function. Read More...

A new type of light cured dental nanocomposites
02 07 13

Researchers synthesized a new type of dental nanocomposite to be used in recovery dentistry and filling of anterior teeth. Read More...

Hybrid nanostructures, getting to the core
19 06 13

Insights into self-assembled, multicomponent nanostructures on nanowires provide an innovative fabrication approach for high-performance devices Read More...

Scientists combine X-rays and microscopes for precise atomic level experiments
15 06 13

Getting the atomic-level fingerprint of a material takes a lot more than just a dab of ink. Read More...

Imec and Holst Centre unveil fully organic imager
12 06 13

At this weeks International Image Sensor Workshop (IISW 2013, Snowbird, US, June 12-16 2013), imec and Holst Centre present a large-area fully-organic photodetector array fabricated on a flexible substrate. Read More...

Air bubbles could be the secret to electronic artificial skin
12 06 13

Using foam substrates, EPFL scientists were able to make a flexible electronic circuit board. This discovery could lead to the creation of deformable and stretchable circuits. Read More...

Glass Transition Temperature of Polymer Nanoparticle Composites
07 06 13

Numerous studies have shown that the glass transition temperature, Tg, of polymers may change visibly upon addition of even small amounts of nano particles. In this study, we examine the effect of polymer Read More...

Solar panels as inexpensive as paint
31 05 13

Researchers are helping develop a new generation of photovoltaic cells that produce more power and cost less to manufacture than what's available today Read More...

Size matters as nanocrystals go through phases
03 09 13

Understanding what happens to a material as it undergoes phase transformations – changes from a solid to a liquid to a gas or a plasma – is of fundamental scientific interest and critical for optimizing commercial applications. Read More...

Water clears the path for nanoribbon development
31 07 13

New research at Rice University shows how water makes it practical to form long graphene nanoribbons less than 10 nanometers wide. Read More...

Properties of nanomaterials could be easier to predict in the future
24 07 13

Scientists have ground metal into continuously finer powders in steps and prepared a detailed catalogue of how the structure of the metal grains changes depending on grain size. Read More...

Not Weak Knots Bolster Carbon Fiber
09 07 13

Large flakes of graphene oxide are the essential ingredient in a new recipe for robust carbon fibre created at Rice University. Read More...

Extreme insulating to conducting nanowires promise novel applications
25 06 13

Scientists are just beginning to discover and investigate materials that can change from insulators to conductors at room temperature under an applied voltage. Read More...

Hybrid nanocomposite material as gold-leaf substitute
18 06 13

A team of researchers has created a hybrid material out of gold and milk proteins that looks like a wafer-thin gold leaf. Thanks to its properties, it could be used in a vast range of applications from gastronomy to the jewellery industry. Read More...

Silicon based nanoparticles could make LEDs cheaper and greener to produce
13 06 13

Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are the most efficient and environmentally friendly light bulbs on the market. But they come at a higher up-front price than other bulbs, especially the ones with warmer and more appealing hues. Read More...

Polymer Nanoreactors Create Uniform Nanocrystals
12 06 13

Using star-shaped block co-polymer structures as tiny reaction vessels, researchers have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions and architectures.. Read More...

Carbon nanotubes for molecular magnetic resonances
10 06 13

Scientists have been able to measure weak forces with sensitivity 50 times higher than what has been achieved to date. This significant improvement represents a turning point in measuring very weak forces and opens the door for magnetic resonance imaging at the molecular scale. Read More...

Nanotrap for Bed Bugs
04 06 13

If you've got bed bugs, nanotechnology may be able to help Read More...

Nanotechnology researchers increase solar cell efficiency with smart nanostructures
03 09 13

Smart nanostructures can increase the yield of solar cells. An international team of researchers including physicists from the FOM Foundation Read More...

Tetrapod nanocrystals light the way to stronger polymers
30 07 13

Berkeley Lab researchers use fluorescent tetrapod quantum dots to measure the mechanical strength of polymer fibers Read More...

New nanoscale imaging method finds application in plasmonics
17 07 13

Researchers from NIST and the University of Maryland have shown how to make nanoscale measurements of critical properties of plasmonic nanomaterials.. Read More...

New nano material holds big energy hope
03 07 13

A new material that can store large amounts of energy with very little energy loss has been developed by researchers at ANU. Read More...

Scientists solve riddle of strangely behaving magnetic material
25 06 13

Materials scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory have found an accurate way to explain the magnetic properties of a compound that has mystified the scientific community for decades. Read More...

Fast Pollutant Degradation by Nanosheets
17 06 13

Waste from textile and paint industries often contains organic dyes such as methylene blue as pollutants. Read More...

Producing cheaper and more flexible multiple thin crystalline silicon wafers
13 06 13

A team of researchers from the Nanoengineering Research Centre (CRNE) and the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech Read More...

Exposure to air transforms gold alloys into catalytic nanostructures
12 06 13

Gold bars may signify great wealth, but the precious metal packs a much more practical punch when shrunk down to just billionths of a meter. Read More...

Government issues new exposure level recommendations for nanomaterials
10 06 13

Carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers have led to various lung ailments in rodents during test studies. Researchers concerned about similar effects on humans have issued new recommendations to protect workers. Read More...

Patent for Coaxial Nanofibre Production
31 05 13

Scientists from Contipro have patented new jet for effective coaxial nanofibers production Read More...

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