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Rice researchers unzip the future

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (11) | comments 5

Scientists at Rice University have found a simple way to create basic elements for aircraft, flat-screen TVs, electronics and other products that incorporate sheets of tough, electrically conductive material.


Scientists synthesize gold to shed light on cells' inner workings

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Apr 16, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 2

Highly fluorescent gold nanoclusters for sub-cellular imaging have been synthesized by researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), one of the research institutes of Singapore's A*STAR (Agency ...


Chameleon-like camouflage: 'Nano-camo' for fashionistas and environmentalists

Chameleon-like camouflage: 'Nano-camo' for fashionistas and environmentalists

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 4.8 / 5 (6) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Certain fish species blend with their environment by changing color. Sandia National Laboratories researchers have demonstrated that, in theory, they could cause synthetic materials to change ...


Carbon Nanotubes Toughen a Common Plastic

Carbon Nanotubes Toughen a Common Plastic

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Apr 07, 2009 | popularity 4.3 / 5 (16) | comments 2

(PhysOrg.com) -- A research group from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has discovered that adding carbon nanotubes to a widely used commercial plastic can greatly strengthen it. Their work is one ...


CNT Film

Transparent Carbon Nanotube Films Likely Successor to ITO for Commercial Applications

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Apr 10, 2009 | popularity 4.5 / 5 (19) | comments 10

(PhysOrg.com) -- Will the legacy of Nobel prize winner Richard Smalley finally be fulfilled? Ever since his pioneering work in the mid 1990's on the synthesis of carbon nanotubes, companies have been struggling ...


Ancient diatoms lead to new technology for solar energy

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Apr 08, 2009 | popularity 4.5 / 5 (13) | comments 1

Engineers at Oregon State University have discovered a way to use an ancient life form to create one of the newest technologies for solar energy, in systems that may be surprisingly simple to build compared to existing silicon-based ...


Researchers find better way to manufacture fast computer chips

Researchers Find Better Way To Manufacture Fast Computer Chips

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Mar 31, 2009 | popularity 4.2 / 5 (12) | comments 2

(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers at Ohio State University are developing a technique for mass producing computer chips made from the same material found in pencils.


Carbon nanotube polymer nanocomposites for field emission cathodes

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created Apr 09, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 1

A collaboration between researchers at the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin have discovered that you can produce a composite of carbon nanotubes ...


DNA-Based Assembly Line for Nano-Construction of New Biosensors, Solar Cells

DNA-Based Assembly Line for Nano-Construction of New Biosensors, Solar Cells (w/Video)

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Mar 30, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (9) | comments 4

(PhysOrg.com) -- Building on the idea of using DNA to link up nanoparticles — particles measuring mere billionths of a meter — scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have ...


Will carbon nanotubes replace indium tin oxide?

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Mar 09, 2009 | popularity 4.9 / 5 (8) | comments 2

(PhysOrg.com) -- Up until now, George Grüner tells PhysOrg.com, most of the studies regarding the properties - and uses - of carbon nanotubes have been restricted to the visible spectral range. “We, however, were interested in the ...


First tri-continuous mesoporous Silica complex structure developed in Singapore

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Apr 05, 2009 | popularity 3.4 / 5 (5) | comments 0

Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) has developed the first tri-continuous mesoporous material using a unique surfactant template. This completely new porous structure previously been predicted ...


Virus battery could power cars, electronic devices

Virus battery could power cars, electronic devices

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Apr 02, 2009 | popularity 4.4 / 5 (7) | comments 4

For the first time, MIT researchers have shown they can genetically engineer viruses to build both the positively and negatively charged ends of a lithium-ion battery.


Scientists Create Light-Bending Nanoparticles

Scientists Create Light-Bending Nanoparticles

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Mar 03, 2009 | popularity 4.5 / 5 (20) | comments 2

(PhysOrg.com) -- Metallic nanoparticles and other structures can manipulate light in ways that are not possible with conventional optical materials. In a recent example of this, Rice University researchers ...


Nanochemistry in Action

Nanochemistry in Action

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Mar 06, 2009 | popularity 4 / 5 (3) | comments 1

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) as a test tube, scientists can explore chemistry at the nanoscale, which involves some unique effects. Nanotubes provide a confined, one-dimensional ...


Self-cleaning, low-reflectivity treatment boosts efficiency for photovoltaic cells

Self-cleaning, low-reflectivity treatment boosts efficiency for photovoltaic cells

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Mar 24, 2009 | popularity 4.4 / 5 (16) | comments 0

Using two different types of chemical etching to create features at both the micron and nanometer size scales, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a surface treatment that boosts ...




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