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'Nanofiber gusher' created

Creating large amounts of polymer nanofibers dispersed in liquid is a challenge that has vexed researchers for years But engineers and researchers at North Carolina State University and one of its start up companies have ... - Read More

Call to change recycling standards as 3-D printing expands

The 3 D printing revolution has changed the way we think about plastics Everything from children's toys to office supplies to high value laboratory equipment can be printed The potential savings of producing goods at ... - Read More

Shaken, not stirred, is best for cancer imaging

James Bond liked his martini to be 'shaken not stirred' and now A*STAR researchers have found that shaking rather than stirring also produces better nanoparticles for bioimaging with important implications for spying on cancer Fluorescent ... - Read More

A new method for making perovskite solar cells

Research led by a Brown University Ph D student has revealed a new way to make light absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells The new method involves a room temperature solvent bath to ... - Read More

Antibiotic nanoparticles attack respiratory infection at source, reduce drug side effects

Treating respiratory disease is often difficult because drugs have to cross biological barriers such as respiratory tissue and mucosa and must therefore be given in large quantities in order for an effective amount to reach ... - Read More

Polymers designed for protection

Today's Soldiers rely on polymers as part of their protective systems Polymers are molecular chains that can vary from a few linked monomers to millions of chemical units With highly tunable properties and versatile processing ... - Read More

Discovery demystifies origin of life phenomenon

The origin of life is still a mystery with many unsolved puzzles How were molecules created How did they assemble into large structures Among the conundrums the homochirality phenomenon upon which amino acids and sugars ... - Read More

Longer life cycle for lithium-ion batteries?

Lithium ion batteries are common in consumer electronics They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics with a high energy density no memory effect and only a slow loss ... - Read More

Ultrathin polymer insulators key to low-power soft electronics

A group of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KAIST developed a high performance ultrathin polymeric insulator for field effect transistors FETs The researchers used vaporized monomers to form polymeric films ... - Read More

New flexible films for touch screen applications achieve longer lasting display

Today touch screens are everywhere from smart phones and tablets to computer monitors to interactive digital signage and displays Many touch screens are made of layered thin billionths of a meter thick films of indium ... - Read More

Aerogel catalyst shows promise for fuel cells: Unzipped nanotubes turned into possible alternative for platinum

Graphene nanoribbons formed into a three dimensional aerogel and enhanced with boron and nitrogen are excellent catalysts for fuel cells even in comparison to platinum according to Rice University researchers A team led by materials ... - Read More

Blend of polymers could one day make solar power lighter, cheaper and more efficient

A University of Cincinnati research partnership is reporting advances on how to one day make solar cells stronger lighter more flexible and less expensive when compared with the current silicon or germanium technology on the ... - Read More

Smart crystallization

A novel nucleating agent that builds on the concept of molecularly imprinted polymers MIPs could allow crystallographers access to proteins and other biological macromolecules that are usually reluctant to form crystals The semi liquid non ... - Read More

Untangling DNA with a droplet of water, a pipet and a polymer

Researchers have long sought an efficient way to untangle DNA in order to study its structure neatly unraveled and straightened out under a microscope Now chemists and engineers at KU Leuven in Belgium have devised ... - Read More

Bringing clean energy a step closer

For nearly half a century scientists have been trying to replace precious metal catalysts in fuel cells Now for the first time researchers at Case Western Reserve University have shown that an inexpensive metal free ... - Read More

Waste electrical and electronic equipment, including kitchen utensils, contain valuable materials

Anything from whisks and washing machines to power tools and PCs can be classed as WEEE at their end of life stage and most are now recycled as they usually contain many valuable materials or ... - Read More

Semiconductor works better when hitched to graphene

Graphene a one atom thick sheet of carbon with highly desirable electrical properties flexibility and strength shows great promise for future electronics advanced solar cells protective coatings and other uses and combining it with other ... - Read More

New paper-like material could boost electric vehicle batteries

Researchers at the University of California Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper like material for lithium ion batteries It has the potential to boost by several times the specific energy or ... - Read More

Novel crumpling method takes flat graphene from 2-D to 3-D

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a unique single step process to achieve three dimensional 3D texturing of graphene and graphite Using a commercially available thermally activated shape memory polymer ... - Read More

Self-stretching material: No limit to number of times material can change shape

Although most materials slightly expand when heated there is a new class of rubber like material that not only self stretches upon cooling it reverts back to its original shape when heated all without physical ... - Read More
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