Reducing the amount of sunlight that bounces off the surface of solar cells helps maximize the conversion of the sun's rays to electricity so manufacturers use coatings to cut down on reflections Now scientists at ... - Read More
Natural materials have extraordinary mechanical properties which are based on sophisticated arrangements and combinations of multiple building blocks One key aspect of today's materials research therefore is to develop bio inspired materials reaching to the ... - Read More
Researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KAIST has developed a method to form micropores of less than 2 nanometers within porous polymers Professor Myungeun Seo and his research team from the Graduate ... - Read More
University of Wisconsin Madison materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher performance electronics with improved battery life and the ability to flex and stretch Led by materials science Associate Professor Michael Arnold ... - Read More
Few materials have received as much attention from the scientific world or have raised so many hopes with a view to their potential deployment in new applications as graphene has This is largely due to ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new self assembled material which by changing its shape can amplify small variations in temperature and concentration of biomolecules making them easier to detect The material ... - Read More
If you can uniformly break the symmetry of nanorod pairs in a colloidal solution you're a step ahead of the game toward achieving new and exciting metamaterial properties But traditional thermodynamic driven colloidal assembly of ... - Read More
DNA has garnered attention for its potential as a programmable material platform that could spawn entire new and revolutionary nanodevices in computer science microscopy biology and more Researchers have been working to master the ability ... - Read More
Graphene possesses many outstanding properties it conducts heat and electricity it is transparent harder than diamond and extremely strong But in order to use it to construct electronic switches a material must not only be ... - Read More
Materials made from nanoparticles hold promise for myriad applications from improved solar energy production to perfect touch screens The challenge in creating these wonder materials is organizing the nanoparticles into orderly arrangements Nanoparticles of magnetite ... - Read More
Tokyo Tech scientists synthesize multicyclic type of polymers for the first time offering insights for tailoring polymer properties as well as the mathematics of complex geometries Polymers come with a range of properties dictated by ... - Read More
A research group led by Dr Takashi Nakanishi MANA Independent Scientist and Dr Martin J Hollamby ICYSResearcher at NIMS as part of an international joint research project with research institutions in and outside Japan developed ... - Read More
Released 5 Aug 2014 4 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom American Institute of Physics AIP more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only WHAT Journalists are invited to participate in a ... - Read More
Imagine a tower builds itself into the desired structure only by choosing the appropriate bricks Absurd and however in the nano world this is reality There an unordered crowd of components can initiate the formation ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have taken the precise art of origami down to the microscopic scale Using only a drop of water the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Jyväskylä report a new method of building molecular cages The method involves the exploitation of intermolecular steric effects to control the outcome of a self assembly reaction Molecular cages are ... - Read More
Ever stop to consider why lotus plant leaves always look clean The hydrophobic water repelling characteristic of the leaf termed the Lotus effect helps the plant survive in muddy swamps repelling dirt and producing beautiful ... - Read More
Move over nanotechnologists and make room for the biggest of the small Scientists at the Harvard's Wyss Institute have built a set of self assembling DNA cages one tenth as wide as a bacterium The ... - Read More
Sandia National Laboratories researchers Jim Martin and Kyle Solis have what Martin calls a devil of a problem They've discovered how to harness magnetic fields to create vigorous organized fluid flows in particle suspensions The ... - Read More
Proteins are basic building blocks of life The chemistry and structure of proteins are essential for their biological function Indeed the structure of proteins determines their mechanical and catalytic properties e g enzymes Such functions ... - Read More
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