Nanomaterials News


Polymer hybrid thin-film composites for food packaging and membrane filters

Juha Nikkola M.Sc.(Tech.), Senior Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, developed new hybrid materials in his doctoral research project for use in the manufacture and modification ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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New insights on carbonic acid in water

Though it garners few public headlines, carbonic acid, the hydrated form of carbon dioxide, is critical to both the health of the atmosphere and the human body. However, because it exists for ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Research unlocks potential of super-compound

Researchers at The University of Western Australia's have discovered that nano-sized fragments of graphene - sheets of pure carbon - can speed up the rate of chemical reactions.

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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New feather findings get scientists in a flap

Scientists from the University of Southampton have revealed that feather shafts are made of a multi-layered fibrous composite material, much like carbon fibre, which allows the feather to bend ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists model molecular movement within narrow channels of mesoporous nanoparticles

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have developed deeper understanding of the ideal design for mesoporous nanoparticles used in catalytic reactions, such as hydrocarbon ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity

Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) have developed and patented a nanofluid improving thermal conductivity at temperatures up to 400C without assuming an increase in costs or a remodeling ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Rounded crystals that mimic starfish shells could advance 3-D printing pills

In a design that mimics a hard-to-duplicate texture of starfish shells, University of Michigan engineers have made rounded crystals that have no facets.

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Goldilocks principle wrong for particle assembly: Too hot and too cold is just right

Microscopic particles that bind under low temperatures will melt as temperatures rise to moderate levels, but re-connect under hotter conditions, a team of New York University scientists has ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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4-D Printing Turns Carbon Fiber, Wood Into Shapeshifting Programmable Materials

The next piece of flat-pack furniture you buy from Ikea might be able to assemble itself

Mon 20 Oct 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Research on how surfaces respond under extreme conditions lead to energy advances

Academics were always important for Bilge Yildiz, the daughter of two math teachers, as she was growing up in and around Izmir, Turkey. Her parents, Yildiz says, were her inspiration for appreciating ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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