Nanomaterials News

New model helps define optimal temperature and pressure to forge nanoscale diamonds

Nanodiamonds, bits of crystalline carbon hundreds of thousands of times smaller than a grain of sand, have intriguing surface and chemical properties with potential applications in medicine, ...

Mon 15 Oct 18 from

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Want a more blingy PS4 controller? Check out this $14,000 Dualshock 4

From the same firm that brought us gold-covered iPhones, Apple Watches, and other incredibly costly products comes the Lux Dualshock 4 Controller. It’s also plated in 24K gold and is embedded ...

11 hours ago from Techspot

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Mitsubishi Chemical's CFRP Technology Cuts Weight of Car Roof by 60% (1)

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp disclosed that it is actively promoting the use of the "PCM (prepreg compression molding)" technology, which forms large-size parts by using carbon fiber-reinforced ...

22 hours ago from Tech-On

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Perovskites – materials of the future in optical communication

Researchers at the universities of Linköping and Shenzhen have shown how an inorganic perovskite can be made into a cheap and efficient photodetector that transfers both text and music. "It's ...

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Using puffed rice to simulate collapsing ice shelves and rockfill dams

A pair of researchers at the University of Sydney has found that puffed rice and milk can serve as a stand-in to simulate collapsing ice shelves and rockfill dams. In their paper published in ...

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New, durable catalyst for key fuel cell reaction may prove useful in eco-friendly vehicles

One factor holding back the widespread use of eco-friendly hydrogen fuel cells in cars, trucks and other vehicles is the cost of the platinum catalysts that make the cells work. One approach ...

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Self-healing material can build itself from carbon in the air

A material designed by MIT chemical engineers can react with carbon dioxide from the air, to grow, strengthen, and even repair itself. The polymer, which might someday be used as construction ...

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Polymer that heals like skin 'very close' to industrial-scale production

The cost of making plastics, paints, coatings for cell phone screens and other materials that heal themselves like skin could be dramatically reduced thanks to a breakthrough that a Clemson ...

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Obituary: Thomas B. Brill

Fri 12 Oct 18 from CandEN

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Hidden gapless states on the path to semiconductor nanocrystals

When chemists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw were starting work on a new material designed for the efficient production of nanocrystalline ...

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