Nanomaterials News

Graphene Overcomes Achilles' Heel of Artificial Muscles

Researchers aim to create a biomimetic robot

Fri 22 May 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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Lehigh Tribologist Studies Fundamental Origins of Friction on Complex Nanocomposite Surfaces

That's a low estimate of how much friction and wear costs the U.S. every year. In fact, studies suggest that so-called "normal wear and tear" costs industrialized countries some ...

4 hours ago from AZoNano

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New process prints electroluminescent layers directly onto three-dimensional objects

Electroluminescent (EL) panels are found in many electronics applications, particularly as backlighting for LCD displays, keypads, watches, and other areas requiring uniform, low-power ...

53 minutes ago from Gizmag

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Modern alchemy: Chemists devise synthesis of valuable exotic compounds

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a broad and strikingly inexpensive method for synthesizing "amines," a class of organic compounds prominent in drugs and other ...

Thu 21 May 15 from

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Researchers first to measure thermoelectric behavior by 'tinkertoy' materials

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF), a development that could lead to an entirely ...

Wed 20 May 15 from

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Textiles with metal-organic framework materials adsorb and degrade chemical warfare agents

Air filters, such as those used in masks, for protection against chemical weapons are mainly based on the adsorption of toxins. Such filters have a limited capacity to capture the toxins and ...

Thu 21 May 15 from

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Scientists print low cost radio frequency antenna with graphene ink

Scientists have moved graphene—the incredibly strong and conductive single-atom-thick sheet of carbon—a significant step along the path from lab bench novelty to commercially viable material ...

Tue 19 May 15 from

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Carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanoparticles enhance photosynthetic activity and stability

A new process has been developed for spontaneously incorporating and assembling carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and oxygen scavenging nanoparticles into chloroplasts, the part of plant cells that conduct ...

Thu 21 May 15 from

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Defects can 'Hulk-up' materials: Properly managed damage can boost material thermoelectric performances

In the story of the Marvel Universe superhero known as the Hulk, exposure to gamma radiation transforms scientist Bruce Banner into a far more powerful version of himself. In a study at Berkeley ...

Wed 20 May 15 from

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Researchers develop new method of making nanofibres

An inexpensive way to manufacture nanofibres has been developed by researchers in the US.

Thu 21 May 15 from The Engineer

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