advanced materials

A new automated system makes it easier for non-experts to create polymers

A Rutgers-led team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in pushing the limits for researchers who want to explore large libraries of polymers, including plastics and fibers, for chemical and biological applications Read more about A new automated system makes it easier for non-experts to create polymers[…]

New high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers

Synthetic biologists working on a U.S. Army project have developed a process that could lead to a new class of synthetic polymers that may create new high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers. Nature Communications published research conducted by Army-funded researchers at Northwestern University, who developed a set of design rules to guide how ribosomes, a cell Read more about New high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers[…]

Flying Fish Robot collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments

A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a propelling gas and launch itself from the water’s surface. The robot had been developed by researchers at Imperial College London. It can travel 26 meters through the air after take-off and could be used to collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments, such Read more about Flying Fish Robot collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments[…]

A new energy map for energetic losses

A new spectroscopic method now makes it possible to measure and visualise the energetic landscape inside solar cells based on organic materials. It was developed by a research team led by Prof. Dr Yana Vaynzof, a physicist at Heidelberg University. This novel visualisation technique enables scientists to study the physical principles of organic photovoltaics with Read more about A new energy map for energetic losses[…]

EuroNanoForum 2019

EuroNanoForum 2019 conference, an event of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, represents the most significant European forum that brings together scientists, industrialists and policy makers. The 9th edition of the EuroNanoForum will take place on June 12th – 14th, 2019, at the Palace of Parliament, in Bucharest, Romania. About 1,000 Read more about EuroNanoForum 2019[…]

Future and innovation through nanotechnology at EuroNanoForum 2019, the most important European forum of the industry, in Bucharest

The National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies – IMT Bucharest – organizes the 9th edition of EuroNanoForum (EuroNanoForum 2019 – Nanotechnology and progress of advanced materials under Horizon2020 and beyond), which will be held between June 12 – 14, 2019 at the Palace of Parliament, Bucharest. This event is part of the Romanian Read more about Future and innovation through nanotechnology at EuroNanoForum 2019, the most important European forum of the industry, in Bucharest[…]

EuroNanoForum 2019

EuroNanoForum 2019 conference, an event of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, represents the most significant European forum that brings together scientists, industrialists and policy makers. The 9th edition of the EuroNanoForum will take place on June 12th – 14th, 2019, at the Palace of Parliament, in Bucharest, Romania. About 1,000 Read more about EuroNanoForum 2019[…]

Wearable electronic stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple sticker applied to your body. Purdue University researchers have advanced a sticker solution moving it several steps closer to reality. The research Read more about Wearable electronic stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes[…]

New 3D-printing technique on skin

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota used a customized, low-cost 3D printer to print electronics on a real hand for the first time. The technology could be used by soldiers on the battlefield to print temporary sensors on their bodies to detect chemical or biological agents or solar cells to Read more about New 3D-printing technique on skin[…]

Perovskite solar cells: perfection not required!

Experiments at BESSY II reveal why even inhomogeneous perovskite films are highly functional Metal-organic perovskite layers for solar cells are frequently fabricated using the spin coating technique. If you follow the simplest synthesis pathway and use industry-relevant compact substrates, the perovskite layers laid down by spin coating generally exhibit numerous holes, yet attain astonishingly high Read more about Perovskite solar cells: perfection not required![…]

A new nanocomposite material that boosts battery life

Scientists have a developed a new nanocomposite material that boosts battery life and improves the performance of everyday gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. Working with researchers from Henan Polytechnic University in China, scientists from The University of Manchester’s School of Materials have developed the nanocomposite which combines the chemical structure of Lithium ion batteries with Read more about A new nanocomposite material that boosts battery life[…]

Advanced materials for additive manufacturing

Specific Challenge: Additive manufacturing (AM) is now applied in the processing of most industrial metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, albeit at quite different levels of industrial readiness. The challenge is to develop equipment that allows the additive layer manufacturing of multi-materials items and multi-functional materials (for research, transport including aeronautic, consumer customised goods, communications, biomaterials Read more about Advanced materials for additive manufacturing[…]