Anti-fingerprint surfaces with nanocoating

Not only are greasy fingerprints on shiny stainless steel surfaces unattractive, they also attack the surface in question. A new nanocoating being developed by Fraunhofer researchers will in the future prevent the annoying smudges that result from fingers touching stainless steel surfaces. The key to their approach: special nanoparticles added to the coating. The shiny Read more about Anti-fingerprint surfaces with nanocoating[…]

Nanotechnology on the way to create superior sensors

Using an artful combination of nanotechnology and basic chemistry, Sandia National Laboratories researchers have encouraged gold nanoparticles to self-assemble into unusually large supercrystals that could significantly improve the detection sensitivity for chemicals in explosives or drugs. “Our supercrystals have more sensing capability than regular spectroscopy instruments currently in use, just like a dog’s nose has Read more about Nanotechnology on the way to create superior sensors[…]

A new technology that mimics imprint processes

Using pressure instead of chemicals, a Sandia National Laboratories team has fabricated nanoparticles into nanowire-array structures similar to those that underlie the surfaces of touch-screens for sensors, computers, phones and TVs. The pressure-based fabrication process takes nanoseconds. Chemistry-based industrial techniques take hours. The process, called stress-induced fabrication, “is a new technology that mimics imprint processes Read more about A new technology that mimics imprint processes[…]

A new creation of high-capacity hydrogen storage materials

Sometimes, you have to go small to win big. That is the approach a multilab, interdisciplinary team took in using nanoparticles and a novel nanoconfinement system to develop a method to change hydrogen storage properties. This discovery could enable the creation of high-capacity hydrogen storage materials capable of quick refueling, improving the performance of emerging Read more about A new creation of high-capacity hydrogen storage materials[…]

How to work safely with 3D printers

Different chemicals such as solvents, epoxy chemicals and acrylate compounds, may be used in the manufacturing and finishing of 3D printed objects. Rashes linked to epoxy chemicals have already been reported among employees who perform 3D printing. To avoid harmful health effects, these chemicals must be handled safely. Special care should be taken, if epoxy Read more about How to work safely with 3D printers[…]

Flexible electronics can be produced in a faster way

Faster production of advanced, flexible electronics is among the potential benefits of a discovery by researchers at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering. Taking a deeper look at photonic sintering of silver nanoparticle films – the use of intense pulsed light, or IPL, to rapidly fuse functional conductive nanoparticles – scientists uncovered a relationship between Read more about Flexible electronics can be produced in a faster way[…]

NanoHeat – Leading the way in hyperthermia research

NanoScience Laboratories launches the NanoHeat, the most advanced and accurate device available for the testing of magnetic nanoparticle heating. NanoScience Laboratories is pleased to announce the launch of the NanoHeat, a device designed to measure the heating efficiency of magnetic nanoparticles for hyperthermia applications.  The NanoHeat has the widest frequency range, highest field strength and Read more about NanoHeat – Leading the way in hyperthermia research[…]

A new technique for extremely high speed photonic

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new technique for extremely high speed photonic sensing of the mechanical properties of freely flowing particles using an opto-mechano-fluidic resonator (OMFR). This research potentially opens up completely new mechanical “axes of measurement” on micro/nanoparticles and bioparticles. “It is known that diseases such as cancers Read more about A new technique for extremely high speed photonic[…]

Dentin nanostructures – a super-natural phenomenon

Dentin is one of the most durable biological materials in the human body. Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin were able to show that the reason for this can be traced to its nanostructures and specifically to the interactions between the organic and inorganic components. Measurements performed at BESSYII, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin’s synchrotron radiation source, Read more about Dentin nanostructures – a super-natural phenomenon[…]