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[…]

Architectured /Advanced material concepts for intelligent bulk material structures

Specific Challenge: The development of smart materials has been gathering pace over the past few years to develop novel concepts for intelligent components and structures with integrated functionalities that are able to communicate and interact with their environment, store data about their condition and react accordingly to external stimuli. Research in the areas of biomimetic Read more about Architectured /Advanced material concepts for intelligent bulk material structures[…]