4th International Conference nanoFIS 2020 – Integrated Functional nanoSystems

We have the pleasure to invite you to the 4th International Conference nanoFIS 2020 – Integrated Functional nanoSystems! The nanoFIS 2020 conference focuses on essential capabilities required for the development of future Smart Systems that are core enablers for the digital transformation worldwide. The topics of nanoFIS 2020 comprise novel technologies, components and devices enabled Read more about 4th International Conference nanoFIS 2020 – Integrated Functional nanoSystems[…]

4th International Conference nanoFIS 2020 – Integrated Functional nanoSystems

We have the pleasure to invite you to the 4th International Conference nanoFIS 2020 – Integrated Functional nanoSystems! The nanoFIS 2020 conference focuses on essential capabilities required for the development of future Smart Systems that are core enablers for the digital transformation worldwide. The topics of nanoFIS 2020 comprise novel technologies, components and devices enabled Read more about 4th International Conference nanoFIS 2020 – Integrated Functional nanoSystems[…]

The use of auxetic membranes to regenerate human tissue after injuries

A material that thickens when you pull on it seems to contradict the laws of physics. However, the so-called auxetic effect, which also occurs in nature, is interesting for a number of applications. A new Empa study recently published in “Nature Communications” shows how this amazing behavior can be improved – and even used to Read more about The use of auxetic membranes to regenerate human tissue after injuries[…]

A sensor that can withstand the crushing forces inside a diamond anvil cell

Since their invention more than 60 years ago, diamond anvil cells have made it possible for scientists to recreate extreme phenomena – such as the crushing pressures deep inside the Earth’s mantle – or to enable chemical reactions that can only be triggered by intense pressure, all within the confines of a laboratory apparatus that Read more about A sensor that can withstand the crushing forces inside a diamond anvil cell[…]

Newspapers provide a green, economical way to produce carbon nanotubes

A research collaboration between Rice University and the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University has found that old newspapers can be used as a low cost, eco-friendly material on which to grow single walled carbon nanotubes on a large scale. Carbon nanotubes are tiny molecules with incredible physical properties that can be used Read more about Newspapers provide a green, economical way to produce carbon nanotubes[…]

Future of nanomaterials for energy storage

The challenge of building an energy future that preserves and improves the planet is a massive undertaking. But it all hinges on the charged particles moving through invisibly small materials. Scientists and politicians have recognized the need for an urgent and substantial shift in the world’s mechanisms of energy production and consumption in order to Read more about Future of nanomaterials for energy storage[…]

Nanoaugmented Materials Industry Summit 2019

NAUM is the world’s largest event focused on graphene nanotubes (single wall carbon nanotubes) and their industrial applications in transportation, coatings, composites, plastics & rubbers, energy sources, rubbers, packaging, electronics, consumer goods and construction. Graphene nanotube additives allow the creation of materials of the future with improved characteristics and previously unachievable properties. NAUM’19 will feature: Read more about Nanoaugmented Materials Industry Summit 2019[…]

The strongest silver ever beat the world record

A team of scientists has made the strongest silver ever–42 percent stronger than the previous world record. But that’s not the important point. “We’ve discovered a new mechanism at work at the nanoscale that allows us to make metals that are much stronger than anything ever made before–while not losing any electrical conductivity,” says Frederic Read more about The strongest silver ever beat the world record[…]

An ultrathin, artificial muscle for haptic robotics

Researchers from KAIST have developed an ultrathin, artificial muscle for soft robotics. The advancement, recently reported in the journal Science Robotics, was demonstrated with a robotic blooming flower brooch, dancing robotic butterflies and fluttering tree leaves on a kinetic art piece. The robotic equivalent of a muscle that can move is called an actuator. The actuator Read more about An ultrathin, artificial muscle for haptic robotics[…]

New formula to recreate different sensations of softness for haptic interfaces

What factors affect how human touch perceives softness, like the feel of pressing your fingertip against a marshmallow, a piece of clay or a rubber ball? By exploring this question in detail, a team of engineers and psychologists at the University of California San Diego discovered clever tricks to design materials that replicate different levels Read more about New formula to recreate different sensations of softness for haptic interfaces[…]

Nanoaugmented Materials Industry Summit 2019

NAUM is the world’s largest event focused on graphene nanotubes (single wall carbon nanotubes) and their industrial applications in transportation, coatings, composites, plastics & rubbers, energy sources, rubbers, packaging, electronics, consumer goods and construction. Graphene nanotube additives allow the creation of materials of the future with improved characteristics and previously unachievable properties. NAUM’19 will feature: Read more about Nanoaugmented Materials Industry Summit 2019[…]

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[…]