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Lloyd’s Register Foundation awards £9 million grants in nanotechnology

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation has awarded grants totalling £9 million to three international consortia in the field of nanotechnology. These grants support research and doctoral training that will support the Foundation’s aims to advance engineering-related education and research and support work that enhances safety of life at sea, on land and in the air. Professor Richard Clegg,...
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NetComposites announces programme for the Industrial Nanocomposites Conference (INC 2015)

NetComposites has announced the initial programme for its latest international conference, which will explore the current and future uses of nanocomposites in a variety of applications; defining the challenges being faced in mass production, use, and future innovations. The conference will take place on 24th- 25th November at SpOrt Stuttgart, Germany and has delegates...
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Cocoon clue to lightweight armour & cars

A new examination of silkworm cocoons suggests how they could inspire lightweight armour and environmentally-friendly car panels.   Scientists from Oxford University’s Department of Zoology studied 25 types of cocoons for clues to how the structures manage to be very tough but also light and able to ‘breathe’.   Fujia Chen, David Porter, and...
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New family of composite structures

Material scientists at ETH-Zürich are working on composite materials that mimic the structure of seashells. Such complex structures are produced using tiny magnetic particles which guide the composites' stiffer elements into place. This technique enables new technologies from durable coatings to stronger and lighter materials.   Composite materials are widespread in...
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3M and Chesapeake Energy Corporation partner to create new CNG Tank Technology

3M and Chesapeake Energy Corporation have announced an agreement to collaborate in designing, manufacturing and marketing a broad portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks for use in all sectors of the United States transportation market. Currently the fuel tank on a CNG vehicle is its most expensive single component. The new CNG tanks developed through the 3M and Chesapeake...
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Researchers develop ‘bullet proof’ graphene

UOW researchers have used graphene to develop a new composite material which can produce the toughest fibres to date- even tougher than spider silk and Kevlar!   Graphene, the latest discovery in the nano world of carbon, has proven to be an amazing building block for advanced materials. The new graphene composite can be wet-spun into fibres with potential applications in...
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Chemists reveal why sea urchins are no easy prey

Scientists from the Electron and Scanning Probe Microscopy Unit in the University of Bristol's School of Chemistry were part of an international network of institutes specialising in materials characterisation who have helped solve a decades-long debate on the nature of the sea urchin spine. The newly discovered structure, which combines the properties of thin calcite nanocrystals and a...
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Using nanocellulose to create novel composite materials

For some time now nanocellulose has been at the focus of a good deal of industrial and scientific interest as a novel biomaterial. Potential applications range from the creation of new kinds of commercially useful materials and uses in medical technology all the way to the food and pharmaceutical industries. Empa researchers have now developed a manufacturing process for nanocellulose...
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When size matters: University of Leicester developing energy efficient materials

New research at the University of Leicester is using nanotechnology to create energy efficient materials. With the increasing worldwide demand for energy there is a pressure to use the finite energy resources wisely whilst reducing one of the major areas of energy consumption, transportation, which accounts for more than 20% of the world’s total primary energy and produces much of the...
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Physicists develop a new method to improve the electrical conductivity of polymeric composites

Polymeric composites consist of two or more materials and are used for example to shield off electrostatics in airplanes. By introducing additives into polymeric composites, favourable properties can be achieved. For instance, they develop favourable electrical properties when reinforced with carbon nanotubes. Such composites are used to make flat-panel displays and solar cells more...
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Paper that's stronger than steel?

UTS Scientists have reported remarkable results in developing a composite material based on graphite that is a thin as paper and ten times stronger than steel.   In work recently published in the Journal of Applied Physics, a UTS research team supervised by Professor Guoxiu Wang has developed reproducible test results and nanostructural samples of graphene paper, a material...
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Engineers devise a new way to inspect advanced materials used to build airplanes

In recent years, many airplane manufacturers have started building their planes from advanced composite materials, which consist of high-strength fibers, such as carbon or glass, embedded in a plastic or metal matrix. Such materials are stronger and more lightweight than aluminum, but they are also more difficult to inspect for damage, because their surfaces usually don't reveal...
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University lab creates self-strengthening nanocomposite

Researchers at Rice University have created a synthetic material that gets stronger from repeated stress much like the body strengthens bones and muscles after repeated workouts. Work by the Rice lab of Pulickel Ajayan, professor in mechanical engineering and materials science and of chemistry, shows the potential of stiffening polymer-based nanocomposites with carbon nanotube fillers. The...
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Malvern Instruments joins SoftComp Consortium and European Soft Matter Infrastructure (ESMI) Project

Materials characterization specialist Malvern Instruments has joined two key European initiatives that aim to promote excellence in cross-disciplinary research and technique development in soft matter composites and complex fluids. These are: the SoftComp Consortium; and, the newly funded EU FP7 project, European SoftMatter Infrastructure (ESMI).   SoftComp promotes networking...
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