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Sol-gel Capacitor Dielectric Offers Record-high Energy Storage

Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy...

Could Stronger, Tougher Paper Replace Metal?

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Researchers at the University of Maryland recently discovered that paper made of cellulose fibers is tougher and stronger the smaller the fibers get.   For...

Innovate UK £2M Materials for Demanding Environments: feasibility study competition

The Knowledge Transfer Network would like to invite you to an Innovate UK competition briefing and consortium-building event taking place in a city near you between 24 September and 21 October...

BGU Makes Significant Advance in Graphene Generation

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Western Australia researchers have developed a new process to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and other material...

University of Leicester and CNRS researchers observe how nanoparticles grow when exposed to helium.

A team of researchers from the University of Leicester and France's G2ELab-CNRS in Grenoble have for the first time observed the growth of free nanoparticles in helium gas in a process similar...

A Most Singular Nano-Imaging Technique

Just as proteins are one of the basic building blocks of biology, nanoparticles can serve as the basic building blocks for next generation materials. In keeping with this parallel...

Graphene gets competition

Layered semiconducting black arsenic phosphorus as an alternative to silicon   Graphene, the only one atom thick carbon network, achieved overnight fame with the 2010 Nobel...

Researchers develop artificial, bonelike material for use with medical devices

Researchers have developed a new approach for better integrating medical devices with biological systems. The researchers, led by Bozhi Tian, assistant professor in chemistry at the University...

Graphene-based film can be used for efficient cooling of electronics

The film has a thermal conductivity capacity that is four times that of copper; moreover, the graphene film is attachable to electronic components made of silicon. Researchers at...

Launch of Women in Graphene Network

Graphene Week 2015 saw the launch of Women in Graphene, a support network for women in graphene and related 2d materials research. As in other areas of science and engineering, women make up...

Researchers grind nanotubes to get nanoribbons

Rice-led experiments demonstrate solid-state carbon nanotube ‘templates’    A simple way to turn carbon nanotubes into valuable graphene nanoribbons may be to grind them,...

Scientists prove natural formation of 'right' and 'left' nanoparticles

A team of scientists from ITMO University and Trinity College Dublin published first experimental results showing that ordinary nanocrystals possess intrinsic chirality and can be produced...

New micro-supercapacitor structure inspired by the intricate design of leaves

Researchers have devised a new technique for creating  a solid-state micro-supercapacitor  that delivers high electrochemical performance.   There was a time during...

Emergence of a 'devil's staircase' in a spin-valve system

Complex magnetic structures are at the heart of promising new materials for devices in "spintronics", a field of research aiming at more energy efficient data storage and processing. A...

Engineering the world’s smallest nanocrystal

In the natural world, proteins use the process of biomineralization to incorporate metallic elements into tissues, using it to create diverse materials such as seashells, teeth, and...

Controlling liquids at micro and nano scales

From targeted drug delivery to the self-assembly of nano robots, new research by Northumbria University, Newcastle, is using super-sized atoms to reveal the behavior of liquids in...

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances

Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature.   There...

Making new materials with micro-explosions

Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip material.   The new technique could lead to the simple...

Innovation documentary looking for 'disrupters' in science, technology, engineering & design

A major Hollywood Studio feature documentary film directed by Emmy Award winning filmmakers is looking for the next generation of disrupters in science, technology, engineering & design. ...

Working Safely with Nanomaterials

You are invited to attend an event on Working Safely with Nanomaterials to be held at Burlington House, London on Wednesday 9th September 2015. This event will see the launch of the revised...
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