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New test opens path for better 2-D catalysts

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 23:54
New method quickly probes atom-thin materials' ability to produce hydrogen.

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Team reconstructs nanoscale virus features from correlations of scattered x-rays

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 23:48
This technique has the potential to allow scientists to shed light on biological structure and dynamics that were previously impossible to observe with traditional X-ray methods.

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New Catalog: Custom Engineered Precision Motion Systems

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:10
Traditional multi-step sourcing and design processes are solved by PI's engineered motion systems division.

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Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy density

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:10
Using a simple layer-by-layer coating technique, researchers have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices. The device uses metallic nanoparticles to coat cellulose fibers in the paper, creating supercapacitor electrodes with high energy and power densities -- and the best performance so far in a textile-based supercapacitor.
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New nanoplatelets improve the brightness of LEDs, lasers and LCD screens, researchers show

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:35
New semiconductor nanoplatelets synthesized in laboratories can improve the brightness of LEDs, lasers and LCD screens of computers or televisions because they allow to minimize energy losses compared to current semiconductor materials.
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Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy density

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:20
Using a simple layer-by-layer coating technique, researchers have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices.

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Light-activated quantum dots boost antibiotic activity

Nanotechweb.org - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:14
New combination therapy could help destroy “superbugs”
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Nanopatch vaccine delivery platform

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:21
A fresh study of the Nanopatch - a microscopic vaccine delivery platform - has shown the device more effectively combats poliovirus than needles and syringes.

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A novel approach for self-healing nickel coating

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:09
Scientists describe a novel approach to the preparation of a self-healing Ni coating with uniformly dispersed F@MSNs (fluoride ion loaded on mesoporous silica nanocontainers) on magnesium alloy.

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Electromagnetic shielding with graphene-based sandwich structures

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:56
Researchers have demonstrated a series of graphene-based sandwich structures that were fabricated by assembling graphene films and various spacers.

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Noisy catalysts reveal atomic-level reactivity

Nanotechweb.org - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:30
Catalytic activity can be observed in tunnelling-current noise during scanning tunnelling microscopy.
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Building a barrier against oxidation with 2D materials

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:04
Chemically stabilizing atomically flat materials improves their potential for commercial application.

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A sticky situation for nanomaterials

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:05
Researchers 'get rough' with nanomaterials to eliminate problematic stickiness caused by smooth surfaces.

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Adding stress boosts performance, stability for fuel cells

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:01
Scientists design outstanding catalysts by controlling the composition and shape of these tiny plate-like structures on the nanoscale.

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Water in one dimension

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 23:56
Confined within tiny carbon nanotubes, extremely cold water molecules line up in a highly ordered chain.

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New nanomaterial can extract hydrogen fuel from seawater

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 23:51
Hybrid material converts more sunlight and can weather seawater's harsh conditions.

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Light-activated nanoparticles can supercharge current antibiotics

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:26
Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella, new research shows.
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Quantum dots can supercharge current antibiotics

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:09
Quantum dots can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella.

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Nanoscale islands dot light-driven catalyst

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 20:22
Scientists have combined aluminum nanoparticles and smaller metal particles to create a versatile nanostructure that could lead to new applications for plasmonics. The technique allows for customizable surface chemistry and reactivity in one material.
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Nanoparticle imaging agents developed to better monitor growth of tumours

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 20:00
New tools would help doctors make better and quicker treatment decisions for cancer patients.

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