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An enhanced nanocomposite for the photocatalytic oxidation desulfurization

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:15
Researchers introduced an innovative strategy by compositing Cu2O nanoparticles with titanate nanotubes, which will result in the stronger visible spectral response and wider absorbance.

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A new adjustable optical microprobe for the analysis and control of deep brain regions

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:03
Scientists have developed a new optical microprobe able to control brain electrical activity by projecting light on wide volumes or selected portions of the central nervous system in an very controlled fashion.

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A nanoparticle based contrast agent for dual modal imaging of cancer

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:57
Researchers have developed nano-contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as optical imaging of cancer cells.

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Lightweight steel production breakthrough: brittle phases controlled with nanosized morphology

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:38
High-strength, lightweight steels can finally be processed on an industrial scale, thanks to a breakthrough in controlling undesired brittle stages from production.

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Using photoluminescent nanorods as ultimate probes of fluid flow

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:45
New research shows that instant detection of the collective orientation of the nanorods in a small focal volume enables the direct measurement and fast scanning of the local shear rate.

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Self-propelled swimming nanodiamonds for biological applications

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:06
Sometimes nanoscale diamonds contain a specific type of impurity: a single nitrogen atom where a carbon atom should be, with an empty space right next to it, resulting from a second missing carbon atom. This nitrogen-vacancy (NV) impurity gives each nanodiamond special optical and electromagnetic properties. Nitrogen vacancy centers in nanodiamonds require a method to manipulate their electron spin orientations physically. Recent work demonstrates a general active NV system: Nanodiamond swimmers that self-propel.

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Tiny bubbles provide tremendous propulsion in new microparticles (w/video)

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:48
Researchers have developed an innovative technique using light and tiny bubbles to propel microparticles at forces many times greater than previously achieved.

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Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 00:54
A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded a direct solar desalination technology that uses energy from sunlight alone to heat salt water for membrane distillation. The technology could provide off-grid water treatment for some of the 1 billion people who lack access to clean water.
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Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy and nanotechnology

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 23:00
Modular, off-grid desalination technology could supply families, towns.

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Possible enhanced pesticide absorption from fresh food via nanoemulsions

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 22:53
New project to study the possibility that eating food nanoemulsions found in dressings, dips or sauces might increase the amount of pesticides absorbed from co-ingested fruits and vegetables, thus increasing risk of adverse health effects.

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Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growth

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:58
There hasn't been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now scientists have designed a bioactive nanomaterial that is so good at stimulating bone regeneration it could become the method surgeons prefer. The researchers studied in vivo the effect of the nanomaterial on the activity of the growth factor BMP-2. They found that 100 times less of the protein was needed for a successful spinal fusion in an animal model.
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Sound waves direct particles to self-assemble, self-heal

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:26
New framework supports research into lifelike behavior of inanimate objects.

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Higher Velocity, Resolution: PI's New Compact High Performance Hexapod for Industrial Applications

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:08
Designed to deliver 2x velocity and 8x higher resolution.

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Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growth

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:01
Method offers pathway for improving patient outcomes after spinal fusion surgery.

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Alloying materials of different structures offers new tool for controlling properties

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 18:16
New research into the largely unstudied area of heterostructural alloys could lead to greater materials control and in turn better semiconductors, advances in nanotechnology for pharmaceuticals and improved metallic glasses for industrial applications.

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To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 18:10
Researchers uncover design principles to make polymers that can transport both ions and electrons.

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Fabric, the next software

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 15:42
New center for development of high-tech fibers and fabrics opens its headquarters, unveils two products ready for commercialization.

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Toward optical quantum computing

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 15:36
Prototype device enables photon-photon interactions at room temperature.

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Inspired by bones and bamboo, researchers create tougher metal materials

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:44
Drawing inspiration from the structure of bones and bamboo, researchers have found that by gradually changing the internal structure of metals they can make stronger, tougher materials that can be customized for a wide variety of applications - from body armor to automobile parts.

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Precision control of the timing, structure and functions in molecular self-assembly

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:43
Researchers have developed a new methodology that can easily and precisely control the timing of and the structure as well as functions obtained in self-assembly of conjugated molecules, which is a key technology in the field of organic electronics materials.

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