Archives for July 2011

Quantitative Blueprint for Better Nanomachines

The possibility to obtain work from nanomachines is a step closer to reality as scientists provide a quantitative framework describing interfacial interactions in a nanobiomolecular system.

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A Physical Route to Highly Crystalline Graphene

A new method to produce purer, more conductive graphene sheets has been developed by a Korean research team

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Surface Functionalization of Nanotube Fillers: A Review

Professor Dmitri Golberg reviews the first volume of the new Polymer Nano, Micro- & Macrocomposites series, edited by Dr. Vikas Mittal.

Nanocontrol using Peptides

Small changes can have a big effect; a very small change in molecular structure can have a profound controlling effect on the size of gold nanoparticle superstructures.

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Limoges ceramics for aeronautics applications

French researchers have coupled the excellent mechanical properties of zirconium and silicon carbide, in the first step to a high performance ceramic resistant to high temperatures in an oxidizing atmosphere.

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The power is within you: Composite biofuel cells

Carbon nanotube-enzyme composite electrodes are applied in glucose biofuel cells.

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Multimetallic Nanomachines: Magnetic and Chemical Power Combine

Scientists at University of California, San Diego, USA, led by Joseph Wang, have put together a multisegment nanomotor that contains components responsive to magnetic and to chemical stimuli.

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The Power of Nuclear: Testing Irradiated Materials on the Nanoscale

A new method for testing irradiated materials on the nanoscale could reduce the risk of a repeat of the recent events in Fukushima

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Forces Combine to Make DNA Arrays

Ring-shaped arrays of DNA by using a simple self-assembly process driven by a balance of different forces, by scientists in the USA and S. Korea.

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Video Abstract: 3D Microvascular Fiber-Reinforced Composites

Jeffrey Moore and Scott White talk us through their newest publication, “Three-Dimensional Microvascular Fiber-Reinforced Composites”.

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