Improving supercapacitor rate performance with MXene/CNT composites

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Flexible MXene/carbon composite electrodes composed of alternating layers of titanium carbide-based MXene and carbon nanotubes have been fabricated.

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Carbon nanotube broadband polarisers

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Cole et al. report the fabrication of free-standing, horizontally aligned carbon nanotube membranes.

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Mass producing defect-free graphene

Donghua University researchers produce graphene and graphene nanosheet (GNS)/Al2O3 composites.

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Designing a colorimetric sensor for aliphatic hydrocarbons

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J.-M. Kim and co-workers from Hanyang University have developed a sensor film that enables colorimetric differentiation among SAHCs.

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Tailoring carbon nanotubes to deliver genes

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A research team has improved the DNA/RNA transfection ability of carbon nanotubes by optimizing the plasma processes used in their functionalization.

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Tracking cell molecules with carbon nanotubes

A thin carbon nanotube is attached to a molecular motor (yellow) that moves along microtubule filaments (green) that form the transport network of cells. This transport occurs in the highly crowded environment of the cytoplasm that includes a network of actin filaments (red). The fluorescent nanotube serves as a beacon for both the transport along the microtubule, as well as the buffeting of the microtubule by the highly agitated surrounding cytoplasm. Image: M. Leunissen, Dutch Data Design.

Rice, Göttingen, VU researchers track single-molecule proteins in living cells.

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Terahertz Plasmonic Structures with Varying Conductivities

Using a commercially available inkjet printer, electrical engineers were able to produce plasmonic structures with varying conductivities.

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PDMS/nanotube transducer converts terahertz radiation to sound

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Heat-based carbon nanotube/PDMS sensor developed at University of Michigan could detect terahertz radiation in real-time.

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Real or Artifact: CO2 Photo-Catalysis versus Carbon Contamination

Leaf Mimic - Fact or Fiction. Graphic illustration courtesy of Chenxi Qian.

Geoff Ozin asks if carbon dioxide capture and utilization, a potential solution to the CO2 problem, is feasible with today’s photo-conversion technology.

Superior properties but prone to corrosion

Selective Dissolution of Retained Austenite in Nanostructured Ba

Australian scientists found cause and effect of nanostructured bainitic steel’s tendency to corrosion susceptibility.

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