Designing a colorimetric sensor for aliphatic hydrocarbons


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


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


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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Carbon nanotubes could be grown through combustion

Carbon nanotubes from combustion. Image: ITbM, Nagoya University.

A research team have revealed that the molecular mechanism of carbon nanotube (CNT) growth and hydrocarbon combustion actually share many similarities.

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Drawing chemical sensors on paper with a flexible toy pencil

Flexible toy pencil (left) traces are made of polymer/graphite composite, which function as chemiresistor upon exposure to volatile chemical vapors. Image courtesy of Jiaxing Huang.

Research team at Northwestern University show that chemical sensors capable of detecting toxic vapors can be drawn with a toy pencil on paper.

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Mass production of polymer-nanotube composite fibers

Forcespun composite carbon fibers from Fiberio setup

Mass production of polymer-nanotube composite fibers using FibeRio forcespinning technology for cheap and strong carbon fibers.

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