Funtionalising scaffolds for nanoparticle templating

Short engineered protein sequences have been used to initiate the simultaneous synthesis of two inorganic species in desired locations with nanoscale accuracy.

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Processes optimisation and up-scaling for graphene delivery

Processes optimisation and up-scaling for graphene delivery

The NanoMaster Project is reporting exciting results related to graphene and expanded graphite production and the development of novel nanocomposite intermediates.

Unique catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells synthesized

Researchers show how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalyst.

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Targeting cancer cells with functionalised nanorods

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Researchers have described composite nanorods that consist of long iron segments and short gold tips and can be functionalized with biomolecules of interest.

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Cancer treatment based on PLGA microparticles

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Researchers have developed a cancer imaging and therapy agent composed of PLGA microparticles encapsulating a perfluorocarbon liquid core.

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Radiation protection from tungsten nanotechnology

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Korean researchers have developed lightweight commercial gamma radiation shielding based on tungsten/polyethylene nanocomposites.

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Graphene as a building block for flexible touchscreens

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Graphene-treated nanowires could soon replace current touchscreen technology, reducing production costs and allowing for more affordable, flexible displays.

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Biological and nanotoxicity assay for cellular nanoparticles

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The combination of flow cytometry and X-ray fluorescence enables semi-quantitative estimation of cellular SiO2 nanoparticles and their biological effects.

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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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Are single-walled carbon nanotubes derived from a zigzag graphene ribbon?

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Researchers report that SWCNTs are tubular graphene in a unique armchair configuration, resulting from the growth of a zigzag graphene ribbon.

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