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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Hybrid graphene–giant nanocrystal quantum dot assemblies

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New work shows that new class of nanocrystals coupled to graphene causes bi-excitons to experience recombination and simultaneous emission of photon pairs.

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Exploring the possibilities and limitations of a nanomaterials genome

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Professor Geoff Ozin and co-workers aim to categorise and organise the multifaceted properties and behaviours of nanomaterials.

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Inkjet printing and metal nanoparticles combine to shrink electronics

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new research has combined inkjet printing and metal nanoparticle inks as a novel, low-cost solution for interconnect fabrication.

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Gold nanorods shown to inhibit migratory of metastatic cancer

Research shows that gold nanorods effectively inhibit the migratory and invasive properties of various metastatic cancer cell lines in vitro and in vivo.

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Non-fouling nanoparticulate surfaces

Tubes treated with the surface coating showed substantially reduced staining when  exposed to a water-soluble blue dye.

A Harvard research team has used a layer-by-layer technique to assemble a nanostructured surface coating infused with a fluorocarbon-based lubricant.

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Thermosensitive magnetomicelles – a closer look at antitumor pro-drug delivery

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Cisplatin pro-drug delivery via thermosensitive magnetomicelles is visualized at the interface between nanomaterials and living systems with sub-100 nm resolution

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The future of energy storage from TiO2 nanotubes

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A team from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has created long titanium nanotubes that show promise for use in fast charge/discharge batteries.