Enhanced oil recovery with polymer-coated nanoparticles

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Recent research into the use of polymer-coated nanoparticles for enhanced oil recovery is reviewed in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science.

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From the Kitchen to the Lab: Dumplings Inspiring Nanoscience

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Anisotropic polymer particles formed with structural control through a simple pressing method.

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Explaining magnetron sputtering growth of nanoporous thin films

Researchers from CSIC have developed a fundamental framework to explain the growth of nanoporous thin films when the magnetron sputtering technique is used.

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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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Scalable CVD process developed for 2D molybdenum diselenide

This image from a scanning transmission electron microscope shows the individual atoms in a two-dimensional sheet of molybdenum diselenide. Source: E. Ringe/Rice University..

Rice, NTU scientists unveil CVD production for coveted 2-D semiconductor.

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Anti-cancer system bursts nanoballoons with lasers

The image shows a nanoballoon before (left) and after (right) being hit by a red laser. The laser causes the balloon to pop open and release the anti-cancer drugs directly at a tumor. Image: Jonathan Lovell.

New drug delivery method targets cancer cells – not the entire body – and limits chemotherapy side effects.

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Setting nanomagnet domain walls into motion

This is an illustration of the synchronous displacement of several domain walls over larger distances by means of customized perpendicular field pulses. Image: Ill.: Kläui-Lab, Institute of Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

Domain walls can be synchronously displaced using magnetic field pulses.

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New graphene material is reinforced with nanotube bars

A square-centimeter sheet of rebar graphene floats in water. The rebars allow the sheet to be transferred from one surface from another without using polymer in an intermediate step. The process was created in the lab of chemist James Tour at Rice University. Image: Tour Group/Rice University.

Rice University lab makes hybrid nanotube-graphene material that promises to simplify manufacturing.

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From lamellar bilayer membranes to single-bilayer-thick polymeric nanosheets

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The synthesis of free-standing, ultrathin polymeric nanosheets of lamellar bilayer membrane via spatially confined polymerization has been reported.

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Book Review: Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction

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Professor Onuegbu Ugwu of the University of Nigeria reviews Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction.