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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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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