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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Polycarbonate coatings to prevent catheter infection

An international group develops a new three-component surface coating to reduce the number of infections caused by catheters.

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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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DIY Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy sensor

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A team have combined “lab-on-paper” technology with SERS to provide a label-free, ultrasensitive and powerful tool for the detection of specific molecules.

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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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A new twist for structural colour

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Reflecting 30% of the light that hits it, the Pollia condensata berry uses structural colour—no chemical pigments—to outshine even the morpho butterfly.

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Patterning organic electronics with microfluidics

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Researchers have demonstrated a novel microfluidic method to pattern organic films directly in air.

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Self-assembly of ordered colloidal nanoparticle films on silicon oxide surfaces

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A new approach to obtain colloidal crystal films from polystyrene nanoparticles in narrow structured molecular monolayers.

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Bioinspired bubble-generated system

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Researchers report a method to mimic bubble-based propulsion systems found in nature.

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Improving polymer film fabrication

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Melbourne reseachers develop method to fabricate chiral stationary phases with nanoengineered features.

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