Month: November 2018

Stealth-cap Technology for Light-emitting Nanoparticles

According to reports, the special light-emitting nanoparticles can be boosted significantly in terms of stability and their biocompatibility features. This is after a successful development of “upconverting” nanoparticles by scientists from Monash University in Australia in Conjunction with those from Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. The team has developed converting nanoparticles that can successfully convert infrared light to…

Scientists Combine Graphene Foam with Epoxy for a Tough, Conductive Composite

James Tours Rice University Lab scientists have led researchers in building better epoxy for electronic applications. The researchers have come up with an epoxy resilient composite with the same density as the pure product. The model comes from a successful combination of pure epoxy with a tough graphene foam and carbon nanotube scaffold to build…

Harvesting of Energy Taken to Another Level

Very small semiconductor devices with capabilities of harvesting energy have succeeded in being modified further into sensors that can now be worn. The evolving technologies have done their best to make thermoelectric systems as small as possible to the size of wristwatches. However, despite having this evolving technology, stabilizing the temperature within the terminals of…

Z3DLAB Avails titanium ZTi-Powder and ZTi-Med materials for French AM

Z3DLAB SAS, a French AM company specializing in nano-structured advanced materials, has declared the supply of 2 nano-structures titanium powders enriched with 145 nano zirconia. The materials, ZTi-Powder and ZTi-Med, were developed as an alternative to existing titanium grades that are around since the 1950s. The ceramic-enriched materials were declared by Z3DLAB at Formnext on,…

Injectable Hydrogel Composite for Cardiac Arrest Situations

Hydrogels are polymer networks with high water contents. Since hydrogels will give a decent medium for cell proliferation, they’re typically used as scaffolds in tissue engineering applications. Further, they will be used to encapsulate drug molecules. Today, several medications are given systemically (distributed over the full body), and fail to accumulate at the required tissue…

Harmful Micro-plastics are Produced by Car Tires and Brake Pads

There’s a big problem wherever the rubber meets the road: microplastics. Scientists analyzed over 500 tiny particles force from the air around three busy German highways and located that the overwhelming majority — 89 % — came from vehicle tires, brake systems and roads themselves. all at once, these particles are classified by the researchers…

Scientist make Reflective Paint that Could keep buildings cool

A new polymer-based paint that reflects nearly all incoming daylight might facilitate keep buildings, cars, airplanes and alternative sunbaked structures cool. This polymer paint, delineate on-line September twenty seven in Science, will be applied to varied surfaces, together with plastics, metals and wood. It also can be intentional into utile tarpaulins for covering homes, cars…

Scientist to call new field in Nanotechnology: ‘electron quantum metamaterials’

When 2 atomically thin two-dimensional layers are stacked on high of every different and one layer is created to rotate against the second layer, they start to provide patterns—the acquainted moiré patterns—that neither layer will generate on its own which facilitate the passage of sunshine and electrons, with materials that exhibit uncommon phenomena. for instance,…

Smartphones will be Able to Heal their Broken Screen by Pulling Carbon from the Air

Carbon-fixing materials — substances powered by the sun that use atmospherical CO2 to grow and repair themselves, even as plants do — don’t nonetheless exist outside the work. however scientists have gotten invitingly near creating them a commercial reality. Designing materials that not solely avoid using fossil fuels, however conjointly eat up atmospheric CO2, holds…

Vanadium Dioxide’s Weird Phase Transition: Switches from Insulator to Conductor

Researchers for the very first time have gotten a close read of however atoms in a compound referred to as vanadium dioxide move when an ultrafast laser pulse transforms the material from an electrical insulator to a conductor — and it’s nothing like scientists expected. Rather than shifting from one crystal formation to a different…