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New composite material revs up pursuit of advanced electric vehicles
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used new techniques to create a composite that increases the electrical current capacity of copper wires, providing a new material that can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense electric vehicle traction motors. (2020-09-21)
Energy harvesting goes organic, gets more flexible
The race is on to create natural biocompatible piezoelectric materials for energy harvesting, electronic sensing, and stimulating nerves. (2020-09-15)
Photo catalysts show promise in creating self-cleaning surfaces and disinfecting agents
The team produced and studied new active photocatalysts based on natural aluminosilicate nanotubes with cadmium sulfide quantum dots stabilized on their surface synthesized by self-assembly. (2020-09-02)
CU scientists create batteries that could make it easier to explore Mars
Electrifying research by Clemson University scientists could lead to the creation of lighter, faster-charging batteries suitable for powering a spacesuit, or even a Mars rover. (2020-08-31)
No limit yet for carbon nanotube fibers
Rice University researchers report advances in their quest to make the best carbon nanotube fibers for industry. (2020-08-17)
Nanotubes in the eye that help us see
A new mechanism of blood redistribution that is essential for the proper functioning of the adult retina has just been discovered in vivo by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM). (2020-08-12)
Nanocrystals from recycled wood waste make carbon-fiber composites tougher
In a new study, Texas A&M University researchers have used a natural plant product, called cellulose nanocrystals, to pin and coat carbon nanotubes uniformly onto the carbon-fiber composites. (2020-08-11)
Novel approach improves graphene-based supercapacitors
An efficient in situ pathway to generate and attach oxygen functional groups to graphitic electrodes for supercapacitors by inducing hydrolysis of water molecules within the gel electrolyte. (2020-08-03)
How plantains and carbon nanotubes can improve cars
Researchers from the University of Johannesburg have shown that plantain, a starchy type of banana, is a promising renewable source for an emerging type of lighter, rust-free composite materials for the automotive industry. (2020-07-29)
Electrochemical doping: researchers improve carbon nanotube transparent conductors
Skoltech researchers and their colleagues from Aalto University have discovered that electrochemical doping with ionic liquid can significantly enhance the optical and electrical properties of transparent conductors made of single-walled carbon nanotube films. (2020-07-29)
A new path for electron optics in solid-state systems
In combined theoretical and experimental work, physicists at ETH Zurich introduce and demonstrate a novel mechanism for electron optics in two-dimensional solid-state systems. (2020-07-14)
New lithium battery charges faster, reduces risk of device explosions
Cell phone batteries often heat up and, at times, can burst into flames. (2020-07-14)
Biosynthetic sustainable hierarchical solar steam generator
Nowadays, a team led by Prof. Shu-Hong Yu from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) report an efficient and sustainable biomimetic hierarchical solar steam generator (HSSG) based on bacterial cellulose (BC) nanocomposites. (2020-07-08)
Flexible material shows potential for use in fabrics to heat, cool
A new North Carolina State University study finds that a material made of carbon nanotubes has a combination of thermal, electrical and physical properties that make it an appealing candidate for next-generation smart fabrics. (2020-07-02)
Building a harder diamond
Scientists at the University of Tsukuba create a theoretical carbon-based material that would be even harder than diamond. (2020-07-01)
No touching: Skoltech researchers find contactless way to measure thickness of carbon nanotube films
Scientists from Skoltech and their colleagues from Russia and Finland have figured out a non-invasive way to measure the thickness of single-walled carbon nanotube films, which may find applications in a wide variety of fields from solar energy to smart textiles. (2020-06-30)
High performance sodium-ion capacitors based on Nb2O5 nanotubes@carbon cloth
Nb2O5 nanotubes and nanowire-to-nanotube homojunctions were directly grown on carbon cloth (CC) from a simple hydrothermal process by adjusting the pH value and adding pyridine as growth regulator. (2020-06-17)
Prodigiosin-based solution has selective activity against cancer cells
Together with colleagues from the University of Palermo, KFU employees offer a nano preparation based on biocompatible halloysite nanotubes and bacterial pigment prodigiosin; the latter is known to selectively disrupt cancer cells without damaging the healthy ones. (2020-06-12)
Exotic nanotubes move in less-mysterious ways
Rice University researchers capture the first video of boron nitride nanotubes in motion to prove their potential for materials and medical applications. (2020-06-02)
Carbon nanotube transistors make the leap from lab to factory floor
A technique for making carbon nanotube transistors in large quantities paves the way for more energy efficient, 3D microprocessors. (2020-06-01)
Scientists devise a way to determine the viability of predicted 2D materials
An international team of researchers from Russia, Sweden and South Korea has proposed a new way to test the structural stability of predicted 2D materials. (2020-05-27)
Surrey unveils fast-charging super-capacitor technology
Experts from the University of Surrey believe their dream of clean energy storage is a step closer after they unveiled their ground-breaking super-capacitor technology that is able to store and deliver electricity at high power rates, particularly for mobile applications. (2020-05-14)
Compact electronic nose to identify human lung diseases
Researchers from Russia and Italy have proposed a compact sensor system that can implement the functionality of the electronic nose and developed a reproducible technology for its manufacture. (2020-05-14)
Researchers invent technology to remedy 3D printing's 'weak spot'
Allowing users to create objects from simple toys to custom prosthetic parts, plastics are a popular 3D printing material. (2020-05-12)
Moisture-sucking gels give solar panels the chills
Polymers that absorb water from the atmosphere can make it easier to run photovoltaic devices in hot climates. (2020-05-11)
Outer tube-selectively boron-doped double-walled carbon nanotubes for thermoelectric applications
A research group led by Hiroyuki Muramatsu of Shinshu University succeeded in selectively doping the outer tube of DWNTs with boron. (2020-05-02)
Green method could enable hospitals to produce hydrogen peroxide in house
A team of researchers has developed a portable, more environmentally friendly method to produce hydrogen peroxide. (2020-05-01)
KIST develops stretchable lithium-ion battery based on new micro-honeycomb structure
The microscale reentrant-honeycomb shaped, graphene-based electrode is characterized by an accordion-like structural stretchability. (2020-04-29)
A leap in using silicon for battery anodes
Scientists have come up with a novel way to use silicon as an energy storage ingredient. (2020-04-28)
Amperometric sensors assist in analyzing food safety
Antioxidants are one of the most interesting and widely investigated compounds in life sciences due to their key role in the protection of living systems from the negative effects of free radicals. (2020-04-23)
Terahertz science discloses the ultrafast photocarrier dynamics in carbon nanotubes
A team of researchers at the Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, in collaboration with TU Wien, Nanyang Technological University, Rice University, University of Alberta and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, comes closer to unraveling how quasiparticles in carbon nanotubes behave under a strong electric field. (2020-04-21)
New hybrid material improves the performance of silicon in Li-ion batteries
Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have developed a new hybrid material of mesoporous silicon microparticles and carbon nanotubes that can improve the performance of silicon in Li-ion batteries. (2020-04-21)
Future Army vehicles could see an improvement in structural materials
Materials used for a Soldier's personal protection gear may be tough enough for vehicles too, according to a new Army study. (2020-04-13)
Double-walled nanotubes have electro-optical advantages
Rice University theorists find that flexoelectric effects in double-walled carbon nanotubes could be highly useful for photovoltaic applications. (2020-03-27)
New sensor could help prevent food waste
MIT chemists have created a tiny sensor that can detect ethylene gas, a plant hormone, in concentrations as low as 15 parts per billion. (2020-03-18)
New study presents hygroscopic micro/nanolenses along carbon nanotube ion channels
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel technology, which allows carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to be easily observed under room temperature. (2020-03-13)
A novel technique to produce cheaper and more efficient chlorine (Cl?)
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled a novel catalyst (Pt1/CNT) for electrochemical chlorine generation. (2020-03-11)
Groovy key to nanotubes in 2D
New research offers a groovy answer to the question of what causes carbon nanotubes to align in ultrathin crystalline films discovered at Rice. (2020-03-09)
New material could turn clothing into a health monitor
Researchers have reported a new material, pliable enough to be woven into fabric but imbued with sensing capabilities that can serve as an early warning system for injury or illness. (2020-03-04)
Improving the electrical and mechanical properties of carbon-nanotube-based fibers
University of Illinois researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology recently developed a technique that can be used to build carbon-nanotube-based fibers by creating chemical crosslinks. (2020-02-18)
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