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PETA science consortium to present hazard testing strategy at ECHA workshop
The PETA International Science Consortium's nanotechnology expert will present a poster titled 'A Tiered-Testing Strategy for Nanomaterial Hazard Assessment' at the Topical Scientific Workshop -- Regulatory Challenges in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials being organized by the European Chemicals Agency on Oct. (2014-10-16)
Development of a novel carbon nanomaterial 'pot'
A novel, pot-shaped, carbon nanomaterial developed by researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan is several times deeper than any hollow carbon nanostructure previously produced. (2016-08-04)
UTSA professors receive grant to create water-purifying nanomaterial
Heather Shipley, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Burzik Professor in Engineering Design at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and Kelly Nash, associate professor of physics, have received a $65,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a nanomaterial that can do the work of a water treatment plant. (2017-03-30)
PETA science consortium to present hazard testing strategy at nanotoxicology meeting
PETA International Science Consortium will present a non-animal tiered-testing strategy for nanomaterial hazard assessment at the 7th International Nanotoxicology Congress being held in Antalya, Turkey on April 23-26, 2014. (2014-04-22)
Just scratching the surface: New technique maps nanomaterials as they grow
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a measurement technique that will help scientists and companies map nanomaterials as they grow. (2008-11-04)
Nanomaterial to help reduce CO2 emissions
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new nanomaterial that could help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power stations. (2013-07-08)
New material could lead to erasable and rewriteable optical chips
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a nanomaterial that could lead to optical chips and circuits. (2016-12-06)
Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growth
There hasn't been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University scientists have designed a bioactive nanomaterial that is so good at stimulating bone regeneration it could become the method surgeons prefer. (2017-06-19)
Setting ground rules for nanotechnology research
In two new studies, researchers from across the country spearheaded by Duke University faculty have begun to design the framework on which to build the emerging field of nanoinformatics -- the combination of nanoscale research and informatics. (2015-08-18)
QUT cleans up in latest round of grants
A Queensland University of Technology research project to develop technology to purify unclean water supplies, has received a funding boost in the latest round of Australian Research Council grants announced this week. (2007-05-21)
Thermally activated delayed photoluminescence from semiconductor nanocrystals
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that the transfer of triplet excitons from nanomaterials to molecules also creates a feedback mechanism that returns some energy to the nanocrystal, causing it to photoluminesce on long time scales. (2017-12-18)
Tin nanocrystals for the battery of the future
More powerful batteries could help electric cars achieve a considerably larger range and thus a breakthrough on the market. (2013-04-08)
The ultimate defense against hackers may be just a few atoms thick
The next generation of electronic hardware security may be at hand as researchers at NYU Tandon School of Engineering introduce a new class of unclonable cybersecurity security primitives made of a low-cost nanomaterial with the highest possible level of structural randomness. (2017-11-29)
New nanoscale imaging method finds application in plasmonics
Researchers from NIST and the University of Maryland have shown how to make nanoscale measurements of critical properties of plasmonic nanomaterials, the specially engineered nanostructures that modify the interaction of light and matter for a variety of applications including sensors, cloaking (invisibility), photovoltaics and therapeutics. (2013-07-16)
NUS scientists develop method to improve photoluminescence efficiency of 2-D semiconductors
A team led by researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a method to enhance the photoluminescence efficiency of tungsten diselenide, a two-dimensional semiconductor, paving the way for the application of such semiconductors in advanced optoelectronic and photonic devices. (2016-05-09)
UT Arlington physics team demonstrates new power generation technique
University of Texas at Arlington and Louisiana Tech University researchers created a hybrid nanomaterial that can be used to convert light and thermal energy into electrical current. (2012-11-12)
NSF-funded Rice study will trace path of nanomaterials
The impact of nanomaterials in the environment is the subject of a new study at Rice University funded by the National Science Foundation. (2008-09-03)
NIST microanalysis technique makes the most of small nanoparticle samples
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Food and Drug Administration have demonstrated that they can make sensitive chemical analyses of minute samples of nanoparticles by, essentially, roasting them on top of a quartz crystal. (2014-02-24)
Carbon in a twirl: The science behind a self-assembled nano-carbon helix
Nanotechnology draws on the fabrication of nanostructures. Scientists have now succeeded in growing a unique carbon structure at the nanoscale that resembles a tiny twirled mustache. (2013-05-16)
How harmful are nano-copper and anti-fungal combinations in the waterways?
A recently published article in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 'Effects of Micronized and Nano-Copper Azole on Marine Benthic Communities' explores the risks to the smallest creatures in aquatic communities posed by increased use of the anti-fouling wood treatment. (2017-10-26)
'Twinning' phenomenon found in nanocrystalline aluminum
Using a powerful electron microscope, researchers have discovered (2003-07-30)
Rice discovery points way to graphene circuits
Rice University materials scientists have made a fundamental discovery that could make it easier for engineers to build electronic circuits out of the much-touted nanomaterial graphene. (2011-08-04)
Novel energy inside a microcircuit chip
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed an extremely efficient small-size energy storage, a micro-supercapacitor, which can be integrated directly inside a silicon microcircuit chip. (2016-06-08)
Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet
Researchers have developed inks made of graphene-like materials for inkjet printing. (2017-08-17)
Researchers uncover secret of nanomaterial that makes harvesting sunlight easier
Using sunlight to drive chemical reactions, such as artificial photosynthesis, could soon become much more efficient thanks to nanomaterials. (2017-03-28)
Shaking the nanomaterials out
Nano implies small -- and that's great for use in medical devices, beauty products and smartphones -- but it's also a problem. (2015-12-10)
Photoacoustic imaging and photothermal cancer therapy using BR nanoparticles
Sangyong Jon, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at KAIST, and his team developed combined photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapy for cancer by using Bilirubin (BR) nanoparticles. (2017-09-25)
Carbon nanostructures -- elixir or poison?
A Los Alamos National Laboratory toxicologist and a multidisciplinary team of researchers have documented potential cellular damage from (2010-03-31)
Dip ordinary paper into ink infused with nanotubes and nanowires to create an instant battery
Dip an ordinary piece of paper into ink infused with carbon nanotubes and silver nanowires, and it turns into a battery or supercapacitor. (2009-12-07)
Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis
A surface catalyst with a built-in sensor: that's what University of South Carolina chemist Hui Wang and co-workers built by bridging a size gap on the nano-scale. (2014-06-06)
New solution for making 2-D nanomaterials
Two-dimensional (2-D) nanomaterials have been made by dissolving layered materials in liquids, according to new UCL-led research. (2016-11-21)
Survey reveals regulatory agencies viewed as unprepared for nanotechnology
Three stakeholder groups agree that regulators are not adequately prepared to manage the risks posed by nanotechnology, according to a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One. (2013-12-18)
Advance in X-ray imaging shines light on nanomaterials
A new advance in X-ray imaging has revealed the dramatic three-dimensional shape of gold nanocrystals, and is likely to shine a light on the structure of other nano-scale materials. (2012-08-07)
Action of nanoparticles on platelet activation and plasmatic coagulation
This article illustrates the mechanism and regulation of hemostasis, provides information on nanoparticle action on hemostasis and describes concept and limitations of assays in the assessment of nanoparticles. (2016-05-12)
'Super sand' for better purification of drinking water
Scientists have developed a way to transform ordinary sand -- a mainstay filter material used to purify drinking water throughout the world -- into a (2011-06-22)
Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries
A new, PNNL-developed nanomaterial called a metal organic framework could extend the lifespan of lithium-sulfur batteries, which could be used to increase the driving range of electric vehicles. (2014-04-15)
Probing the nanoparticle: Predicting how nanoparticles will react in the human body
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method for predicting the ways nanoparticles will interact with biological systems -- including the human body. (2010-08-15)
Think green, UO's Hutchison says, to reduce nanotech hazards
The University of Oregon's Jim Hutchison already holds three patents in the emerging field of nanotechnology as well as leadership roles in organizations that promote the technology's potential in materials science and medicine. (2008-03-31)
Study: Nanotech processing 'greener' than oil refining
Using a method for assessing the premiums that companies pay for insurance, a team of scientists and insurance experts have concluded that the manufacturing processes for five, near-market nanomaterials -- including quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and buckyballs -- present fewer risks to the environment than some common industrial processes like oil refining. (2005-10-04)
Researchers study how to make nanomaterial industry environmentally sustainable
Research into making the emerging nanomaterial industry environmentally sustainable is showing promise in a preliminary engineering study conducted at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Rice University. (2005-03-16)
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