Researchers describe how they subjected a commercial nanoparticle-infused coating to methods for accelerating the effects of weathering from ultraviolet radiation and simulated washings of rainwater. Their results indicate that humidity and exposure time are contributing factors for nanoparticle release, findings that may be useful in designing future studies to determine potential impacts.
A team of engineers is developing a new type of nanodevice for computer microprocessors that can mimic the functioning of a biological synapse - the place where a signal passes from one nerve cell to another in the body.
For the first time researchers succeeded to place a layer of graphene on top of a stable fatty lipid monolayer. Surrounded by a protective shell of lipids graphene could enter the body and function as a versatile sensor.
Scientists have, for the first time, identified a method of visualising the quantum behaviour of electrons on a surface. The findings present a promising step forward towards being able to manipulate and control the behaviour of high energy, or 'hot', electrons.