The partnership between NIOSH and P3NANO will serve as a platform for occupational safety and health research as well as educational and business initiatives leading to the development of new risk management guidance, recommendations, and findings relating to the potential human health impacts of exposure to nanoscale cellulose materials.
Physicists have conducted the most precise and controlled measurements yet of the interaction between the atoms and molecules that comprise air and the type of carbon surface used in battery electrodes and air filters - key information for improving those technologies.
A new study predicts that researchers could use spiraling pulses of laser light to change the nature of graphene, turning it from a metal into an insulator and giving it other peculiar properties that might be used to encode information.
Scientists a new kind of multi-tasking stent that could minimize the risks associated with a procedure to unblock clogged arteries. It can sense blood flow and temperature, store and transmit the information for analysis and can be absorbed by the body after it finishes its job.
The Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge Network initiated the development of two new standards: Guide for Workforce Education in Nanotechnology Health and Safety, and Practice for Workforce Education in Nanotechnology Characterization.
Precious metals like silver and gold have biomedical properties that have been used for centuries, but how do these materials effectively combat the likes of cancer and bacteria without contaminating the patient and the environment?
Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity without any resistance. It can only be found in certain materials, and even then it can only be achieved under controlled conditions of low temperatures and high pressures. New research hones in on the structural changes underlying superconductivity in iron arsenide compounds - those containing iron and arsenic.