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Time wise, the NANoREG project is now halfway. After setting the basic conditions for its R+D work, the project now focuses on the generation of reliable and comparable experimental data on the EHS aspects of the selected NANoREG nanomaterials.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2015

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An improved method for coating gold nanorods

Researchers have fine-tuned a technique for coating gold nanorods with silica shells, allowing engineers to create large quantities of the nanorods and giving them more control over the thickness of the shell.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2015

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TREASORES project - Towards printed organic solar cells and LEDs

Flexible optoelectronic devices that can be produced roll-to-roll are a highly promising path to cheaper devices such as solar cells and LED lighting panels. Scientists from TREASORES project present prototype flexible solar cell modules as well as novel silver-based transparent electrodes that outperform currently used materials.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2015

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Nanostructure complex materials modeling

As part of a U.S. Department of Energy effort to showcase new data-handling strategies, scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory demonstrated two pilot projects for modeling and processing large-volume data sets at the SC14 (Supercomputing 2014) conference.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2015

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From graphene hydrogels to high-performance anodes

Scientists describe a powerful approach that uses solvated graphene frameworks as the anode material. Assembled in a lithium coin cell, the as-made electrode excelled with capacities surpassing the values of typically used graphite.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2015

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Batteries made to last

An oxide/carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites in oxygen chemical reactions for green energy devices.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2015

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Imperfect graphene opens door to better fuel cells

The honeycomb structure of pristine graphene is beautiful, but scientists have discovered that if the graphene naturally has a few tiny holes in it, you have a proton-selective membrane that could lead to improved fuel cells.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2015

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