NGOs, consumer groups and research organisations have expressed disappointment with the European Commission's continuing failure to propose adequate measures for the collection and publication of information about nanomaterials on the EU market after a Commission meeting with stakeholders in Brussels on Monday.
Researchers discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy.
A research team has created a thermoelectric device using cutting edge thermoelectric conversion technology. The new technology, known as the spin Seebeck effect, has conversion efficiency 10 times higher than the conventional method.
Anti-adhesive patches that are developed from naturally occurring biomaterials can prevent destructive bacterial biofilm from forming on metal surfaces when they are immersed in water and other damp environments.
An international research team describes the methods of winding up molecules into screw-shaped structures. With the aid of artificial molecules, the researchers imitated the principles underlying the assigning a specific function to biomolecules in nature.
A workshop organized last year by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd has resulted in an article that describes aerosol generation and exposure tools that can be used to predict toxicity in human lungs following inhalation of nanomaterials.
Several international scientists from over 30 universities and institutes teamed to investigate to what extent quantum simulations of material properties agree when they are performed by different researchers and with different software.