When assembled into free-standing membranes, the material, a two-dimensional 'paper' made out of titanium-based nanowires, provides solutions for a variety of applications, including chemical and water filtration, solar cells, drug delivery and non-woven textiles stable at high-temperature.
Different segments of nanotechnology promise a high medical potential, for example drug delivery systems. They will be one of the focal subjects at this year's NanoEurope Fair & Conference in St.Gallen from September 11 â?? 13.
In an effort to drive further research in engineering fields such as green innovation, imaging and smart document technology, nanotechnology and MEMS, Xerox Corporation is providing a $1 million grant to fund fellowships at MIT.
In a study that eases concern about the toxicity of nanoparticles being considered for use in medical imaging and biomedical research, scientists are reporting "no significant toxic effects" from tests of silica nanoparticles.
Purdue researchers have developed new miniature devices designed to be implanted in the brain to predict and prevent epileptic seizures and a nanotechnology sensor for implantation in the eye to treat glaucoma.
The aim of the conference is to provide an international platform where a diverse community of professionals from industry, academia and fashion can come together to share information, research findings and practical experiences.
Like navigating spacecraft through the solar system by means of gravity and small propulsive bursts, researchers can guide atoms, molecules and chemical reactions by utilizing the forces that bind nuclei and electrons into molecules (analogous to gravity) and by using light for propulsion.