Tiny rod-like single crystals that act as miniature dual-color barcodes have been synthesized by researchers who then demonstrated the potential of these barcodes for two very different applications: anti-counterfeiting measures and cell tracking.
A three-year, $400,369 National Science Foundation grant has been awarded to build a handheld device that could analyze a person's breath to reveal whether certain dangerous gasses are present that need more immediate medical attention.
Scientists have developed and patented a nanofluid improving thermal conductivity at temperatures up to 400 C without assuming an increase in costs or a remodeling of the infrastructure. This progress has important applications in sectors such as chemical, petrochemical and energy, thus becoming a useful technology in all industrial applications using heat transfer systems such as solar power plants, nuclear power plants, combined-cycle power plants and heating, among other.
Researchers have developed a method to separate nanomaterials by size, therefore providing a consistency in properties otherwise not available. Moreover, the solution came straight from the life sciences - biochemistry, in fact.
The diagnostic 'nanodecoder', which will consist of self-assembled DNA and protein nanostructures, will greatly advance biomarker detection and provide accurate molecular characterisation enabling more detailed evaluation of how diseased tissues respond to therapies.
Scientists have developed a model for what happens when ultracold atomic spins are trapped in an optical lattice structure with a 'double-valley' feature, where the repeating unit resembles the letter W. This new theory result opens up a novel path for generating what's known as the spin Hall effect, an important example of spin-transport.