A chemical system developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago can efficiently perform the first step in the process of creating syngas, gasoline and other energy-rich products out of carbon dioxide.
The discovery is that Raman scattering of dye-nanotube particles is so large that a single particle of this type can be located and identified. All one needs is an optical scanner capable of detecting this particle, much like a fingerprint.
Researchers have developed a high-performance oil absorbent with the function to purify oil-contaminated water (e.g. water discharged upon oil production) at a low cost. This new oil absorbent will provide an energy-efficient and low-cost water purification system at the site of resource development.
Researchers have successfully developed a novel technology to enable oriented growth of high quality perovskite oxide thin films, which are important functional materials, in selected preferred orientation on any type of substrate such as a glass substrate.
Microneedles on a sticking-plaster-like patch may be the painless and safe way doctors will test for drugs and some infections in the future, thanks to work supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
A comprehensive techno-commercial report overviewing the potential of nanofibers in biomedical and healthcare applications with a focus on materials, fabrication techniques, latest technological developments/trends, applications and products, as well as a detailed global market scenario.
The October 2013 issue of Nanotech Insights, a quarterly newsletter dedicated to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, is now available from CKMNT. This issue of the newsletter is again packed with information and articles on 52 pages.
Scientists initiated the EU-funded project 'Synthetic kinesin analogues: A transition metal complex that can walk' (METALWALKER) to develop a fully synthetic molecular kinesin machine capable of sequential processivity, few of which have been demonstrated to date.
The use of nanoparticles in biomedicine is an area of active research. Scientists are using biomimetic functionalisation strategies that could lead to targeted drug delivery with greater specificity and no toxicity.