Imagine a paper-thin computer display you could roll up and carry around easily. The Flexible Electronics and Display Center at Arizona State University is advancing technologies to make that possibility a reality.
The world's largest conference on carbon nanomaterials, NT13, was held June 24-28 at Aalto University. Over 400 scientists and industry experts joined the event to share their knowledge on the fundamental science and applications of carbon nanotubes and graphene.
Evaporation is so common that everybody thinks it is a well understood phenomenon. Appearances can be, however, deceptive. Recently, a new, earlier not predicted mechanism of evaporation was discovered. Experiments and simulations not only confirm its existence, but also indicate that it plays the crucial role in evaporation process in the nanoscale.
Dass Metalle wie Schneeflocken wachsen, klingt ungewöhnlich. Beginnend von einem Metallkern wachsen die Metalle dabei in nanomtergroßen Verästelungen in verschiedene Richtungen und können so ganze Beschichtungen ausbilden.
A NASA engineer has achieved yet another milestone in his quest to advance an emerging super-black nanotechnology that promises to make spacecraft instruments more sensitive without enlarging their size.
Engineers from Brown University have mapped out the amounts of compression required to cause wrinkles, creases, and folds to form in rubbery materials. The findings could help engineers control the formation of these structures, which can be useful in designing nanostructured materials for flexible electronic devices or surfaces that require variable adhesion.
An experimental drug in early development for aggressive brain tumors can cross the blood-brain tumor barrier and kill tumor cells and block the growth of tumor blood vessels, according to a new study.
New research describes the synthesis of nanodiamonds by the detonation of nanostructured explosive charges thus obtaining nanodiamond particles of a size comprised between 1 and 3 nm.Never before a nanostructured charge has been detonated to produce diamond nanoparticles.
Researchers have developed a drug delivery technique for diabetes treatment in which a sponge-like material surrounds an insulin core. The sponge expands and contracts in response to blood sugar levels to release insulin as needed. The technique could also be used for targeted drug delivery to cancer cells.
Butterfly wings can do remarkable things with light, and humans are still trying to learn from them. Physicists have now uncovered how subtle differences in the tiny crystals of butterfly wings create stunningly varied patterns of color even among closely related species.