Eleven EU-funded nanotechnology projects have been shortlisted for the "Best Research Project Award" to be announced at the next EuroNanoForum (ENF2013), Europe's largest Nanotechnology and Materials Conference, in Dublin.
Das Fraunhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit LBF zeigt in Halle 1 am Stand G316 auf der internationalen Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung SIAE vom 17. bis 23. Juni in Paris seine jüngsten Entwicklungen hierzu: das Modell einer beheizbaren Flugzeugflügelvorderkante aus Faserverbund und Flugzeugpanels aus kohlenstofffaserverstärktem Kunststoff mit integrierter Faseroptik.
A synthetic material which mimics the brightest and most vivid colours in nature, and changes colour when twisted or stretched, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, and could have important applications in the security, textile and sensing industries.
Paper is known for its ability to absorb liquids, making it ideal for products such as paper towels. But by modifying the underlying network of cellulose fibers, etching off surface 'fluff' and applying a thin chemical coating, researchers have created a new type of paper that repels a wide variety of liquids - including water and oil.
Chemical engineering researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report this week that they've discovered a new chemical process to make p-xylene, an important ingredient of common plastics, at 90 percent yield from lignocellulosic biomass, the highest yield achieved to date.
University of Madeira and Centro de Quimica da Madeira, Madeira Island, Portugal, invite applicants with a Bachelor or a Master degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Life Sciences, Materials, Physics or related sciences/engineering courses to apply to the 2nd Edition of the Master Programme in Nanochemistry and Nanomaterials.