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Unique milk protein based nanotubes

Researchers in the Netherlands investigated novel milk protein nanotubes with potentially interesting applications in the food and pharma industries.

Posted: Mar 27th, 2006

CNTs as templates for one-dimensional nanoparticle assemblies

Spanish researchers have shown that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) constitute the ideal templates for the formation of one-dimensional strings of metal nanoparticles, with potential uses as waveguides, that would allow the miniaturization of devices below the diffraction limit and as catalytic motors.

Posted: Mar 23rd, 2006

Nanosensors in environmental analysis

A comprehensive overview of the main concepts behind the development of nanosensors and the most relevant applications in the field of environmental analysis.

Posted: Mar 22nd, 2006

A new process allows growing carbon nanotubes directly onto MEMS

Researchers in Switzerland have successfully integrated carbon nanotubes (CNTs) directly into a polysilicon chip. This technique is opening the way towards NEMS and CNT based system integration and the synthesis and evaluation of mechanical nano-scale transducers based on CNTs.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2006

Understanding the role of carbon nanotubes as water carriers

The properties of water, structure and dynamics, for example, are expected to change dramatically when bulk water is confined within nanotubes whose diameter is of the same order of magnitude as the size of one water molecule.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2006