Confusion over classification of nanomaterials under the Reach chemicals legislation has led to two groups of companies using different criteria to submit data on carbon nanotubes to the European Chemicals Agency.
Jeremiah T. Abiade, assistant professor in materials science and engineering and in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, has received a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award for his research to increase the electrical output of thermoelectric materials and devices.
Von Schmetterlingsflügeln bis Keramik - Farbgebung in Natur und Kunst sowie Anwendungen in der Biomimetik sind Themen der deutsch-französischen Sommerschule "Nanophotonics in Nature and Art", die vom 7. bis zum 14. September 2009 in St. Pierre d'Oléron an der französischen Westküste stattfindet.
The highest-ranked health official in the EU executive has hit out at lobby groups who stoke fear of nanotechnology. Robert Madelin, director-general at the European Commission's health and consumer affairs directorate, said it was 'irresponsible' to use panic in order to attract attention.
A team of Virginia Commonwealth University scientists has discovered a 'magnetic superatom' - a stable cluster of atoms that can mimic different elements of the periodic table - that one day may be used to create molecular electronic devices for the next generation of faster computers with larger memory storage.
Three-dimensional, real-time X-ray images of patients could be closer to reality because of research recently completed by scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a pair of Russian institutes.
MIT civil engineers have for the first time identified what causes the most frequently used building material on earth - concrete - to gradually deform, decreasing its durability and shortening the lifespan of infrastructures such as bridges and nuclear waste containment vessels.
By squeezing a typical metal alloy at pressures hundreds of thousands of times greater than normal atmospheric pressure, scientists have created a material that does not expand when heated, as does nearly every normal metal, and acts like a metal with an entirely different chemical composition.
Researchers at Arizona State University are working to create lower cost PEMFCs by directly growing carbon nanotubes on carbon paper substrates, otherwise known as the gas diffusion layer, rather than spherical carbon particles and then deposit platinum nanoparticles onto the surface of the nanotubes.
Finding reliable information about products on the European market which currently contain nanomaterials is becoming increasingly difficult, according to high-level experts addressing a meeting of consumer groups from the EU and US.
A case study in the June 2009 issue of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry examines changes and transport in aluminum nanoparticles, currently used in energetics, alloys, coatings, and sensors, when they are exposed to relevant environmental conditions.