Pure quartz glass is highly transparent and resistant to thermal, physical, and chemical impacts. These are optimum prerequisites for use in optics, data technology or medical engineering. Materials engineers have developed a forming technology to structure quartz glass like a polymer.
Researchers report that magnetite nanoparticles, which are mechanically rotated by external oscillating magnetic fields, could disturb the water/crystal interface and promote supercooling during the freezing process.
Researchers have developed a technique to manipulate the electrical conductivity of graphene with compression, bringing the material one step closer to being a viable semiconductor for use in today's electronic devices.
Scientists have developed small and extremely sensitive gas sensors for acetone, ammonia, and isoprene - all metabolic products that we emit in low concentrations via our breath or skin. They combined these sensors in a device with two commercial sensors for CO2 and moisture.
Researchers have developed a precise microscale manipulation method by rapidly flowing cell suspensions through a specially designed microchannel. This novel microfluidic device enables high-throughput sized-based cell sorting of a large amount of biological samples, which has broad applications in practical biomedical research and pharmaceutical fields.