Using one of the world's most powerful sources of man-made radiation, physicists from UC San Diego, Columbia University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have uncovered new secrets about the properties of graphene.
A Canterbury University student whose research into producing ultra-fine, nano fibres was honoured in the 2006 MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year Awards has gone to help develop an electrospinning machine that is being sold to research laboratories around the world.
Molecular transport across cellular membranes is essential to many of life's processes, for example electrical signaling in nerves, muscles and synapses. Researchers are now mimicking that process with manmade carbon nanotube membranes.
Companies selling carbon and graphite will be required to submit full health and safety data for the substances under the European Union's stringent new chemical safety laws, amid concerns that their nanotechnology forms may be dangerous to people, E.U. officials said Monday.
In work that could at the same time impact the delivery of drugs and explain a biological mystery, MIT engineers have created the first synthetic nanoparticles that can penetrate a cell without poking a hole in its protective membrane and killing it.
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Advanced Light Source, from DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at San Diego, have measured the extraordinary properties of graphene with an accuracy never before achieved.