The relationship between a thin liquid film or drop of liquid and the shape of the surface that it wets is explained with a new simplified mathematical formula published this week in Physical Review Letters.
Valued for its antibacterial and odor-fighting properties, nanoparticle silver is becoming the star attraction in a range of products from socks to bandages to washing machines. But as silver?s benefits propel it to the forefront of consumer nanomaterials, scientists are recommending a closer examination of the unforeseen environmental and health consequences of nanosilver.
More than a thousand children, adults and families throughout Tech Valley received an up-close look at the exciting world of nanotechnology when the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany held its inaugural Community Day today at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex.
Nanoscience came alive in the NYSUT (New York State United Teachers) conference center as 80 Capital District educators gathered for a preview of the new NYSUT-sponsored 'SEMI High Tech U Teacher' program.
Researchers at the University of Delaware, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Ohio State University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Minnesota and the University of South Carolina are studying how the properties of mineral nanoparticles change as a function of their size.
The funding, notably larger than the usual sponsorship for an individual researcher, comes from Saudi Arabia's nascent research university, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, known as KAUST. The grant will be spread over a period of five years.
Research suggests that coating dental implants with a synthetic bone material prior to implantation allows such implant to become incorporated much more successfully into the jaw, leading to smiles all round.
Metallic nanoshells - super tiny spheres composed of layers of differing materials - allow light to safely penetrate deep within tissues to help diagnose or treat disease, says bioengineer Jennifer West.
Paras Prasad, director of the Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics (ILPB) at the University at Buffalo, says there is much more to learn about the interaction of light with materials and its role in biomedical research.