Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated a new, environmentally friendly process for treating water contaminated by perchlorate, a toxic chemical that has been found in drinking water in 35 states.
Bombarding a carbon nanotube with electrons causes it to collapse with such incredible force that it can squeeze out even the hardest of materials, much like a tube of toothpaste, according to an international team of scientists.
Adhesives are supposed to harden quickly and reliably - and connection should be debondable without difficulty once they have done their job. Fraunhofer researchers have developed the first adhesive to reconcile these contradictory requirements.
The headquarters of the European Centre for Nanostructured Polymers will be in Turin and it will focus on promoting technological excellence and innovation applied to the aeronautical, automotive, telecommunications, optoelectronics and health (nanobiomaterials) sectors.