An international science team has developed an innovative therapeutic complex based on multi-layer polymer nano-structures of superoxide dismutase. The new substance can be used to effectively rehabilitate patients after acute spinal injuries, strokes, and heart attacks.
Photons with energy higher than the 'band gap' of the semiconductor absorbing them give rise to what are known as hot electrons. Scientists have now found a material in which these hot electrons retain their high energy levels for much longer.
Two recent experiments to assess, for the first time, the viability of graphene for space applications. The experiments tested the material under zero-gravity conditions specifically for light propulsion and also for thermal management applications, with very encouraging results.
A high-throughput scan of possible compositions for a new class of materials known as MXenes gives researchers invaluable direction for picking the best candidate from the millions of possible material recipes.
Much as a frame provides structural support for a house and the chassis provides strength and shape for a car, a team of engineers believe they have a way to create the structural framework for growing living tissue using an off-the-shelf 3-D printer.