Scientists examined the rates of liquid penetration on rough or patterned surfaces, especially those with pores or cavities. Their findings provide important insights into the development of everyday products, including cosmetics, paints, as well as industrial applications, like enhanced oil recovery.
Scientists have theoretically demonstrated that special tetrahedron nanostructures composed of certain metals have a higher degree of symmetry than the geometrical symmetry of spherical atoms. Nanomaterials with unique and unprecedented electrical and magnetic properties arising from this symmetry will be developed and used for next-generation electronic devices.
A research team succeeded in developing nanowire-transfer technology that is expected to enhance the existing chemical reaction-based nanowire fabrication technology that has this far showed low performance in applicability and productivity.
Argonne National Laboratory's Combustion Synthesis Research Facility leverages the power of science and engineering to deliver significant process improvement insights for manufacturers of powder- and particulate-based nanomaterials.