The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Kent State University's Min-Ho Kim a $1,842,350 five-year grant. The grant is to develop 'nanobombs', a nanotechnology-based therapeutic platform that can treat biofilm infection in chronic wounds.
Physicists have developed an innovative method that could enable the efficient use of nanocomponents in electronic circuits. To achieve this, they have developed a layout in which a nanocomponent is connected to two electrical conductors, which uncouple the electrical signal in a highly efficient manner.
Scientists have developed a software package called GENESIS (GENeralized Ensemble SImulation System) which is designed to perform molecular dynamics (MD) simulations for studying large biological systems containing 10 or even 100 million atoms.
Researchers have developed heat-triggered self-destructing electronic devices, a step toward greatly reducing electronic waste and boosting sustainability in device manufacturing. They also developed a radio-controlled trigger that could remotely activate self-destruction on demand.
Twin boundaries - which are small, symmetrical defects in materials - may present an opportunity to improve lithium-ion batteries. The twin boundary defects act as energy highways and could help get better performance out of the batteries.
Researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF), a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such applications as cooling computer chips and cameras and energy harvesting.