Chemists and materials scientists have developed a type of glass that can be used as an electrode material in lithium-ion batteries - likely making a vast improvement in these batteries' capacity and energy density.
If in the future electrodes are inserted into the human brain - either for research purposes or to treat diseases - it may be appropriate to give them a 'coat' of nanowires that could make them less irritating for the brain tissue. However, the nanowires must not exceed a certain length, according to new research.
A new study carefully examines the relationships between self-motile and passive or inert agents to determine possibility of creating fully synthetic systems by looking into examples of biology interacting with mechanical mechanisms.
A group of researchers has provided new insights on hydrophobic interactions within complex systems. They show how the nearby presence of polar substances can change the way the non-polar hydrophobic groups want to stick to each other.
Nanoengineers have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device could be a promising step forward in noninvasive glucose testing for patients with diabetes.
Scientists advanced their recent development of laser-induced graphene by producing and testing stacked, three-dimensional supercapacitors, energy-storage devices that are important for portable, flexible electronics.
Scientists developed a method to form micropores of less than 2 nanometers within porous polymers where 10 nanometers long mesopores are connected like a net. The best feature of the porous polymers is the fast absorption of molecules.