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.
Engineers have now devised a new kind of graphene-based biosensor that works in three ways at once. Because proteins trigger three different types of signals, the sensor can triangulate this information to produce more sensitive and accurate results.
The Centre for Process Innovation is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform food waste into a sustainable source of significant economic added value, namely graphene and renewable hydrogen.
New research helps pave the way toward highly energy-efficient zinc oxide-based micro energy harvesting devices with applications in portable communications, healthcare and environmental monitoring, and more.