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A scalable production system for MXenes

Researchers have designed a system that can be used to make large quantities of the material while preserving its unique properties. The lab-scale reactor system can convert a ceramic precursor material into a pile of the powdery black MXene titanium carbide, in quantities as large as 50 grams per batch.

Mar 13th, 2020

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Laser metallizes 2D insulator

Scientists uncovered an anomalous metallic behavior in an otherwise insulating ceramic material. The team used ultrashort light pulses with a wide range of colors to watch what happens when the insulating quasi two-dimensional material La2CuO4 (LCO) becomes a three-dimensional metal through laser irradiation.

Mar 12th, 2020

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Nanoparticles and heat cure intestinal cancer in mice

Researchers presented the test results of an innovative oncotherapy technology based on hyperthermia - heating a tumor to a certain temperature due to nanoparticles introduced into it. The drug based on cobalt ferrite nanoparticles cured 100% of the mice with intestinal cancer from the experimental group.

Mar 12th, 2020

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How impermeable is the impermeable graphene?

New experiments have placed the best limits yet on impermeability of graphene and other two-dimensional materials to gases and liquids. The work has also revealed that the carbon sheet can act as a powerful catalyst for hydrogen splitting, a finding that promises cheap and abundant catalysts in the future.

Mar 12th, 2020

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New nano strategy fights superbugs

Scientists have a new strategy for 'trapping and zapping' antibiotic resistant genes, the pieces of bacteria that, even though theirs hosts are dead, can find their way into and boost the resistance of other bacteria.

Mar 12th, 2020

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Gold nanoparticles uncover amyloid fibrils

Scientists have developed powerful tools to unmask the diversity of amyloid fibrils, which are associated with Alzheimer?s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. They made the breakthrough by developing gold nanoparticles that combine with cryogenic transmission electron microscopy, to provide rapid and unprecedented images of fibrils.

Mar 12th, 2020

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