Water pours into a cup at about the same rate regardless of whether the water bottle is made of glass or plastic. But at nanometer-size scales for water and potentially other fluids, whether the container is made of glass or plastic does make a significant difference.
The MOU for the 4th and final NANO Plus (TTN Network Center) was signed this morning between NANOTEC and Prince of Songkla University (PSU) at NANOTEC. Signing on behalf of PSU was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wilaiwan Chotigeat, Dean of Faculty of Science and Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director of NANOTEC.
Microscopic, bottle-like structures with corks that melt at precisely-controlled temperatures could potentially release drugs inside the body or fragrances onto the skin, according to a recently published study.
A cheap and simple process using natural fibers embedded with nanoparticles can almost completely rid water of harmful textile dyes in minutes, report Cornell and Colombian researchers who worked with native Colombian plant fibers.
The OECD and the United States National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) held an international symposium entitled Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology. The symposium report is now available for download.
Researchers report a triboelectric nanogenerator that plays dual roles as a sustainable power source by harvesting wind energy and as a self-powered wind vector sensor system for wind speed and direction detection.
Scientists measure the infinitesimally small shifts in the positions of atoms to electrical forces. Measuring small is challenging, but rewarding. By measuring things this small, we unlock hidden secrets that will advance a host of different electronic devices.
Aufgrund einer Förderung vom Sächsischen Wissenschaftsministerium in Höhe von 168.000 Euro kann eine fachübergreifende Kooperation an der Universität Leipzig die Idee vertiefen, Gentherapeutika mittels Nanopartikeln gezielt in Zellen des Immunsystems einzuschleusen.
A University of California, Riverside electrical engineering professor will receive the 2013 MRS Medal for his work on thermal properties of graphene, a single atomic plane of carbon atoms, and development of a new materials characterization technique.