Many medically minded researchers are in hot pursuit of designs that will allow drug-carrying nanoparticles to navigate tissues and the interiors of cells, but University of Michigan engineers have discovered that these particles have another hurdle to overcome: escaping the bloodstream.
The structure of graphite oxide surprisingly expands when cooled in methanol or ethanol. Also, graphite oxide selectively absorbs methanol from water-methanol mixtures. Two new studies provide knowledge on new properties of oxidized graphite and graphene.
In addition to medical advances, nanotechnology has and continues to represent a vehicle through which consumer products, especially in dermatology, can be optimized and more effectively delivered to and through the skin.
For the first time, scientists have created single layers of a naturally occurring rare mineral called tungstenite, or WS2. The resulting sheet of stacked sulfur and tungsten atoms forms a honeycomb pattern of triangles that have been shown to have unusual light-emitting, or photoluminescent, properties.
A novel fabrication technique developed by UConn engineering professor Brian Willis could provide the breakthrough technology scientists have been looking for to vastly improve today's solar energy systems.
A Case Western Reserve University chemistry professor has begun imbedding magnetic nanoparticles in the toughest of plastics to understand why more than 40,000 Americans must replace their knee and hip replacements annually.
Forscher an der Uni Basel haben eine neuartige diagnostische Methode entwickelt, die mit nanomechanischen Sensoren in Form von mikroskopisch kleinen Federbalken die Ribonukleinsäure (RNA) von Krebszellen analysiert und somit gesunde Zellen von Krebszellen unterscheiden kann.
The project 'Converging Technologies for Microsystems Manufacturing' concentrates and combines complementary techniques by converging technologies and developing hybrid solutions in the full process chain of micro production. It will help shorten the time to market and reduce costs, evolving the vision of modular desktop or micro factories.
A new platform to support and extend the viability of proteins for scientific study has been developed through work done as part of the doctoral studies of a recent University of Alabama in Huntsville doctoral graduate.