Many viruses and bacteria infect humans through mucosal surfaces, such as those in the lungs, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tract. To help fight these pathogens, scientists are working on vaccines that can establish a front line of defense at mucosal surfaces.
Using a particular type of titanium dioxide - a common ingredient in cosmetics, food products, toothpaste and sunscreen - could reduce the potential health risks associated with the widely used compound.
A team of Stanford engineers has built a basic computer using carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has the potential to launch a new generation of electronic devices that run faster, while using less energy, than those made from silicon chips.
Graphene LIVE! will take place on November 20-21, 2013 in Santa Clara, California. Graphene LIVE! will be co-located with the following tradeshows and conferences: Printed Electronics, Supercapacitors, TCF LIVE! and Energy Harvesting and Storage.
A research team of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology developed a 'wormlike' hematite photoanode that can convert sunlight and water to clean hydrogen energy with a record-breaking high efficiency of 5.3 percent.
The innovative nanotechnology uses non-biodegradable plastic grocery bags to make carbon nanotube membranes - highly sophisticated and expensive materials with a variety of potential advanced applications including filtration, sensing, energy storage and a range of biomedical innovations.
Researchers have found a way to 'feel' the surface of silicon molecules at the molecular level. This new 'sense of touch' could mean a solution to the long-standing problem of producing clear images of silicon surfaces with a scanning tunnelling microscope.
Researchers used a range of complementary in situ techniques to reveal the highly dynamic nature of monolayer graphene - copper interactions throughout the entirety of the graphene CVD process on polycrystalline copper catalysts.
By employing state-of-art materials design methods, researchers have recently predicted that the oxide compound BaBiO3 combines two required properties, i.e., topological insulator and superconductivity.
Researchers are developing testing procedures and a European framework to assess the safety of nanomaterials. These should ensure that the benefits and innovations to be gained from the use of nanotechnologies can be realised safely without damage to human health and the environment.