CIC microGUNE has initiated a line of collaboration with the Instituto Clarity Centre for Sensor Web Technologies de la Dublin City University (Ireland) to jointly promote research of new functional nanomaterials and their integration into microfluid systems which provide interesting properties for their application in multiple sectors.
An international team of researchers led by Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have now gained in-depth insights into the electronic structure of an iron oxide electrode - while it was in operation. This opens up new possibilities for an affordable hydrogen production from solar energy.
Researchers have introduced a new method for monitoring the growth of bacteria: The fluorescence of nanoparticles embedded in an agarose growth medium changes significantly when the pH value changes because of bacterial metabolism. This can be monitored in real time with a simple digital camera.
This innovation allows nanoparticles to be incorporated and evenly dispersed in a polymer mould in a very low proportion. The new process has produced a new material which increases mechanical as well as friction resistance, thereby maintaining the brackets' transparency.
Ingesting silver - in antimicrobial health tonics or for extensive medical treatments involving silver - can cause argyria, condition in which the skin turns grayish-blue. Brown researchers have discovered how that happens.
Researchers succeeded in the production of fiber electrodes consisted of polyaniline, multi-walled carbon nanotube and metal oxide nanoparticles through wet spinning method to be used in electrochemical capacitors.
A team of researchers at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has developed a mix of materials that shows promise as a cost-effective alternative to standard batteries - able to quickly and efficiently charge and discharge their energy over thousands of charges, with no energy loss after 1,000 charges.