Researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University and Research Institute of Petroleum Industry developed the technical know-how for the process of dry combination conversion and methane partial oxidation by synthesizing perovskite nanocatalysts through sol-gel method.
A new way to make glass has been discovered by a collaboration of researchers at the Universities of Düsseldorf and Bristol using a method that controls how the atoms within a substance are arranged around each other.
The electronics of the future could use molecules to do their arithmetic. The tiny particles could then take over the tasks which are presently done by silicon transistors, for example. Researchers from the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin have used a nanowire which could potentially conduct current between molecular transistors or different components.
Gold, silk and graphite may not be the first materials that come to mind when you think of cutting-edge technology. Put them together, though, and you've got the basic components of a new ultra-thin, flexible oral sensor that can measure bacteria levels in the mouth.
An innovative method of fluid manipulation in micro-fluidics systems was designed to mimic the propelling function of the cilia cellular organelles. The compatibility of the technology with bio-fluids makes it ideal for biomedical applications.
Novel biodegradable implants developed by the Newbone initiative are believed to revolutionise the field of prosthetics, offering faster healing of the injured site combined with complete biodegradation.
Die österreichische Bundesregierung hat dem zunehmenden Einsatz von Nanotechnologie in der Industrie mit einem umfassenden Aktionsplan Rechnung getragen. Es geht um die Nutzung von Nanotechnologie für Umwelt- und Energietechnik oder Medizin, aber auch um die Frage, welche Vorkehrungen aus Umwelt- oder Gesundheitssicht zu treffen sind.
Together with a large international research team, Johannes Messinger of Umea University in Sweden has taken another step toward an understanding of photosynthesis and developing artificial photosynthesis. With a combination of a x-ray free-electron laser and spectroscopy, the team has managed to see the electronic structure of a manganese complex, a chemical compound related to how photosynthesis splits water.
Hydrogen is an attractive fuel source because it can easily be converted into electric energy and gives off no greenhouse emissions. A group of chemists at the University of Rochester is adding to its appeal by increasing the output and lowering the cost of current light-driven hydrogen-production systems.
In crystals, atoms are arranged in stable and well-order configurations that scientists can analyze with conventional X-ray techniques. However, because atoms in liquids tend to change position rapidly and don't have well-defined positions, researchers have had a hard time understanding liquid structures. A new Argonne-led study may have helped to shed some light on this problem - quite literally.