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Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:00
Scientists have created a rechargeable lithium metal battery with three times the capacity of commercial lithium-ion batteries by resolving something that has long stumped researchers: the dendrite problem.

New water-based, recyclable membrane filters all types of nanoparticles

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:00
Researchers have developed a new type of membrane that could extend the life of a separation system, lower its cost and, in some cases, increase its efficiency as well.

EPA Will Publish Draft Guidance for Reporting Nanoscale Materials for Comment

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to publish a Federal Register notice on May 16, 2017, announcing the availability of and requesting public comment on a draft guidance document entitled “Guidance on EPA’s Section 8(a) Information Gathering Rule on Nanomaterials in...

EPA nanotechnology information gathering rule extension and guidance

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
EPA extends effective date of nanotechnology reporting and recordkeeping rule, seeks public input on draft guidance.

Laser printing with nanoparticles holds promise for medical research

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
In a new study, researchers suggest that a laser printing technique using nanoparticles could help unlock a more cost-effective approach to building sturdier and safer components.

A silver molecular ink platform formulated for screen, inkjet, and aerosol jet printing

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
A simple formulation comprising silver neodecanoate, ethyl cellulose, and solvent provides improved performance versus that of established inks, yet with improved economics.

A novel method for the synthesis of hexagonal boron nitride

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
This synthesis of hBN in a controlled layer-by-layer fashion is critical to a number of applications, including tunneling barriers, used in transistors for low power devices, atomically thin capacitors, and two-dimensional transistors, which are smaller and use much less power than traditional...

NSF awards $2.25M for Semiconductor and Nanotechnology Education Center

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
Grant to expand credit-based high-tech learning opportunities, with an emphasis on providing skills to people from traditionally underserved communities.

Transparent tactile e-skin based on single-layer graphene

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
Researchers present a promising approach toward the development of an energy-autonomous, flexible, and transparent tactile skin based on single-layer graphene integrated onto a photovoltaic cell.

Oddball enzyme provides easy path to synthetic biomaterials

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
Materials scientists have written the recipe on how to use an oddball enzyme to build new biomaterials out of DNA. The work provides instructions for researchers the world over to build self-assembling molecules for applications ranging from drug delivery to nanowires.

A superior near-infrared organic light emitting diode

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
Researchers have shown record external quantum efficiencies for diodes based on organic red/NIR oligomers free from heavy/toxic metals and combining electron-withdrawing (A) moieties together with electron-donating (D) ones, in a previously poorly studied A-D-A motif.

Can crab shells provide a 'green' solution to malaria?

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
Study shows how a mixture of chitin and silver nanoparticles inhibits growth of mosquito larvae.

Discovery of new transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
Conductivity is highest-ever for thin film oxide semiconductor material.

Scientists print nanoscale imaging probe onto tip of optical fiber

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
Combining speed with incredible precision, a team of researchers has developed a way to print a nanoscale imaging probe onto the tip of a glass fiber as thin as a human hair, accelerating the production of the promising new device from several per month to several per day.

The nanoFate model assesses the risk of engineered nanomaterials in the environment

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
Scientists have developed a dynamic multimedia fate and transport model to predict the time-dependent accumulation of metallic engineered nanomaterials across environmental media. The model considers a wider range of processes and environmental subcompartments than most previous models.

Avoiding printed 'coffee rings' with cellulose nanofibers

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00
Cellulose nanofibers can help particles in ink and printed electronics disperse evenly, rather than spread apart like dried coffee rings.

Organic electronics: Semiconductors as decal stickers

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 05:00
No more error-prone evaporation deposition, drop casting or printing: Scientists have developed organic semiconductor nanosheets, which can easily be removed from a growth substrate and placed on other substrates.

Flexible, organic and biodegradable - a new wave of electronics

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 01:00
A new semiconductor is as flexible as skin and easily degradable. It could have diverse medical and environmental applications, without adding to the mounting pile of global electronic waste.

Nano-notch sends self-assembling polymers into a spiral

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
Template modification could speed up the fabrication of sensing substrates and other novel structures.

Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
Engineers use ice-templating to control electrolyte structure in lithium batteries; solid-state is non-flammable, non-toxic and flexible with longer battery life.

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