Our selected headlines of nanomanufacturing news filtered from over twenty-five media sources.
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.
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.
Study shows how a mixture of chitin and silver nanoparticles inhibits growth of mosquito larvae.
Conductivity is highest-ever for thin film oxide semiconductor material.
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.
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.
Cellulose nanofibers can help particles in ink and printed electronics disperse evenly, rather than spread apart like dried coffee rings.
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.
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.
Template modification could speed up the fabrication of sensing substrates and other novel structures.
Engineers use ice-templating to control electrolyte structure in lithium batteries; solid-state is non-flammable, non-toxic and flexible with longer battery life.
Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers have synthesized thin carbon nanotube textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.
By means of a new screening process, it is now possible to identify more quickly lead structures with superior luminescence and charge-transport properties.
Engineers use graphene as a 'copy machine' to produce cheaper semiconductor wafers.
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A new perovskite ink with a long processing window allows the scalable production of perovskite thin films for high-efficiency solar cells.
Using pressure instead of chemicals, a team has fabricated nanoparticles into nanowire-array structures similar to those that underlie the surfaces of touch-screens for sensors, computers, phones and TVs.
Electrospinning is a technique that produces ultra-fine fibers that are up to 100 times thinner than a human hair. These fibers are collected on glass or on foils in an unstructured, wide mesh net. When conductive materials are spun, flexible conductive transparent electrodes could be produced.
Until now, different conductive paths had to be manufactured in several steps in time-consuming processes. With photochemical metallization this is now possible in one single step on flexible substrates.
Researchers have developed a new way to create some of the world?s thinnest wires, using a process that could enable mass manufacturing with standard types of equipment.