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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.

Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
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.

Molecular libraries for organic light-emitting diodes

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
By means of a new screening process, it is now possible to identify more quickly lead structures with superior luminescence and charge-transport properties.

Graphene 'copy machine' may produce cheap semiconductor wafers

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
Engineers use graphene as a 'copy machine' to produce cheaper semiconductor wafers.

NANOLEAP open call

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
Get free access to the NANOLEAP Network of Pilot Lines for a 6 month research project on nanocomposites.

New perovskite ink opens window for quality solar cells

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
A new perovskite ink with a long processing window allows the scalable production of perovskite thin films for high-efficiency solar cells.

Better living through pressure: functional nanomaterials made easy (w/video)

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
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.

Low haze structures for transparent flexible electrodes by electrospinning processes

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 05:00
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.

Silver circuits on foil allow curved touchscreens

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 04:00
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.

Self-assembling polymers provide thin nanowire template

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 04:00
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.