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Accelerating the self-assembly of nanoscale patterns for next-generation materials

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:00
Using polymer blends, scientists rapidly generated highly ordered patterns that could be used in the fabrication of microelectronics, antireflective surfaces, magnetic data storage systems, and fluid-flow devices.

Gecko adhesion technology moves closer to industrial uses

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:00
Scientists are looking into how gecko adhesion technology could be applied in a high-precision industrial setting, such as in robot arms used in manufacturing computer chips.

Tailor-made nanomembranes offer a cleaner method for industrial separation

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:00
A superior membrane, with a higher pore density, is produced through synthesizing this polyacrylonitrile nanofiltration membrane using an ionic liquid solvent.

WHO guidelines on protecting workers from potential risks of manufactured nanomaterials

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:00
The World Health Organization proposes new guidelines to policy makers and professionals in the field of occupational health and safety with recommendations on how best to protect workers from the potential risks of manufactured nanomaterials.

Nano: a cleaner option?

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:00
Could nanotechnology tidy up the planet without leaving a dangerous residue of its own?It's likely that you've recently swirled nanotechnology down your sink. Antimicrobial silver nanoparticles, for example, are added to food containers, socks, and cleaning products such as floor polish. But...

Eco-friendly waterborne semiconductor inks using surfactant

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 22:00
Researchers have developed a technology to produce environmentally friendly water-borne semiconductor inks using surfactant. The result is expected to be applied to various electronic devices with a semiconductor surface control technique.

Graphene Circuits Printed onto Fabric Can Survive 20 Washes - Controlled Environments Magazine

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:01
Graphene Circuits Printed onto Fabric Can Survive 20 WashesControlled Environments MagazineResearchers have successfully incorporated washable, stretchable, and breathable electronic circuits into fabric, opening up new possibilities for smart textiles and wearable electronics. The circuits were...

Using graphene as transparent electrodes and alignment layers for liquid crystal devices

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:01
In conventional liquid crystal displays (LCD), the liquid crystal (LC) material is contained in conventional LC cells, where the polyimide layers are used to align the LC homogeneously in the cell, and the transmissive indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes are used to apply the electric field to...

Flexible sensors

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:01
Flexible sensors hold great promise for various innovative applications in fields such as medicine, healthcare, environment, and biology. Over the past decade, the development of flexible and stretchable sensors for various functions has been accelerated by rapid advances in materials, processing...