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SUNY Poly Welcomes DPS as the Global Engineering Firm Opens Its U.S. Advanced Technology Group Headquarters at Cutting-Edge ZEN Building
Ribbon cutting ceremony marks move that will create 56 new jobs under STARTUP-NY initiative and spur more than $40M in investments across New York State over 5 years.
The two major problems with lithium-sulfur batteries stem from the intrinsic inert reaction kinetics of sulfur redox and the unique 'shuttle' mechanism described as that soluble intermediates - polysulfides consisting of lithium-terminated sulfur-chains - diffuse between the cathode and anode, thus being consumed within the battery instead of being utilized. To solve these issues and to improve battery performance relies on not only the electrode materials but also other cell components such as the separator.
Physicists have discovered novel behaviours of materials that could enhance telecommunications technology.
Graphene has the potential to fully charge your phone in five minutes, clean up radioactive waste, create a super strong artificial limb or make ocean water drinkable. Until now large scale adoption o...
Calling All Industries: Get Your Graphene By The KilotonNanotechnology News (press release)The first to successfully produce nano-graphene sheets in 2001, Jang and Wen Huang patented the first production method for pristine graphene under U.S. patent number 7,071,258 in October 2002. Jang and co-founder Aruna Zhamu hold more than 160 ...
Researchers have come up with a procedure that makes it possible to produce thin film tandem solar cells in which a thin perovskite layer is used. The processing of peroveskite takes place at just 50 degrees Celsius and such a process is potentially applicable for low cost roll-to-roll production in future.
Nanocarriers may carry new hope for brain cancer therapy: Berkeley Lab researchers develop nanoparticles that can carry therapeutics across the brain blood barrier
Glioblastoma multiforme, a cancer of the brain also known as "octopus tumors" because of the manner in which the cancer cells extend their tendrils into surrounding tissue, is virtually inoperable, re...
The information revolution is synonymous with the traditional quest to pack more chips and increase computing power. This quest is embodied by the famous "Moore's law", which predicts that the number...
Review ArticlesKiran Kumar Tadi, Tharangattu N. Narayanan, Sivaram Arepalli, Kaustav Banerjee, Sowmya Viswanathan, Dorian Liepmann, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Venkatesan Renugopalakrishnan Journal of Materials Research, FirstView Article(s), 10 pagesAbstract
Tekna Signs Agreement with Sigma-Aldrich for Worldwide Distribution of its Nanoparticles in Sample Quantities
Tekna has entered into an Agreement with Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (SIAL, NASDAQ). The terms of the Agreement enable Sigma-Aldrich to distribute sample size quantities of Tekna's famous Boron...
A brand-new competition, awarding finalists the opportunity to present their entries at the 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival and compete for cash prizes, opens today for high school students interested in science, engineering and superpowers.
Graphene and metal nitrides improve the performance and stability of energy storage devices.
Carbon-supported and nanosheet-assembled vanadium oxide microspheres for stable lithium-ion battery anodes
Abstract Naturally abundant transition metal oxides with high theoretical capacity have attracted more attention than commercial graphite for use as anodes in lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion battery electrodes that exhibit excellent electrochemical performance can be efficiently achieved via three-dimensional (3D) architectures decorated with conductive polymers and carbon. As such, we developed 3D carbon-supported amorphous vanadium oxide microspheres and crystalline V2O3 microspheres via a facile solvothermal method. Both samples were assembled with ultrathin nanosheets, which consisted of uniformly distributed vanadium oxides and carbon. The formation processes were clearly revealed through a series of time-dependent experiments. These microspheres have numerous active reaction sites, high electronic conductivity, and excellent structural stability, which are all far superior to those of other lithium-ion battery anodes. More importantly, 95% of the second-cycle discharge capacity was retained after the amorphous microspheres were subjected to 7,000 cycles at a high rate of 2,000 mA/g. The crystalline microspheres also exhibited a high-rate and long-life performance, as evidenced by a 98% retention of the second-cycle discharge capacity after 9,000 cycles at a rate of 2,000 mA/g. Therefore, this facile solvothermal method as well as unique carbon-supported and nanosheet-assembled microspheres have significant potential for the synthesis of and use in, respectively, lithium-ion batteries.
$13.5M Awarded to Stanford University and International Collaborators from the ... - Business Wire (press release)
PCWorld$13.5M Awarded to Stanford University and International Collaborators from the ...Business Wire (press release)The project brings together world renowned experts in accelerator physics, laser physics, nanophotonics and nanofabrication to develop a functional, scalable prototype accelerator within five years that will lead to electron and x-ray sources that are ...$13.5 million Moore grant to develop working 'accelerator on a chip' prototypeEurekAlert (press release)all 4 news articles »
A compendium of the latest nanomaterials for use in fillers, mouthwashes, medicines and other treatments to improve oral and dental health.
Materials researchers has developed a new type of light-emitting diode, or LED, using an organic-inorganic hybrid that could lead to cheaper, brighter and mass produced lights and displays in the future.
Scientists have developed a new catalyst material, graphene containing oriented metal nanoparticles, for organic reactions in the manufacture of drugs and pesticides. Aside from the material itself, the work's main contribution lies in the single-step process by which it is obtained.
The material has built-in mechanical tension that changes shape when you apply electrical voltage, or that generates electricity if you change its shape.
The 2015 RUSNANOPRIZE Nanotechnology International Prize was awarded to Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Professor of Drexel University, Director of the Anthony J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute and Dr. Patrice Simon, Professor of Paul Sabatier University.
Pioneering new research by the University of Exeter could pave the way for miniaturised optical circuits and increased internet speeds, by helping accelerate the 'graphene revolution'.