Nano News & Events

New ceramic firefighting foam becomes stronger when temperature increases

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
Chemists have developed a novel type of firefighting foam based on inorganic silica nanoparticles. The new foam beats existing analogues in fire extinguishing capacity, thermal and mechanical stability and biocompatibility.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Fourth NANoREG newsletter now available as free download

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
NANoREG is the first FP7 project to deliver the answers needed by regulators and legislators on EHS by linking them to a scientific evaluation of data and test methods.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Superhydrophobic coating protects without the price

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
A new class of superhydrophobic nanomaterials might simplify the process of protecting surfaces from water.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Engineers build biologically powered chip

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
System combines biological ion channels with solid-state transistors to create a new kind of electronics.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Liquid metal 'nano-terminators' target cancer cells

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
Researchers have developed a new drug delivery technique that uses a biodegradable liquid metal to target cancer cells. The liquid metal drug delivery method promises to boost the effect of cancer drugs.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Nanomembrane technology improves the removal of salt from seawater

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
The membrane is partly made from silicon and overcomes several challenges of existing designs by tolerating the harsh conditions inside desalination plant equipment.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Janus separator: A new opportunity to improve lithium-sulfur batteries

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
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.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

A new method of constructing nanowires for use as semiconductors

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
Physicists have discovered novel behaviours of materials that could enhance telecommunications technology.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Higher solar cell efficiency thanks to perovskite magic crystal

InterNano Industry News - January 12, 2016 - 4:45am
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.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Superhero boom inspires science contest for nanotechnology-inspired gear

InterNano Industry News - January 6, 2016 - 4:45am
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.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Graphene's stabilizling influence on supercapacitors

InterNano Industry News - January 6, 2016 - 4:45am
Graphene and metal nitrides improve the performance and stability of energy storage devices.
Categories: Nanotechnology News

Advances in dental materials through nanotechnology

InterNano Industry News - January 6, 2016 - 4:45am
A compendium of the latest nanomaterials for use in fillers, mouthwashes, medicines and other treatments to improve oral and dental health.
Categories: Nanotechnology News