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Making the most of carbon nanotube-liquid crystal combos: Physical response of combination materials made of nanotubes with ferroelectric liquid crystals could lead to new applications
Dispersions of carbon nanotubes with liquid crystals have attracted much interest because they pave the way for creating new materials with added functionalities. Now, a study published in EPJ E by Ma...
A*STAR's Simtech collaboration agreements to accelerate the growth and development of the microfluidics industry
The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) has inked three collaboration agreements that will play a part in speeding up the growth and development of the microfluidics industry. Th...
Making clothes from sugar: IBN researchers have found a green and efficient method to produce nylon from sugar
In the future, the clothes you wear could be made from sugar. Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have discovered a new chemical process that can convert adipic aci...
Printed, flexible and organic electronics will eventually impact most aspects of human endeavour, with the enabling materials, equipment, components and manufacturing being developed and launched toda...
“Zero self-absorption” quantum dots will make cheaper, more efficient solar cells
Nanoscale mechanisms that dissipate energy in oyster shells may help in the development of protective equiment.
New graphene-anode microbial fuel cell produces nearly 1 µW of power – enough to run ultralow power lab-on-a-chip devices