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New fabric nanocoating could thwart chemical weapons

InterNano Industry News - August 30, 2017 - 3:45am
Scientists have developed a way to adhere a lightweight coating onto fabrics that is capable of neutralizing a subclass of chemical weapons - those that are delivered through the skin.
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Building OLEDs from the ground up for better electronics

InterNano Industry News - August 30, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers introduce a new way to efficiently create patterns of OLEDs.
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The first low-cost system for splitting carbon dioxide

InterNano Industry News - August 30, 2017 - 3:45am
Scientists have developed an Earth-abundant catalyst based on copper-oxide nanowires modified with tin oxide. A solar-driven system set up using this catalyst was able to split CO2 with an efficiency of 13.4%.
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Self-healing, highly sensitive nanostructured electronic sensors

InterNano Industry News - August 30, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers have developed a facile and effective approach to fabricate spontaneous self-healing and highly sensitive sensors based on metal?ligand coordination and hierarchical structure design.
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Conductive ink improves mechanical durability of printed e-textiles

InterNano Industry News - August 30, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers have developed textile-permeable viscous ink which can be directly screen/stencil printed on textile substrates. This conductive composite enables highly conductive and stretchable wirings on textile with a simple and inexpensive way.
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New Method for Producing Ultralight Sponge-Like Materials from Nanoscale Ceramic Fibers

InterNano Industry News - August 30, 2017 - 3:45am
Ceramic materials are likely to shatter when they are deformed, however latest research demonstrates a technique of using ultra-thin ceramic nanofibers in order to make heat-resistant, squishy sponges...
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Tricking molecules into creating new nano-shapes

InterNano Industry News - August 30, 2017 - 3:45am
Scientists have devised materials that can create complex three-dimensional structures. They did it by exploiting how molecules self-assemble, spontaneously packing into nano-sized shapes.
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A low-tech, solution-based route to high-performance carbon nanotube thin films

InterNano Industry News - August 30, 2017 - 3:45am
This novel method produces a film with millions of carbon nanotubes aligned and tightly packed, like water pipes on a flatbed truck. The tubes are orders of magnitude better aligned than previously possible.
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Copper embedded in carbon nano-spikes can turn carbon dioxide into ethanol

InterNano Industry News - August 30, 2017 - 3:45am
Scientists found that tiny spikes of carbon combined with copper particles convert carbon dioxide into ethanol fuel. The catalysts take a waste product of coal used in power plants and other hydrocarbon combustion reactions, in the presence of electrical energy, and create liquid fuel.
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3D printer nanoinks from the woods (w/video)

InterNano Industry News - August 30, 2017 - 3:45am
Researchers have succeeded in developing an environmentally friendly ink for 3D printing based on cellulose nanocrystals. This technology can be used to fabricate microstructures with outstanding mechanical properties, which have promising potential uses in implants and other biomedical applications.
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EPA Will Publish Draft Guidance for Reporting Nanoscale Materials for Comment

InterNano Industry News - August 30, 2017 - 3:45am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to publish a Federal Register notice on May 16, 2017, announcing the availability of and requesting public comment on a draft guidance document entitled “Guidance on EPA’s Section 8(a) Information Gathering Rule on Nanomaterials in Commerce.”  EPA states in the pre-publication notice that the guidance provides answers to questions EPA has received from manufacturers (includes importers) and processors of certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale as described in the January 12, 2017, final rule.  The final rule involves one-time reporting for existing discrete forms of certain nanoscale materials, and a standing one-time reporting requirement for new discrete forms of certain nanoscale materials.  The notice lists the following North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes to help readers determine whether the document may apply to them: Chemical Manufacturing or Processing (NAICS Code 325); Synthetic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing (NAICS Code 325130); Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing (NAICS Code 325180); Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing (NAICS Code 331221); Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing (NAICS Code 334413); Carbon and Graphite Product Manufacturing (NAICS Code 335991); Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers (NAICS Code 423220); Roofing, Sliding, and Insulation Material Merchant Wholesalers (NAICS Code 423330); and Metal Service Centers and Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers (NAICS Code 423510). EPA states that it will make the draft guidance available on its website at https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicals-under-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/control-nanoscale-materials-under#guidance, and will also be available in Docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0572.  EPA states that it will accept comments regarding the guidance, but not regarding the rule itself, “which has already been finalized.”  Comments will be due 30 days after the notice is published in the Federal Register.  More information regarding the final rule is available in our January 12, 2017, memorandum, “EPA Promulgates Final TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule for Nanoscale Materials
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Carbon-nanotube yarn converts motion into electricity

Nanotechweb - August 29, 2017 - 7:57am
"Twistrons" might power remote sensors and tap small amounts of wave energy

2D molybdenum disulphide can be tuned by stacking

Nanotechweb - August 29, 2017 - 2:36am
The nature of the interface between layers determines the material’s electronic properties.

Heating quantum matter: A novel view on topology: Physicists demonstrate how heating up a quantum system can be used as a universal probe for exotic states of matter

Nanotech-Now - August 28, 2017 - 7:45am
In physical sciences, certain quantities appear as integer multiples of fundamental and indivisible elements. This quantization of physical quantities, which is at the heart of our description of Natu...

A Tougher Tooth: A new dental restoration composite developed by UCSB scientists proves more durable than the conventional material

Nanotech-Now - August 28, 2017 - 7:45am
Fewer trips to the dentist may be in your future, and you have mussels to thank. Inspired by the mechanisms mussels use to adhere to inhospitable surfaces, UC Santa Barbara researchers have develop...

Nagoya physicists resolve long-standing mystery of structure-less transition: Nagoya University-led team of physicists use a synchrotron radiation X-ray source to probe a so-called 'structure-less' transition and develop a new understanding of molecular c

Nanotech-Now - August 28, 2017 - 7:45am
We normally associate conduction of electricity with metals. However, some of the high measured conductivities are found in certain organic molecular crystals. Metallic, semiconducting and even superc...

Expanded titanium disulphide improves magnesium rechargeable battery

Nanotechweb - August 28, 2017 - 6:50am
New nanostructured cathode makes for a device with a storage capacity of 400 mAh/g.

Qubits can swim through seawater

Nanotechweb - August 28, 2017 - 6:24am
Flash: Photon-based qubits and entangled states have been transmitted up to 3 m in sea water.

Bioresorbable optical fibres look inside the body

Nanotechweb - August 28, 2017 - 5:11am
Optical fibres that dissolve in a few weeks can be implanted and used for diffuse imaging inside the body.

Tokai University research: Nanomaterial wrap for improved tissue imaging

Nanotech-Now - August 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at Tokai University describe in Advanced Materials how wrapping biological tissue in a nanosheet of a particular organic material results in high-quality microscopy images. Application of...