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Those stain-resistant khakis you just picked up at the mall, the tennis ball that holds its bounce longer and sunscreen that's clear instead of white have something in common - nanotechnology.
Nanotubes are the poster children of the nanotechnology revolution. These tiny carbon tubes â€“ less than 1/50,000 the diameter of a human hair â€“ possess novel properties that have researchers excitedly exploring dozens of potential applications ranging from transistors to space elevators.
Carbon nanoparticles â€“ both those unleashed in the air by engine exhaust and the engineered structures thought to have great potential in medical applications â€“ promote blood-clotting, scientists report in an upcoming edition of the British Journal of Pharmacology.
Using a method for assessing the premiums that companies pay for insurance, a team of scientists and insurance experts have concluded that the manufacturing processes for five, near-market nanomaterials -- including quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and buckyballs -- present fewer risks to the environment than some common industrial processes like oil refining. For two of the nanomaterials â€“ nanotubes and alumoxane nanoparticles -- manufacturing risks were comparable with those of making...
Engineers at Purdue University have created a nanotech simulation tool that shows how current flows between silicon atoms and individual molecules to help researchers design "molecular electronic" devices for future computers and advanced sensors.
Researchers at Rice University, the Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Houston and the Ecole Polytechnique FÃ©dÃ©rale de Lausanne in Switzerland have created a new class of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents that are at least 40 times more effective than the best in clinical use.
Nobel prize-winning chemist Professor Sir Harry Kroto, left, has handed back his honourary degree to Exeter University in protest at its plans to close its chemistry department.
Synthetic Metals is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier. It covers all aspects of electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials. It is an international medium for the rapid publication of original research papers, short communications and subject reviews dealing with research on and applications of electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials including novel carbon architectures. Original manuscripts on chemical, electrochemical, electrical, photonic...