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Making Water Droplets Dance
2013-07-23 04:59:10

[ Watch the Video: Magnetic Droplets on a Superhydrophobic Surface ] Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are experimenting with non-dissapative droplet patterns to study reversible switching between static and dynamic self-assembly. Researchers from Aalto University and Paris Tech studied water droplets containing nanoparticles on a strong water repellent surface to observe the self-assembly process. A video demonstrating the mesmerizing phenomena was posted...

Record Broken By Stanford Scientists For Thinnest Light-absorber
2013-07-18 13:12:21

Stanford University Stanford University scientists have created the thinnest, most efficient absorber of visible light on record. The nanosize structure, thousands of times thinner than an ordinary sheet of paper, could lower the cost and improve the efficiency of solar cells, according to the scientists. Their results are published in the current online edition of the journal Nano Letters. "Achieving complete absorption of visible light with a minimal amount of material is highly...

2013-07-17 12:29:09

ALBANY, New York, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) has released a new market report titled "Nanocomposites (Carbon Nanotubes, Polymer Metal Fiber, Nanofibers, Graphene, Nanoplatelet and Others) Market for Automotive, Aviation, Electronics, Energy, Construction, Healthcare, Plastics, Military, Consumer Goods and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 -...

Making Nanoscale Measurements Of Plasmonic Nanomaterials
2013-07-16 15:21:59

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have shown how to make nanoscale measurements of critical properties of plasmonic nanomaterials -- the specially engineered nanostructures that modify the interaction of light and matter for a variety of applications, including sensors, cloaking (invisibility), photovoltaics and therapeutics. Their technique is one of the few...

2013-07-15 23:04:53

The Graphene Electronics Market [413 Pages Report] categorizes the global market by Materials (PV, Electronics), by Devices (Supercapacitors, Transistors, Spintronics, Sensors, ICs & Chips, Lenses), by Products (Computing, Consumer, Memory, Display), by Developments (Nanotubes & Ribbons, Fullerenes), and by Geography. (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 According to a new market research report "Graphene Electronics Market: Materials (PV, Electronics), Devices (Supercapacitors,...

New Form Of Carbon: Grossly Warped 'Nanographene'
2013-07-15 15:15:00

Boston College Bucking planarity, contorted sheets of graphene alter physical, optical and electronic properties of new material Chemists at Boston College and Nagoya University in Japan have synthesized the first example of a new form of carbon, the team reports in the most recent online edition of the journal Nature Chemistry. The new material consists of multiple identical pieces of grossly warped graphene, each containing exactly 80 carbon atoms joined together in a network of 26...

2013-07-15 12:28:44

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gfbk8m/global_markets) has announced the addition of the "Global Markets and Applications for New and High Impact Nanomaterials to 2020" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gfbk8m/global_markets ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Nanocellulose, graphene, carbon nanotubes, silicone, graphyne,...

2013-07-13 23:03:09

According to a new technical market research report, the market for nanofibers was valued at $128.3 million in 2011 and $151.7 million in 2012. The report forecasts total market value to reach $570.2 billion in 2017, after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 30.3%. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) July 13, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, GLOBAL MARKETS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR NANOFIBERS (NAN043C), from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the market...

2013-07-10 19:30:57

A collaboration of biologists, engineers, and material scientists at Brown University has found that jagged edges of graphene can easily pierce cell membranes, allowing graphene to enter the cell and disrupt normal function. Understanding the mechanical forces of nanotoxicity should help engineers design safer materials at the nanoscale. Researchers from Brown University have shown how tiny graphene microsheets — ultra-thin materials with a number of commercial...

2013-07-09 21:22:44

The unique properties of graphene such as its incredible strength and, at the same time, its little weight have raised high expectations in modern material science. Graphene, a two-dimensional crystal of carbon atoms packed in a honeycomb structure, has been in the focus of intensive research which led to a Nobel Prize of Physics in 2010. One major challenge is to successfully integrate graphene into the established metal-silicide technology. Scientists from the University of Vienna and their...