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Scientists Recycle Plastic Bags Into Carbon Nanotubes
2013-09-25 19:23:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online One man's waste plastic bags could be a high-tech's nanomaterial, according to a new study published in the journal Carbon. Researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a process for turning plastic bags like you get at the grocery store into "carbon nanotube membranes." This high-tech nanomaterial is a sophisticated and expensive material with a variety of potential applications, including filtration, sensing, energy...

World Water Supply Purified With Help From Plasma-treated Nano Filters
2013-08-21 09:47:52

CSIRO Access to safe drinking water is a step closer to being a reality for those in developing countries, thanks to new research published today in Nature Communications. The study paves the way for the next generation of portable water purification devices, which could provide relief to the 780 million people around the world who face every day without access to a clean water supply. An international team of researchers – led by Associate Professor Hui Ying Yang from Singapore...

2010-07-28 14:53:20

Nanotechnology refers to a broad range of tools, techniques and applications that simply involve particles on the approximate size scale of a few to hundreds of nanometers in diameter. Particles of this size have some unique physicochemical and surface properties that lend themselves to novel uses. Indeed, advocates of nanotechnology suggest that this area of research could contribute to solutions for some of the major problems we face on the global scale such as ensuring a supply of safe...

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2010-04-01 13:23:40

A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new research* conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and North Dakota State University (NDSU)"”research that also may help scientists iron out a solution. The scientists have found that coatings made of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are not quite as deformable as hoped, implying that they are not an easy...

2005-11-03 15:18:23

LEXINGTON, Ky.̢蠫 Membranes composed of manmade carbon nanotubes permit a fluid flow nearly 10,000 to 100,000 times faster than conventional fluid flow theory would predict because of the nanotubes' nearly friction-free surface, researchers at the University of Kentucky report in the Nov. 3 issue of Nature. In their study, Mainak Majumder, Nitin Chopra and Bruce J. Hinds of UK's Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, and Rodney Andrews of UK's Center for...