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September 14, 2021
Scientists have accidentally discovered a material that is four atoms thick and allows for studying the motion of charged particles in only two dimensions.
September 06, 2021
Researchers have created a new nanomaterial based on fullerenes that is water-repellant and can stay dry even when submerged underwater. Fullerenes are bundles of 60 or 70 carbon atoms that form cage-like closed structures.
September 07, 2021
Researchers have stabilized perovskite nanocrystals to make more efficient and longer-lived light-emitting diodes (LEDs), with applications in consumer electronics, medicine, and security.
September 20, 2021
In this episode of the “Stories from the NNI” podcast, Prof. Ange-Therese Akono, of Northwestern University, discusses her work on improving the properties of cement by studying its behavior at the nanoscale.
August 30, 2021
Scientists have sewn nanotube fibers into athletic wear to monitor the wearer’s heart rate and take a continual electrocardiogram (EKG) of the wearer.
August 16, 2021
Scientists have woven custom-made nanotube fibers into enhanced, flexible cotton fabric that turns heat into enough energy to power a light-emitting diode (LED).
August 11, 2021
Researchers are collaborating to develop novel asthma therapeutics using gene-silencing nanocapsules, in a bid to help patients who aren't benefiting from existing treatments.
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August 02, 2021
Researchers have discovered new types of defects in two-dimensional materials, which may give insight into how to create materials without such imperfections. Two-dimensional materials are essential for developing ultra-compact electronic devices.
August 04, 2021
Researchers have devised a highly efficient method for removing uranium from drinking water. Applying an electric charge to graphene oxide foam, the researchers can capture uranium in solution, which precipitates out as a condensed solid crystal.
July 28, 2021
For the first time, researchers have designed a nanoscale material that can efficiently split seawater into oxygen and hydrogen. Hydrogen derived from the sea could be a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.